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The governors meet on a regular basis and work alongside the Headteacher and staff to determine aims, agree policies, targets and priorities for development. This ensures continuous improvements to the standards of education and promotes a safe caring environment for the benefit of our pupils.


The following people are the governors of Kingsbury Primary School.


Nikki Clark - Chair / Co-opted Governor

My son has attended Kingsbury School from the age of 2 years until he left at 11 and I have been a governor at Kingsbury School for many years. I became a governor as I wanted to know more about how the school worked, how decisions were made and how I could help and make a difference within the school. I decided to stay on as a governor when my son left as I really enjoyed playing an active role within the school and I wished to give something back to Kingsbury for all the help and support they have given both me and my son over the years.  I enjoy volunteering in the school as it gives me the opportunity to get to know the children in other classes and participate in some of the fun activities that we do. Previously I have facilitated the summer holiday trips and outings and I also run the Kingsbury School Charitable Fund and enjoy organising activities and fundraising events which raise money to support the children in our school. 

Katie Lyon - Headteacher Governor

I have been teaching for many years at Kingsbury Primary School and I have been a Governor at the school since September 2015 when I started my Deputy Headship. I completed my teaching degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. Following my training I taught in a mainstream school for 14 years before joining Kingsbury. Previously I have had the opportunity to be a Parent Governor at my daughters school and Nursery and in my previous role as Deputy Headteacher at Brookfield Park I attended all the Governors meetings.  

I am a busy full time working mum with 3 young children so enjoy spending time with friends and family during the weekends and holidays.

Fran Haygarth - Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Board in March 2019. I am passionate about equality and supporting children of all abilities to engage with education to empower them for the future. I have worked at Edge Hill University since 2016, working within the Quality Assurance Unit, where I am involved in supporting new curriculum developments and changes in the University. Prior to that I worked at Lancashire County Council for 5 years in various Departments, including within social care commissioning and as an Administrator for the Shared Lives Service. I am also the Secretary to my local CLP Women's Forum, which is also an area of interest for me. I hope that my career experience to date, especially my links to Edge Hill University and my time within the local authority will prove useful for the School and support its continued growth. My skills and knowledge relate primarily to administration, in areas such as I.T, GDPR and academic governance, as these are a key part of my day-to-day role.

Ian Price - Co-opted Governor

Previously having experience as a governor for seventeen years at West Lancashire Community High School, I feel privileged to be able to support both the Governing Body and Management Team at Kingsbury.  From my previous experience, I have a good understanding of the responsibilities and importance of the governance of a special school and look forward to taking an active part within the life of the school.  I have been a Boys’ Brigade officer at Ormskirk for over forty years and Junior Section Leader for twenty-two years.  In addition to this, I am a member representative trustee at Emmanuel Methodist United Reformed Church.  My employment was within the Engineering and Manufacturing sector, most recently as a Commercial Project Manager for customer orders. My experience includes health and safety risk analysis and assessments for walk around inspections.

Paul McMaster - Parent Governor

My son has attended Kingsbury since he was three years old and I joined the governing board in 2021.  The staff at Kingsbury have done so much for my son and I wanted to give something back.  I believe our children deserve a school where they are safe, cared for and encouraged to reach their full potential.  I believe Kingsbury is such a place and I look forward to supporting the work of the school in the coming years.  In my day job I am an electronics engineer, developing sonar equipment for offshore industries.

Kevin Brooks - LEA Governor

My daughter Olivia joined Kingsbury in 2020 and has made amazing progress in just a few short months.  I've served as a school governor at Olivia's previous school since 2017 and have recently become a tribunals advisor for IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice).

I've been a commercial manager, company secretary and paralegal across various industries for the past 20 years and have just started working for a provider of IT support and equipment in the education sector.

I hope to be able to bring some useful experience to the governing body and to participate in, and learn more about, Kingsbury.

Michelle Bolton - Staff Governor

I am a Learning Support Assistant in Kingsbury School, I have worked across all of the classes during my time at our school which has helped me gain lots of knowledge on the best ways to help support our children and gain experience in all aspects of school life . I recently decided to put myself forward to be a governor because I wanted to become more involved in our amazing school and to learn new skills. I enjoy fundraising and have fundraised for our school before and this is something I’d like to do more of in the future. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, husband, family and friends. I also like walking, running and holidaying in the sun!

Jenni Green - Parent Governor

My son joined Kingsbury in April 2022 from a local mainstream school. The supportive and nurturing environment that Kingsbury offers, for not only the child but their families is why I decided to become a parent governor. I am a deputy practice manager of four local general practice surgeries. I have worked in the NHS in a variety of roles within primary care for the past twenty years.

Natalie Read - Co-opted Governor

I was previously a Governor at Kingsbury 2017-2019 only leaving due to work travel. As soon as that stopped being an issue I asked to return and was delighted to be co opted back. Kingsbury is a unique school, with so much positivity, a team of individuals who truly want to make a difference to the children’s lives and a real appetite to do so. My background is People and Operations Leadership, including Service and I wanted to bring all of my skills to provide effective support and ideas so we collectively achieve the goals of Kingsbury and enhance the teaching and experience the children receive each day.

Trish Dobson - Co-opted Governor

My son has attended Kingsbury since February 2022 and he is absolutely thriving due to the nurturing, supportive and dedicated staff.

I am extremely proud to be a governor at Kingsbury, and to be part of a welcoming, inclusive community where every child is inspired to reach their full potential.

I qualified as a primary school teacher in 1998 and I have taught in a vast range of mainstream settings in three different local authorities. At present, I am employed as an Assistant SENCo in a local primary school. This is a role which I fully relish, and I particularly enjoy the collaborative working relationships with parents/carers.

I also volunteer as the parent representative for West Lancashire for the FIND newsletter which signposts parents/carers to accessible activities and support systems in place across Lancashire.

Helen Duell - Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Body in October 2022. I wanted to join the Kingsbury community because I value the importance of a positive primary education experience for children in an environment which is inclusive and enabling, and the school’s mission statement aligned perfectly with this. I feel my experiences professionally and personally will enable me to make a valuable contribution to the school. I am the Quality Standards Manager at the University of Salford, and for the past four years have done various voluntary roles within my local Start Well Centre (as a Parent Champion and as the Chair of the Start Well Advisory Board). In addition to this I am a mum of four year old twin girls who also keep me very busy!

Stephanie Handford - Co-opted Governor

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Clerk to Governors - Rebecca Cunliffe

Governor Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy on our governing body for a Parent Governor. If you would like any more information, please contact Katie Lyon, Headteacher, via email;










Mrs Katie Lyon



The Governing Body


Staff Governor since 22/09/15

Headteacher since 01/09/21


Campus Committee


Miss Nikki Clark


The governing body

13/10/20 – 12/10/24


Governor since 16/09/08

Parent governor 16/09/08

Co-opted governor 13/10/16

Chair of governors

Safeguarding governor

Pre-formal curriculum (Explorers) governor


Campus Committee


Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

Mrs Fran Haygarth


The governing body

27/03/23 - 26/03/27

Governor since 07/02/19

Co-opted governor 07/02/19

Vice Chair of governors

Wellbeing governor

Formal curriculum (Adventurers) governor


Pay Committee



Mr Ian Price


The governing body05/12/19 - 04/12/23

Governor since 05/12/19

Co-opted governor 05/12/19

Informal curriculum (Sensory Seekers) governor

Pupil Premium governor


Headteacher's Performance Management Committee


Campus Committee

Mr Paul McMaster


Parents27/01/21 - 26/01/25Governor since 27/01/21Semi-formal curriculum (Discoverers) governorCampus Committee

Mr Kevin Brooks


LEA05/02/21 - 04/02/25

Governor since 05/02/21

Parent Governor 05/02/21

LEA Governor since 09/02/23

Website & IT governor

Informal curriculum (Seekers) governor

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee


Exclusion Committee

Mrs Michelle Bolton



Staff14/09/21 - 13/09/25Governor since 14/09/21Training & development governorCampus Committee

Mrs Helen Duell



The governing body13/10/22 - 12/10/26Governor since 13/10/22 Exclusion Committee

Ms Patricia Dobson



The governing body13/10/22 - 12/10/26Governor since 13/10/22 Pay Committee

Mrs Jennifer Green



Parents21/11/22 - 20/11/26Governor since 21/11/22 Pay Committee
Mrs Natalie ReadThe governing body08/12/22 - 07/12/26Governor since 08/12/22 Exclusion Committee

Mrs Stephanie Handford


The governing body15/11/22 - 14/11/26Governor since 15/11/22 Campus Committee


Katie Lyon6/61/3*1/2N/A
Jayne Wood3/6N/AN/AN/A
Nikki Clark5/62/3*N/A1/1
Fiona Duggan5/62/3*2/2N/A
Fran Haygarth4/6N/AN/A1/1
Ian Price6/6N/AN/A1/1
Paul McMaster6/61/3*N/AN/A
Kevin Brooks4/6N/A2/2N/A
Kerry Noon6/6N/A2/2N/A
Michelle Bolton5/6N/AN/AN/A

*Summer 2022 Campus Committee meeting has been postponed until Autumn 2022.



Name of Governor

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of appointment/


Date of cessation of interest

Katie Lyon


Nikki ClarkN/A    

Fran Haygarth


University of Manchester


Administration Manager, providing teacher training placements to local schools



Ian Price





Paul McMaster


Kevin Brooks


R M Education Ltd


IT hardware, software & services for schoolsEmployee08.02.21 
Michelle BoltonN/A    
Trish DobsonN/A    
Helen DuellN/A    
Jenni GreenN/A    
Natalie ReadN/A    
Stephanie Handford     



Name of Governor

Name of School


Date of appointment/election



 Michelle BoltonLathom High SchoolParent01/03/2022N/A
Trish DobsonSt Richards R C Primary SchoolLEA14/11/23SEN/PE Governor




Name of Governor




(teaching/support staff/governor)

Katie Lyon



Nikki Clark

Family member

Toni Jones, Support Staff

Fran Haygarth



Ian PriceN/A 
Paul McMasterN/A 
Kevin BrooksN/A 
Michelle BoltonN/A 
Trish DobsonN/A 
Helen DuellN/A 
Jenni GreenN/A 
Natalie ReadN/A 
Stephanie HandfordN/A 

Contact The Governors

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Get in touch

  • Headteacher: Katie Lyon
  • Deputy Headteachers: Helen Smith and Ruth Watkinson

Term dates

Autumn Term 1 Ends - Friday 20th October 2023

Autumn Term 2 Begins - Monday 30th October 2023

Autumn Term 2 Ends - Friday 22nd December 2023

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