Governor Profiles

John Janulewski

Local Authority Governor – Chair of Governors

I have recently moved to Manchester from a life in education across the Pennines in the Hull and East Riding area. I was Headteacher at a successful Hull secondary school and then went on to become School Improvement Adviser in the East Riding where I worked with both primary and secondary schools. I have a strong belief that my role is part of a body that aims to give the children of Broad Oak the best start in life academically, both in terms of results and of their happiness and enjoyment of school and learning.


Debbie Plowman

Parent Governor


Sama Younis

Parent Governor


Ann Johnson

Co-opted Governor

I served Manchester City Council, as a teacher, for 36 years finishing my career as an Assistant Headteacher in a high school. I am a former pupil of Broad Oak Primary School and am pleased to help the school move forward. 


Alessandro Patti

Parent Governor

Alessandro Patti, 40 years old. Born in Italy. Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. Lives in Didsbury. Father of two wonderful daughters. Likes walking in the countryside. Enjoys reading. Likes music. Not a fan of Brexit.


Kim Burrell

Parent Governor

I work for a child mental health research charity and my particular focus is on the role of schools in supporting the emotional wellbeing of their pupils.

I have had children at Broad Oak since 2010 and am passionate about the school and what it has achieved in recent years. As a parent governor I hope to use my professional background and knowledge of the school to support and challenge the management to continue to improve the school for all of our children.


Kevin Corteen



Lisa Walker

Staff Governor


Richard Osler

Co-opted (Staff) Governor


Chris Pyle

Co-opted Governor

I'm a Business Studies graduate who moved to Didsbury over 20 years ago. Professionally I have worked in the recruitment industry for 20 years assisting organisations to resource key members of staff to aid their development - some of these organisations were schools based across the North West.

Having worked in the private sector I hope I bring a different perspective to the governing body at Broad Oak and can use this experience and insight to help the school achieve its objectives.

My 2 sons attend Broad Oak School and my aim as a Co-Opted Governor is to improve the school in any way I can to enhance the education experience of my children and the rest of the school community.


Dr Mike Dore

Co-opted Governor

I have been teaching English to 11-18 year old students for 19 years and have 6 years of senior leadership experience. Formerly a Head of English, Head of Sixth Form, Director of Transition, and Assistant Headteacher, I was appointed as Deputy Headteacher at Parrs Wood in 2017.

I completed my doctorate in 2017 which is focussed on the teaching of Shakespeare and is due to be released as a book in 2019. I have one football obsessed daughter and love to read, especially poetry.

My hope is to bring some secondary experience to Broad Oak and to develop the links between our schools.


James Wilson

Co-opted Governor


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