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Parent Governor

As a parent with 2 children at Broad Oak Primary School and a neighbour for over 20 years, I care passionately about the school. 
As with other parents and carers, my children's education and wellbeing are my main priority and I feel privileged to be able to support the school in the capacity of Parent Governor. 

I have worked for both the Private and Public sector and have held many roles such as, Project Manager, Behaviour Improvement Partner, Training Executive and Business Readiness Officer.  I am also a Wellbeing Resilience Coach within my current organisation.

I am committed to work with the school and the rest of the Governing Body to ensure that the outcomes for children within the school are improved where possible.  I hope to achieve this by using my professional skills and knowledge of the school and local community.


Karen Page

Parent Governor

I am excited by the opportunity to be part of a leadership management team that directly impacts the well-being, enrichment and education of pupils and being part of building a collective future. 

My son joined Broad Oak after experiencing a difficult few years in primary school before joining this great school in the Acorns provision. Having experienced working with the local authority and relevant agencies to assist him, I feel that I can provide support for parents who also experience difficult times in school with their children.

I have a 25-year career working in public and private education and the delivery of education support and I feel that my experience and skills-set can support the school in improving outcomes for our children.


Shabnam Mughal Mohammed

Parent Governor

My connection with Broad Oak will last for a number years as I have two children who attend the school.  As a parent I can see both my children developing in their academic skills as well as their characters, values and future.
I am a Primary school teacher and an Early Years Phase Leader. I hope to bring my experience and knowledge of the Early Years curriculum as the school is developing future strategies in teaching and learning. 


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Parent Governor

I have been marching with my children to Broad Oak Primary school every school-day morning since 2011.We have, together, had an extraordinary experience with this school which has both welcomed us warmly and attended our needs gracefully. The last of my children in this school, my daughter, is now in year 4.

I bring good experience from 2 sectors: firstly, Education, being an FE teacher, currently working on a part-time basis for Manchester City Council; secondly, being a qualified legal translator performing in various legal institutions. I covered the role of PTA Treasurer for the academic year 2017/2018, in which capacity I attended meetings, helped organise few successful events and enjoyed a close interaction with the teachers and staff. That has given me a good insight into both the work and the school strong core values.

Like any other parent in the school,  My child’s education and wellbeing take the uppermost priority in my life; and to this end I would like to help in ensuring that all our children are getting the best learning experience, the school can provide, by employing my skills and donating my time to support the school in achieving its highest potential, bringing along a proactive and positive attitude onto its governing body and representing both the parents and their children effectively.


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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. 

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Co-opted 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


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Co-opted Governor - Acting Chair of Governors

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.


James Wilson

Local Authority Governor

I am one of the councillors for Didsbury East on Manchester City Council. I was first elected in 2014 and I sit on the Council's Children and Young Person's Scrutiny Committee.

I want to see all the children in our community get the best possible start in life and I want to use my position as a governor at the school to help bring this about.

Frank Atkinson

Co-opted Governor

I am a chartered accountant and have worked in variety of sectors during my career. I have four grown up daughters and one granddaughter. I am happy watching most sports and participate in running and five a side football.

I hope that my professional skills will be useful for the school in dealing with the financial challenges that it faces.


Louise Staunton

Co-opted Governor

Louise is an accredited Schools Resource Management Adviser (SRMA) with over 15 years' experience in educational finance. Louise has a passion for working with schools and securing their long-term financial stability. She has held a number of roles, providing financial advice and support to a range of schools and trusts in a variety of contexts. She qualified as an ACCA Accountant in 2006 and held the role of Education Finance Officer with Trafford Local Authority for five years before becoming Finance Director and Business Manager in a single Academy Trust. There she established a business management partnership, providing services to schools across the LA. Louise has worked closely with the National College for Teaching & Leadership as regional business manager advocate and partnership adviser, promoting school business management collaborations across the North West. She has significant experience in managing large budgets and ensuring the effective financial performance of organisations against the background of reductions in real-terms funding. Louise holds an advanced diploma in Education Business Management and a postgraduate qualification in Educational Leadership. In 2014 she became Strategic Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Manchester Health Academy, overseeing a 14 million expansion project and providing support, in her role as SLE, to numerous organisations experiencing financial pressures before joining the Greater Manchester Learning Trust.  Louse looks forward to working with Board Oak as a Governor and contributing strategically to the Finance and Audit Committee. 




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