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Mr Alan Scott

Co-opted Governor re-appointed on the 7th December 2019

No business, personal or other interests to register

Alan was born and raised in Derby and trained as a teacher in Leeds in the early 1970s. He taught in middle and primary schools in Leeds and was a Deputy Headteacher of a large, inner city, Leeds primary school and then became the Headteacher for 10 years before retiring 5 years ago. Alan lives near Haworth, West Yorkshire and his interests include walking, golf, football and travelling the world with his wife, Kay.



Mr Chris Newiss

Co-opted Governor appointed on the 30th September 2019.

No business, personal or other interests to register. 





Mr Andrew Sweetmore - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor appointed on the 12th November 2018

Andrew is related to the Deputy Headteacher.  He has no other interests to register.

Andrew is an Engineering Manager at a large US based textile manufacturer.  Andrew became a governor a Cornholme as he wishes to see all children reach their potential and to get to know school better.   Andrew also have skills and expertise to help strategically manage Cornholme School.

In his spare time Andrew is currently an RAF VR(T) staff pilot at 10 Air Experience Flight, teaching air cadets the basics of flying.  Andrew has a keen interest in aviation in general as he used to be a gliding instructor and examiner at RAF Central Gliding School.  He also enjoys running when he can find the time!



Mrs Bridgette Carlton

LA Governor appointed on the 3rd July 2019

Bridgette was a teacher and a member of the Senior Leadership team at Cornholme School (to 2017).  She has no other interests to register.

Bridgette is a retired teacher who now currently works as book keeper and helps to run a small business from home.  With strong links to Cornholme School, Bridgette has previously served on the Governing Board for approximately 15 years.

In her spare time Bridgette likes to keep fit through walking her dogs and other outdoor activities.

Bridgette is keen to see all children receive a rich and rewarding education, the governing board certainly benefits from her overall experience in education.






Ms Carolyn Shimwell – Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor re-appointed on the 17th October 2020

No business, personal or other interests to register

Carolyn is an Occupational Therapist working with stroke victims in their own homes.  Carolyn also enjoys fell running in her spare time.  She decided to become a Governor when her first child was in nursery at Cornholme because she wanted to know more about the school and be more involved with the running of the school.



Mrs Lynsey Hartley

Parent Governor elected on 15th March 2019.  Lynsey is employed by Calderdale MBC, she has no other interests to register.


Miss Lucy Gibson 

Staff Governor appointed on the 20th November 2017

BA (HONS) Primary English Education with QTS

Lucy is currently a full time teacher at the school in Class 2. She decided to become a governor to help support the school and staff as much as she could. She was born in Walsden and has lived there for most of her life. She attended Todmorden High School before completing her teacher training at Edge Hill University. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and spending time with friends and family.

Lucy has no other interests to register. 

Tony Lloyd


Mr Tony Lloyd

Tony is a Co-Opted Governor and was appointed on 28th September 2020. 

Born and raised in Southport, Tony graduated from St. Martin's College, Lancaster in 1985, and has lived and taught in East Lancashire since then. He has taught in primary schools throughout East Lancashire, has been responsible for a number of curricular areas throughout his career and has been an Assistant, Deputy and Acting Headteacher. Although now retired, Tony continues to enjoy teaching as a supply teacher, a couple of days a week. Tony is keen for every child to enjoy and thrive in education, and for that education to be tailored for each individual's needs. He is looking forward to supporting the Cornholme School community as much as he can. 

A wife, three dogs, the garden and a caravan all help to keep Tony busy. He's looking forward to their next cruise. He enjoys swimming and cycling, and would love to love running, but has only got as far as Week 6 of Couch to 5K.

Tony has no business, personal or other interests to register.


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