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Elizabeth Haddock - Chair

Elizabeth has worked as a chemistry teacher, headteacher and executive headteacher. She was an Ofsted Inspector until December 2022. Since retiring she has chaired a primary school governing body, taking it to academy status, chaired an Interim Executive Board and is currently vice chair of another primary school governing body.

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Jenny Smith

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Hosam Aleem

Hosam is a lecturer at the University of Manchester where he's been teaching Chemical Engineering for more than ten years. He has a special interest in pedagogy and learning. He's also a father of two school-age children.

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George MacPhearson

George Macpherson works as a headhunter in London with a focus on appointments in the education sector. Before this, he was a teacher and education consultant for many years, including five in China. In his spare time he likes to read and play the bagpipes.


Frances Wood

I am an Early Years Teacher who has taught for twenty three years and went on to work as a consultant and advisor on the British Curriculum in the Middle East.  I specialised in establishing Early Learning Centres and Nurseries in the Middle East and India and was a Director for one Centre for five years.

After completing my Master in Education in 2005 I concentrated on inclusion and within the Learning Centres I set up Achievement Centres, for children with Special Educational Needs. I completed training as an Ofsted inspector in the UK in 2014 and have also qualified as a B.S.M.E.[British Schools in the Middle East] inspector.

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Catherine Tierney

I have worked in primary schools in North Manchester for over 25 years and in my current role I am the Deputy Headteacher at St Malachy’s primary school. Part of this role is to lead the early years.

As the EYFS lead at St Malachy’s I have worked with Collyhurst Nursery for some time to ensure the smooth transition of pupils into school and therefore was thrilled to be accepted as a governor.

I have a strong commitment to the community, children and families in Collyhurst and I am passionate about ensuring that the families and children in this area are provided with access to the highest quality of education and support.

I love to spend time with my family, especially my two grandchildren and enjoy cooking and travel.

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Eileen Anderson

I have been in education for 25 years and began my teaching career in Tameside. After being a deputy and year 6 teacher for 14 years I decided to progress into headship and took up post at Saviour CE Primary in Collyhurst in 2018. I became a governor at Collyhurst Nursery as I am passionate about children having an excellent start to their education and have seen the impact the
nursery has had when the children start Reception at Saviour. I would like, in my role as governor, to support the continued development of the nursery and the children in Collyhurst.

I enjoy the arts and reading and learning about local history.


Jadwiga Kozlowska

I am Jadwiga, I have two amazing children who used to attend Collyhurst nursery school - Foundation room. I was appointed to be a Parent Governor whilst my second child was attending the school. Although my children have now progressed to primary school, I have a strong feeling towards the community of Collyhurst and surrounding area. I believe every parent's view should be heard and acknowledged.

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Emma Dawson

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