Bowker Vale Primary School

Aiming High; Showing Integrity {{Being Respectful, Honest, Fair and Proud}}

Middleton Road,
Higher Crumpsall,
Manchester, M8 4NB

0161 740 5993

admin@bowkervale.manchester.sch.uk

Meet our Governors 

Sara Dale -  Acting Chair  of Governors

 Local Authority Governor

 Member of: Personnel and Resources Committee

 

 About me 

 I am Acting Chair of the Governing Body and also Chair the Personnel and Resources Committee.  I have a  background in teaching and continue to work with children and adults with disabilities. I am link Governor  for the Pay Committee and for SEND and Inclusion.

 

 

 

Alykhan Kassam

Co-Opted Governor

About me:

My name is Alykhan Kassam and I have extensive experience across the education and healthcare sectors. I currently work as a community pharmacist and I teach within the Medical School at Edge Hill University, where I am also undertaking a PhD in the field of medical education. I have recently joined the Governing Body at Bowker Vale and I am looking forward to being able to contribute to such a fantastic school.  

 

 

 

 Rachel Jacques

 Headteacher

 Member of: Personnel and Resources Committee

 About me

 My name is Rachel Jacques, I have been the Headteacher at Bowker Vale since 2012.  I am really proud to be  the Head of such a fantastic school. I work with the Governing Body to make sure our school is the very  best it can be. We meet regularly to discuss and evaluate what is happening in school and why and to check  that these actions all have a positive impact on the learning of all pupils.

 

 

 

 

 Adeela Rathore -Vice Chair of Governors 

 Parent Governor

 Member of: Monitoring and Standards Committee

 About me

 My name is Adeela Rathore. I have 2 daughters in school, one in reception and another in year 4. I studied at  degree level and have a Bachelors of Commerce. I recently completed the Early Years Practitioner Level 3 course. I have worked in the education sector for the last 7 years and been a mentor specialising in maths.

I am a link governor for Safeguarding and Health and Safety. I am looking forward to work with school and community very closely.

 

 

Atika Butt

Parent Governor

Member of the Finance Committee

About Me

I am a stay at home mum to 2 girls. Before becoming a mum, I was an Operations Manager for a FTSE 100 property company and was based in Reading, Berkshire. This required me to be proficient in all aspects of business from finance to H&S to HR. I am also a BA Hons Business Studies student who has also attended Oxford University’s Summer School specialising in Retail. I hope to utilise my diverse experience to the BV Governing body.

 

 

 Jen Griffin

 Associate Governor

 Member of: Monitoring and Standards Committee

 About Me

 My name is Jen Griffin. I have worked at Bowker Vale Primary since September 2012 and am currently the  Deputy Headteacher and SENCo. I am part of the Monitoring and Standards Committee and work with the  Governors on a wide range of school issues and information.

 

 

 

Petrina Byrne

Co-opted Governor

About Me

My name is Petrina Byrne, I am the Assistant Director of the Heaton Park Explore Learning centre. I have worked in Education for 7 years and I am excited to be involved in such a fantastic school.

 

 

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Catherine Carling 

 Staff Governor

 About Me

  I have worked at Bowker Vale Primary School since 2005. I am currently the Assistant Headteacher for EYFS and one of the Reception class teachers. 
 I am looking forward to working with the governing body. 
 

 

 

 

 

 Awaiting Picture                            Geraldine Simon

                                                              Co-opted Governor 

                                                              About Me                           

                                                              My name is Geraldine Simon.  I have been a solicitor specialising  in family and children matters for the last 35 years.  I am very excited to join the board of                                                                        governers of such a happy and impressive school and hope that I can become fully-involved."

 

                                                              Madou Gustave Madou

                                 Co-Opted Governor

                                               About Me

                                                               My name is Gustave Madou and I have a background in Teaching.
                                                               I currently work as a Maths teacher in a secondary school. I also share my experience in Mathematical Problem-Solving with the second year Trainee Teachers                                                                 at Edge Hill University.
                                                               I recently joined the Governing Body at Bowker Vale where I have the privilege to sit in the Finance Committee. I am looking forward to contributing to this                                                                     formidable school.