Our Governors


Role: Chair of Governors              Type: Co-opted         Term: 03/03/2015 to 02/03/2019

Declaration of interests: St Edmunds NS/CC and the Bradford Birth to 19 Alliance       

Governor for any other education establishment:No             Declarable relationships: None

I am Chair of Governors, a position I have held for the last three years. I’ve been a governor for over ten years first as parent then as community governor. 

My three sons and daughter have all attended the school. I have taught in schools in Bradford and Higher Education for over twenty years - my current job is Teaching School Director at the Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance, working at St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre in Girlington. This involves training teachers and school improvement across the district. 

In my spare time, I enjoy playing football (badly), and cooking, using produce from my allotment.



Committee/Role: Teaching & Learning/ SEND Governor/Pay  Type: Co-opted Governor 

Term: 03/03/2015 - 02/03/2019

Declaration of interest: Friends of the Earth

Governor of other educational establishment: No    Declarable relationships:  None

I grew up in the Peak District, studied Ecology at University, joined the world of research for a bit - but decided I would rather be an environmental campaigner. I've worked as a campaigner for the environmental charity Friends of the Earth for the last 14 years. I have two children in the school - Freddie in Year 6 and Elsie in Year 3, and I joined the governing body back in 2009, just after Freddie started school.





Committee/Role: Chair Finance,Premises & Staffing /  Pay     Type:Co-opted Governor         Term: 03/03/2015 - 02/03/2019

Declaration of interests: Alfred Bagnall & Sons Ltd, Shipley

Governor of other educational establishment: No    Declarable relationships: None

A Governor for over ten years, and during this time my son and daughter attended Saltaire before moving onto Beckfoot. I am the Company Secretary for a national contracting business with its Head Office in Shipley. Although a Lancastrian, I have lived in this area for over thirty years and my interests include playing badminton badly, gardening and watching cricket, mainly of the ‘Red Rose’ variety.



Committee/role: None         Type: LA Representative     Term: 28/09/2016 - 27/09/2020

Declaration of interests: None

Governor of other educational establishment: No                Declarable relationships: None

I have been an LEA Governor at Saltaire Primary School since 2012. In 2010 I retired after being the M.P. for Keighley since 1997. I now keep fairly busy due to my membership of a great variety of committees and trusts, local, regional and national.  I have nine grandchildren varying in age from seven to twenty one. Prior to 1997 I was a Governor of Shipley C. of E. Primary School and Frizinghall Primary School. 



Committee/Role: Teaching & Learning/Federation/Pay  Type: Parent Governor Term 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2017

Declarations of interest: Employed by law firm with a significant education practice

Governor of other educational establishment: No, firm advised an academy trust in which the chair has an interest      

Declarable relationships: None

I have one daughter at the school who is currently in year 6. I am a partner at law firm Eversheds and have specialised in   providing advice to the education sector for the last 10 years. I work with schools and academies, further education colleges and universities. My principal focus is on employment law and   governance. I like the outdoors and food.



Committee/Role: Teaching & Learning  Type: Co-opted Governor     Term: 03/03/2015 - 02/03/2019

Declaration of interest: None

Governor of other educational establishment: No    Declarable relationships:  None

I currently work as a teacher in Year 6 having completed a School Direct training programme.  I have been involved in the Saltaire Primary community for over 10 yearas, as a parent of two children, as a Learning Mentor and now as a part of the teaching staff. I aim to suppport our children's learning journey from all of these perspectives and contribute in any way possible.



Committee/Role: Finance, Premises & Staffing  Type:Co-opted  Term: 03/03/2015 - 02/03/2019

Declaration of interest: None

Governor of other educational establishment: No      Declarable relationships:  None

My twins left Saltaire Primary in summer 2013, after 7 very happy and productive years which has prepared them well for life at the big school (Beckfoot). I am a trainer and consultant who often works outside the UK, which can limit my availability at Saltaire, but hope that when I am here my experience in business (and occasionally science) can help us continue the progress we have seen at the school over the past few years. Like many of us, my main hobby appears to be being a taxi service for my kids.


ROB WHITEHEAD, Head of School

Committee/Role: Teaching & Learning / Finance,Premises & Staffing / Federation  Type: Co-opted        

Term: 03/03/2015 - 02/03/2019

Declaration of interest: None

Governor of other educational establishment: No    Declarable relationships: None

I have been at Saltaire Primary School since 2010, and Head of School since September 2017. I have particular responsibility for Literacy across school in addition to the range of duties associated with my role, from staff training to Christmas performances. I enjoy performing from time-to-time myself, having been a member of a theatre company and local choir.


SALLY STOKER, Executive Headteacher

Committee/Role: All Committees  Type: Executive Headteacher -Staff

Term:01/01/2014 - 31/12/2017

Declaration of interest: None

Governor of other educational establishment: Hirst Wood          Declarable relationships: None

Having been Headteacher at Saltaire Primary School since 2010 I have now taken up the role of Executive Headteacher for Saltaire Primary and Hirst Wood Nursery School.In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading, gardening, buying more books to read and the occasional Bradford City match. However, being Executive Headteacher here is the best possible job and happily fills most of my spare time.


Committee/Role: Teaching & Learning/Pay     Type: Parent Governor    Term: 23/11/2015 - 22/11/ 2019
                             Safeguarding Governor
Declaration of Interests:  None
Governor of other educational establishment: NO                     Declarable relationships: None

I have two grown up step daughters who both had a happy time in Saltaire Primary, my son has just started reception in 2015. I moved to the Saltaire area with my family in 2007, since this time I have enjoyed getting to know Saltaire community and the rich tapestry of people and activities it has to offer. I am part of the management team within Children’s Social Care working with Looked After Children, I am passionate in ensuring that all children have the opportunity to grow achieve their potential. Personally I enjoy spending time with family and friends and playing my violin.

 Committee/Role:  Finance, Premises & Staffing   Type: Co-opted Governor     Term: 23/11/2015 - 22/11/2019
 Declaration of interests:   None
 Governor of other educational establishment:  No                            Declarable relationships: None

I am the father of twin girls who started at SPS in 2014. I settled in the Saltaire area with my wife Sarah twelve years ago. My hobbies include running and cycling, and I am kept very busy looking after two 7 year-olds, working full-time, improving our home and trying to keep on top of the garden/jungle. I am interested in sustainability, current affairs, politics and I adore traveling and the outdoors. I work as a programme manager in Leeds.

Committee/Role:  Finance, Premises & Staffing /Federation/Pay      Type: Parent Governor    Term: 23/11/2015 - 22/11/2019
Declaration of interests:  None
Governor of other educational establishment: No            Declarable relationships: None

I was elected as a Parent-Governor in November 2015. My children are currently in Year 6 and Year 2 at Saltaire Primary School. As a researcher and editor in the field of education, I am involved in reading and writing on current policy and its implications, and seek to offer both a parental and a professional perspective to the school’s decision-making and planning. I serve on the school's Finance, Premises, and Staffing Committee, and am currently chair of the new Joint Saltaire Primary School-Hirst Wood Nursery committee, overseeing the exciting initiatives the two schools are developing as a federation.

Committee/Role:  Teaching & Learning   Type: Staff governor      Term:  01/11/2016 - 31/10/2020
Declaration of interests:  None    
Governor of other educational establishment:  No    Declarable relationships:  None

I am now in my fourth year of teaching at Saltaire Primary school. During my time here, I have taught in both Years Five and Six and am now the Later Phase Leader of Learning. I thoroughly enjoy my job and feel very privileged to work in such a beautiful place with such a great community! I enjoy watching rugby, cooking and of course, reading!

I also co-ordinate Art across school. I love this part of my job! Our school has a very exciting curriculum and Art is often at the centre of each topic. The children produce some fantastic pieces of Art work. Fortunately for me, I get to see them all!

Committee/Role:  Finance,Premises & Staffing /Federation/Pay    Type: Parent Governor        Term: 01/11/2016 - 31/10/2020
Declaration of interests:  Employer is the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
Governor of other educational establishments:  No                            Declarable relationships:  None

I am the father of two children who both attend Saltaire Primary School. I have lived in Saltaire since 2008. My hobbies include travelling, rugby league and spending time with the family visiting local attractions such as Shipley Glen. I am passionate about protecting our environment and am very proud of the community I live in. As a Police Officer in Bradford, I want to do all I can to improve the area I serve and in which my children will grow up. I want to carry this forward into my role as a Parent Governor.