Ian Moore - Chair of Governors
I joined the Governing Board at Harwood Meadows in 2008 and I am currently the Chair of Governors. I decided to apply to be a governor when my first child of 3 started at Harwood Meadows, and I still have two children attending, with the oldest now left for Turton High School.
I thoroughly enjoy being a Governor in a primary school and I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm to benefit the children at Harwood Meadows. I also sit on the Finance Sub-Committee.
My hobbies are football, swimming and being a dad to 3 amazing children.
Linda Berry - Vice Chair of Governors
I've been a governor at Harwood Meadows for over ten years and am currently the Vice-Chair. My background is science and higher education, having worked at the University of Manchester for 40 years. Now retired, I spend two mornings per week with the Reception class and I love every minute! My governor roles are English, Science, Health & Safety, Safeguarding and keeping track of training for all governors. I love to read especially real-life adventure and travel books but closer to home I am a keen painter and ballroom dancer.
Having studied English and Politics at the University of Sheffield for my B.A., I achieved my teaching qualification and, subsequently, an M.A. in Special Educational Needs at the University of Lancaster. I spent my entire working life in teaching, eventually becoming a Deputy Headteacher in a secondary school.
When I retired, I became a Community Governor at Harwood Meadows and, more recently, Canon Slade. I am the governor with oversight of Special Needs and Disabilities in both schools.
I attend Full Governors Meetings and the Every Child Matters sub committee at Harwood Meadows.
Having spent my entire teaching career in four secondary schools, it is always a delight to visit the school and interact with younger children.
My hobbies are reading, listening to music, going to the theatre, studying French and singing in a gospel choir. I am also a J.P.
Hi, my name is Emma Lowe. I am a wife to Mick and mum to Matthew (14) and Benjamin in Year 3. I have been a parent governor since 2009 and supported the school through some changes along the way.
Currently, I’m employed as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school which I thoroughly enjoy.
I also volunteer as leader of the local Beaver Scout colony and have the added responsibility of the other 15 groups in the Bolton district. Additionally, I am an active member of our PTFA who arrange some fantastic events for our children, parents and staff.