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Meet the Governors


Terry Sigsworth

Community Governor

Hello! I first became involved with Birdsedge School through working at the out of school club, when it started up in 2002.  I really enjoyed working with the children of the school and loved that it was small enough for everyone to know and care for each other, which creates a special identity for the school and a wonderful learning environment.  I soon joined the governing body to help with the running of the school. Although I left the out of school club around 10 years ago to work on the canals, I still enjoy being on the governing body. I am educated to postgraduate level, and both my parents are retired teachers, so am well aware of how important learning is to giving children the best start in life. I have two children of my own.

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Mrs Claire Thompson

Community Governor

Hello!  I have two boys currently at Birdsedge; one in class 3 and one in class 1.  I believe that our school is a very special school with a caring ethos that nurtures our children as well as challenging them to achieve their best.  I was honoured to be asked to be a governor, and hope to support our school in moving forward, facing the educational challenges that come our way. I have a keen interest in ensuring that all pupils achieve to their individual potential.  I have been a secondary school teacher for 17 years, initially as an English teacher, before specialising in autism.  I am currently the teacher-in-charge of a specialist provision for pupils with autism in Kirklees.  I believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn within the right environment and with the best support for their individual needs.

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Sarah Greene
Community Governor

My name is Sarah Greene, and became a Parent Governor in September 2018. I have worked in education for many years, and also served as staff Governor at the school where I currently work. I have particular experience in Safeguarding, Child Protection and Children with Behavioural issues.  I no longer have a child at Birdsedge, but have had 5 children throughout the school during the last 17 years. I am a play worker at the Out of School Club and felt well placed to represent parents because of my knowledge and experience.

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