The Management Committee of a Pupil Referal unit is the equivalent of the Governors of other schools.

Letter from Chair of Management

THE OSWALDTWISTLE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE JANUARY 2019

Committee Member

Category

End of Office

Business Interests

Governor at another school

Mr Michael Clack

C

04.12.22

N/A

N/A

Mr Russell Clarke

C

24.06.22

N/A

Haslingden High School

Mr Ian Duerden (Chair)

C

19.11.19

N/A

N/A

Mrs Laura Hall

P

21.11.22

N/A

N/A

Mrs Anne Kyle

S

31.08.21

N/A

N/A

Mr Peter Mayer (Vice Chair)

C

25.06.21

N/A

N/A

Ms Nicola Palmer

C

21.11.22

N/A

Hyndburn Academy

Miss Alexandra Seaward

C

20.12.22

N/A

N/A

Mrs Karen Stevenson

S

31.08.19

N/A

N/A

Mrs Julie Walker

S

31.08.19

N/A

N/A

Vacancy

C

 

 

 

Vacancy

P

 

 

 

Vacancy

LA

 

 

 

Oswaldtwistle School Management Committee

Ian Duerden – Chair of Management Committee

Ian has been Chair of the Management Committee at Oswaldtwistle School for 2.5 years having previously been a Governor, Vice Chair and Chair of Curriculum Committee at a large Secondary School in Pendle for 20 years.

Although now retired he has  over 40 years’ experience in the Engineering industry firstly on Aircraft Engines then latterly on Aircraft Wing sections.  He started his career as a Technical Apprentice and his career has covered a number of roles including Technical, Commercial, Financial, Business Development and Operations Management leading large multi-disciplined Engineering and project department on a wide variety of programmes worth budgets in excess of £20m.

His strengths in these areas make him well equipped to undertake the responsibilities of the Chair of the Management Committee and with the support of the other Management Committee members and the school staff, help make a difference in the success of the school.

Peter Mayor – Chair of the Finance Committee

Peter is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in senior finance roles. He’s worked in many business sectors including manufacturing, I.T, Education and Media, in both the UK and oversees.

He is currently working as a freelance business consultant, as well as being part-time Finance Director for a Manchester based Start-up Company.

Michael Clack - Standards & Effectiveness

Michael has over 25 years’ experience in UK and International Education. Michael’s experience in international education has been wide and varied. Most recently he was Principal of large international school in Dubai where he was highly commended at the Education Journal Middle East Awards 2017 for Principal/ Head teacher of the year.  Prior to that he was Head teacher of the oldest established British school in continental Europe. In both schools he has led several project management initiatives including the re-design of a campus comprising the construction of a multi- purpose recreation complex, secondary section and a nursery.

Michael has a wealth of experience, not only as a Lead Improvement Partner and Peer Accreditor for the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), Team Inspector for British Schools Overseas, but also as a Team Visitor and Team Chair for the Council of International Schools (CIS). Michael is a Fellow of the College of Teachers as well as of the Royal Society of Arts.

As an International consultant and educator, Michael has provided strategic and operational guidance in accreditation, governance, inspection, professional development, planning and training to schools and colleges in Africa, Australasia, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and South America

As Regional Head of Schools at Orbital Education; Michael’s responsibilities include the appointment and management of key personnel and Principals, accreditation and inspection, governance and policy development, quality assurance of teaching and learning and safeguarding and child protection. He is also responsible for schools I in China, Qatar and Russia. In addition, he is the Board Representative and Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection for all 10 Orbital schools.

Michael holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Educational Leadership and Management, University of London. In addition to a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Cambridge and a BA (Hons) University of Lancaster.

Russ Clarke – Standards & Effectiveness

Russ is the Deputy Head teacher at Haslingden High School. Over the past 15 years worked in a number of schools, ranging from a high performing grammar school to one in special measures. Being a senior leader for the past 12 years and currently oversees behaviour and safeguarding for the school of 1600 students. In September 2018 he was elected as a North West regional representative for the Association of School and College Leaders and hopes to use this expertise to support all stakeholders at Oswaldtwistle to continually improve.

Alexandra Seaward – Standards & Effectiveness

Alex is the Quality Assurance Co-ordinator at Myerscough College and support all learning areas in the delivery and assessment of qualifications and training across all educational disciplines within the college.  I ensure quality standards of delivery are consistent across all provisions and in line with awarding body requirements.

My background is within vocational education within the land based sector. I have been the curriculum lead for various courses and carried out teaching, learning and assessment to a high standard during my time as a lecturer.

I am currently studying for my Masters in Education which is focused around work experience and how it supports young people gaining employment.

I am passionate about contributing and making a difference to the education of young people and also creating opportunities for everyone to succeed. I am keen to support teachers within their own practice and encourage the work that they do.  

All Committee members can be contacted via the school address:

The Oswaldtwistle School

Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle 

BB5 3DA

Tel: 01254 231553

Clerk/Advisor to PRU Committees

Vanessa Chester

Learning and Skills Team -Governor Services

Lancashire County Council

Tel: 01257 516145 Email: Vanessa.Chester@lancashire.gov.uk

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