Oswaldtwistle School Management Committee Biopic's

David Shaw

Chair of the Management Committee

Chair of the Standards and Effectiveness Committee

David Shaw is a mainstream secondary school teacher with 25 years' experience. The move into teaching was not always the plan. Having attained a management degree, David worked in fresh food, hiring and training new staff in preparation for new store openings. Touring the country living out of hotels was intense, but the staff training was very rewarding. As a result, David went on to qualify as a business studies teacher, drawing on his experience to focus his teaching on the real world. David has worked in his current school for 20 years, as subject leader, as head of year and currently as curriculum leader for computing business and media. As a governor at Oswaldtwistle School, David draws on both curriculum and pastoral experience to support the school. Away from the classroom David enjoys walking in the beautiful countryside of the North West and is a keen musician with an ever growing collection of electric guitars. David is married with two grown up children.
Peter Mayer 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 overseas.
He is currently working as a freelance business consultant, as well as being part-time Finance Director for a Manchester based Start-up Company.
Amie Wild
Amie has been the School Administrator at The Oswaldtwistle School for seven years after starting her journey as an apprentice School Administrator. In the last few years, she has also taken on the role of School Examinations Officer.
Amie is committed to making a positive difference for the school, ensuring the staff and pupils’ perspective is heard, and wants to contribute towards shaping the future of our pupil’s lives.
Leesa Amin
Leesa has been a teacher at The Oswaldtwistle School for seven years and started her journey at the school as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). As PSCHE Lead, Leesa is involved in many whole school initiatives to promote personal development and build strong community ties.
Leesa is fully supportive of the schools aim of Making a Difference and wants to make a positive impact to the school community by giving staff and pupils a voice and influence. 

Michael W. Clack

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 registered and qualified Instructor for Safeguarding and First Aid for Mental Health.
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 in China, Qatar, Russia and Slovenia. In addition, he is the Board Representative and Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection for all Orbital schools. 
Michael holds a BA from the University of Lancaster and postgraduate qualifications from the University of London and University of Cambridge. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Member of the Chartered College of Teaching (MCCP). Michael is also a governor at two other UK schools.
Julie Walker

I was the Safeguarding Manager at Oswaldtwistle School for 17 years prior to retiring two years ago and moving to the Fylde Coast.  I have a wealth of experience gained from a variety of roles that I have performed over the years including that of Police Officer, Early Intervention worker within the Youth Offending Team, teacher on the Public Services Course at Burnley College, and Education Welfare Officer. I remain committed to making a difference to the education of young people, ensuring that Oswaldtwistle School remains an inclusive school where young people from all backgrounds thrive and achieve their best potential in a safe and secure environment.


Michelle Goodbody

Parent Representative

Since leaving school I have worked in various industries whilst bringing up my children. However, in my mid-thirties, I decided to re-enter education and secured a degree in law. I then went on to achieve a masters in law and am currently researching for a PhD in law. Towards the end of my master’s degree I embarked on a teacher training course and on one placement I worked with children who were not in education, employment or training. I then started to become more interested in education as a whole, as I have 5 children in total all with different needs. My passion for law and research means I actively look for government policies that will impact the area I live in, particularly in education because I believe all children deserve an education that enables them to discover skills or subjects they enjoy.




The Management Committee of Oswaldtwistle School believe it is important that the Committee reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse Committees promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people.

The Management Committee are currently collecting data on the diversity of the committee, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making.

Due to our relatively small Management Committee, we do not publish this diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.


All Committee members can be contacted via the school address:

The Oswaldtwistle School
Union Rd
Tel: 01254 231553

Clerk/Advisor to PRU Committees

John Halshaw Managing Director Governor Support Ltd P.O Box 1065 Nelson BB9 4DA
Tel: 01282 695544
Email: john.halshaw@govsupport.co.uk

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