Heron Cross Primary School
Grove Road, Heron Cross
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4LJ

Tel: 01782 233565

Additional Funding

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Chair of Governors 

Emma Price

Vice Chair of Governors 

John Dixon

Head Teacher – Dorrie Shenton Term of Office: On going
No Business Interest.  Husband, Mr. R. Shenton, Head Teacher, Summerbank Primary School
Committee Membership: Staff Dismissal, Premises/Health and Safety, Governors’ Curriculum, Resources

Teacher Governors
Sally Sanders, Deputy Head Teacher: Term of Office 23/10/18 to 22/10/22
No Business Interest. 
Committee Membership: Governors’ Curriculum, SEN/Looked After Children (Chair)

Naomi Wilshaw, Teacher, Term of Office: 16/03/15 to 15/03/19
No Business Interest.
Committee Membership: Governors’ Curriculum
Link Governor: PE

Co-opted Governors
John Dixon, Co-Opted, Term of office: 16/03/15 to 15/03/19
Nature of Business Interest – Altimate Images Photography. Son attended Heron Cross Primary until 2018.
Committee Membership: Dismissal Appeals (Chair), Governors’ Curriculum
Link Governor: IT, Safeguarding

Suzie Evans, Co-opted, Term of Office 23/10/18 to 22/10/22                                                                                                                                                                                                   No Business Interest                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Parent Governors

Emma Price, Term of Office: 08/12/16 to 07/11/20
No Business Interests. Position held: Deputy Head Teacher, Sporting Stars Academy
Committee Membership: Staff Dismissal (Chair), Premises/Health and Safety, Governors’ Curriculum (Chair), Resources, SEN/Looked After Children.
Link Governor: Numeracy, Humanities.

Emma Wilks, Term of Office: 06/06/16 to 05/06/20
No Business Interest. Position Held: Entrust Education, Specialist/Behavioural Consultant
Husband, Mr. A. Wilks, Teaching Support Assistant, Heron Cross Primary School
Committee Membership: Governors’ Curriculum, SEN/Looked After Children
Link Governor: Foundation Stage

Craig Turner, Term of Office: 16/07/18 to 15/07/22
No Business Interest. Position Held: Newcastle Borough Council, Accountant
Committee Membership: Resources Committee
Link Governor:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Local Authority Governor
Michael Sproston, Term of Office: On Going
No Business Interest. Governor, Clarice Cliff Primary, Newstead Primary
Committee Membership: Dismissal Appeals, Resources (Chair), Premises/Health and Safety (Chair), Governors’ Curriculum, SEN/Looked After Children.
Link Governor: Literacy

Associated Members
Sara Hancock, Teacher
Jonathan Pace, Parent

Committee Structure at a Glance

Staff Dismissal   
Emma Price (Chair)
Dorrie Shenton 
David Whiteman      
Dismissal Appeals
John Dixon (Chair)
Michael Sproston
Paul Washington

Governors’ Curriculum     
John Dixon   
Emma Price (Chair)      
Sally Sanders     
Dorrie Shenton       
Michael Sproston
Emma Wilks
Naomi Wilshaw

Jonathan Pace
Emma Price 
Dorrie Shenton 
Michael Sproston (Chair)
Craig Turner 

SEN/Looked After Children
Emma Price
Sally Sanders (Chair)
Michael Sproston
Emma Wilks