Staff and Governors


Headteacher and Mighty Oaks (KS2) Teacher: Mrs Liz Stellmacher

Administrator: Mrs Fran Hoggarth

Oaks (KS1) Teacher:  Mrs Woodhead

Mighty Oaks (KS2) Teacher: Mrs Lucy Sutton

Acorns (EYFS) Teacher : Mrs Woodhead

Acorns (EYFS) & Oaks (KS1) Senior Teaching Assistant: Mrs Terri Priestley-James

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sylvie Litt-Wilson

Senior Teaching Assistant : Mrs Steph Steele

Apprentice : Miss Katie Steele

Midday Supervisor: Mrs Jennie Corby

Cleaner in Charge: Mrs Sari Martin


Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor: Mr Ian Kirby

Vice Chair and Foundation Governor: Mrs Jackie Oakes

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Fran Hoggarth

Ex Officio Governor: (Mrs Jackie Oakes)

Staff Representative: Mrs Stephanie Steele

LA Governor: Ms Madonna Adams

Parent Governor: Ms Jennie Corby 

Parent Governor: Mrs Bobby Jones

Foundation Governor: Mrs Clare Postlethwaite

Foundation Governor: Miss Janice Harrington

Foundation Governor: Vacancy

Foundation Governor: Vacancy

Governor Sub Committees 

Chair of Premises- Mr Ian Kirby

Chair of Teaching and Learning- Mrs Jackie Oakes

Chair of Finance- Ms Madonna Adams

Governor Handbook

Governor Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

Meeting Date   28/11/19 21/05/2020 15/07/2020 05/11/2020          
Madonna Adams   present present present present          
Jackie Oakes   present present present present          
Liz Stellmacher   present present present present          
Gill Hart   present present present present          
Sylvie Litt-Wilson   N/A N/A present apologises          
Paul Fletcher   apologises present apologises present          
Clare Postlethwaite   present apologises apologies apologises          
Ian Kirby   present apologises present present          
Jennie Corby   present apologises apologises apologises          
Stephanie Steele   N/A N/A N/A N/A          
Adam Gregson   apologises N/A N/A N/A          
Lisa Borrowdale   apologises N/A N/A N/A          


  Category Committees Term of Office Expires Declaration of Interest
Madonna Adams Chair of Governors Teaching and Learning, Finance, Premises, Pay and Personnel, Staff dismissal, Pupil discipline, safeguarding, English, Data Protection 26th April 2023 None
Jackie Oakes Vice Chair of Governors Teaching and Learning Chair, Pay and Personnel, Staff dismissal, Pupil discipline, link, Art, Music. 11th February 2023 WLA MAT Trust Board Member
Liz Stellmacher Headteacher Teaching and Learning, Finance, Premises, data Protection Ongoing None
Ian Kirby Foundation Premises Chair, Health and safety, KS2,  staff dismissal appeals, pupil discipline appeals Expired None
Ian Strafford Foundation Previous Finance Chair, Science, Maths, ICT, staff dismissal appeals, pupil discipline appeals Expired None
Gill Hart Ex Officio Teaching and Learning, Collective Worship and RE, Pay and Personnel, staff dismissal appeals, pupil discipline appeals Expired None
Salli Pilcher Foundation Teaching and learning, SEND, Medical Expired None
Abbie Woodhead Staff Representative Teaching and Learning Expired None
Gillian Fox Parent Previous Health and safety, staff dismissal, pupil discipline and PE Expired None
Paul Fletcher Foundation Finance Chair, Maths, Science, ICT 20th March 2021



Peter Apps Parent Premises, MFL and Humanities Expired None
Lisa Borrowdale LA Governor Teaching and Learning, EYFS, tracking and assessment Expired


Fran Hoggarth Clerk Data Protection Ongoing


Ian Kirby            Foundation          T and L                 Sept 2023      None

Claire Postlethwaite Foundation  Premises              Sept 2023      None

Jennie Corby      Parent                   Premises              Nov 2023       None

Governing Body Meetings

Summer Term 2021

Curriculum 6th May 2021

Finance 20th may 2021

Premises 6th May 2021

Full Govs budget meeting 20th May 2021

Full Govs 

Governor Pen Portraits

Jackie Oakes

I’ve been a Foundation Governor at St Bega’s since 2015, and before that was involved in running the Eskdale Nursery before it joined up with St Bega’s. My two children attended St Bega’s, and being a governor is a way for me to help support the school which does so much for our local children and families. I’m an HR Manager at Sellafield, and possibly as a result of that, I have a particular interest in supporting school staff welfare. I’m also training to become a priest in the Church of England, and this, together with my Foundation Governor role means that I work to develop the Christian ethos of St Bega’s and to maintain links with the church. I particularly value the emphasis which St Bega’s has on supporting all children to develop in a very rounded way. We recently refreshed the school mission statement and it’s worth having a look at that on the website as a summary of what we’re all about! I’m also on the Board of Trustees at Westlakes Multi Academy Trust, which as a group of non-church schools gives me the opportunity to reflect on the differences and share ideas.