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Chair and Vice Chair

Andrew Harper- Chair of Governors

I was appointed the Chair of Governors in 2015.  

Having lived in this area for 46 years I know first-hand the challenges this school faces on a daily basis. Having had all three of my sons attend the school and through my work as a Governor, I know how this school is well placed to meet them 


Pat Tomlinson- Vice Chair of Governors

I have lived in Brightside since 1982 and have held various school governor roles since 2008.

Both my grown up children and my grandson have happily attended Brightside School over the years.

My current job is a Childcare Assessor/Tutor for PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years), hence I have a vast working knowledge of Early Years education. I’m currently delivering training on the Common Inspection Framework, HBCA (home based childcare award – CACHE) and anything else work asks me to do which is childcare related.

I also work as a volunteer at the local church, being involved in children’s work and as Parish Administrator. I feel that these roles help me to support the school in my role as a Local Authority governor.