Local Advisory Committee

The Local Advisory Committee consists of Co-Head Teachers, representatives of the Local Authority, the community, staff and parents. Our aim is to support the Co-Head Teachers and school to ensure that every child is given the best possible education according to their individual needs in a happy and secure environment. We like to see every child achieving their full potential and to this end we encourage a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. We are proud of the progress that our pupils are making and look forward to further success in the future.

Introducing our Governors

DR RACHEL COWEN
Chair of Governors
I am a parent governor with 2 young sons at Fir Bank. We all love Fir Bank and the warm and friendly atmosphere that makes the children want to come to school and try their hardest. I’m sure that this is the key to success and that a love of learning is the first thing that needs to be instilled into children so that they can go on and reach their full potential. This is something that I am passionate about supporting for all of the children at Fir Bank.

MRS RACHAEL MCLAUGHLIN
Co -Head Teacher Governor

I have worked at Fir Bank for over 20 years and feel very fortunate to be working with a passionate and committed team. As Co-Head and Governor at Fir Bank we aim to give our children the very  best education, as I feel a good education can open up many doors of opportunity for our children and we need to work together to make this happen.

MR ROB WALKER
Co-Head Teacher

I am passionate about everyone at Fir Bank being able to become the best that they can be.  As a Governor and Co-Head Teacher I work hard to achieve this and I am fortunate to part of a great team

MR PETER FERRIS
Parent Governor

I became a parent governor at Fir Bank primarily to support the committed and hard working staff at the school through my experience and skills in the private sector. I love the school ethos of “everybody matters”, and my children enjoy their experience at the school everyday. I’m enthusiastic about continuous improvement and look forward to contributing.

MRS LORRAINE BOWLER
Local Authority Governor

After retiring from the Civil Service, I want to use my skills and experience in helping my local community and this includes Fir Bank school. My aim is for all the children to realise their full potential and enjoy their time here

MS JENNIFER WRIGHT
Parent Governor

I am a working mum and have two children, my daughter age 8 attends Fir Bank school. The school is a real breath of fresh air, the children are valued and respected as individuals.

Local Advisory Committee Responsibilities

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