Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

Manor Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4QE | Tel:

01484 652954

School Governors

The Governors of Golcar Junior, Infant and Nursery School are a group of committed, hard working people who support the school not only through their attendance at meetings, but through their presence at social, cultural and sporting events.  

The Governors support the staff and pupils, by providing a strategic view, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability.  They are also committed to upholding the excellent traditions of the school established over many years.

School Governing Body 

Governors Terms of Reference 21-22

Register of Business Interests and Attendance Register 2021-2022

Register of Business Interests and Attendance Register 2020-2021


Governor Profiles

Sharon Appleby - LA Governor

Hi, my name is Sharon Appleby & I’ve lived in Golcar for 6 years, the windy bit at Nettleton Hill! 

I have 2 very grown up children and 3 grandchildren, 2 of whom are lucky enough to attend Golcar JI & N School. You’ll see me frequently on the school run and I am always happy to stop and chat. 
My background is in Health Care where I worked for 25 years in various Hospitals as a Medical Microbiologist then 10 years in senior hospital management roles focusing on improving patients services. I retired 2 years ago which has given me some time for voluntary services and I was delighted to be accepted as a Local Authority Governor for our school. My focus is on improving standards and ensuring a excellent and happy education provision for all our children. 
I don’t seem to have much spare time but love travelling with Peter my husband, hill walking (with our dog Martha) and any sort of socialising. 


Lyndsey McManus - Parent Governor

I became a Parent Governor last year because I wanted to become more involved with the school, providing support while gaining a better understanding of the children’s school journey. 

I have worked in various management roles in the Retail Sector for over 20 years with my focus primarily being statistics and data analysis, experience I can use to support the Governance of the school. 

I am a busy mum of two but in my spare I enjoy keeping fit, running and swimming and I recently earned my archery license.


Peter Cregeen - Co-Opted Governor

Hello, I am a dad of two children both of primary school age.

I've been a governor for over 6 years at the school and work in Manchester in the Construction industry.  I bring experience of dealing with complex staff structures and financial budgets with the forecasting associated.

In my spare time I enjoy local sports being a keen supporter of Golcar United and Golcar cricket club as well spending time out on my mountain bike.





 Craig Thompson - Co-opted Governor

I grew up in the Colne Valley and attended Colne Valley High School moving into IT/computers when I left school, for the last 20 years I have travelled extensively internationally for work recycling commodities such as metals, plastics and components from electrical waste.

With an extensive range of business skills and experience including a background in IT these are skills I can assist the school with through being a Governor