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 Mr Stuart Mallender - Co-Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor  

Period of Office - April 2017 - March 2021



Mr Conrad Volker - Co-Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor 

Period of Office - April 2017 - March 2021

I am South African by birth, but have lived in the UK since 2003. I work for KPMG in their Risk Consulting Division with a key focus on IT governance, risks and controls. I joined the governing body in  2014 as a Co-opted Governor. I am delighted to be able to play a part in running this excellent school.


Mrs Sarah Walker - Co-Vice-Chair of Governors and Parent Governor from Summerbridge Community Primary School

Period of Office - April 2017 - 2021

 I live in Pateley Bridge with my husband and our two sons who both attend Summerbridge School. I am a Director of a local Quantity Surveying practice where I specialise in the Adjudication of construction disputes. I am currently studying to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  I previously acted as Chairperson for the local playgroup which my children both attended for three years and started as a Parent Governor in September 2015. I have acted as a parent volunteer in the school, reading with some of the children in lessons and accompanying the school on various local educational visits. I look forward to carrying out duties as a Governor and working with the fantastic staff and fellow governors


Mrs Lynne Bennion - Co-opted Governor and Child Protection and SENCO Link Governor 

Period of Office - April 2017 - March 2021



Mrs Emily Fazal - Co-Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor and SENCO Link Governor

Period of Office - April 2017 - March 2021

Having grown up in Pateley Bridge, I moved back to Nidderdale, and into Summerbridge in 2013 with my husband and 2 sons.  My eldest son attends Summerbridge School and my youngest is due to start next year.  I became a Parent Governor in September 2015.  My background involves mainly working with children: as a Primary School Teacher for 6 years, worked for the NHS for a Children and Young People's Healthy Weight Team and currently work as a Deputy Leader at Dacre Banks Pre-school Playgroup with which Summerbridge School has very close links.  I am priviledged to be part of a committed and motivated team of Governors and staff who collectively strive to provide outstanding opportunities and education for all the children at Summerbridge.


 Ms Rachel Rogers - Parent Governor from Darley Community Primary School

Period of Office - April 2017 - March 2021

My background is in Psychology and my current role is diverse, spanning governance, research and clinical practice. I have two children and the eldest attends Darley school. We moved to the area last year.  The transition was an easy and positive experience thanks to the staff and pupils within the warm and friendly school environment.  Having seen all the great things the schools do I'm looking forward to working alongside the staff and other governors as a newly appointed parent governor.


Mrs Louise Barley - Local Authority Governor 

Period of Office - September 2014 - September 2018

I  live in Summerbridge with 2 school aged children, and became the Local Authority governor of the school in 2014.  I find the role to be rewarding and a privilege to be part of.  My background is largely business development within the medical devices industry, of which I have been a part of for 18 years.  As part of my continued professional development I have completed certificates in Stress Management and Performance Coaching as well as a post graduate diploma in Clinical Education.  I sit on faculty for various educational courses linked to Healthcare Skills.  I am a keen sportswoman, and love to get involved in many different sports as often as possible.  It is a pleasure to be involved with all the staff and children of Summerbridge School who all give, and achieve, so much.


Mr Nick Coates - Executive Headteacher of Darley & Summerbridge Community Primary Schools


Mrs Alison Hailwood - Co-opted Governor (Teacher at Darley Community Primary School)


Mr Ian Chisem - Staff Governor (Teacher at Summerbridge Community Primary School)


Mrs Janet Williams - Clerk to the Governing Body