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Meet our Governors


Stephen Jones - Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)


I have worked in local government for over 37 years  in  leisure & sports administration , youth & community  services  and in mainstream /further  and higher Education as a  senior manager, lecturer and a consultant. 


I am a serving  Governor  at  Cedars Primary School and previously , I served as a governor at Beardwood Community High School


I am passionate supporter of good causes, I have previously acted as a Trustee to a number of charitable organisations and I currently advising and supporting a local charity in Blackburn.


I am committed to ensuring that the school and its workforce is supported and equipped to enable our pupils to develop their full potential. 


Frances Molloy - Vice Chair of Governors - (Co-opted Governor)


I joined the governing body in September 2020 and am currently Chair of the Education Committee.

I recently retired from local government having worked as a senior manager in the education sector for many years, supporting schools and families.


I have always tried to offer something back to my community – I am currently Chair of Governors at Meadowhead Junior School and also previously served as a governor in a secondary school for many  years.  I served as a  local councillor for eight years and have also been a listening volunteer for the Samaritans.


I passionately believe in the importance of education and  I am really looking forward to working with the other governors to ensure Meadowhead Infant school provides a high standard of education for all our pupils. - No pecuniary interests


Julie Marshall - Staff Governor


I have worked at Meadowhead Community Infant School for the past eleven years as a Level 3 Teaching and Learning Assistant.

I am a highly positive and self-motivated person and have loved working in education for over twenty Years. 

My hobbies outside of school are all based upon self-care and wellbeing. I enjoy daily Pilates, healthy eating and spending time with my husband and two daughters. - No pecuniary interests.


James Waddington - Acting Headteacher


I have worked in Education since September 2004 which is now many years ago!  

My passion in Education is helping children read and develop a love of books.

I have been working at Meadowhead Infants since Easter 2017 and I have loved every second of it.

Prior to my appointment as Deputy Headteacher at Meadowhead Infants in April 2017 I was a teacher at a school in Darwen. 

The early years of school, I believe, are the most important and I am proud to help shape the lives of so many young people and support them in becoming kind, caring, ambitious and responsible citizens.

I serve as an LA governor at Turton and Edgworth Primary School. 

I am married with two young children who keep me more than busy!

No pecuniary interests


Michael Stanley - Co-opted Governor


I am a 64 year old man who lives locally with my family. I am a time-served electronic technician and been involved in the manufacturing sector for 30 years. For the last 12 years I have worked for Lancashire County Council in the education sector.


Lorna Sinbanda - Parent Governor


After qualifying as a teacher, I taught FS Maths & English in Further Education, at a local college in Blackburn. 

I am currently teaching GCSE Maths at an Academy in Greater Manchester. 

I enjoy working with the youth and take pride in seeing the future leaders motivated and inspired to do well in life.

Being involved in my community is so refreshing for me. For more than 10 years, I have worked a within our local Parishes as the PCC treasurer - St Barnabas , Vice Treasurer - St Andrews and member of the committee in St Andrews  all Church of England.

I’m a wife & mother of three children.. two teenagers - former Meadowhead Infants & Juniors pupils and a 5yr old who attends Meadowhead Infants’ school.

As a Maths specialist I’m don’t restrict my passion to numbers only I care a lot about other education disciplines too.


I hold an MA in Educational Management & Leadership, and definitely look forward to making a positive contribution in the School.


Natalie Young - Parent Governor


I became a parent governor in September 2020.

I have lived in the area for 14 years, both my children have either attended, or attend Meadowhead Infants, so I feel like I have a personal connection with the school, as well as having the best interests of both parents and children at heart.


I have a background in the Sciences, and experience with children with additional needs.

I am keen to learn about the organisation side of schools, and what keeps our schools happy and thriving

As a governor my aim is to help the school make the progress we need, whilst retaining our school's structure and values.

No pecuniary interests


Anne-Marie Neild - Local Authority Governor


I taught for 20 years across the Primary and EYFS age-range, in Lancashire schools and in a Lancashire nursery school. I left teaching to become an Inclusion Officer for Blackburn with Darwen Council in May of 2021 and have loved the challenge of a very different role, supporting schools with their attendance and working with electively home educated (EHE) families, as well as working on Children Missing Education (CME) cases. I have found combining my background in education with my new role to be a real asset. I was allocated Meadowhead Infants and Meadowhead Juniors as part of my school case-load and have been working with both schools, addressing attendance issues through supporting the schools and families over the last year – it has been a pleasure getting to know the schools, staff and some of the children.

I have a passion for education and achieving the best outcomes for all children – I feel this comes from receiving a high-quality of education which engages the children, accessed through excellent attendance at school.

I became an LA Governor for Meadowhead Infants at the end of March this year (2022) and am very much looking forward to working further with the school and the Governing Body.