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 Our Staff
Headteacher Mrs G Evans
Deputy Headteacher Mr D Bradshaw
Assistant Headteacher Mrs K Byrne
 Teaching Staff:
Y Class Name Teacher
YR Stonehenge Mrs C Lynchey
Y1 Big Ben Miss R Leveridge
Y1/2 Eiffel Tower Miss J McLoughlin
Y2 Everest Mrs J Walsh
Mrs J Leng
Y3 Sphinx Mrs L Thornton
Y4 Taj Mahal Mr J Crawshaw
Y4/5 Niagara Falls Mrs K Byrne
Y5/6 Grand Canyon  Mr L French
Y5/6 Golden Gate Mr D Bradshaw
Curriculum Support Teacher/PPA time  Mrs S Myers

For more information regarding our class organisation please see our Classes page.

 Classroom Assistants:
Miss C Crooks (Senior HLTA)  Mrs S Jones (HLTA)
Miss C Forrest (HLTA) Mrs L Seddon (TA)
Mr. P. Jenel (TA) Miss J Phillips (HLTA)
Mrs R Shepherd (TA) Mrs J McAllister (HLTA)
Mrs A Rothwell (TA) Mrs P McLeod (TA)
Mrs V Cuthbertson (TA) Mr S Collier (SSA)
Mrs S Edwards (TA) Mrs V Johnson (TA)
Mr D West (SSA) Miss K Connor (TA)
Mrs. D Spencer (TA)  
Ancillary Staff:
Administrative Officer Mrs J Keeton
Administrative Officer Mrs L Bailey
Administrative Officer Mrs J Roscoe
Site Manager Mr R Bowden
Site Manager Mr B Faulder
Cleaner Mrs L Hill
Cleaner Mrs E Kay
Lunchtime Supervisors:
Mrs J Roscoe Mrs P Reece
Mrs E Aston Mrs J Hilton
Ms J Reece Mrs L Hill
Mrs S Anderton Mrs H Rubingh 
Mrs M Doughty Mrs B Carroll
Mrs L Jackson Mrs C Lee
Kitchen Staff:
Mr D Graham (Cook) Mrs E Kay
Mrs K Pycroft Ms S Hall

Our Governors

Chair of Governors/ Jonathan Haworth

Gill Evans 

I have been a teacher for 28 years and have taught all of the Primary age range across several schools in Bury. I am Lead Local Authority Moderator for Key Stage One Assessments and spent several years as a Literacy Consultant in Bury Schools alongside teaching.

Educated at BRGS then Stirling Uni (French and German) then a PGCE in Education at Manchester University.

I have two sons, one at Uni  and one in Year 9 secondary. The best thing about my job is receiving regular ‘pearls of wisdom’ from the pupils. I may well write a book about it one day!

Parent Governor/Chair Of Teaching And Learning Committee Judith Banwell
I have been a governor at Holcombe Brook Primary School for many,  many years.

All 3 of my children have had the privilege of attending the school, and it prepared 3 very different individuals for the challenges of high school and beyond.

I am a ‘local girl’ who left the area to go to Warwick University where I obtained my degree, BAHons (QTS), but I have been back working in Bury in education ever since.

My background in education, especially early years, means that I ask lots of questions at Governing Body meetings.

I am a teacher and a governor as I care passionately about giving every child the best possible chances in life.

LAC / Safeguarding  LA Governor Dorothy Gunther

I live in Summerseat  representing the  North Manor Ward on Bury Council which is made up of Hawkshaw, Greenmount, Holcombe Brook Summerseat,Walmersley and Nangreaves.

I am currently the Shadow Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, the main elements of which are roads, pavements, street cleaning, refuse collection, recycling and climate change. I am also a Board Member of Six Town Housing. My  working life was spent with one of the largest companies in the world during which time I was seconded to Salford and Trafford Groundwork Trust which provided me with an insight into environmental issues and associated problems.  After taking voluntary separation I worked on a series of assignments with smaller companies and the public sector thus provided me with experience in both the private and public sector of industry.

I am a Governor of Holcombe Brook Primary School St Mary’s Church of England Primary School and The Derby High School as well as being a Trustee of Ramsbottom Aid in Sickness, a patron of Summerseat Players, a member of The Women’s Institute and The Phoenix Club in Summerseat . I was a founder member of Ramsbottom Music Festival.

I have always been interested in community events, my outside interests include reading, walking, theatre, baking and machine knitting.

Health and Safety /Vice Chair Of FPP Committee Martin Kirkham

I have been a Parent Governor at Holcombe Brook Primary School for four years and my two children also attend the school.

I have spent over 25 years in the manufacturing industry in Sales, Technical and Operations Director roles with companies ranging from startups with less than 5 staff to global multinationals with over 1800 staff.

This has given me very diverse skills which I believe benefit the school governing body.

Like most parents, I enjoy helping my children with football, dancing, gymnastics and swimming lessons.

Staff Kathryn Byrne

I taught in Lancashire for 11 years after graduating from UCSM with BA QTS (Hons) in Primary Education and Physical Education. I am also a Maths Specialist Teacher and have worked as SENCo and Curriculum Development Leader in my previous school before joining Holcombe Brook as Assistant Headteacher where my curriculum responsibilities are assessment and music and supporting pupils entitled to Pupil Premium

I have always lived in the Bury area and was educated at Bury Grammar School. I have a four-year-old daughter, who attends Reception Class at Holcombe Brook.

The best thing about teaching is that “Eureka” moment when the penny drops and a smile appears on a child’s face.

 Co Opted/Vice Chair Of Teaching And Learning Committee  Paul Jenkins
Co Opted Charles Ward
Co Opted/ Vice chair of Governing Body/Chair FPP Committee Richard Ainsworth

Father of 3, educated locally, then the University of Liverpool and returned to the area in the early 1990’s where I’ve been ever since.

With a background in engineering, I’ve worked from shop floor to senior management, even a manager of a large local pub. I’m a company director for a small, local and long-established machinery business, dealing with all aspects of the company.

I became a parent-governor in 2008 to offer something back to the local community, school, pupils and parents alike.

Co Opted Rabina Majid

 I am currently a full time mum looking after my 6 year old son, also a pupil at Holcombe Brook Primary School.

I have over 20 years work experience in various aspects of Local Government spanning housing, urban regeneration and Community Relations with GMP.

I am very culturally aware and pride myself on being able to understand different perspectives. I am a fluent speaker of Punjabi and Urdu with a working knowledge of Gujarati, Hindi and Bangla.

I consider myself to have effective time management skills and have spent time in school on a voluntary basis since my son started in Reception class getting to know staff and pupils


Deputy Headteacher, Assoc Governor David Bradshaw

Father of 2 boys, educated locally and studied a BSc in Mathematics with QTS for 4 years at Edge Hill, Ormskirk. I graduated in 2002 and have been teaching in the north of Bury ever since.

I have taught across the two key stages from year one to year six. I have had a wide range of responsibilities over the years, including; SENCo, Curriculum Leader, Child Protection Officer and Maths, Science and PE co-ordinator. 

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a primary school teacher because of the wide range of activities on offer, ensuring all children have that initial interest sparked in whatever subject or activity they may have a talent in.

Every day is always different and every year we welcome new faces and say farewell to our year 6 pupils, safe in the knowledge that they are fully prepared for the next step of their educational journey!

Governor Newsletter

Members of our Governing Body at Holcombe Brook are appointed, elected or co-opted for a fixed term. The Governing Body is made up of representatives from staff, parents, the community and members nominated by the Local Authority. The Head Teacher is also a Governor.

Main meetings are held in school each term following an agenda advised by the Local Authority.

Committee meetings are also held once per term and follow an agenda set by the Chair and Head Teacher. At Holcombe Brook we have two committees, a Teaching and Learning Committee and a Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee. Minutes from the latest meetings are available on request from school.

The main work of the Governing Body includes:

If you are interested in becoming a School Governor when a vacancy arises please read our Role of Governing Body document in the first instance

The Governors of Holcombe Brook Primary School have adopted the NGA Governors Code Of Conduct

The Governing Body can be contacted by email directly.

Please find details of Governor attendance and interest in the documents below: 


Governor Interests

Governor attendance log for Holcombe Brook 17-18