Governor Profiles


Lynne Allan

Co-opted Governor - Chair of Governors and a member of the Curriculum Committee and Building & Resources Committee


I was a teacher in the Manchester area for 35 years in secondary schools, sixth-form colleges and further education. I taught English at all levels and latterly specialised in English Language and Literature at A level and was the Course tutor on an Access to University pathway.

I have had a long association with Beaver Road, as a parent, grandparent and governor. It has always been an excellent school with excellent staff who deeply care for the children in their care.

My work as Chair of the Portico Library in Manchester as Chair of the LGB at Beaver Road has given me experience in managing change and ensuring that much loved institutions have the leadership and governance that will ensure their resilience to survive in an ever changing landscape.

I feel privileged to be working alongside a dedicated Leadership, staff and governing body. Most of all I enjoy working to ensure that the children have the best educational and life experience that is possible.

Term ends: 25/02/2022



Pauline Black

Co-opted Governor - Deputy Chair of Governors


I first became involved with Beaver Road when my daughter was a pupil and was elected Parent Governor when she was in year 4 (she has now just left secondary school).  Although I am not from Manchester, my cousins and their children had also previously been at the school.  I was very impressed with the holistic education Beaver Road offers its pupils and was inspired to get (and remain) involved.

I continue to be impressed by the expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm of the whole school team who, on a daily basis, demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest quality education to the pupils.

In terms of my own work, I am a Senior Lecturer at one of the local universities where I teach social work.  Through this, and my previous work in practice with adults, I have come to really appreciate the value of instilling a love of learning, that can carry people through life and so I am delighted to be a part of the Beaver Road LGB and support the school to nurture that passion in our pupils.

Term ends: 11/09/24



Anthony Boothman

Parent Governor


Awaiting information.

Term ends: 22/04/24



Jane Carroll

Parent Governor


I have fifteen years business operational management experience, including HR and Finance, across leisure, hospitality, retail and property sectors; in both management and consultancy roles. Following a career change, I have nine years experience as a Health & Safety Executive regulatory inspector; inspecting work premises and conducting investigations into serious incidents. I work within the legal framework and with rights of audience in magistrates court. I am an FA safeguarding lead for youth football plus being a football club secretary and member of two Manchester FA working groups ( Women & Girls and Futsal), steering developments within the youth games. I work with primary children weekly as a Level 2 coach of football, futsal and hockey. I have been an active fundraiser for the school and PTA since my children first joined the school in February 2013. I currently have a child in Yr 5 and a child in Yr3.

Term ends: 18/11/2022



Micheal Davenport

Staff Govenor


awaiting information

Term ends: 10/02/2023



Emma Foster

Co-opted Governor


Awaiting information 

Term ends: 24/01/2025



Emma Forrester

Co-opted Governor


Emma has 20 years HR and Recruitment Business Partnering experience in corporate environments, both in retail and pharmaceutical sectors. She specialises in change management, organisational development and talent development. She lives in Didsbury and has a son in year 3 and a 14 year old daughter who attended Beaver Road.Emma has 20 years HR and Recruitment Business Partnering experience in corporate environments, both in retail and pharmaceutical sectors. She specialises in change management, organisational development and talent development. She lives in Didsbury and has a son in year 3 and a 14 year old daughter who attended Beaver Road.

Terms ends: 24/03/2023



Louise Garvey

Co-opted Governor (Staff)


My name is Louise Garvey and I am a governor at Beaver Road Primary School. I am employed by the school as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and am now in my 20th year of continuous employment. 

I hold  a BA Honours in Social and Economic History and originally came to the school to gain experience and eventually become a qualified teacher. However, it did not take me long to realise that my strengths lay more with supporting the children in their learning than actively teaching them. I feel that the fact that I am still here after so long and still love my job is testament to that.

I am also an ex-pupil of Beaver Rd and both my daughters were pupils here. I am incredibly invested in this school and love the bones of the place.

All of these facts, I feel allow me to be effective as a governor as I will always have the school’s best interests at heart.

Term ends: 25/02/2022



Sian Hanison

Parent Governor


awaiting information

Terms ends: 18/12/2020



Liz Hardy

Executive Headteacher


Liz has been involved with teaching and leading in primary schools and early years settings across Greater Manchester for over 24 years. Liz has served as a Headteacher for 9 years and joined Beaver Road in September 2017. In 2015 Liz was designation as National Leader of Education. This involves supporting developments in primary schools and early year’s settings across the City of Manchester and the North West.

Liz is passionate about ensuring the highest quality and creative education and care for all children. Together with the team, she ensures each child within our school community is treated as an individual, allowing room for particular talents and skills to flourish, as well as encouraging confidence and success in areas they find challenging to accomplish. Liz is a relational and enthusiastic leader who promotes collaboration, mutual respect and community. She loves to celebrate diversity, and is inspired by culture, creativity and experiential learning.  

Terms ends: ex officio



Rihula Mour

Staff Governor


My name is Rihula Sameer-Mour and I am a Teacher Governor at Beaver Road. I have been teaching for 6 years and am in my 4th year of teaching. I am currently teaching in Year 4 as well as fulfilling my role as Head of Year 4 and English. As a Governor, I bring a rich and varied experience of teaching at KS2, my expertise as an English specialist and my firsthand insight into life as a teacher at Beaver Road. I am passionate about teaching and from a very young age I valued the importance of education. It is my absolute pleasure to be a Governor and play my part in helping to shape our school. I know that our children are our future and by giving them wonderful learning experiences we will ignite sparks in the minds of those who will go on to make our world a better place.

Term ends: 10/02/2023



Chris Teasdale

Co-opted Governor (Parent)


My name’s Chris Teasdale and I’ve been a co-opted school governor since Feb 2019. I’m a parent of 3 children attending the school, currently in Years 1, 4 and 6.

As an Airline Captain with over 15 years experience I understand the importance of assessing situations, implementing actions and ensuring optimal outcomes. My position requires demonstration of leadership and decision-making skills, ensuring full compliance with operational procedures and regulations. Effective communication and workload-management are essential as well as the ability to prioritise and delegate. I’m adaptable, particularly in response to rapidly changing situations and always aim to deliver consistently high standards. 

As governor, I strive to ensure all children reach their full potential. Whilst fostering teamwork and cooperation, I’m prepared to challenge the school’s Senior Leadership Team and hope to contribute in the development of happy, confident children in a safe environment focusing on academic excellence.

Term ends: 10/02/2023





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