Meet The Governing Body

Meet The Governing Body


Welcome from the chair of Governors


The local governing body at Hucklow is made up of volunteers representing parents, the local community, the local authority, business and teaching and non-teaching staff.

The key role of the governing body is to help the school plan for the future and to set and monitor targets for school improvement to ensure that all children in the school get the best possible education. As part of this role they are responsible for setting and monitoring the school budget to ensure the school is financially viable.

The full governing body meets once a term and there are sub-committees for Strategy, Resources & Health & Safety and Learning and Development, these committees also meet every term.

Richard Peterkin
Chair of Governors

C/O Hucklow Primary School 

Hucklow Road

Firth Park 


S5 6TB


Governing Body Membership, Attendance and Meetings 2018 – 2019

Governing Body Pecuniary Interests 2018 – 2019




Richard Peterkin, Chair of Governors

I have been a governor at Hucklow for 9 years, however, I was a parent governor at my daughters’ first school 30 years ago.
I was working for the City Council and volunteered to be a governor. I was asked if I would go to Hucklow and have been very happy here since.

I am on the Resources committee at Hucklow as my expertise is in construction and finance. I am also the Chair of Governors and chair the strategy committee.

Since we became an academy I have become Chair of the Board of directors for the Cascade Multi Academy Trust which Hucklow is part of.

My profession was as a Chartered Civil Engineer in Local Authorities however I am now retired.

Jasmine Harfoot, Vice Chair of Governors

Jasmine is vice-chair of the governors, and has been a governor of Hucklow School for 6 years.

She wanted to become a governor to use her expertise to help the School give each student the best possible education and aspiration for their future.

She is a member of the Strategic committee and the Resources committee, for which her previous experience is helpful.

She has served as a governor and chair of the finance committee at Sheffield Hallam University and as a parent governor in her children’s schools. Jasmine spent many years in senior management and finance in a high tech manufacturing company, and has always had a very keen interest in education. She is currently vice-chair of governors at Sheffield Park Academy.

Sue Bridges, Executive Headteacher
Laura Duckworth, Head of School
Jane Irwin, Associate Governor
Sarah Bywater, Deputy Headteacher
Usma Saeed, Co - Opted Governor
Jayne Wall, School Business Manager
Michael Helliwell, Co - Opted Governor

I have been a governor Since 2011.

I looked at a number of schools before deciding on Hucklow – I was immediately impressed by the friendliness and enthusiasm of the children and staff.

I have lived in Sheffield all my life – and I have been fortunate enough to attend University and progress my career here too. I have always undertaken some form of voluntary role, and working with the team at Hucklow seemed like a great opportunity to do something slightly different whilst contributing to education in the City.

I currently Chair the Resources Committee – which covers finance, premises, health and safety.
I wanted to be a member of a committee where I could best use my skills and experience in order to contribute to the success of the school.

I have worked in Local Government organisations for a number of years.

I currently work as Senior Programme Manager for the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.
This involves working on a range of projects linked to housing and economic growth.

Shabnam Younis, Parent Governor

My name is Shabnam Younis. I have been a parent governor at Hucklow for the last 2 years.

I chose to become a parent governor after my daughter started at Hucklow. Although I was a student at Hucklow many moons ago, I was intrigued to find out what the school was like now and how the staff help to nurture and instill a strong learning culture within our children.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the dedication of the school and their ideal to be inclusive no matter what your background or educational need.

I sit on the standards, learning and teaching committee. I believe all children should be pushed to meet their potential. An integral part of this committee is to look at progress and attainment data for all pupils and challenge how improvements can be made to improve teaching and learning of all the children at Hucklow.

I am a GP by profession.

Maxine Greaves, Associate Governor
Safeena Saddique, Parent Governor
Fouad Al - Mohamadi, Parent Governor

I have been a governor since November 2016.

I chose to be a governor to support the school and share ideas, providing advice. I am a member of the Resources committee, I joined this committee as I have a degree in Business Management as well as broad experience, i.e funding ideas, problem solving.

I am currently self-employed.