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.
Chair of Governors
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.
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.
Michael Hellewell - Co-opted Governor
How long you have been a governor Since 2011
Why you chose to be a governor at Hucklow Primary
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.
The committee you sit on and why you chose to be a member of that one
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.
Marcelo Masri - Co-opted Governor
How long you have been a governor
I have been a Governor at Hucklow Primary School since May 2016.
Why you chose to be a governor at Hucklow Primary
I was approached by members of the Board of Governors and invited to join the board as a Co-Opted Governor. At the time, the board was looking for new Governors with a background in Law to support the Governing Body. I, on the other hand, was looking for a new project to take on and for a way to add value and contribute to my local community.
For three years prior to my appointment as Co-Opted Governor, I have been leading a project on behalf of my employer, known as the PRIME initiative. The aim of PRIME is to provide fair access to quality work experience for students in Sheffield. As part of this project, I have been in regular contact with a number of schools in Sheffield arranging and offering work placement opportunities to successful applicants. This experience made me mindful of the ever-increasing challenges and pressures that schools currently face and the need to volunteer one’s own time and skills wherever possible.
The committee you sit on and why you chose to be a member of that one I am part of the Standards & Achievement, Teaching and Learning Committee. Prior to choosing a committee I tried all three to help me decide. I believe that my skills and experience were better suited to this committee and look forward to serving on the committee going forward.
I am a dually-qualified Solicitor working for Irwin Mitchell LLP in Sheffield, a national legal practice. I am also bilingual in English and Spanish.
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.