BRIGHOUSE - Key Persons


Alison Redshaw

Job Titles:
  • Elected Parent Governor
I have 2 children and 3 nieces currently at Brighouse High School. I have always worked, alongside being a parent and have therefore previously felt I did not have the time to dedicate to a parent governor role. However, as the children become more independent, I have more time to devote elsewhere, but also with their interests in mind and in the hope that I can contribute to both theirs and their peers' positive experience of Brighouse High School and their education. Furthermore, I feel that an excellent school within Brighouse

ANDREW JOHN MCELLIGOTT

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • MEDICAL DIRECTOR

ANNE MOFFAT

Job Titles:
  • ACCOUNTANT
  • Director
  • Appointed Parent Governor / Chartered Certified Accountant Working at the Department of Health
Anne Moffat Appointed Parent Governor Chartered Certified Accountant working at the Department of Health. Member of the Brighouse High School Governing Body since September 2014. Interested in all school activities and ensuring the school experience is the best possible for all stakeholders including pupils, parents and staff.

BRIAN ROBSON

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • FIRE OFFICER

Dawn Edwards

Job Titles:
  • Appointed Parent Governor
Dawn Edwards Appointed Parent Governor I currently work for the Education and Training Foundation, a charity that offers professional development for the Further Education Sector. I've worked in further education for around 15 years, working in several colleges, in a number of different roles. I have been a lecturer, worked in marketing and in apprenticeship teams, in my current role I support those about to deliver the new T Level qualifications. As well as working in education, I spent 10 years as the Managing Director of my own hospitality company. I have a daughter who is a current pupil at Brighouse High School. It's important to me that the school is a safe environment where young people are encouraged to reach their potential.

Di Kirby

Job Titles:
  • Elected Associate Staff Governor
I have been a member of Brighouse High School since 1991, after attending Brighouse Girls' Grammar school as a student, and have always thoroughly enjoyed the variety of roles (Assistant Catering Manager, Pastoral Administrator, PE Technician, temporary Attendance Officer, PE support assistant and Cover Manager) that I have undertaken. I have also experienced the school from a parental point of view, albeit a few years ago now. I feel that I have gained a broad and varied perspective of life in this successful High School and I have fully embraced this, joining the school choir and attending many visits, day and residential, and social evenings. I use this experience as an associate member of staff to help me contribute to the governing body effectively.

DIANE RACHEL KIRBY

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • PE TECHNICIAN

ELIZABETH CRESSWELL

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • HEAD TEACHER

FIONA ROBERTS

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • SCHOOL SUPPORT
  • Elected Parent Governor
I currently work in a West Yorkshire School as a Senior Science Technician. I am involved with local Girlguiding, Halifax Swimming Club and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. I am an elected Parent Governor with 2 children currently at Brighouse High School and 1 who has just finished at Brighouse High 6th Form. I am interested in all aspects of school life to make it a positive experience for pupils, but I have a particular interest in STEM and SEN.

Helen Dobson

Job Titles:
  • Elected Parent Governor
I have taught in secondary schools for 20 years. I have always been a Head of Department, as well as holding a number of whole school responsibilities including PHSCE Coordinator and BTEC Quality Nominee. I worked at Lightcliffe Academy for 11 years until last year and at The Ridings School until it closed, prior to that.

JAMES ALFRED JONES

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • NURSE PRESCRIBER

Jim Jones

Job Titles:
  • Appointed Governor
I have been a Brighouse High School Governor since 1993, and was chair for 18 years between 2001 and 2019.

JOHN THOMPSON

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICER

JULIE ANNE HASLAM

Job Titles:
  • ACCOUNTANT
  • Director

KAREN ROSEMARY STEPNEY

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • RETIRED

Kevin Jones

Job Titles:
  • Vice Chair of the Governing Body / Appointed Governor
My partner and I have 3 children who have attended Brighouse High and the 6th Form College. I spent the majority of my career from school with a large international Investment Company in a number of disciplines covering Research, Legal, HR, Project Management and ending as Head of Learning and Development. After the company was taken over I took the opportunity to set up and run my own locally based business which I ran for 10 years. I was fortunate to sell my

KEVIN ROBERT JONES

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • RETIRED

MADELEINE BREARLEY

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • RETIRED
  • Appointed Governor
I began my teaching career at Ostler Secondary School in Halifax. After have time off for the births and early years of my two children, I returned to work at Brighouse Girls Grammar School. In 1985 I was appointed the Head of Year at BrighouseHigh School. I taught Food Technology and P.S.H.E. and became Assistant Head until I retired in 2003. Apart from being a Governor, I am also very much involved with school as a joint organiser of the annual Year 7 trip to the lake District - 2013 will be the 27 th time and I have been on them all apart from the first one.

Martyn Bullick

Job Titles:
  • Appointed Governor
Martyn Bullick Appointed Governor Experiences - primarily within IT in the Financial Services (HBOS) & Telecoms (O2/Telefonica) sectors. Programme Management, business analysis, consultancy, business case creation, team leadership and development, business re-organisation, mentoring, coaching, stakeholder management. Interests - pupil development within a sport / drama / extra-curricular context. Engage with children to create a team identity that enables them to work smarter as a group.

MARTYN COOPER BULLICK

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • PROJECT MANAGER

Mr B Robson

Job Titles:
  • Facilities Manager
  • Chairman of the Governing Body / Appointed Governor
I have been a Governor at Brighouse High School since 1999 and recently took over the role of Chair of Governors. I am recently retired following careers in the Fire and Rescue Service and Voluntary Sector.

Mr R Horsfield

Job Titles:
  • Deputy Heads
  • Governor by Virtue of Office / Headteacher at Brighouse High School
  • Headteacher
R Horsfield Governor by virtue of office Headteacher at Brighouse High School.

Mr S Brass

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of Governors

Rebecca Pyrah

Job Titles:
  • Elected Parent Governor
I started out my career as an analytical chemist in the chemical industry, and then just over ten years ago I decided to change careers in order to join the teaching profession. I am currently a Chemistry teacher at a local grammar school and teach students in years 7-13. I am passionate about education and believe that all students should be encouraged to achieve their potential. I am an elected parent governor and my son is currently in year 9 at the school.

REBECCA VENUS

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • TEACHER
  • Elected Teacher Governor
Rebecca Venus Elected Teacher Governor Head of Performing Arts at Brighouse High School which is role that combines Music, Drama and Dance throughout the school and the wider community. I continue to be activity involved in music outside of school. I have worked at Brighouse High School for 6 years and joined as a teacher governor because I believe in the ethos of the school and feel I am well placed to represent the staff at this thriving school. I relish new challenges and I enjoy my work with both staff and students. My spare-time is also occupied by working as a Sergeant within the Army Reserves.

STEPHEN JOHN SYKES

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • RETIRED

SUE THOMPSON

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • RETIRED