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My name is Claire McCartney and I am the Chair of Governors for the Federation. I have been the Early Years Governor for a number of years due to my vast experience as a Nursery Manager and I am also the Safeguarding Governor. My child attended both Berry Brow Infants and Newsome Juniors so therefore I want the best for both schools in the federation, so that the children get the best possible education and experiences to enable them to achieve in not only their school life but also in their personal lives.


Hello. My name is Sara Edmundson and I have been a co-opted governor here at the Federation since October 2021. I am Vice-Chair and Chair of the Wellbeing Committee, which is an important committee in ensuring that the physical health and mental health of our pupils and staff is supported by the school. Ensuring that all children have the maximal opportunity and support to achieve their best is very important to me as a governor.


I have a healthcare background and I currently work in higher education in a leadership and management role. I am also the Chair of Governors at another school in Kirklees and I have been a governor at that school since 2016. I live in Huddersfield with my husband, son, and dog. We enjoy trips away in our campervan whenever we can.