Meet the Governors
Mrs W Harvey - Chair of Governors,
Revd. L. Hilliard - Vice Chair of Governors
Hello I am the Vice Chair of Governors and the Vicar of the Church linked to the school. I have been in Nelson 8 years. Prior to that I worked in a church in Hull. Before training for ministry in Durham I lived in Surrey and worked as an engineer developing instrumentation for the oil and pharmaceutical industries. My first degree was in physics and I am still keen on astronomy. My biggest leisure interests are hill walking and travelling. I am passionate about the opportunities in church schools to provide excellent all round education.
Mrs K Ellidge - Headteacher
I am proud to be the Headteacher of St Philip's. I have been at St Philip's since August 2003 and have seen may changes during my time here. I currently live in Burnley and I am married with 2 adult sons and 1 amazing grandson who enjoys listening to stories with Granny! I am an avid reader and read a variety of materials some to support school improvement and some simply for pleasure. I am a Burnley Football Club season ticket holder and have proudly watched the clarets in the days of the old first division to the current premier league. I am passionate about sport and the benefits it brings to young people - working in a team, challenging yourself and being competitive. I am also a Governor at a school in Barnoldswick.
Mrs. J. Hartley - School Staff Governor
I am the School Staff Governor and have been so for the last 10 years. I was born in Nelson and currently live in Colne and with the exception of 5 years in France have lived in Pendle all my life. My daughter went to primary school/high school/college in Pendle and I have a keen interest in local education and the local environment.
Mr. H Simpson - Chair of Resources
I was born in Kent but have lived in Barrowford since 1979 and been involved with a number of community organisations, including Pennine Community Credit Union (PCCU) and Pendle Heritage Centre. I was a local government officer with Burnley Borough Council almost all my working life but I am now retired.
I was a Governor for many years at my son's school Edge End Secondary School. Between 2008 and 2015 I worked for Lancashire County Council, Governor Services, supporting nursery, primary and secondary school governing bodies in Burnley and Pendle.
I am passionate about education's role in tackling disadvantage and discrimination and about every child realising their full potential.
Mrs M Dugdale - Foundation Governor
Mrs A Gulrez - LA Governor
Mr F Higson - Foundation Governor
Mrs R Khaliq - Foundation Governor
Mrs N Shajat - Parent Governor
Miss S Spencer - Foundation and SEN link Governor