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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We currently have vacancies for two Parent Governors.

Please contact school if you are interested in joining us!

Stephen Duce

I became a Parent Governor in 2017, as I had one Daughter in School and one Daughter yet to start, so I knew I would be heavily involved with the school for a number of years.  I already tried to help the school as much as I could, but wanted to do more, so when the opportunity arose for a Governors’ position I jumped at the chance.  I have over 20 years’ experience as a Factory and Health and Safety Manager, so I hope my skills and experience will really help make a difference to the School.  Being involved with such an excellent School, and with such supportive and dedicated staff, it makes this role both enjoyable and rewarding.


​Will Tallentire 

I am married with two children and have been a parent governor at Lowercroft since May 2017.  My motivation to join the governing body came from seeing the fantastic introduction to school life that my daughter received during her reception year. She is very much looking forward to being joined by her brother in the coming years.  In this role I would like to assist in making decisions that will contribute to the continual improvement of an already excellent school.  I have a degree in Computer Science and am a Software Architect with 20 years’ experience in software development. I have been working in the gaming sector since 2001.  I hope that my skills in this field will aid the use of technology in school and provide support to teachers in the field of computing and coding.


​Jackie Harris 

I was very honoured to be invited to join the governing body at Lowercroft school in 2014, along with the opportunity to be part of the panel which recruited our talented head teacher Mrs Tessa Townsend. Lowercroft is an excellent school with a dynamic governing body. Our highly motivated staff are dedicated to bringing out the best in all the children and a hard-working parent group contributes so much to our school.  I am the Church Ward Councillor at Bury Metropolitan Council, a governor at Elton High school, formerly a governor at two primary and one secondary school in the Borough. Every child deserves the best possible education to form a sound basis for their future. Each child has different talents and abilities. At Lowercroft we strive to provide flexible, adaptable teaching to enhance the abilities and potential of our children to enable them to cope in a rapidly changing world. Accordingly, my role as local councillor and school governor provides the opportunity for my proactive contribution to our school's successful future.


Sue Nuttall

I was appointed as a Governor approximately seven years ago by the Local Authority. I am a Councillor on Bury Council. I am married, no children but own a very lively Dalmatian dog. I was born in Blackburn and very much consider myself as a “Lancashire Lass”. I studied French at Sheffield University and then after further time in the academic world went on to become a lawyer specialising in both residential and commercial property law. I ran my own firm along with my husband for more than twenty years.  I am a committed Christian and Churchwarden of my local church. I love most sports and was a member of Blackburn Harriers in my younger years when I ran middle distance events on the track and cross-country competitions. I hope that my knowledge and experience have been and will continue to be an asset to the school.


​Viv Barlow – Staff Governor

Julie Thompson – Staff Governor

Damian Lansdale – Deputy Head

Tessa Townsend – Head Teacher