Interested in becoming a Governor?

We have a vacancy on our Governing board for a parent Governor. Please contact or to find out more.

Alison  (2016 - present)

Chair of Governors 

I have been a Chair of Governors at Swarcliffe Primary since 2017. As the chair of the governing board my main role is to lead and direct the board of governors to ensure that we function effectively to meet our core functions. These core functions are to ensure clarity of vision in the ethos and strategic direction of the school, to hold the senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the pupils and to make sure our school funds are well spent.

I love meeting and working with all of the children and visit school regularly. Over the last few years, I have got to know quite a lot of them!

I am a solicitor by profession but have not worked now for a number of years while I have been raising my own family. I am a mum to two teenage sons.


Kay Carey 

Hi, I’ve worked in school for over 25 in the Early years. My roles have varied over the years from Nursery nurse, Nursery Manager and now Speech and language from Nursery to Year 1. I endeavor to make all the children I work with feel valued and respected. I believe passionately that all children have the right to be the best that they can be and it is my role to encourage this. I became a coopted governor in April 2020 for the resources team. I enjoy my role and am committed to ensuring the children have everything they need to help them achieve their full potential.

Natalie Reed (2021 - Present)

Co-Opted Governor

I’m Natalie Reed and joined Swarcliffe as a Co-opted Governor in July 2021. I’m a qualified Accountant by profession and have spent my career managing Finance teams in large, listed companies. I have two children of primary school age and have learnt a lot supporting them through home schooling. I’m really excited to have been selected as a Governor and intend to use my experience to ensure resources are effective managed and allocated in a way that ensures pupil are given the best possible opportunities to succeed.

Yvette Soukal (2018 - present)

Vice chair 

Hello my name is Yvette Soukal, I am delighted to be joining Swarcliffe Primary School as a Co-opt School Governor, focusing on Early Years education and Pupil Voice. Through this role I hope to help the school with the delivery of excellent education and help pupils achieve their goals.


Jatinder Ubhi (2019 - present)

Co opted Governor 

My name is Jatinder Ubhi and I am delighted to have been selected as a Co-opted Governor for Swarcliffe Primary School and Nursery.  I currently teach in both KS1 and KS2, in a large primary school, close to Leeds City Centre.  I have also taught in other schools across the UK and therefore have different ideas to share with the school.  As a parent myself, I understand the importance of ensuring all children are given the best possible opportunities and experiences to thrive in school.

In my role as Governor, I will be part of the Teaching and Learning Committee.  I hope to utilise my own teaching experience to help the school to continue to evolve and provide children with the best possible opportunities to reach their full potential.  I am passionate about providing children with a rich and stimulating curriculum so that they are inspired to pursue their interests and ambitions both inside and outside of school.  I am looking forward to working alongside the whole school community.


Jess Hickling (2020-Present)

Staff Governor

I have worked at Swarcliffe Primary school, as a class teacher, since September 2017. I enjoy working in KS1 and providing exciting learning experiences for the children. I joined the governing body of Swarcliffe Primary School and Nursery in April 2020 and continue my role in school. I hope that as a staff governor I can give valuable insight into how our hardworking staff help and support our children to learn across our broad and balanced curriculum. 

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