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Meet our Governors

Mrs Rowena White (Chair of Governors): 







Alison Pridmore (Foundation Governor, and Vice Chair of the Governing Board):

I have been a member of the governing board of Sandal Castle since 2019. As a member of a local church, I was appointed as a foundation governor however I am also a parent of one child currently in the school and two other children who have previously been pupils at Sandal Castle. All my children have greatly benefitted from the educational and nurturing environment at Sandal Castle and it is now my privilege to be involved in the governance of the school in order to continue to develop this vision for other current and future students.

I have a background in science obtaining a PhD in microbiology and immunology before working as a research scientist in the same field. For the last few years I have been concentrating my efforts on raising my family and have been involved in many different volunteering activities both within my church and throughout the wider community; with a particular interest in roles supporting families and children.

I strongly believe that all children deserve a rich education and diverse opportunities so that they can develop to their full potential and discover their unique and special place in the world.


Stuart Barbour (Foundation Governor)

I've had children in this school since 2011 and been a governor here since 2014.  It's been a privilege to work with other governors and school staff to support the school through many changes in that time.  I work at the University of Leeds, so I get to see the education system from two very different perspectives.  Any spare time left over is spent with my family.

Louise Adams (___)

Hi, I’m Louise. I applied to become a Local Authority Governor in 2023. I have two children at Sandal Castle Primary so I'm happy to be able to support the school in delivering a high quality of education for all in a positive environment. Having an opportunity to improve standards and gain more knowledge about the policies driving the curriculum were my main reasons for applying for the role. I’m very much enjoying being part of the governing body and looking forwards to getting involved with schools' future initiatives.