Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School


 Liam Murray

Chair of Governors


I am a newly co-opted Governor to the school and look forward to contributing to its continued success to give the children the best possible start to their academic careers. I moved to Beighton, and Sheffield, 2 years ago and feel it’s important to contribute to the local area and to give something to the community. I have 2 children, 1 of whom started at Beighton in September, with her little brother hoping to follow suit in a couple of years and so, alongside my determination to support the school, I have a vested interested in its continued success and improvement.

I am a career Civil Servant, and have benefitted from a hugely varied career working across a number of government departments. Having a Maths degree, I’ve largely focused on data analytics and statistics, but have also covered operational deliver, Project Management, Continuous Improvement and Contract Management. I am looking forward to using my skills and experiences to help the school, and ultimately the children, to succeed and to being part of the Governing team.

Wesley Pilkington

Vice Chair of Governors


For the past thirteen years I have worked for the South Yorkshire Fire Service, where I currently hold the position of Watch Manager at a busy city station. My main responsibilities include strategic planning, responding and safely managing a vast array of emergency incidents and providing the local community with preventative fire safety information.

I have two daughters, one who is currently a pupil at Brookhouse School having passed through Beighton School and my youngest daughter is in Foundation here.

The reason I took the position as a parent governor is that I strongly believe that the first years of a child’s educational life are so influential and that they can shape the rest of their learning lives. I am passionate that every child should have the opportunity to go through school feeling secure, happy and demonstrate a positive progression through learning.I recognise that the role of parent governor is a vastly responsible one, which allows me the opportunity to work with the school to influence and shape its progression. The challenge and support we as governors provide then helps to ensure the best teaching and learning experience is available for our children both in their academic progress and their personal development.

 Lisa Hindley

I am extremely dedicated to my role as Deputy Headteacher and School Governor at Beighton NI School.

I have 7 years’ experience on the governing body of my previous school and I am highly committed to raising standards in primary education, ensuring every child achieves their full potential independent of their starting point.   

It is vital children develop a love of learning in their early education and feel safe and secure as they travel on this exciting journey through school.   

I share this strong vision with the Headteacher and other governors; together we are devoted to ensure excellence in every area of school.

Clare Barnes 

I am Co-opted Governor at Beighton NI School and also work at the school as a teaching assistant.

I previously worked within the Banking Sector as a Bank Manager but changed careers and found my passion lies in education.

I have two daughters one is at Brookhouse School but previously attended Beighton Nursery and Infants and one who has just started in Reception.

I believe that every child deserves the best possible start in education. That they are happy, stimulated and challenged to achieve their true potential in these early years. I hope to support the School in continuing to deliver these principles.

Simon Cadd 



Claire Hannon

After teaching for 8 years across ages 5-11, I joined Beighton School in April 2019 teaching in the Foundation Stage.

I have recently taken on the role of the Maths Subject Leader and I’m looking forward to developing the teaching and learning of Maths Mastery throughout school.

I am really pleased to be joining the Governing Body as a staff governor and look forward to becoming more involved in school life as well as being in a position to represent my colleagues.

I am very proud to be a part of such a vibrant and happy school where the children are always put first. I also feel very lucky to be part of a dedicated and hardworking team who constantly strive for excellence and the best possible outcomes for our children.

James Henderson

For the past decade since graduating, I have worked within the construction industry for Robertson Construction as a Design Manager.

My role involves me managing, coordination and tracking of general, design, and commercial matters either on live projects or securing work with the preconstruction department.

I have 3 children, 2 whom are currently at Beighton Nursery & Infants. My reason for taking the position as parent governor to be the conduit between fellow parents and the school, to help inspire and sculpt the future of the school for the current & future children attending and supporting & implementing improvement measures, ensuring the success of the school continues.

Scott Golland

Alongside being a very proud Dad of Archie who attends Beighton Nursery School, I am a Director and Independent Financial Planner as part of a reasonably sized, regulated financial planning company. I have grown up in S20 so attended local schools, colleges and participated in local sports teams. With this in mind, I have a number of strong local ties so have a vested ear to the ground in what it means to be a parent in the local community.

As you would expect, my ‘day job’ involves being able to listen to the requirements of individuals/families, help plan and be able to articulate positive discussion to help meet those desired objectives in a way that is of comfort to those included. This ranges from younger generations through to older, multi-generational discussions including planning for business and corporations. Naturally, this aptitude to Financial Management I would hope will be beneficial to discussions in supporting our School.

I applied to become a governor to both enhance and really make Beighton Nursery School something for us all to be proud of.