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Meet our School Governors

Mrs K. Rudd - Chair Of Governors

My name is Karen and I am Chair of Governors at Kirkbride Primary School. I have two children currently in school, a girl in Year 6 and a boy in Year 3.

I work in an accountants which helps me understand the financial position of the school and links well with my governor role on the Staffing and Finance Committee.

I live just outside the village and I am passionate about our local community; I am also a member of Kirkbride Carnival Committee, which organises a number of events throughout the year for the village and surrounding area.

I decided that I wanted to become a governor as I was keen to work with staff, parents, carers and pupils to help, what is already a good school, develop and go from strength to strength.


Mrs A. Little - Vice Chair - Local Authority Governor
Miss R. Tweddle - Co-opted Governor

Mrs B. Fyrth - Co-opted Governor

Hi, my name is Brenda Fyrth and I am really proud to be a governor of Kirkbride School. I have lived locally for many years and have always been interested in Kirkbride School`s achievements.

I have been involved in education all my working life...40+ years!! I have taught across all age ranges from 5 – 18, worked as an advisory teacher and currently am the headteacher of Thomlinson Junior School in Wigton. My priority and passion has always been in providing the very best for children, of all abilities and backgrounds, ensuring that their welfare and education always comes first. Since my school works closely with Kirkbride, via the Solway School Cluster, I feel that much is to be gained from the sharing of information and support within this group of local schools.

Although I have lived in Cumbria for most of my life I was born in Yorkshire. I am, and always will be, a very proud Tyke!! Most of my family remain either in Yorkshire or, across the Pennines, in Lancashire, although my `adopted` family are very much based in the Kirkbride locality.

My experience, within education, enables me to have very clear understanding of all aspects of school life from curriculum development to school management issues. I hope that I can use both my knowledge and skill to support Kirkbride School.

Outside of my working life I enjoy travelling, socialising, reading and keeping active.

Mr A. Hedworth - Co-opted Governor
Mr J. Morris - Parent Governor

Mrs J. Taylor - Parent Governor

Hello, my name is Julie Taylor and I have recently joined the governing body as a Parent Governor.

I have two children who both attend Kirkbride Primary School in reception and year 1. I was keen to become a Governor because like most parents I am passionate about my children's education. Kirkbride primary school provide an outstanding quality of education, has supportive staff and wonderful children.

I have worked in finance for over 12 years and I plan to use my knowledge to assist in my role as a member of the finance committee.

I take great pride in been elected to the role of Parent Governor and I hope I can contribute in some way to the schools continued success.

Mrs A. Howe - Staff Governor

Mrs D. Maxwell - Head Teacher

As Head teacher of Kirkbride Primary I am accountable to the Governors of the school.  They support me in all aspects of school life.  

We have a vacancy for a co-opted (community) Governor for our Governing Body. If you are interested please speak to Mrs D. Maxwell, Head Teacher