Governance and Reach's Steering Group


We are governed by Middleton Primary School.  Our Head of Centre attends all governors meetings.  Please see their website for more information.

Meet our Steering Group

Our Steering Group work in a similar way to school governors.  You can find out more about each member below:

Sam Williams - Chair

I am the Head Teacher of Middleton Primary School.  I have worked at Middleton Primary School for 13 years!  I love my job and the school I work in - we have a great team of staff and wonderful children.  My hobbies are cycling - mountain biking and I love my rescue dogs and cats!

Julie Coulson

My name is Mrs Julie Coulson. I am the headteacher at Blackgates Primary Academy. I have five children of my own and think all children are wonderful! There is nothing better than helping someone learn and be happy. I have been a headteacher for 5 years and have been teaching for 25 years. I am also the Designated Safeguarding Leader and phonics and reading leader at Blackgates Primary Academy. My favourite thing to do inside is to read, and my favourite outdoor activity is to take my 2 dogs for walks, especially on the beach.

Karen Sherwin

I am the Area Inclusion Partnership (AIP) Lead for South Leeds. I work with 48 Primary Schools and 8 High Schools in South Leeds. I am commissioned by the Local Authority to reduce exclusions, promote inclusion and increase attendance. I am a trained SENCo and have taught in primary schools and alternate provisions for 12 years. I'm a huge rugby fan and support Leeds Rhinos.

Jane Hopwood

I'm Headteacher at Lane End Primary School in Beeston. I've been teaching for 26 years and I love it.  Every day is full of surprises and it keeps me on my toes! When I'm not at school I love growing veg and messing about with my sewing machine. I've got teenage twins, which is a challenge in itself.

Sara Harris

My name is Sara Harris and I am the Executive Headteacher of Robin Hood and Drighlington Primary Schools. I have been a headteacher for over 15 years and also a Senior School Improvement Adviser for Leeds City Council. I love watching sport, but in particular football; I am a Barnsley F.C season ticket holder. I also have two teenage children who keep me very busy out of work!

Deborah Park

Rupa Barson