Rev H Bloomfield

Chair of Governors
Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor, Resources Committee, Staff Attendance Discipline and Dismissal Committee, Grievance and Pay Committee

I was elected as Chair of the governing body in October 2016 having served on the committee for a few years. I spend half a day in school every week and join the school for assemblies and celebrations. I am a former rugby- playing businessman from Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast and have been a Minister at Tanterton Christian Centre since 2011. I am a trained children's ministry worker and love preaching and teaching and showing the relevancy of Jesus to everyone in the 21st Century. I also thoroughly enjoy speaking engagements abroad in churches and at conferences in Spain and especially in Myanmar (Burma) in SE Asia. To contact me please send all correspondence to - Rev H Bloomfield CO - Pool House School Kidsgrove Ingol Preston PR2 7BX

Mrs L Soole

Resources Committee, Appraisal and Pay Appeals Committee, Staff Attendance Discipline and Dismissal Committee, Standards and Effectiveness Committee, Pupil Discipline Committee

Liz has been a very active and involved member of the governing body for a number of years and in October 2016 was elected as vice-chair. Liz spends quality time in school on a weekly basis and is involved in many activities with our staff and children. Liz is a former deputy headteacher and worked in the teaching profession for over 40 years. Liz is also a very active volunteer on the Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Council.

Mrs C Hope

SEN Governor
Sex and Relationships Governor, Resources Committee, Appraisal and Pay Appeals Committee, Pupil Discipline Committee, Standard and Effectiveness Committee

My Name is Carol Hope and I have been a Community Governor and Pool House School for about 13 years. I live in Ingol with my Husband and our dog! I enjoy gardening, walking and holidays in our caravan. I attend Tanterton Christian Fellowship, which is the church next door to the school. At church I help with Chattabox (Mums and Toddlers Group), Time Travellers ( Children's Club for Infant and Junior Children) and Peacemakers (Youth Club). In my working life I was an Intensive Care Nurse at The Royal Lancaster Infirmary, but took early retirement 5 years ago and I am loving it!

Mrs J Furr

Resources Committee, Complaints Appeals Committee

June has been a member of the governing body for eight years during which time she has been very pro-active in attending school events and celebrations. June lives in Ashton, near to school, with her husband of 60 years. June worked as a mental health nurse and was a volunteer at a support centre for vulnerable adult females. June is a regular church attender and enjoys time with her family and friends.

Mrs V McEwan

Parent Governor
Resources Committee, Grievance and Pay Committee

My Name is Vicky McEwan and I am a happily married Mum of three children aged 11, 9 and 8. Two of my children currently attend Pool House school and the other previously attended before moving to High School. I live within the local community and I work at Pool House Under 5's Nursery. I am the Pre-School room leader and i enjoy my job very much!

Mrs M Yuzbasioglu

Parent Governor

I am the parent of a pupil in school. My daughter is currently in Year 1 and has attended Pool House School since reception. My daughter also occasionally attends the Breakfast and After School Club as my Husband and I both work full time. I have only recently joined the Governing Body of Pool House School having taken up office in the Autumn Term 2016.

Mrs J Cole

Resources Committee, Standards and Effectiveness Committee

In September 2017 I will have been a member of staff at Pool House School for 20 years. I first joined the school in 1997 as an NQT, joined the management team three years later and was appointed as Headteacher six years later, a position I have thoroughly enjoyed for the last fourteen years. Pool House has been on a tremendous journey during this period and is now a successful and happy school and one which I am proud to be part of.

Mrs L Gates

Staff Governor
Resources Committee

Mrs Gates is a long standing member of the staff at Pool House, originally employed as a teaching assistant before taking on the roll of Office Manager. Mrs Gates’ expertise in school is invaluable and supports the very smooth running of the school on a day to day basis.

Mr P Mearns

Resources Committee Observer, Standards and Effectiveness Committee Observer

Mr Mearns is our Assistant Headteacher and Year 5 Class teacher. Mr Mearns joined the staff of Pool House in 2003 as a member of the teaching team and is now a key member of the Senior Management Team. Mr Mearns has taken a very active role in a number of Local Authority initiatives and projects such as SEAL, School Sports Partnership and more recently World Class Leadership.


The date of the next Governors meetings are 15th October 2018, 18th March 2019 and 17th June 2019



Term of Office

Rev Hazlett Bloomfield (Chair)

CO - Pool House School 







Mrs Elizabeth Soole (Vice- Chair)



Mrs June Furr



Mrs Carol Hope



Mr Danny Bamber

Teacher Governor


Mrs Lorraine Gates



Mrs Anne Morrow



Mrs Vicky McEwan



Mrs M Yuszbasioglu



Mrs Julie Cole

Head Teacher


Mr Ian Bradbury


Councillor Steven Thompson Co-opted 31.08.2019

Mr Paul Mearns ( Assistant Headteacher)



Pool House is a community school maintained by the Lancashire Education Authority based at County Hall in Preston.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor please see Mrs Cole, Mrs Gates or Mr Mearns.

For information Mrs J Furr is related by Parentage to the Head Teacher. There are none material interests.

Pool House Governors have declared they have no financial or business interests.

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