My name is Susan Sanderson and I am currently the Chair of Governors of Sandside Lodge school. I joined the governors about 10 years ago as a LA governor. I was previously a primary headteacher, an adviser for special needs and headteacher of a secondary special school for secondary boys with social and emotional problems. I am now retired and wanted to continue to support the very special children. When I first began we were in the old building and dreamed of having a purpose built one which we have now got. Sandside Lodge has always had a good reputation and staff and pupils work hard and despite occasional obstacles make tremendous progress. I am very proud to be a governor and be able to contribute to this amazing school community.
I am a retired headteacher and I have been a governor at Sandside since June 2013. I enjoy working with everyone at Sandside to provide the best for all the students.
I have worked at Sandside Lodge for 13 years. My current role is Sandside Autism Support Manager. I am a team teach tutor, Thrive practitioner and am trained in attention autism. My areas of interest are Autism, behaviour support and sensory processing. I enjoy my job being a governor will give more experience within my role.
I have been a governor for many years. I am a co-opted governor, vice-chair of the governing board and chair of curriculum and staffing. I love being a governor for your school and enjoy spending time with you all.
Clerk to Governors
Hello, I`m Ania, a clerk to governors. I have been taking minutes during meetings for the last 8 years. I am extremely proud to support your Headteacher and governors who are so passionate about this amazing school and fantastic students.
I joined as a parent governor of the school in 2020. My daughter Ayla has severe cerebral palsy with complex needs and has attended Sandside School since 2011, something she very much enjoys. I am a Chartered Engineer who works as a management consultant in the upstream oil and gas industry across the world. As a born and bred Ulverstonian I have an active interest in the school and local community and am very keen to see the school succeed and continue its positive impact.