Our Local Governing Body
Kevin Moran, Chair of the Local Governing Body
I am a Parent Trustee for Cringle Brook Primary School and have a child who is a pupil there. I have worked as a Civil Servant in the DWP since 2001, and as a manager from 2009. Before that I worked for a short time for an examination board. In my spare time I like listening to music and watching films.
You can contact our Chair of the Local Governing body by emailing , or by writing to Kevin c/o Cringle Brook Primary.
Lisa Vyas, Executive Headteacher
I am Executive Headteacher working across the Kingsway Community Trust and have been a National Leader of Education since 2006. I have a strong commitment to working in Manchester and have taught in this area for the whole of my teaching career. I became headteacher at Ladybarn in 1998 and Green End in 2007, taking it from special measures within 7 months. I was in the first cohort of Primary school improvement partners and I have also mentored future headteachers through the Manchester Aspiring Leaders programme. I have a passion for working in urban schools to raise aspiration and self-belief of children and their families.
Ariana Yakas, Trustee, Chair of the Trust Board, Lead Data
I live in inner-city Manchester and I am an experienced Business Systems Analyst and IT Project Manager. I currently work for the Open University Business School on one of their Executive Leadership courses and also on a Project Management course. I have been a school governor since 2000. In May 2013 I was designated a National Leader of Governance. I have extensive experience in helping a school in Special Measures, Performance Management, Finance and recruiting senior leaders in schools. I have three children. If I have any spare time I spend it at my allotment or my garden
David Eglese, Community Governor
I have lived in South Manchester since 2009, working in Higher Education for MMU and currently the University of Liverpool as the Head of Data Science within the External Relations department. Prior to this I lived in South Yorkshire where I completed my undergraduate studies, teacher training and taught secondary ICT and Business Studies. I’m married with two children and play table tennis in the local leagues in my spare time. I’m passionate about education and supporting learners to reach their full potential.
Lis Smith, Staff Governor
I am currently a Teaching Assistant at Cringle Brook, having been a Reading Assistant for a year and a half. For over ten years, I worked for the Christie Hospital in the Human Resources Department.
I have two sons and one daughter and in my spare time, enjoy going down to the allotment, doing the weekly park run and volunteering for age concern.
I love working at Cringle Brook and am looking forward to the opportunity of being a Staff Governor.
Katy Pelling-Jones, Parent Governor
I am a parent governor for Cringle Brook School. I’m married and have two children, one of whom is a pupil at the school.
I am a senior business analyst and have experience in financial services, the public sector and the charity sector.
I’ve lived in the local area since 2016, and in my spare time you can find me and my family exploring the local parks and amenities such as Levenshulme market
Philippa Bird, Parent Governor Cringle Brook Primary
I am currently an inclusion and diversity manager focussing on equality of opportunity within the financial services. My work experience spans strategic and media planning roles.
Along with our two children who attend Cringle Brook, my partner Trond and I feel at home in Levenshulme. We love being part of its vibrant, multicultural community. I try to stay fit and enjoy playing the piano, creative writing and travelling with my family.