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Governor Profiles


Jane Owens MBE

I am pleased to have been co-opted onto the board at The Mosslands School recently and delighted to have been elected as chair of the board for the next academic year. I am looking forward to working with Mr Whiteley and staff and getting to know the school community.

I am a former National Leader of Governance and work with governing boards across the country through my consultancy business. I am also chair of trustees of a local multi-academy trust in Wirral, chair of a local special school, a member of a trust in Cheshire West and Chester, chair of a single academy trust in Wirral and also a governor at a faith school in Liverpool.

I was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to education in Wirral and also received the Wirral Civic Award which recognised the work I do freely across Wirral.

I can be contacted via the school office should you wish to speak to me.


Jim Backinsell

Jim has worked for the Civil Service for the last 20 years in the Home Office, moving on to Communities (now DLUHC) and for the last ten years in HMRC. He has undertaken a range of operational and policy roles but for the last 13 years has moved around a range of roles in HR, specialising in learning and talent – alongside generalist business partnering. Jim brings his HR background to his role as a co-opted governor at Mosslands to provides people management and development insight to the team. Jim will also take responsibility for Careers in his link governor role. 

In his spare time, whilst not supervising his two secondary age daughters, he spends time cooking, reading, running and dreaming about distant travel!

Mark Inman

I am currently in my 14th year here at Mosslands.  My current job role is Lead Teacher for Business, IT, Digital Media and Quality Assurance for Vocational Subjects.

The reason why I became a Governor so I can gain an insight into the other side of how the school is run.  I am currently a Union Representative for National Education Union and I feel with my wealth of knowledge I can support the school in some decision making.  I also work for a number of Awarding Organisations in producing and quality assuring examination papers before and after they are sat by candidates.   

My interests outside of school include Motorcycling, a number of sports including Tennis and spending quality time with family and friends.