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The Main Roles of the Governing Body are:


To Provide a Strategic View

The governing body should help to set, and keep under review, the broad policies and procedures within which the Headteacher and staff should run the school.

 In all its work, the governing body should focus on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.


Monitoring and Challenge

The governing body is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the schools effectiveness, asking challenging questions and pressing for improvement. The headteacher is responsible for leading the school providing high quality education and for the day-to-day management of the school.


To Ensure Accountability

The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school and decide on  strategic direction. The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. It is not the role of governors to rubber-stamp every decision of the headteacher.


Supporting the School

Governors are expected to act as a champion for the school in the local community. Governors are expected to remember the importance of confidentiality, whilst representing specific sections of the school community.


Governor Types and Terms of Office

(1 x Local Authority , 1 x Head , 1 x Staff, 6 x Co-Opted, 3 x Parents )

Name Type Term Ends Pecuniary Interest
Joan Grant Head n/a Member of school staff
Vacancy Local Authority 01.09.23  Employed by a national company based locally
Michelle Ashcroft Staff 11.10.21 Member of school staff
Sarah Sanders Co-opted (Vice Chair) 11.10.21 Employed at SureStart
Darren Amesbury Co-opted 10/09/2024 Headteacher at local school
John Fleming Co-opted 03.10.22 Employed at MHA 
Daniel Bousfield Co-opted 18/03/24   Teacher in Stockport 
Jenny Cummings Co-opted 18/03/24   Outreach worker
Jan Jesson Parent 28.12.20 Children at school.  Qualified Accountant
Sarah Edwards Parent 17.11.2021  Child at school . Employed by a charitable trust.
Julie Dawson Co-opted (Chair) 28.12.20 None 
Wendy Ashworth Parent 28.12.20 Child at school. Employed by an airline.
Jane Murphy Clerk n/a


The Governing Body is looking to appoint three parent governors  to take up their their terms of office from the new year 2021. Please use the link below to access the information letter and the nomination form and candidates statement form. If you would  prefer a  paper copy then please contact the school  office on 0161 973 6887 and they will arrange for one to be sent to you.

Please email the Clerk to the Governors, Jane Murphy at if you have any questions about this.

Parent Governor Information and Forms (Nov 2020)


MINUTES 2019-2020

2019-2020 Committee Membership

2019-2020 Terms of Reference - Full GB & all Committees

2019-2020 Meetings Attendance

9 October 2019

11 December 2019

13 May 2020

1 July 2020



MINUTES 2018-2019

2018-2019 Committee Membership

2018-2019 Terms of Reference - Full GB & all Committees

2018-2019  Meetings Attendance

3 October 2018

12 December 2018

20 March 2019

15 May 2019

26 June 2019


MINUTES 2017-2018

2017-2018 Committee Membership

2017-2018 Terms of Reference for Full GB & All Committees

2017 - 2018 Meetings Attendance

11 October 2017

6 December 2017

21 March 2018

16 May 2018

27 June 2018


 MINUTES  2016-2017

2016-2017 Committee Membership

2016-2017 Meetings Attendance

2016-2017 Terms of Reference for Full GB & All Committees

27 June 2017

16 May 2017

21 March 2017

6 December 2017

11 October 2016


Newsletters featuring 'Meet the Governor'

Julie Dawson

Smitesh Patel



DfE Governor Handbook

Code of Conduct

What do Governors do?

Governor Eligibility

Skills Audit Form

Governors' Allowance Scheme