Governor Page

On this page you can find out all about our Governors.

What do Governors do?

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Hold the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school making sure its money is well spent

We have 12 Governors made up as follows:

  • 7 Foundation Governors
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 LA Governor

Who are we?

  • Dr Rev David Jacks, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Bishop of Manchester
  • Mrs D.Whiteley , Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 20.4.21
  • To be appointed, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC
  • Mrs G Breley, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 2004
  • Mr N Perry, LA Governor - Appointed on 25.11.2021
  • Mr S Withnall, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 1997
  • Miss Suzanne Fildes, Head teacher, 2016
  • Miss E Adamson, Staff Governor - Appointed by School Staff on 04.07.2019
  • Mrs D Enright - Appointed by Parents on 21.4.21
  • Mrs J Jeffery - Appointed by Parents on 21.04.21
  • Mrs K Deakin, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC on 30.09.20
  • Mrs Z McQuillan - (Observer - Non voting member)


When do we meet?

As a Whole Governing Body we meet every term, however we meet in smaller sub-committees on a more regular basis. Some of these committees are statutory and some non statutory. These committees include:

  • Personnel, Staffing and Pay - Chair Gillian Breley
  • Finance - Chair Matthew Preston
  • General Purposes - Chair Niall Perry
  • Curriculum and Monitoring Standards of Achievement - Chair Gillian Breley
  • Admissions
  • Appeals
  • School Complaints Panel
  • Working Parties
  • Head teacher Performance Management.

Our meeting schedule can be found on the calendar page.

Please click the link below to view our curriculum schedule.

Would you like to become a Governor?

Being a school governor is an important role but you do not need to have any particular skills, knowledge or experience to become a governor. What you need to bring is: a commitment to school life; the ability to work with others; patience and enthusiasm; a willingness to learn; a commitment to working openly and democratically; and, most importantly a willingness to spend what time you can offer getting involved in school life. Our governors typically spend about 10 hours a month contributing to school life (attending meetings, undertaking training, visiting school, participating in school events and much more) but some do less and you can do a lot more if you choose.

The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with us!

Relevant Pecuniary Interest Declarations

  • none

Governor roles in other educational institutions

  • Zoe McQuillan
  • Janet Perry

Recently serving Governors

  • Mr M Preston 2004 - April 2021
  • Mr D Hurlston, 4th July 2019 - 17th March 2021
  • Mrs A McGowan, 2015 - 1st Sept 2020

Attendance Record

Click the link below to view attendance for 2020-2021.

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