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
  • 2 Staff Governors
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 LA Governor

Who are we?

  • Dr Rev David Jacks - Exo- Officio - Appointed by Bishop of Manchester
  • Mrs A McGowan, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 2016
  • Mrs B Gaskin, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 2011
  • Mrs G Breley, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 2004
  • Mr J Hindle, Associate Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 2004
  • Mrs C Wood, Foundation Governor (parent)  - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 2013
  • Mrs J Perry, Foundation Governor appointed by Manchester Diocesan Board of Education in 2008
  • Mr S Withnall, Foundation Governor - Appointed by Christ Church PCC in 1997
  • Miss Suzanne Fildes, Head teacher Ex-officio, 2016
  • Mrs J Hilton, Staff Governor - Appointed by School Staff in 2007
  • Mr M.R. Preston - Appointed by Parents in 2004
  • 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 Stenten Withnall
  • Finance - Chair Matthew Preston
  • General Purposes - Chair Judith Hilton
  • 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

  • Matthew Preston - self employed.

Other material interests:

  • Judith Hilton - Mark Hilton - minor maintenance

Governor roles in other educational institutions

  • Zoe McQuillan 
  • Janet Perry

Recently serving Governors

  • Rekah Patel-Harrison -December 2013 - December 2016
  • Elaine Horridge - September 2000 to July 2016
  • Revd Lee Longden - July 2008 to 21st March 2015
  • Philip Blakeney - 31st July 2004 to 5th December 2014

Associate members:

  • Jonathan Hindle - Associate Governor ( voting rights in committees only)

Attendance Record

 

Name of Governor

FGB Additional meeting

Full Governing Body

General Purposes Committee

Finance Committee

Curriculum & Standards

Personnel, Staffing & Pay

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20th September

6th December

16th October

7th November

19th November

22nd October

BRELEY Gill

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FILDES Suzanne

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GASKIN Barbara

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HINDLE Jonathan

 

 

 

 

 

 

HILTON Judith

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HOLBROOK Joanne

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JACKS Revd. Dr. David

 

 

 

 

 

 

McGOWAN Andrea

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PERRY Janet

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PRESTON Matthew

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WITHNALL Stenten

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WOOD Claire

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FOULDS Paul - Clerk

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CASE Zoe – DH observer

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DAVIES Paul – LA Clerk

 

 

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