Foundation Governor -Chair of Governors
My interest in education started in 2002 when I left my career as a solicitor and helped to develop a locally-based charity, ReachOut, which trained University students to volunteer as "Big Brothers and Sisters" and provide mentoring support to young people in deprived areas of Manchester. Their mottos were "be the best you can be" and "commit, inspire, transform".
I later joined one of the schools we worked in, initially as an Associate Governor and now as a Community Governor.
I am now self employed as Notary Public, involved in the preparation, authentication and certification of legal documentation for use abroad.
I hope to bring my skills and experiences of different contexts and environments to the school for the benefit of the children, staff and community. I hope that over time and with the support of the wider school community I will be able to demonstrate the commitment to and passion for the school shown by the other governors in their profiles and can play my part in enabling the children and everyone associated with the school "be the best they can be" in a respectful environment which cares for the individual.
Parent Governor; Vice Chair of Governors; PE/Science Link
As a parent at Chorlton C of E I have enjoyed watching both my daughters physical, social, emotional and academic progress blossom at the school, from nursery into years 3 and 6. During this time I have also had the privilege of playing an active role in enriching the pupils’ experiences through delivering KS1 and KS2 science lessons and extracurricular sports coaching sessions.
Professionally, I have worked as a scientist in academia and industry which has provided me with strong professional, analytical, legal and interpersonal skills to bring to the role of parent governor.
I am proud of our school and passionate about education, I believe that long term academic success is rooted in the ‘love of learning’ and am committed to supporting improvements on the schools’ attainment and outstanding status, whilst keeping an eye to the principles of inclusivity; every child fulfilling their potential; and creating a supportive and nurturing environment.
Rev. Ken Flood
Foundation Governor; Religious Education Link; Chair of SIP Committee
I am the Rector at St Clement's Church and as such I am a foundation governor of Chorlton C of E School. I came to Chorlton at the end of 2008. I have one child in the nursery and two more waiting in the wings.
I have a background in science but for most of my life I've been in full-time ordained ministry. I've worked in inner-city, city centre, and suburban parishes.
I am the chair of the School Improvement Plan Committee and I am also the (perhaps not unsurprisingly) the link governor for Religious Education.
Parent Governor; Humanities Link; Chair of Resources Committee
I am a Parent Governor with three children in the school, and was elected in 2014.
My career has equipped me with a variety of skills that I hope to bring to bear in the Governor role. I see my key function as ensuring that the views and opinions of parents are voiced and understood, so please do let me know if there is anything I can help with.
We are lucky enough to be part of a great school. It is an asset that I will work to maintain and improve upon.
Co-opted Governor; Eco, PSHE, Citizenship Link
Having grown up in Chorlton, I returned here after university and I currently work as a senior business analyst for a software company in Salford Quays.
I am passionate about environmental issues and have played an active role as a volunteer with the local Friends of the Earth group in Manchester for over a decade, as well as chairing The Carbon Literacy Trust.
I became a community governor because I recognise the vital role that schools play in building a sustainable future: not only do they equip children with the skills and knowledge to flourish and fulfil their potential, they can also bring communities together to learn about the environmental challenges we face and to work together to overcome them.
I am proud to have supported our Eco Team in securing a prestigious Green Flag award from the Eco-Schools programme, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to a successful and sustainable future for the school, its pupils and the wider community.
Foundation Governor -Safeguarding/Health & Safety Link
I have lived in Chorlton for 40 years and worked in the area for the majority of that time, most recently as a busy GP for many years in a practice in Whalley Range. Having recently retired I now, amongst other things, look after my young grandson 2 days each week, as well as singing in several choirs locally - one of them being St Clement's church choir. I also go hill-walking in the surrounding areas most weeks.
I am very keen on trying to keep fit, and encouraging good health, both physical and mental, in all age groups. As a new foundation governor (February 2016) I hope to learn more about the already excellent emphasis which Chorlton C of E places on health, good nutrition, creativity, and social responsibility within the school.
Associate Gov -Maths Link
I am a father of three children and share the view that education is a seamless journey involving parents, schools and a whole spectrum of other influences.
It is our challenge to bring these together holistically, delivering to our children a joined-up education, an education that enables them to be confident and capable.
I am a chartered accountant and with this profession brings the discipline of finance, fund raising, governance.
My family bring me joy on a daily basis and I consider it a privilege to represent Chorlton C of E and the families that are part of it.
Associate Governor; Creative Arts and Music Link
I have had a long association with Chorlton CofE Primary School, since my first child started Nursery in 2003, and I am due to be here until my youngest leaves in 2019!
Having been involved in the PTA over the years, it seemed a natural progression to become part of the Governing Body in 2011.
I believe in the strong community of our school. Being a governor has given me the opportunity to contribute to the journey our children make and the resources they have to enable this process.
Associate Governor -Literacy Link
Tom Butler - Year 6 Teacher/PE Lead
I have worked at Chorlton for three years, two of which in Year 6, and I became staff governor in July 2017. I have an excellent understanding of the academic expectations for children leaving primary school and I am passionate about ensuring all children make the best possible progress and reach their full potential. I am also the P.E coordinator and have a background in sports science and coaching; this is a passion of mine and something I am keen to develop at Chorlton. I am looking forward to seeing the school from a different perspective and contributing to the ongoing outstanding work being done here.
Cllr. John Hacking
LA Governor - SEN/Inclusion Link