Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

School closes for Easter at 2.15pm on 31st; INSET April 18th, children return April 19th. Have a great break!

Governor Profiles

Ben Minogue

Parent Governor; Acting Chair of Governors

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.

Stuart Vendy
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.

Ben Holt
Co-opted Governor; ICT Link

I am a parent of one son at Chorlton C of E and a son and daughter who have now left and are at Chorlton High. I have been a parent governor since September 2011, am a member of the resource committee and am Chair of Governors.

As a managing director I am able to offer skills such as organisational efficiency, finance, HR and governance as well as consultancy skills in energy and sustainability. I believe that all children deserve a high quality education which takes account of their learning needs, values their differences and diversity and plays to their strengths. I am proud to be part of such a rewarding and successful school community and am committed to continuously improving what is already an outstanding school.

Ali Abbas
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.

Jamie McAffer
Parent Governor; Modern Foreign Languages Link


As a parent of two daughters at the school, I have been lucky enough to watch them grow and flourish in the caring, dedicated and inspirational environment that our school provides.

In my professional life I am a Creative Director and therefore I have an interest in exploiting the creative potential in all opportunities.  I am a keen advocate of the ‘Creative Curriculum’ and ensuring that children are taught in an engaging, challenging and imaginative way.

My occupation provides plentiful experience in dealing with committees and I am a believer in the need for a cohesive consensus to ensure actions are achieved and promises kept.

As a governor I want to learn, listen and discover a greater understanding of how a school operates and then help the school continue to develop and remain on its path of excellence. 




Sue Hilton
Foundation Governor


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.


Kris Nayak

Associate Gov

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. 

Susie Adamson

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.


I am the Link Governor for Creative Arts & Music.



Rich Roberts

Associate Governor

I’ve got three girls, two of whom are currently at Chorlton C of E and the third will hopefully go in a few years. I joined the Governors in September 2015 to help keep our wonderful school delivering a great experience for all the children. I am a member of the resource committee and offer my services particularly in the realm of people and change, having worked in HR for many years across numerous organisations. 
I want to make sure everyone can thrive in a safe, open and encouraging school environment that we all feel part of – the children, teachers, parents and the wider community and am proud to do what I can to help achieve this.
Debbie Smith
Co-opted Staff Governor - School Business Manager
I joined Chorlton CofE in October 2013 as the School Business Manager and came from a High School background.  Previous employments include banking, payroll and I had my own business in Tenerife.
My job at our school is very varied and I contribute to many areas including finance, payroll, procurement, buildings and health and safety to name a few!
I feel very privileged to work in such an exceptional school that has only the best interest of all children.  All stake holders share the same ethos and vision with true passion and I am honoured to be part of such an outstanding school.

Andrew Longworth - Acting Deputy Head
Staff Governor

I became staff governor in September 2010. Part of my role as a teacher is coordinating Achievements and Standards throughout the school and I felt I could contribute my knowledge and expertise in this area within the School Improvement Committee.


This role has helped myself see the school from a different perspective and ways I can further contribute to taking Chorlton CE forward with the ultimate aim of enhancing the outstanding 'excellence and enjoyment' the children receive.

Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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