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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

                                    Governors of Chorlton C.E Primary School                                      

September 2023

 

Governor categoryNameCommittees/LinksStart date

 Term

started

Term endsPecuniary Interests/other GB membership/relationships with Staff
FoundationRev Ken Flood

Chair of the Governing Body

Chair of School Improvement Plan Committee

Link Governor: RE, MFL

  ex officioNone
FoundationSue Hilton

School Improvement Plan Committee

Link Governor: Safeguarding/Health and Safety /LAC/Anti-Bullying, PSHE, Healthy

23/2/16

23/2/20

22/2/24

None

Foundation

(parent)

Katherine Congdon

School Improvement Committee

Link Governor: Science

23/7/22

23/7/22

22/7/26

None

Parent (elected)

Sarah Kiely

Link Governor: PE, Art, Music

15/11/22

15/11/22

14/11/26

None

Parent (elected)

Marketta Mason

Resources Committee

Link Governor: English

15/11/22

15/11/22

14/11/26

None

Parent (elected)

Nat Groarke

TBC

30/10/23

30/10/23

29/10/27

None

Headteacher

Phil Trohear

School Improvement Plan Committee

Resources Committee

 

 

ex officio

None

Staff (elected)

Tom Butler

School Improvement Plan Committee

1/9/17

1/9/21

31/8/25

None

Co-opted (Staff)

Jo Derbyshire

Resources Committee

Link Governor: DT

7/10/22

7/10/22

6/10/26

Member of Staff

Co-opted

Stuart Vendy

Resources Committee

Pay Appeals Committee

Link Governor: History + Geography, Computing

23/6/14

20/5/22

19/5/26

None

Co-opted

Vacancy

     

 

                               

 

 

Governors of Chorlton CE Primary School                                             2022/2023 Attendance Record

 

Governor category

name

term ends

Full Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee

School Improvement Plan Committee

Pay Committee

 

 

 

possible  meetings

attended

              apols                   

 possible    meetings

attended  

           apols          

possible     meetings

attended

            apols

met

attended  

Foundation

Rev Ken Flood

Chair

ex officio

5

5             -

3

2           1

1

1            -

1

1

Foundation

Sue Hilton

 

22/2/24

5

5             -     

 

 

1

0           1

 

 

Foundation

 

Katherine Congdon

6/10/26

5

4              1

 

 

1

1             -

 

 

Parent (elected)

Sarah Kiely

24/11/26

4

3              1

 

 

1

1             -

 

 

Parent (elected)

      

Marketta Mason

 

24/11/26

4

4              -

2

2            -

1

1             -

 

 

Parent (elected)

Charles Ward

Resources Chair

7/10/23

5

4              1

3

3            -

 

 

 

 

Acting Headteacher

 Sept 22 to Dec 22

Vicki Foreman

ex officio

2

2              -

 

 

1

1             -

1

1

Headteacher

From January 2023

Phil Trohear

  

ex officio

5

5              -

3

3            -

1

1             -

 

 

Staff (elected)

 

Tom Butler

 

31/8/25

5

5              -

 

 

1

1             -

 

 

Local Authority

John Hacking

28/9/23

5

2              1

 

 

1

0             

 

 

Co-opted (Staff)

 

Jo Derbyshire

6/10/26

4

3              1

3

3            -

 

 

 

 

Co-opted

 

Stuart Vendy

6/10/26

5

4     

3

3            -

 

 

1

1

Co-opted

Resigned March 2023

Aliyshia Wallen

 

2

1              1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors of Chorlton CE Primary School                                             2021/2022 Attendance Record

 

Governor category

name

term ends

Full Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee

School Improvement Plan Committee

Pay Committee

 

 

 

possible         meetings

attended

            apols                           

possible         meetings

attended  

            apols              

possible     meetings

attended

            apols

met

attended  

Foundation (parent)

Rev Ken Flood

SIPC Chair

ex officio

6

6            -

 

 

1

0/1       1/1

 

 

Foundation

Sue Hilton

 

22/2/24

6

6             -     

 

 

1

1             -

 

 

Foundation

              resigned July 22

John O'Donnell

Chair

25/5/25

6

6             -

3

3            -

 

 

1

1

Parent (elected)

Fiona Sherlock

31/8/22

6

6             -

 

 

1

1             -

1

1

Parent (elected)

       moved to Co-opted June 22

Stuart Vendy

 

22/6/22

6

6             -

3

1/3       2/3

 

 

 

 

Parent (elected)

Charles Ward

Resources Chair

7/10/23

6

4/6         2/6

3

3            -

 

 

1

1

Headteacher

 

Sam Halliwell

ex officio

6

6             -

3

2/3       1/3

1

1             -

 

 

Staff (elected)

 

Tom Butler

 

31/8/21

6

5/6         1/6

 

 

1

1             -

 

 

Local Authority

John Hacking

28/9/23

6

1/6         2/6

 

 

1

1             -

 

 

Co-opted (Staff)

                resigned July 22

Debbie Smith

7/9/23

6

6             -

3

3            -

 

 

 

 

Co-opted

                 Appointed July 22

Aliyshia Wallen

7/7/26

1

1             -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor induction materials

 

The induction pack for new governors can be downloaded from our website here.  If you require a paper copy, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body.  Your induction includes a meeting with the Head Teacher and a follow-up meeting with the Chair of Governors.  Please contact the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors to arrange a convenient meeting time. 

Information and advice services for governors

 

There is a range of online sources of information and advice:

 

  • Register for the electronic monthly 'Information Update' which Manchester City Council provides to all governors. If you wish to receive this by email, please contact Amy Knowles a.knowles@manchester.gov.uk
  • Register to receive the postal mail of the termly national 'Governors' newsletter produced by the Department for Education. Simply email your details to govnews@prolog.uk.com
  • Use the Manchester City Council governor support pages as your first port of call and then consult the national web sites for alternative and additional information.
  • The Department for Education also produces a Governance Handbook
If you would like to get involved or have any questions regarding the Board of Governors, please contact the Chair of Governors, John O'Donnell via admin@chorlton.manchester.sch.uk or the school office.
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