Meet the Governors
Who We Are
Mrs Sarah Howard – term of office started on 20th July 2021
Sarah is Chair of Governors and is the Training and Development Link Governor. She is a secondary school teacher with pastoral responsibilities, a former pupil and a current parent.
Mr James Roles - term of office started in October 2021
James is a Health & Safety teacher and adviser in industry and is the Health & Safety Governor.
Mrs Barbara Ingham - term of office started on 19th September 2018
Barbara is the SEND Governor.
Cllr Luis McBriar - term of office started on 23rd March 2021
(There is currently one vacancy for a Foundation Governor)
Diocesan Foundation Governor
Mrs Jenny Downham – appointed 1st September 2018
Jenny is the Safeguarding Governor and is the Link Governor for RE and Ethos. She is a retired Head of a Sixth Form College and has many years teaching experience.
Mr Paul Sanderson - appointed in 1st September 2019
Paul is the Priest-in-Charge at St Stephen's Church, Elton
Local Authority Governor
Councillor Jackie Harris - appointed 1st May 2019
Jackie is a local Councillor in the Church Ward.
Mr Andrew Mielczarski – appointed 25th September 2019
Andy is the Vice-Chair of Governors, Chair of the Standards, Effectiveness and Pupil Welfare Committee and the Mathematics Link Governor. He is a former primary school teacher and works for the Prison Service as a Head of Learning and Skills Manager with responsibility for all learning within a local prison. He is also a current parent.
Mrs Lisa McCullough – appointed 12th October 2018
Lisa is Chair of the Resources Committee and the Pupil Premium Governor.
Mrs Jane Parsons – appointed 1st September 2016
Mrs Parsons is Head Teacher of St. Stephen’s CE Primary School
Mrs Charlotte Cooney - appointed 14th October 2019
Mrs Cooney has been a teacher at St Stephen's CE Primary School since September 2016. She has taught in KS1 and now teaches Year 3. She is the EYFS link governor.
Mr Robert Haigh - appointed in November 2016
Robert is a Diocesan School Advisor, a SIAMS inspector and a former Secondary School Head Teacher. Robert is also a Foundation Governor at St. Anne's CE Primary School, Rossendale and is Company Director of RHA Educational Consultancy Ltd.
Robert has voting rights on the School Effectiveness and Pupil Welfare Committee and serves on the Head Teacher Performance Management Panel as agreed by the Governing Body.
Former Governors (2019-20)
Mrs Val Eustice - (Foundation Governor) appointed in September 2016
Val served as a governor for 4 years until September 2020.
Rev Kathy Selby - (Foundation Governor) appointed September 2016
Kathy served as a governor for 4 years until September 2020.
Former Governors (2018-2019)
Mr Chris Ryan - (Parent Governor) appointed in September 2015
Chris served as a governor for 8 years and stepped down in September 2019.
Mr Steve Clark - (ex-Officio Governor) appointed in May 2017
Steve served as a member of the governing body until July 2019.
Mrs Nicola Garside - (Staff Governor) appointed in September 2017.
Nicola served two terms of office on the governing body and resigned from the governing body in September 2019.
Former Governors (2017-18)
Mr Harold Baxter – (Diocesan Governor) appointed in September 2013
Harold served as a member of the governing body for over 30 years and retired from governance in September 2018.
Mr Matthew Ablett - (Parent Governor) appointed in April 2016
Matthew served two terms as a parent governor and resigned from the governing body in July 2018.
Mrs Kim Griffiths - (LA Governor) appointed in December 2017
Kim served as a governor for two terms and resigned from the governing body in October 2018.
Pecuniary and Business Interests
A declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interests is made at the start of each meeting of the governing body and a record of this is retained by the clerk and the School.
Mr Robert Haigh is a governor at one other school.
Cllr Jackie Harris serves as a governor at one other primary school in Bury and at one high school in Bury.
Mrs Sarah Howard is a secondary school teacher in Bury and a parent of two pupils at the school.
Mrs Jane Parsons has declared a Business Interest in the School's telephone system. She is also a governor at another school in Bury.