Meet the Governors
Who We Are
Mrs Sarah Howard – appointed in July 2017
Sarah is Chair of Governors and is the Pupil Premium Governor and the Training and Development Link Governor. She is a secondary school teacher with pastoral responsibilities, a former pupil and a current parent.
Mrs Val Eustice – appointed in September 2016
Val is Vice Chair of Governors, the Early Years Foundation Stage Governor and Chair of the School Effectiveness and Pupil Welfare Committee. She is a retired Head Teacher.
Mr James Roles - appointed in October 2017
James is a Health & Safety teacher and adviser in industry and is the Health & Safety Governor.
Revd Kathy Selby – appointed in September 2016
Kathy is minister of Bolton Road Methodist Church and is formerly a teacher.
Mrs Barbara Ingham - appointed in September 2018
Barbara is the SEND Governor.
Diocesan Foundation Governor
Mrs Jenny Downham – appointed in March 2017
Jenny is the Safeguarding and SEND Governor. She is a retired Head of a Sixth Form College and has many years teaching experience.
Mr Paul Sanderson - appointed in July 2019
Paul is the vicar at St Stephen's Church, Elton
Local Authority Governor
Councillor Jackie Harris - appointed in May 2019
Mr Andrew Mielczarski – appointed in September 2019
Mrs Lisa McCullough – appointed in October 2018
Mrs Jane Parsons – appointed in September 2016
Mrs Parsons is Head Teacher of St. Stephen’s CE Primary School
Mrs Charlotte Cooney - appointed in 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.
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.
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.
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.