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St Andrew's CE VA Primary School

Together, we love, we learn, we shine.

Graves Street, Radcliffe,
Bury, M26 4GE

0161 723 2426

Mrs Ellis

  1. School Information
  2. Governors

Our Governors

Our dedicated team of governors help make important decisions about the running of the school.

Chair of Governors, Foundation and SEND Governor - Mr Daniel Downes

Vice chair and Diocesan Governor - Russell Baucutt

Ex-Officio and Worship Governor - Reverend Joanna McKee

Foundation, Looked After and Pupil Premium Governor - Mrs Fiona Trewartha

Foundation and Health and Safety Governor - Mr Garry Taylor

Foundation and Child Protection Governor - Gemma Roberts

Headteacher Governor - Mrs Gillian Ellis

Staff Governor - Miss Julie Roberts

Parent Governor - Ms Amanda Nellist 

Local Authority Governor - Councillor Paul Cropper

Foundation Governor - Danielle Halton 


Governors' Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of a Governor are to:

  • Know and support the aims of the school, its mission statement and ensure that these are achieved.
  • Determine the overall direction and development of the school through good governance and clear strategic planning.
  • Promote and develop the school in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance in society.
  • Ensure that the school and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with the school’s governing document.
  • Act in the best interest of the school, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times.
  • Maintain sound financial management of the school’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with its objectives, and investment activities meet accepted standard and policies.
  • Assist in the interviewing, appointing and monitoring of the work and activities of the senior staff.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the course of governors’ responsibilities to the school, and to accord with the conflicts of interest policy.
  • Contribute his or her expertise to the discussions of the Governing Body.

The full governing body meets once per term.  In addition we have several sub committees that meet on a regular basis.


Chair of governors - Mr Paul Richardson (resigned 31/08/19)

Foundation Governor and Link PCC Governor - Mrs Eileen Middlefell (resigned 12/03/18)

Parent governor - Mrs Suzanne Barrick (resigned 01/09/18)

Chair of governors and Diocesan governor - Mrs Gillian Dean (resigned 07/09/18)

Foundation governor - Mrs Heather Gordon (resigned 15/01/19)