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Meet the Governors

The governing body is a group of volunteers either nominated by the Parochial Church Council of Christ Church Walshaw, Manchester Diocesan Board of Education or Bury LA  or elected by parents and staff at the school. We work with the headteacher to decide on the strategic direction of the school, how the budget is spent and raising standards in all areas of school life. We do this so that the children have the best education that they possibly can have.

The full Governing Body meets twice a term. We have two committees (School Improvement and Resources and Safeguarding) which meet once or twice a term each and we sometimes set up working parties to develop particular ideas or in response to particular issues.


The Role of the Governing Body

Recent legislation has widened the responsibilities of school governors, but broadly governing bodies oversee the work of the school and make sure it provides a good quality education for its pupils.


Working in partnership with the head and other staff, governors are involved in:


  • setting the school's aims and policies;
  • improving standards of teaching and achievement;
  • setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure;
  • interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff;
  • acting as a link between the church, the local community and the school;
  • dealing with complaints about the school;
  • drawing up an action plan after an inspection, and monitoring the success of the plan

Governing Body 2016- 2017

Chair of Governors

Mr. M. Granby

Head teacher

Mr. I. M. Young

Foundation Governors

Revd. S. Openshaw

Mr. J. Foster

Mr. S. McKenzie

Mr. J. Robinson


LA Governor

Mr. A. Knight

Parent Governors

Mrs. K. Ashworth

Mr. A. Gundry

Staff Governor

Mrs. H. Newby

Associate Member

Mrs. S. Howard


Mrs. J. Ritchie