Local Governing Board Chairs

Buckton Vale Primary School – Nicholas Whitbread

Date of Appointment: 1 October 2022

Appointed by:  Trust

Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None

Contact: nicholas.whitbread@bucktonvale.tameside.sch.uk

 

 

Discovery Academy – position vacant

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Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: 

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Discovery Ofsted July 2019: The local governing board brings a range of expertise to the school. Minutes of their meetings show a strong level of challenge and support to leaders… Governors share senior leaders’ high expectations and passion for improvement. They have a good knowledge of the school’s strengths and priorities for improvement… visits are focused on particular aspects of provision and ensure that governors are well informed about the quality of the school’s work.’

 
Gamesley Primary School – Simon Thirlwell 

Date of Appointment: 16 November 2021

Appointed by:  Trust

Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None

Contact: sthirlwell@gamesley.derbyshire.sch.uk

 
Greenside Primary School – Joanne Davies

Date of Appointment: 1 November 2018

Appointed by:  Trust

Governance Roles at Other Educational Institutions: None

Contact: joanne.davies@greenside.tameside.sch.uk

 
Inspire Academy – Julie Collins

Date of Appointment: 19 March 2019

Appointed by: Trust

Governance Roles at Other Educational Institutions: None

Contact: via the academy office on 0161 339 7822

Ofsted June 2018: ‘Governors are knowledgeable and well informed …they challenge and support leaders in equal measure as they strive for excellence. They have been active in formulating the vision and values that underpin the school’s success. Governors are aware of the school’s strength and areas for development. They are open and honest in their appraisal of the school.’

Poplar Street Primary School – Kath Evers

Date of Appointment: 1 April 2018

Appointed by: Trust

Governance Roles at Other Educational Institutions: None

Contact:  kath.evers@poplarstreet.tameside.sch.uk

Ofsted September 2022: Leaders, governors and trustees have built an ambitious curriculum, including in the early years. It is broad and balanced and is commensurate with the national curriculum. The curriculum is successfully designed to help pupils to extend their subject-specific vocabulary in each area. Governors and trustees successfully hold leaders to account for the quality of education that the school provides. Leaders, governors and trustees take their safeguarding responsibilities seriously. They have ensured that staff are well trained to protect pupils from harm.
Leaders have developed an effective safeguarding team in the school, which includes pastoral workers, counsellors and therapists.

Wild Bank Community School – Ian Cochrane

Date Appointed: 1 September 2022

Appointed By: Trust

Governance Roles at Other Educational Institutions: Chair of Governors at Stalyhill Junior School

Contact:  i.cochrane.governor@wildbank.tameside.sch.uk

 
Yew Tree Primary School – Paul Swinyard

Date Appointed: 1 November 2018

Appointed By: Trust

Governance Roles in Other Educational Establishments: None

Contact: paul.swinyard@yewtree.tameside.sch.uk