Meet the Governing Body

The Academy Governing Body (AGB) of Gatley Primary School has three core functions and is responsible for:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • to support and challenge the systems within the school to ensure the performance of the school remains at its highest level;
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 To ensure effective governance, the following have been put in place:

  • the appointment of individuals with the necessary skills, and diversity of perspectives;
  • an effective chair and an explicit governor code of conduct;
  • clear governance structures with tightly defined remits;
  • clear separation, but a positive relationship, between the role of the board and its school leaders;
  • the support and advice of an independent and professional clerk;
  • robust processes for finance, business planning and compliance;
  • processes for regular self-evaluation, review and improvement.

Our AGB is chaired by James Evans, who can be contacted by email at: 

Academy Governing Body 2017/18

Click on a governor's name to view more information:

Full details of the individual governor terms of office and declaration of interests are published within their Governing Body Pen Portraits (please click on individual name).

Academy Governing Body Meetings - 2017/18 Academic Year

The following meeting dates for 2017-2018 have been agreed:

  • Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Tuesday 14 November 2017
  • Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Wednesday 9 May 2018
  • Wednesday 27 June 2018

All meetings will commence at 6:45pm.

Committee Membership

Resources Committee

  • Michael Chow
  • Alexandra Drury
  • James Evans
  • Vanessa McManus

Teaching and Learning Committee

  • James Clark
  • Rebecca Keeping
  • John Mackenzie
  • Vanessa McManus
  • Claire Coleman
  • Hannah Sinclair

Performance Management Group

  • Alexandra Drury
  • James Evans
  • Hannah Sinclair

Pay Committee

  • John McKenzie
  • Michael Chow

Governor School Designations

  • James Clark - Safeguarding Governor
  • Alexander Drury - Best Value Governor (Pupil/Sports Premium)
  • Michael Chow - Teaching School Governor
  • James Evans - Teaching School and Health & Safety Governor
  • Hannah Sinclair - Curriculum Governor
  • Rebecca Keeping - Inclusion Governor


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