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 Mike Chow, who can be contacted by email at:

Academy Governing Body 2018/19

Mike Chow - Co-opted Governor, Academy Chair of Governors

James Evans - Co-opted Governor

James Clark - Co-opted Governor

Alexander Drury - Co-opted Governor

Rebecca Keeping - Parent Governor

John Mackenzie - Co-opted Governor

Vanessa McManus - Staff Governor

Claire Coleman - Staff Governor

Hannah Sinclair - Parent Governor

Tuyet Dickens - Co-opted Governor


Academy Governing Body Meetings - 2018/19 Academic Year

The following meeting dates for 2018-2019 have been agreed:

  • Wednesday 19 September 2018
  • Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Wednesday 17 January 2019
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Wednesday 8 May 2019
  • Wednesday 26 June 2019

All meetings will commence at 6:45pm.

Committee Membership

Resources Committee

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

Teaching and Learning Committee

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

Performance Management Group

  • Alexander 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

The Chair of Governors can be contacted by post:

FAO: Mike Chow

C/O Gatley Primary School

Hawthorn Road

Governor Policies

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