James Evans - Co-opted Governor

James Evans has over five years’ experience of School Governance as the Development Governor and is currently Chair of Governors for Gatley Primary.  He has spent 27 years working in the criminal justice sector as a police officer; twenty two of those years in specialist criminal investigation roles. He has extensive experience of managing complex long-term criminal investigations in relation to serious and organised crime with corresponding analytical, investigative and leadership skills, which benefit his role within the MAT.

James' education includes an initial HND in Nautical Science and subsequently a BSc in Social Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Middle Eastern Studies.

In his spare time away from work, he is a keen rugby follower. Long-term interests in the outdoors, mountaineering and hillwalking are currently tempered by the logistical requirements of thirteen-year-old twins.

He feels very strongly that all children deserve the chance to experience as broad a range of opportunities and experiences as possible. He is passionate about helping to create an environment of academic, sporting, social and creative opportunities that are accessible to every child regardless of their background so that they have a solid foundation for the future. Key to this is maintaining the focus on achievement within a happy, supportive and caring school environment


1 January 2014 - 31 December 2017

Governor area(s) of responsibility:

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Governing Body
  • Resources Committee
  • Performance Management Group (Chair)
  • Pay Appeals Committee (Member)
  • Health and Safety Governor
  • Development Governor

Declaration of Business and / or Financial interests:


Governing Body Attendance 2016 / 17:

Attended all of the 6 scheduled full Governing Body meetings.

© Copyright 2018 Gatley Primary School