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Governors

Alan Bailey

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints' ?

The Vicar asked me ! After I retired in 2012, I wanted to make use of my experience of working in schools and an opportunity arose for me to become a governor at All Saints'. The school has strong links with All Saints' Church, where I am Deputy Warden, and I'm so pleased to be part of such a wonderful school.

Any additional information -

I managed to beat young Mr McShane in the 2015 Wilmslow Half-Marathon !

Alan Bailey - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by; Governing Body
Term of office: 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2019
Committees: Steering Committee, Curriculum Committee, Christian Ethos Committee
Other responsibilities: Chair of Governors, Class Governor Friend - Year 4
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: Associate Governor
St Paul's CE Primary School, Stalybridge
Interests and experience related to school governance: Throughout my working life, I have enjoyed a career in education, initially as a secondary school teacher and more recently as a school Improvement Officer for Tameside MBC. I retired from full-time employment in 2012 and now work part-time as a School Consultant for Chester Diocese.

Tracy Higgins - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by; Governing Body
Term of office: 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2019
Committees: Steering Committee, Curriculum Committee (Chair), Christian Ethos Committee
Other responsibilities: Class Governor Friend - Year 5
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: Associate Governor
St Paul's CE Primary School, Stalybridge
Interests and experience related to school governance: I am a qualified teacher and have enjoyed a career in school leadership as a Headteacher of a church school in the Chester Diocese and as Principal of a primary academy. I have provided school improvement support as a member of the Leadership Learning Alliance and a Lead Literacy Teacher and have many years of experience in school governance.
Tracy Higgins(1)

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints'?

I became a governor at All Saints four years ago, when my two youngest children attended the school. I was keen to provide the school with quality support and play a role in ensuring that the children of All Saints receive the best possible education. It has been a privilege to see the school go from strength to strength over the past four years and celebrate so many successes.

Any Additional Information -

I have lived in Marple from early childhood, and love it! I am married to Nick and have four children, aged 12 to 28, and we attend All Saints Church. I feel privileged to be a governor and be able to work in partnership with the school to make a positive difference to the lives of such fabulous children.


Karen Bluff

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints' ?

The belief that I could help ensure that the school was well-run as a business, enabling to provide excellent opportunities and benefits for its children.

Any additional information -

Active member of All Saints’ Church

Avid rugby union fan!

Karen Bluff - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by; Governing Body
Term of office: 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2018
Committees: Steering Committee, Resources Commitee (Chair), Christian Ethos Committee
Other responsibilities: None
Relevant business interests: Previously a corporate financial auditor for 30 years – experience of scrutiny of financial records prepared by others.
Now finance director and general manager of a £2m turnover distribution business – good general business experience to apply to running the school.
Involved in Marple Business Forum through husband’s retail business (Sew-In of Marple) – good links with local small businesses and community in general.
Membership of other educational establishments: None
Interests and experience related to school governance: See above under business

Neville Phillips - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by; Governing Body
Term of office: 1st June 2015 to 31st May 2019
Committees: Steering Committee
Resources Committee
Other responsibilities: Class Governor Friend - Reception
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: None
Interests and experience related to school governance: Whilst our children were at school I was a governor at the Dale Primary School for a period and on the PTA at Marple Hall School. I'm a retired Chartered Surveyor having previously been a partner in a firm of Commercial Property Consultants in central Manchester.  I am a member of All Saints' Church and currently a Churchwarden. I have a wide range of interests, in particular sport and leisure activities.
Nev Phillips

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints'?

I was delighted to put my name forward to be a school governor when approached by the Chair of Governors. I know that education is vital, particularly in the early years, and believe that children should be enabled to be the best they can be , whatever their background, as it prepares them to be the young people and adults who can lead happy and fulfilling lives.  Now that I'm retired I'm very much enjoying having a greater involvement with our grandchildren, two of whom who are of primary school age and attend All Saints' School. I hope that my role as a school governor will give me the opportunity to contribute more to the community where we have lived for such a long time.

Any Additional Information -

I have lived in Marple for 40 years and I am married to Janet, a retired sixth form college teacher and a part-time counsellor at the University of Manchester.  We have three gown up and married children who all went to school and college in Marple.


Daryl McShane

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints' ?

I see this as an opportunity to develop my own skills of leadership and also gain a greater knowledge of the concept of corporate decision making.  To work as part of such an experienced team, all with the aim of improving the education for our young learners, is something I wanted to be part of.

I have been teaching for many years now and the chance to improve my knowledge of the education sector away from the classroom and Senior Leadership Team was also a key decision on applying to become a governor at All Saints’.

I also wanted to represent the Teachers of All Saints’ and support the Headteacher of our wonderful school.

Daryl McShane - Co-opted Governor

Appointed by; Governing Body
Term of office: 1st November 2015 - 31st October 2019
Committees: Resources Committee
Other responsibilities: Acting Headteacher / Assistant Headteacher
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: None
Interests and experience related to school governance: I have delivered presentations to Governors before and have worked closely with relevant committee members on important aspects of school life.

 

Helen Hallworth

Appointed by; All Saints' Governing Body
Term of office: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021
Committees:  
Other responsibilities:  
Relevant business interests:  
Membership of other educational establishments: None
Interests and experience related to school governance:

I am the first point of contact in the main school office here at All Saints’.

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints'?

I have worked at All Saints’ now for 3 ½ years and have enjoyed every moment. I love the variety of my working day – no day is the same! I decided to become a staff governor as I am interested in seeing and contributing to the many different aspects of school life.

Any Additional Information -

I have worked in administration for over 10 years and recently completed my School Administration Foundation Certificate. Family life is busy with my partner Andy who also volunteers at All Saints’ with the forest school team,  running around after my daughter and her many activities! I am also a member of the Marple Women’s Institute, a keen baker and crochet enthusiast!


Rev. Daniel Currie(1)

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints' ?

Being the Vicar of All Saints’ comes with its benefits! It is a real privilege to serve as a Foundation Governor. Having worked as a primary school teacher I have an active interest in education and am passionate about establishing good links between school and church. It is a real joy to be able to partner with the school and work for the good of our children’s education.

Rev. Daniel Currie - Foundation Governor

Appointed by; All Saints' Church and Diocese of Chester
Term of office: Ex Officio (Vicar at All Saints' Church)
Committees: Curriculum Committee
Other responsibilities: Class Governor Friend - Year 3
Relevant business interests: Vicar of All Saints’ Church
Membership of other educational establishments: Governor of Marple Hall School
Interests and experience related to school governance: Before becoming a vicar I worked as teacher for over twelve years and was involved in the senior leadership of a primary school in Norfolk.

Brenda Beardwood - Foundation Governor

Appointed by; All Saints’ Church and Diocese of Chester
Term of office: 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2017
Committees: Curriculum Committee
Other responsibilities: Safeguarding Governor
Class Governor Friend - Year 2
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: None
Interests and experience related to school governance: Retired Secondary Mathematics teacher. Experience working with 5-11s in voluntary educational capacity through Church, National Trust and RSPB.
Brenda Beardwood(1)

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints'?

When I retired as a teacher I had already thought that being a school governor was a way in which I could use my experience to serve the local community. I was approached by the then Chair of Governors and, as a member of All Saints’ Church, I was pleased to have the opportunity to become involved in the work of All Saints’ School.


Alison Holmes

Alison Holmes - Parent Governor

Appointed by; Parents
Term of office: 1st December 2016  -  30th November 2020
Committees: Resources Committee
Other responsibilities: None
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: School Business Manager at Windlehurst School Marple
Interests and experience related to school governance:  

Phil Alston - Foundation Governor

Appointed by; Parents
Term of office: 1st December 2015 - 30th November 2019
Committees: Curriculum Committee
Other responsibilities: Class Governor Friend - Year 1
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: None
Interests and experience related to school governance: I am a qualified primary school teacher and have learnt from experience what an important role the governors can play in supporting the staff and assisting in the running of a successful school.
HELENA MONDS (2)

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints'?

The recent parent governor vacancy coincided with me taking a career break and I felt it was the perfect opportunity for me to become more involved with the All Saints’ community. I am looking forward to playing a part in the future development of the school.

I have 3 boys, 2 at All Saints' Primary School, and 1 at All Saints’ Nursery.


Sue Woodgate(1)

Sue Woodgate - Local Authority Governor

Appointed by; Local Authority & Govening Body
Term of office: 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2020
Committees:  
Other responsibilities:  
Relevant business interests:  
Membership of other educational establishments:  
Interests and experience related to school governance:  

Phil Alston - Foundation Governor

Appointed by; Department of Education
Term of office: Ex Officio (Headteacher)
Committees: Steering Committee
Curriculum Committee
Resources Committee
Christian Ethos Committee
Other responsibilities: Headteacher 
Relevant business interests: None
Membership of other educational establishments: None
Interests and experience related to school governance: Since becoming a member of All Saints’ C of E Primary School in 2010 I have been a member of the Governing Body.  Prior to this I was an Associate Governor for 5 years at my previous School.  I have gained invaluable experience working alongside a wide range of Governors with a vast amount of different experiences to contribute to their roles within two different Local Authorities.
Helen Morton

What made you decide to become a governor at All Saints'?

In the ‘All Saints’ Way’ to truly be the best we can for the children in our care we need to be open and honest and listen to the opinions and views of every stakeholder. I therefore felt it was essential to be part of the Governing Body to reflect on the wealth of experience that each member brings in order to continue to build upon our successes and ‘reach for the stars’!

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