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The Governing Body is responsible for the policies and overall development planning for the school. Working alongside the head teacher and the staff, the governors encourage and support the work of the school, ensuring that the finances are well managed and that the education and personal welfare of the children are kept under regular review. The full Governing Body meets at least once a term. At St Stephen & All Martyrs’ we have two committees which feed into the work of the FGB, these meet at least once a term. 

  • Business & Resources Committee- (Chaired by Phil Turney)
  • School Effectiveness & Community Committee – (Chaired by Dr Nick Browne)

The main aim of the Governing Body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.

Every Governing Body is expected to have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of its school. Governors acquire this knowledge in a variety of ways:

  • Reports from the Head Teacher and other senior staff
  • Local Authority (LA) and National data
  • Local Authority (LA) performance data sent to the Head Teacher is shared with the whole governing body
  • The school’s key performance indicators from RAISE online
  • Ofsted reports
  • School Development Plan and ongoing self-evaluation

First-hand knowledge is gained by governors visiting school. Regular planned visits give governors insight and understanding about school and help to strengthen the governing body’s strategic and monitoring role.

There are two kind of governor visits – formal and informal.

Governors make formal visits to the school in connection with their responsibilities as governors. Formal visits have a clear focus, linked to priorities in the School Development Plan.

Governors on informal visits attend in a more personal capacity (school performances, social events, Worship, Class Assemblies, Sports Day etc). Such visits add to individual governors’ knowledge and understanding of the school and strengthen relationships and foster trust and respect between governors, staff, parents and most importantly children.

If you would like to contact any member of the Governing Body, please send correspondence, marked “FAO Chair of Governors”, to the school office.

 Meet the Governors

Sept 2019Governor AppointmentRegister of Business Interests
NameAppointing bodyGovernor term of office start dateGovernor term of office end dateBusiness & Pecuniary InterestsOther educational establishments governedMaterial Relationships(Staff or Governor)
Mr Ben Barnes PCC23/7/1922/07/23   
Dr Nick Browne FPC22/05/2018 21/05/2022 The Gill Medical Centre – Partner Salford CCG – Director & Governor Salford Primary Care Together – Shareholder  
Mr Marcus ChesterChair of Governors FPC06/09/2017 05/09/2021    
Mrs Sam FawcettVice Chair of Governors FPC22/05/2018 21/05/2022    
Mrs Candice Hyde P20/7/201919/7/2023   
Mrs Diane MartindaleDiocesan Representative  LLG Consortium of School – Member D.Martindale – school Support  
Mr Steven McHaddan  P28/06/2016 27/06/2020    
Mr Robert Moores FPC01/08/2017 31/07/2021    
Mr Phil Turney FDB17/11/2015 16/11/2019    
Mrs Rebecca Unsworth SHT01/09/2018 n.aWife of Director of Interior Solutions LTDMember of the Governing Body ofThe Oaks Primary School 
Mrs Anita Kobryn STA11/03/2016 Retired30.10.19   
Mr Tony MackayVice-Chair FPC22/09/2015 Term of Office Ended September 2019   
Mr James O’Malley P20/07/2015 Term of Office Ended July 2019   
Mrs Christine Balcer LEA29/01/2016 Retired21.11.18   
Rev Sue EdwardsEx-Officio Retired Vicar of St Stephen & All Martyrs’ Church