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Governance


This school has eleven governors who act on behalf of St Wilfrid’s CE for the Thrive CE Academy Trust. Please see the page on Thrive CE Academy Trust for more information on the organisation of the Trust and the other schools within it, Didsbury CE Primary School, St Elisabeth's CE and West Didsbury CE Primary School.

The Local Governing Board (LGB) of St. Wilfrid's has clearly defined responsibilities and is accountable to the Trust Board of the Thrive CE Academy Trust. The role of LGB's within the Trust is outlined in the 'Scheme of Delegation' which can be found on this page.

St Wilfrid's CE Primary School is a church school with very strong links to the Parish of St Wilfrid's in Northenden. To ensure that the faith foundations of our school are upheld, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the church nominates potential LGB candidates to the Trust Board for approval.

This school has one parent governor who is elected by parents with children at the school.

Co-opted governors are selected by the Academy Trust to support and challenge school improvement and ensure that school improvement priorities are having the desired impact on our children's education. Members of the Trust Executive Team may also attend meetings to ensure clear lines of communication between the LGB and Board of Trustees.

This governing body meets three times a year (once a term).

There are very strict rules, which the governing body must obey, by law. See below for a link to our Code of Conduct.

At each meeting, members of the LGB must declare any pecuniary interests.

Our Chair of Governors, Reverend Andrew Bradley, can be contacted by email on: office@thrive-stw.com

All our Governors have enhanced DBS checks.


Local Governing Body

Current Governors
Previous Governors
Pecuniary Interests
Name Governor Type Term of Office Governor Link
Mr Andrew Bradley Ex-Officio Chair 01.09.20 - 31.08.24 Ethos, Parish & British Values, Attendance,
Sustainability
Mr Paul Good Director/MDBE 01.09.20 - 31.08.24 Quality of Education: Curriculum
Mrs Helena Miller Head of School Ex Officio n/a
Mr Geoff Stevenson PCC Parent 01.09.20 - 31.08.24 Mathematics inc Yr 4 Times Tables
Mrs Susanne Budgett Associate Governor/
Deputy Head Teacher
n/a n/a
Ms Rachael Dalton PCC 27.01.22 - 26.01.26 Safeguarding
Mr Matthew Croxall PCC 07.11.19 - 06.11.23 SEND and Early Years
Mr Adam Hossen PCC 05.11.20 - 04.11.24 English, Early Reading (Phonics), Writing &
Reading for Pleasure and Wellbeing
(Sta  and Children)
Ms Kate Rowland Parent Governor 04.11.20 - 3.11.24 Pupil Premium; PE & Sport Premium
Miss Jenna Melody Staff Member 01.09.21 - 31.08.25 n/a
Miss Sadie Gordon Staff Governor 04.03.22 - 03.03.26 n/a
Name Governor Type Term of Office
Paul Good Director/MDBE Resigned 13.07.23
Miss Chioma Ibe Parent Governor Resigned 30.3.23
Carolyn Macdonald PCC  
Matt Whitehead Executive Headteacher  
Mandeep Dhaliwal Staff Governor  

This table contains the Declarations of Interest for:
- Constitution Members
- Other Members
- Historical Governors

Name Governor Type Pecuniary Interests Date Signed Register
Mr Adam Hossen Foundation Parent - 2 children at St Wilfrid's Primary School. 05/09/2023
Mrs Helena Miller Head of School None 05/09/2023
Mr Matthew Croxall Foundation None 15/09/2023
Mr Paul Good Foundation Family Relationship - 2 Grandchildren attend Didsbury CE School
Scout Association - Member of County Finance Committee.
17/10/2023
Rev'd Andrew Bradley Foundation None 15/09/2023
Mr Geoff Stevenson Foundation Parent - 1 child at St. Wilfrid's CofE Primary School.
Family Relationshp - Spouse previously employed by the Trust until August 2021.
Trust Member - at Tame River Education Trust from January 2022.
22/09/2023
Miss Sadie Gordon Staff Member None 05/09/2023
Mr Jos Goodwin Staff Member None 03/11/2023
Miss Jenna Melody Staff Member None 03/11/2023
Ms Gillian Maiden Staff Member None 02/11/2023
Mrs Susanne Budgett Staff Member None 01/11/2023
Ms Kate Rowland Parent None 15/09/2021
Miss Chioma Ibe Parent Governor None 02/11/2020
Mr Matt Whitehead   Employee - St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust 17/09/2020
Ms Carolyn Macdonald Foundation None
11/11/2020
Ms Kathy Crotty Clerk None 05/10/2020

Governor Attendance at Meetings

Governors Attendance 2023-2024

Name Governor type 02.11.23 01.02.24 20.6.24
Rev'd Andrew Bradley Ex-Officio Chair      
Mr Adam Hossen PCC      
Mr Geoff Stevenson PCC      
Mrs Helena Miller Head of School      
Miss Sadie Gordon Staff Governor      
Ms Kate Rowland Parent Governor      
Mr Matthew Croxall PCC      
Ms Susanne Budgett Associate Governor/
Deputy Head Teacher
     
Ms Rachael Dalton PCC      

Governors Attendance 2022-2023

Name Governor type 15.09.22 24.11.22 26.01.23 30.03.23 13.7.23
Rev'd Andrew Bradley Ex-Officio Chair Attended Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended
Mr Matthew Croxall PCC Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Ms Rachel Dalton Foundation DBE
or PCC Appointed
Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Mr Paul Good Director/MDBE Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended Attended
Miss Sadie Gordon Staff Governor Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended
Mr Adam Hossen PCC Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Attended
Miss Chioma Ibe Parent Governor Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
N/A
Mrs Helena Miller Head of School Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Ms Kate Rowland Parent Governor Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mr Geoff Stevenson PCC Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended
Mrs Susanne Budgett Associate Governor/
Deputy Head Teacher
Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended
Mrs Jenna Melody (was Bartlett)  Associate Member Attended Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted

Governors Attendance 2021-2022

Name Governor Type 28.09.21 23.11.21 08.02.22 29.03.22 24.05.22
Rev'd Andrew Bradley Ex-Officio Chair Attended Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended
Mrs Susanne Budgett Associate Governor/ 
Deputy Head Teacher
Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended
Mr Matthew Croxall PCC Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended Attended
Ms Rachel Dalton Foundation DBE
or PCC Appointed
Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Mr Paul Good Director/MDBE Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended Attended
Miss Sadie Gordon Staff Governor Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended
Mr Adam Hossen PCC Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Attended
Miss Chioma Ibe Parent Governor Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Ms Jenna Melody Associate Member Attended Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Apologies
Accepted
Mrs Helena Miller Head of School Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended
Ms Kate Rowland Parent Governor Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mr Geoff Stevenson PCC Attended Attended Apologies
Accepted
Attended Attended
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