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The Governing Body

We have a fantastic group of school governors. Each Governor has responsibility for a particular subject and is a member of one or more of the sub-committees which specialise in issues related to the Curriculum, Finance, Premises, Admissions and Staffing. 

The Governing Body was reconstituted on 13th May 2015.  The structure of the Governing Body is as follows:

The Governing Body

GOVERNOR

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY

TERM OF OFFICE

TERM ENDS

COMMITTEE

RESPONSIBILITY

Mrs Helen Hilton

Head

Virtue of Office

N/A

N/A

Resources

Teaching & Learning

 

Mr Anthony Martin

Foundation

Diocese of Shrewsbury

4 years

31/08/24

Resources

Monitoring 

Performance

management 

 

 

Mrs Margaret McCann

 

Foundation

Diocese of Shrewsbury

4 years

31/08/24

Teaching & Learning

H&S 

Mr Paul Dobson

Foundation

Diocese of Shrewsbury

4 years

31/08/26

Resources

Pay 

Chair of Resources

Vice Chair of Governors

Fr Martin Onuoha

Foundation 

Diocese of Shrewsbury

 

31/08/24 

 

 

Mrs Jane Roberts

Foundation

Diocese of Shrewsbury

4 years

31/08/24

Teaching & Learning

Pay Appeals

Performance management

Chair of Governors

Chair of Teaching & Learning

Mr Martin Miller

Local authority

The Governing Body

4 years

31/08/23

Resources

Pay appeals

Monitoring 

Vice Chair of Resources 

 

Ms Caroline Gibson 

Parent

Parents

4 years

 28/11/23

Resources

 

Ms Louise Fox

Parent 

Parents 4 years 28/02/25 Teaching & Learning  

Mrs Bernadette Knight

Staff

The School Staff

4 years

31/12/23

Teaching & Learning

Resources

 

 

The Governors have declared that they do not have any interests which may conflict with their duties in school, or influence any decisions that they have to make.

GOVERNOR CATEGORY PECUNIARY NON-PECUNIARY
Mrs Helen Hilton Head None None
Mr Anthony Martin Foundation None None
Mr Paul Dobson Foundation  None None

Mrs Jane Roberts

Mrs Margaret McCann

Fr Martin Onuoha

Foundation

Foundation

Foundation

None

None

None

None

None

None

Mr Martin Miller

Mrs Louise Fox

Mrs Caroline Gibson

Local authority

Parent

Parent

None

None

None

None

None

None

Mrs Bernadette Knight

Staff None None

GOVERNOR THUMBNAILS

Jane Roberts – Chair

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in March 2017. I am a retired pharmacist and am very involved in my own parish in Bramhall. I also volunteer locally at Chelwood Foodbank.  I helped out in Yr1 initially to become familiar with the school staff and how the school runs and I take part in regular governor training sessions. I am always impressed by the good behaviour of the children and their engagement with their lessons. It is vitally important to support all our children to be independent and confident learners and give them the skills to fulfil their potential and expand their horizons and become productive and caring adults.

Louise Fox – Parent Governor

Hi everyone. My name is Louise Fox and I have been a parent governor at St Ambrose now for almost two years. I’ve watched how the school community including Pupils, Staff and Governors have come together to support each other through the challenging times we’ve all been facing. I have a child in year 5 and family connections to the school for many years. I run my own small business and understand how difficult the “juggle” is for many parents and hope to bring that lived experience to the benefit of the governing board.

Bernadette Knight – Staff Governor

My name is Mrs Bernadette Knight. I am Staff Governor here at Saint Ambrose.

I am a practising and committed Catholic teacher who has been teaching for 28 years and I have worked in 4 schools in Stockport and Manchester.

I have taught across the Key stages and have held various senior roles.

I have been Deputy Head teacher at St Ambrose for 14 years and I am the Reading Leader, English Coordinator, Assessment lead and RE Coordinator.

Margaret McCann – Foundation Governor

I have been a foundation governor since 2020 and am a retired teacher with many years of experience of working with children who have mental health issues.

I enjoy being an active member of St Vincent’s Parish and also volunteer at ARC, an arts and mental health charity in Stockport.

As a foundation governor, I hope to use my experience to support the Headteacher and staff in helping the children to reach their full potential.

 

Caroline Gibson – Parent Governor

I'm Caroline Gibson and I'm a parent governor at St Ambrose. I have 2 children, Violet who is in year 4 and a toddler. I also work at a specialist setting in Manchester for children with SEMH needs. I am really passionate about inclusion and family support. I really enjoy being part of the St Ambrose community, I feel like everyone is really friendly and welcoming.

 

 

Instrument of Government

Please click here for the Instrument of Government 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings

Below is a summary of the Governors attendance over the previous and current academic year.

Governor Attendance                  
Governor T&L Resources Full T&L Resources Full T&L Resources Full
Oct-22 Oct-22 Nov-22 Feb-23 Feb-23 May-23 May-23 May-23 Jul-23
Mrs H Hilton Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
Mrs B Knight Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs J Roberts N/A Y Y N/A Y Y N/A Y Y
Mr A Martin N/A Y Y N/A Y A N/A Y Y
Mr P Dobson N/A Y Y N/A Y Y N/A Y Y
Miss L Seggie N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mrs M McCann Y N/A Y Y N/A A Y N/A Y
Fr M Onuoha N/A NS NS N/A NS NS N/A NS NS
Mr M Miller N/A NS NS N/A NS NS N/A NS N/A
Mrs C Conley Y N/A Y Y N/A Y Y N/A N/A
Mrs C Gibson N/A A Y N/A A Y N/A Y A
Mrs L Fox A N/A Y NS N/A Y Y N/A Y
Attendance at Governing Body meetings

Below is a summary of the Governors attendance over the previous academic years.

Governor Attendance                  
Governor T&L Resources Full T&L Resources Full T&L Resources Full
Oct-21 Oct-21 Nov-21 Feb-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 May-22 May-22 Jul-22
Mrs H Hilton Y Y Y Y A Y Y Y Y
Mrs B Knight Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs J Roberts Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr A Martin Y N/A Y Y N Y A N/A A
Mr P Dobson N/A Y Y N/A N Y N/A Y Y
Miss L Seggie N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mrs M McCann Y N/A Y Y N/A Y A N/A Y
Fr M Onuoha N/A N/A N N/A Y Y N N A
Mr M Miller N/A A N N/A Y N N/A Y Y
Mrs C Conley Y N/A A Y N/A Y Y N/A Y
Mrs C Gibson N/A Y Y N/A Y Y N/A Y Y
Mrs L Fox A N/A Y Y N/A Y Y N/A Y
                   
Members of the Governing Body can be contacted via St. Ambrose School.