St Christopher’s RC Nursery & Primary School

Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.

Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

"Aspire not to have more but to be more." Oscar Romero"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa"For it is in giving that we receive." St Francis of Assisi"We are called to make the earth a beautiful garden." Pope Francis"Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Mother Teresa"I have come so that they can have life and have it to the full." John 10:10"Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life." John 146

St Christopher's Governing Body


Dear Parents and Carers,

I am delighted to welcome all our parents/carers to our website. I hope you will find all the information you require.

St Christopher's is a highly successful Catholic school, finishing in the top 10% of schools in England for English and Maths for the past three years. These results are achieved by the hard work the staff and governors give to the school. We ensure that the children are receiving the highest educational standards. 

The Governing Body consists of eleven members, that are either parents or people in the Parish. They meet on a number of occasions in smaller groups to focus on school improvement and then meet as a whole body at various times in the year. At these meetings, Governors work in partnership to work with the Headteacher and Senior Management Team and to also call them to account.

I look forward to meeting you at future events.

Terry Gould

Chair of Governors 


Governor Profiles

Terry Gould
Chair of Governors  (No Pecuniary Interests)
My name is Terry Gould and I am a retired EYFS consultant. I have worked in education all my working life starting off as a teacher in Manchester schools. I then went to work for Manchester local  authority as an adviser for early years practice. I also worked as an inspector for Ofsted for many years. I finally worked as a private consultant working across the northwest in various EYFS settings. I have written several books on learning in the outdoor areas. 

David Green: (No Pecuniary Interests)

Hello, my name is David Green and I am a Bank Manager. I oversee the Leadership and Management of the school and I am the chair of the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have a great deal to do with the monitoring of finances at the school. My two daughters have both attended St Christopher’s.

Dr Conrad Chapman (No Pecuniary Interests)
Nominated by the Local Authority,

Hello, my name is Conrad Chapman and I am the Local Authority Governor. I have been a teacher and Headteacher at different schools throughout Manchester and Tameside. After I was Headteacher I worked for the Training and Development Agency and  became the North West representative for developing school partnerships. I also worked for the Royal Society of Arts and the National Association of Headteachers. I was also an Ofsted Inspector employed as an additional Inspector.  I am presently working at Manchester University as a teacher training lecturer, assuming responsibility for training Primary teachers. 

Ashy Vyas: (No Pecuniary Interests)

Hello, my name is Ashy Vyas and I am a Licenced Aircraft Engineer and have worked for some of the major airlines during my 20-year career. My job involves me certifying to release aircraft to service following maintenance. I am currently one of three school governors overseeing Premises and Health and Safety at St. Christopher’s. Both my daughters, one in Year 1 and the other in Year 5, attend the school. My link class is the current year 6. I‘ve been able to track the children’s progress over the past 4 years and have witnessed some of their remarkable achievements.

Sean Lawton: (No Pecuniary Interests)

Hello, my name is Sean Lawton and I am a Social Worker. Both my boys attended St Christopher’s RC Primary. I am on Staffing and Finance, and Appeals.

Clare Barber (No Pecuniary Interests)

Hello, my name is Hello, my name is Clare Barber. I work within Safeguarding in Further Education and am a member of the TSCP training pool delivering Safeguarding training across the local authority. Both my children currently attend St Christopher's school. I serve on the Pupil Support committee which deals with all aspects of safeguarding. 

Helen Hall (No Pecuniary Interests)

Hello, my name is Helen Hall and I am a parent governor and work as a IT consultant. Both my children attend St Christopher's school. I serve on the Pupil Support committee.  

Emma Matthews (No Pecuniary Interests)

Hello, my name is Emma Matthews and I work as a Secondary Science teacher. All three of my daughters attend St Christopher's school. I am the  link governor in charge of the curriculum.  

Antony Van Weedenberg (No Pecuniary Interests) 

Hello my name is Antony Van Weedenberg and I work as a driving instructor. Both my son's attend St Christopher's school. I am currently serving on the Health and Safety Committee. 

Lucy Mulhall: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hello, my name is Lucy Mulhall and I am the Deputy Headteacher and Religious Education Leader at St Christopher’s RC Primary. I oversee Teaching and Learning throughout the school and I work with Mr Noone and the governors to ensure that St Christopher’s RC Primary provides the best education for every child, every day. I teach in KS2.


Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880