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.
Foundation Governor (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.
Appointed by: Diocese
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 Clare Barber and I work for social services in safeguarding. Both my children attend St Christopher's school. I serve on the pupil support committee which deals with safeguarding.
Helen Hall (No Pecuniary Interests)
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.