Governors

School Governors

Attendance at Governor Meetings

  • Full Governors’ Meeting 2014 – 2015 – DOWNLOAD
  • Committee Meetings 2014 – 2015 – DOWNLOAD
  • Full Governors’ Meeting 2015 -2016 DOWNLOAD
  • Committee Meetings 2015 – 2016 DOWNLOAD
  • Full Governors’ Meeting 2016-2017 -DOWNLOAD
  • Committee Meetings 2016-2017 – DOWNLOAD

 

  • Register of Business Interests 2015/16 - DOWNLOAD 
  • Register of Business Interests 2016/17 – DOWNLOAD

 

Find out some more about our Governors by clicking on their names

Co-opted Matt Wilson - Chair of Governors

I live in Walkden with my family (Luke 10 and Callum 7) both of them are in the juniors at St Andrew’s
I work for NatWest Bank as a Branch Manager and have been with them for 15 years. I am lucky that my company allows me the time to attend school events and play a part in the local community.
As a Parent Governor at St Andrew’s I feel it’s important for me to represent the parents of the school to the best of my ability and I am proud of the fact that I am a former pupil of the school.
When I have spare time to do activities I find that it tends to involve taking the boys to play football, we are a sporting family and encourage my children to take part.
 Foundation Brian Evitts - Vicechair of Governors

I was  Chair of Governors at St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School for twelve years and am now Vice Chair.
Earlier I worked as a miner for eleven years, before moving into sport, I was a swimming coach for forty years.
I am a Methodist Local Preacher and was voted as a Foundation Governor from St Andrew’s Methodist Church.
I serve the school as Chair on many committees and use my expertise in appointment of teaching staff.
My qualities are in encouraging and motivating, I serve the school also in a pastoral capacity and like to believe I am a caring person. My passion is to continue to improve our school to become outstanding in all aspects of education and to mould all our young people to become good citizens
I have always found my time ay St Andrew’s to be a pleasure although sometimes exacting; I remain committed to improve standards and opportunities for the children under our care.
Foundation Lorraine Price

Before retirement, I spent many years in the accounts department of a local photographic and printing company.
I was closely involved with St Andrew’s when my two children went through the school and benefited from the incredible support, teaching and opportunities they were given. Some years after they moved on, I had the privilege of becoming a governor and I really enjoy playing a part in the development of the school.
I love a good book, getting together with friends and family and collecting conkers with my three grandchildren.Picture of Lorraine with the Mayor of Salford at the Long Service Awards. DOWNLOAD
Foundation Brian Davies

I am Brian Davies, the new foundation governor at St.Andrews School.
I am 68 years old and have lived in the Walkden/Worsley area all my life.
I attend Walkden Methodist Church where I am a member of the choir, a church steward and (like Brian and Les) a Local Preacher.
I’ve been married to Jill for 40 years and we have 2 grown-up daughters, and 4 grandchildren – 3 boys and a little girl, who help to keep us young!
I spent the whole of my working life as a teacher, although not in Primary Schools. I taught history to 11 – 18 year olds in a comprehensive, a 6th form college, and latterly at Bolton School from where I retired in 2011. I can honestly say I loved my work – despite the pressures and frustrations – for the rewards are immeasurable, and I would certainly do it all over again!
I’m looking forward to joining the team and working with you to play my part in helping make this already good school even better.
 
Headteacher Anne Barker - Headteacher Governor
Length of Service: Thirteen Years at St Andrew’s.I began teaching in 1989 at St Stephen and All Martyrs CE Primary School in Bolton. I was there for nine years teaching classes from Reception to Year 3.
In 1998 I moved to Hindley All Saints CE Primary School in Wigan, as Deputy Headteacher, teaching across the primary age range.I became Headteacher at St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School in 2003. In 2010 I gained the status of Local Leader of Education and supported a school in Manchester for two terms. Following this I was asked to take on the Executive Headship of St Andrew’s Methodist and North Walkden Primary Schools. The collaboration between the two schools saw many benefits as we shared good practice while retaining separate identities and individual governing bodies. In September 2016 I returned to St Andrew’s as full time Headteacher. It is a pleasure to work with governors who are committed to improving provision and opportunities for the children they serve.I have two grown up children, Ben and Jessica, and in my spare time I love walking my dog, gardening, baking and holidays by the seaside!
 
Co-opted Leslie Edge

I have been a Community Governor at St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School since 27th February 2006.
Since leaving school most of my working life has been in engineering companies, in particular purchasing materials for use in manufacture of the company’s products. I was a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
For most of my life I have been a Methodist Local Preacher and for many years a Sunday School teacher in the Methodist Church.
I regard the office of School Governor as a great privilege and will continue to fulfil my responsibilities to the best of my ability.
 Co-opted Jackie Lloyd

I have worked in Education in mainstream, state schools, for over thirty years. I have worked in both primary and secondary schools across the North West and beyond. I specialise in the field of Special Educational Needs and worked in Salford’s School Improvement Service for many years as SEN Advisor and Inclusion Development Manager. I now work independently offering training to schools, local authorities and parents/carers.
I am particularly pleased to be part of the governing body at St. Andrew’s as I have, for many years, been involved in the Little Hulton community in a professional capacity and I am keen to support the school in its continuing pursuit of excellence.
Co-opted Mrs Janet Gibbons

As a former pupil of St Andrew’s I first became a parent governor when my two children attended the school. Unfortunately I had to give this position up after 7 years due to work commitments. I started working as teaching assistant at St Andrew’s 14 years ago, working mainly in Key Stage 1, and when a vacancy became available I rejoined the governing body as a staff representative which I have served on for 13 years. I am currently based in the Early Years Foundation stage. This is my second year working in the Reception class, which I enjoy very much.
Co-opted Jan Shepley

I started working part time at St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School in 1993, at the time my two children came to the school. In 2000 I went full time and in 2008 I became the School’s Business Manager. My responsibilities include finance, budget management, buildings and fund raising.
I have served on the governing body for 16 years, first as a parent governor and now as a staff governor.
It is a pleasure to work with the governors and to share my financial knowledge with the governing body.
 
L.A. Representative Geoff Jones

I am a retired Salford Headteacher. I began my teaching career at Wildern High School, Hampshire specialising in History and PE. I moved to Salford to become Head of House at Hope High School. I then spent a year looking at transition between Primary and Secondary education. The enthusiasm shown by the children in primary education encouraged me to move into primary education. This move led to me becoming Headteacher of three schools in Salford – Ascension C of E, North Walkden and Boothstown Methodist.
Being a Welshman, I have a passion for rugby union and coached Tyldesley RUFC, Sandbach RUFC and Cheshire U18 teams. Nowadays, at my age, I am very happy just to watch.
I was really pleased to be asked to be a local authority governor and had no hesitation in choosing St.Andrew’s Methodist school. The school has an excellent reputation and my aim is to continue to make St. Andrew’s a happy, active and caring school.
 
Staff Miss Kirsty Storey

After working as a Nursery Nurse for 4 years, I began teaching in 2011 at a school in Manchester City Council where I worked for 12 months covering classes from Nursery to Year 3 and delivering interventions for children who needed extra support.After that I started working at St. Andrew’s Methodist Primary School as the Reception class teacher. I worked for a term and was offered a permanent post starting the following September. I then worked at St. Pauls Heathside, in Walkden, as the Nursery class teacher before commencing my post back at St. Andrew’s. At the end of 2015 I was offered the role of Early Years Coordinator and enjoy the challenges and responsibilities my leadership role has to offer.In September 2015 a vacancy became available to join the governing body as Staff governor and I am now privileged to work alongside committed people who work with the children’s and school’s best interests at heart
 
Parent Lauren Marsden

I live in Walkden with my son (Patrick, 8), step-son (Ben, 21) and husband Adam. Patrick attends St. Andrew’s School and is currently in Year 4.
I have been a Key Stage 2 teacher for 18 years and, at present, I teach Year 6 children at St Peter’s School in Swinton – a busy, yet exceptionally rewarding occupation.
As a Parent Governor at St Andrew’s, I enjoy the fact that I can be involved in school from a different perspective. I have learnt a great deal from the experience and have appreciated the opportunity to ‘give something back’ to the school that has nurtured and educated my son so caringly.
When I have some leisure time, I love to spend it with my family. In addition, I enjoy keeping fit and I compete for Swinton Running Club. I am a member of Walkden Methodist Church and also like to go to the theatre and read.
Life is hectic, but I wouldn’t change it!
Parent Mark Anderson

I live in Astley with my daughter, Erin, and my son, Finlay. I joined St Andrews as a governor in 2015. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience so far, I think the team at the school do an amazing job and have created a warm and nurturing environment in which our children can grow. I hope to use my time and experience to provide support and assistance whenever it is required.
I am a firefighter of 16 year’s service within Gtr Manchester, currently based at Hindley fire station as the Watch Commander. It is no surprise that Erin wants to be both a teacher and firefighter when she is older. She would excel at either of these professions.
When I’m not working I compete in both cycling and running races, however my favourite hobby has to be long walks in the mountains with the kids!
 
 

 

The Chair of the Governing Body, Mr Matthew Wilson, and the Clerk to the Governors, may be contacted by writing to them at the following address:

St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School
Prescott Street
Little Hulton
Manchester
M28 0ZA
Tel 0161 790 3194