School Governors

Governors’ Strategy Document – DOWNLOAD

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
  • Full Governors’ Meeting 2017-2018 DOWNLOAD
  • Committee Meetings 2017-2018 – DOWNLOAD
  • Register of Business Interests 2015/16 - DOWNLOAD 
  • Register of Business Interests 2016/17 – DOWNLOAD
  • Register of Business Interests 2017/18 – DOWNLOAD
  • Register of Business Interests 2018/19 – DOWNLOAD

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

Local Authority


Geoff Jones - Chair of Governors

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.


Brian Evitts - Vice Chair 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 at St Andrew’s to be a pleasure although sometimes exacting; I remain committed to improve standards and opportunities for the children under our care.


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


Rev D Garfield


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!


  Matt Wilson

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.


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.


Margaret Hughes


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.


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.




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


Mrs Cora Griffin-Goy
My name is Cora, I am married to John and we have two children, Joe (all grown up) is a stonemason and Oliver is a pupil at St Andrews School. I work fulltime at a local traffic management company.  I started there over 11 years ago in office admin and now I am the Office Manager, the role is demanding, diverse and very rewarding and best of all no two days are ever the same. In my spare time I love cooking, reading, walking and my new found hobby is running. This has led me to be part of some amazing and inspirational groups locally and has also led me to take part in fundraising for various charities. The role as Governor is exciting and I feel it is my privilege to represent the parents of St Andrews school.


Miss Jillian Lynch
I attended St Andrews Methodist Primary School myself as a child, when it was at the very old school site that the church now stands on! I remember the new school being built and Princess Ann coming in a helicopter for the grand opening. You can just see the back of my head in the photo on the wall near the office! I even remember when Mr Halstead first started at the school!My three children attend the school now, although one of them will be leaving soon for High School!I work as a secretary for a small, local firm of solicitors and have been here eleven years now, after working in Manchester City Centre for many years. I still really appreciate being able to walk to work (even eleven years down the line).I don’t get much time for many hobbies really, but I love the simple things like watching films and TV, reading, spending time with family and getting together with friends.It is an absolute pleasure to have been voted one of the parent governors and I hope I can do everybody proud.


The Chair of the Governing Body, Mr Geoff Jones, 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
M28 0ZA
Tel 0161 790 3194