School Governors

Governors’ Strategy Document – DOWNLOAD

Attendance at Governor Meetings

  • Full Governors’ Meeting 2020-2021 DOWNLOAD
  • Committee Meetings 2020-2021 DOWNLOAD

Register of Business Interests

  • 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
  • Register of Business Interests 2019/20 – DOWNLOAD
  • Register of Business Interests 2020/21 DOWNLOAD

Terms of Reference

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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.


Rev Darren Garfield – Vice Chair


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


Margaret O’Neill  


Anne Barker - Headteacher Governor
Length of Service: Seventeen 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!




Graham Jones


Margaret Hughes


Julie Plant


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.




Bethany Jones


Mrs Cora Griffin-Goy
My name is Cora, I have lived in this local area for most of my life. I am married to John, we have two boys, Joe (all grown up) is a Stonemason and Oliver is a pupil at St Andrews. I work locally for a Manchester charity, this work is so rewarding and my days are never the same which keeps me on my toes for sure. In my spare time I love cooking and baking, reading, walking and running. Spending time with my family and friends is so important to me. My role as parent Governor is exciting and I feel it is a privilege to represent the parents of St Andrews.


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