Board of Governors

A school's Board of Governors has three core functions:

  • ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;

  • ensuring that the Headteacher performs his or her responsibilities for  the educational performance of the school; and

  • ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school's financial resources.

The Board of Governors at Queensgate consists of twelve governors from different areas of the community.

  • One Staff Governor

  • One local Authority Governor appointed by the Local Council

  • One Headteacher

  • Two parent Governors, appointed by the Board of Governors from self nomination

  • Seven co-opted Governors appointed by the Board of Governors

Please click here to see the names, roles and terms of office for the current year.

Please click here to see the remit for our Resources committee.

Please click here to see the remit for our Teaching and Learning committee.

Governors are encouraged to attend training sessions held by the Local Authority Governor Services so that we are able to assess our own ability and make sure we have the necessary skills to fulfil the role to which we are assigned. From time to time there will be a vacancy for a Parent Governor. When this happens parents will be informed and nominations will be considered by the Board of Governors.


Register of business interests 2019/20

M Rothwell - employee of Laurus Trust

J Ormiston - none declared

J Peet- employee of Laurus Trust

H Lee- none declared

M Evans - none declared

R Littlehales - none declared

Z Anisuddin - none declared

N Hitchcock - none declared

K Rayner - none declared

R Kumar- none declared

A Moore - none declared


Register of other establishments governed and/or other interests declared

M Rothwell -  none declared

J Ormiston - none declared

J Peet-Deputy Headteacher at Cheadle Hulme High School, LaurusTrust

H Lee - none declared

M Evans - none declared

Z Anisuddin - none declared

R Littlehales - none declared

N Hitchcock - married to the Headteacher at St Mary's C of E Primary, Sale

K Rayner - none declared

R Kumar- none declared

A Moore - none declared

Please click here for details of attendance at meetings 2018/19. 


Please see below for a little more information on our governors


Chair of Governors: Mark is a co-opted governor who has been Chair of Governors for 8 years and a governor for 12.  Mark sits on the Resources Committee and also regularly attends Teaching and Learning Committee meetings. His background in property and construction are useful skills for the board.  Additionally, he has an overview of Health and Safety, safeguarding, STEM, PSHE & Wellbeing. His 2 children attended Queensgate.


Malcolm Evans is a Co-opted Governor. He sits on the Teaching and Learning Committee and is a link governor with Year 6. His 3 children attended Queensgate. He has been a Management & Leadership Developer for over 20 years and is also a Reader at Christ Church Woodford.


Jo Ormiston is a Parent Governor and sits on the Resources Committee. She is the link governor for Year 4. She has two children that currently attend Queensgate and balances being a Mum with being a Quantity Surveyor/Head of Contracts for a local firm of Bramhall Chartered Surveyors. 


Zoe Anisuddin is a Parent Governor and sits on the Teaching and Learning Committee.  She is a link governor for Nursery and also for English.  She has two children that currently attend Queensgate and is thoroughly loving life in the North West since relocating from London 3 years ago with her husband's job.  


John Peet is the LA Governor who sits on the Teaching and Learning Committee. John has an overview for the way in which the school spends the Pupil Premium. He has considerable education leadership experience and is a Specialist Leader of Education. His two children attend Queensgate School. 


Robert Littlehales live in Bramhall and has been a governor at the school for a number of years. He is now retired after a long career in engineering.


Annabel Moore is a Co-opted Governor. She is a qualified corporate lawyer, employed by a large international practice. She has excellent knowledge of the local area, having previously completed both her primary and secondary education in Bramhall.

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