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 Constitution of the Governing Body including roles and terms of office.

Please click here to see the remit for our Resources (finance, premises, pay and personnel) 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 2023/24

N Berger-North - none declared

K Done - Business Manager at Saint Ambrose College

M Evans - none declared

N Hitchcock - none declared

R Kumar- none declared

A Moore - Governance and Compliance Projects Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University

K Rayner - none declared

H Rodgers - Owner of DRH AMRE Consultants Ltd 

M Rothwell - none declared

J Thomas - Teacher at Ashton West End Primary Academy


Please click here for details of attendance at meetings last year.


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 14 years and a governor for 18.  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 two children attended Queensgate.

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

Annabel Moore is a Co-opted Governor. She is a qualified corporate lawyer with several years private practice experience. She now works as a Governance and Compliance Manager for a large university.  She has excellent knowledge of the local area, having previously completed both her primary and secondary education in Bramhall.

Kieren Done is a co-opted governor. He lives locally and his two daughters attend Queensgate. He is the Business Manager/CFO at a secondary school in Trafford.

Joanne Thomas - I am a parent governor. I attended Queensgate when I was younger and my daughter now attends Queensgate. I’m a primary school teacher and have lived in Bramhall for most of my life.

Helen Rodgers is a parent governor. She has a son in Year 3 and lives in Woodford. Helen is a renewable energy engineering consultant and Carbon Literacy trainer.

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