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Our Governors

Acre Hall Primary School is part of Bright Futures Educational Trust.

The Trust’s Articles of Association, Delegation Framework and other governance documents can be found here on Bright Futures’ website:

Governance information listed below is currently being reviewed and updated.

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the school is run both efficiently and effectively by the Head of School and its staff, by playing the role of “critical friend”.  The Body meets in full three times per academic year and termly as part of two sub-committees, which cover the school’s operational structure – ‘Teaching and Learning’ and ‘Resources’.

The Governors take a full and active role in the monitoring of the School Development Plan.  Each Governor acts as a ‘Link Governor’ to a named member of staff and meets throughout the academic year to focus on particular areas of the curriculum.

Each Governor is appointed or elected for a four-year term of office.

You can contact the Chair of Governors either via the school or email.

Local Governors

  • Individuals who sit on local governing bodies (LGBs) are usually referred to as ‘local governors’
  • Trustees delegate governance functions to the local level as per the Scheme of Delegation.
  • LGBs only have such responsibilities as are delegated to them by trustees and as indicated in the Scheme of Delegation
  • Trustees have complete discretion over what is delegated to each LGB
  • MAT leadership and management comes from the MAT executive leaders; governance comes from trustees and (only as a last resort) from members.

David Vanstone – Chair of Governors & Safeguarding 

Term of office starts- 1/9/21 Term of office ends- 31/8/24

Colin Catherall – Head of School 

Helen Cook – Staff Governor 

Term of office starts- 8/7/21 Term of office ends- 7/7/24

Sophie Fairley -Co-opted Governor & EYFS

Term of office starts- 9/12/21 Term of office ends- 8/12/24

Philippa Temple-Heald – Parent Governor & Health & Safety 

Term of office starts- 10/07/18 Term of office ends- 09/07/22 Re-elected until 2025

Roxanne Wormald – Parent Governor & Teaching & Learning

Term of office starts- 09/12/21 Term of office ends- 08/12/24

Nikki Patel – Co-opted Governor & SEND

Term of office starts- 08/07/21 Term of office ends- 07/07/24

Kat Price –

Term of office starts- 14/12/23 Term of office ends- 13/12/26

Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
Acre Hall Primary School
Irlam Road, Flixton
Manchester M41 6NA