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Didsbury CE School

Didsbury CE School

Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Board (LGB) of Didsbury CE Primary School has clearly defined responsibilities and is accountable to the Trust Board of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust. The role of LGB's within the Trust is outlined in the 'Scheme of Delegation' which can be found on this page. 

Didsbury CE Primary School is a church school with very strong links to the Parish of St James and Emmanuel. To ensure that the faith foundations of our school are upheld, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the church nominates potential LGB candidates to the Trust Board for approval.

This school has two parent governors who are elected by parents with children at the school. 

Co-opted governors are selected by the Academy Trust to support and challenge school improvement and ensure that school improvement priorities are having the desired impact on our children's education. Members of the Trust Executive Team may also attend meetings to ensure clear lines of communication between the LGB and Board of Trustees. 

All our Governors have enhanced DBS checks

The governors are:

Title First Name Surname Category Start End Governor Link
Mr Paul Good Chair (MDBE) 05.02.2020 04.02.2024 Safeguarding, Attendance, Health and Dafety & Premises, Sustainability
Mrs Abbie East Foundation 01.09.2020 31.08.2024 English, Reading and Early Reading inc Phonics, Writing and Early Years
Mrs Becky Silver Foundation 31.10.2023   Curriculum
Mr  Matthew Lee Foundation 25.01.2021 24.01.2025 Sports and PE Premium
Mrs Joyce Thom Foundation 01.09.2020 31.08.2024 Ethos, Parish, RE (SIAMS) and British Values
Mrs Catriona Arundale Foundation 13.09.2020 12.09.2024 SEND inc Inclusion
Rev Augustine Ihm Foundation 05.10.2021 04.10.2025  
Mr Dario tom-Dieck Parent 31.10.2023    
Mr     Parent 31.10.2023    
Mrs Samantha Morgan Staff 04.10.2022 03.10.2026 N/A
Miss Victoria Rippon Head N/A N/A N/A
Mrs Sam Morgan DHT N/A N/A N/A

This governing body meets six times a year (twice a term).

There are very strict rules, which the governing body must obey, by law. See below for a link to our Code of Conduct. 

At each meeting, members of the LGB must declare any pecuniary interests. 

Our Chair of Governors, Mr Paul Good can be contacted by email on: