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Didsbury CE School

Didsbury CE School

Local Governing Body

This school has eleven governors who act  on behalf of Didsbury CE for the St James & Emmanuel Academy Trust. Please see the page on St James & Emmanuel Academy Trust for more information on the organisation of the Trust and the other schools within it, West Didsbury CE Primary School, St Wilfrid's CE Primary School and St Elisabeth's CE Primary School

The executive head of school is a governor because of her job. She attends the meetings and prepares reports for the governors.

Didsbury CE primary school is a church school with very strong links to the Parish of St James and Emmanuel in Didsbury. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the church nominate six of our eleven governors, in order that the faith foundation of our school is firmly upheld. The PCC nominations have to be ratified and approved by the Members of the Trust, who have the controlling interest. For more information on the Members please see the St James and Emmanuel Trust page on this website.

This school has three parent governors. Two are elected by all the parents and the other is a PCC position. There are also two staff governors. One is the head of the school. One works as a teacher in Didsbury CE Primary School. All the people who work in the school vote for the person they want.

The executive headteacher is also a governor and attends the meetings in order to report back to the Trustees.

This school on occasions also has associate members in order to ensure succession planning is rigorous. All our Governors have enhanced DBS checks.

The governors are:

Paul Good - Chair MDBE; );  Abbie Jones - PCC; Joyce Thom ; Cat Arundale - PCC; Helena Miller - Executive Head; Emma Hooson - elected member of staff  Matt Lee - PCC; Rev'd Augustine Ihm - Co-opted; ; Philip Robinson - elected parent; John Janulewski PCC and  Kate Catling - elected parent.

This governing body meets six times each year (once every half-term).

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

You can also read the latest minutes of the St James & Emmanuel Academy Trust, Didsbury CE Governing Body, too. 

Please note that at every Governing Body meeting our Governors have to declare any pecuniary interests. Please note that none of our Governors have pecuniary interests in education related businesses and any interests have to be declared before every meeting commences.

All our Governors have enhanced DBS checks.

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