Governors

 

Dave Pilkington
Chair of Chorlton Park Local Governing Body
Director (school improvement)
Term of office end: 31/08/2019

Dave was a Deputy Headteacher of a large, high performing secondary school Kingsway High School, Cheadle. He holds 25 years’ experience as a governor and has a wealth of experience in school improvement planning, systems thinking and smart success criteria. 

 

Louise Breed
Vice Chair of Chorlton Park Local Governing Body
Parent Governor
Term of office end: June 2019

Louise was elected onto the Governing Body in June 2015 and is a member of Chorlton Park Local Governing Body.

Louise is Head of Employee Engagement and Internal Communications at Swinton Insurance and has two children in Years 2 and 4 at Chorlton Park Primary School. Louise joined the governing body to get more involved in life at Chorlton Park Primary School and is really keen to make sure parents' views and interests are central to decision making at the school. As a parent governor, Louise also chairs the Parent Forum. 

 

Elizabeth Jayne
Vice Chair of the Trust 
Director (Personnel)
Term of office end: 31/08/2018

Elizabeth has previously worked for Rochdale Education Authority and the Public Health Service in Sheffield then Salford.  She has been running her own successful management consultancy business for 14 years. Elizabeth has 16 years’ experience as a governor and has a solid understanding of school business. She holds the portfolio of HR, ensuring that appraisal is robust.

 

Hannah Heron
Staff Governor
Term of office end: July 2019

Hannah was elected onto the Governing Body by the staff at Chorlton Park in July 2015.  Hannah is a member of the Performance Scrutiny Committee and Local Federation Governing Body.

Hannah joined Chorlton Park in 2013 as Class Teacher and year group TLR holder and is currently working closely with the Headteachers as Assistant Head Teacher for Years 1 and 2.

Hannah is a keen runner and runs regularly with a local running club.  She is also a keen cyclist.

 

Julia Humphreys
Co-opted Governor
Term of office end: June 2021

Julia Humphreys was co-opted onto the Governing Body in June 2017.

Julia is a GP Doctor in South Manchester, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at The University of Manchester Medical School. (She is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy). 

Prior to completing her MBChB, she completed a BA (Hons) in English and worked as a Language Teacher in Japan and Russia for 3 years. 

She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is currently completing her Masters in Creative Writing at The University of Manchester.

Julia is a keen runner and has completed two marathons and several half marathons, she also enjoys cycling and skiing.

 

Leanne Opdam
Staff Governor
Term of Office end: December 2020 

Leanne was elected onto the Governing Body by the staff at Chorlton Park in December 2016. She has also been a staff governor on the Finance and Business Committee since September 2017.

Leanne joined Chorlton Park in 2010 as class teacher in Nursery before moving to Year 1 in 2014. She is now teaching again in Nursery and is year group TLR holder. 

Contact us

If you are interested in becoming a Governor or have any queries or questions for Governors, please contact Clair Travis on 0161 881 1621.