The Board of Governors now has a membership of 14 committed professional volunteers (including those with a background in education, human resources and finance, church representation and parents).

The board is made up of governors with different skills, and has recently re-constituted from 16 to 14 members following a skills audit.

The Governing Body has corporate powers.  Individual governors have no powers on their own.

The Governing Body is appointed in accordance of the Instrument of Governance and must uphold the Trust Deed of the Foundation that underpins this Church School.

They meet as a full Board at least 3 times a year.  To be efficient, groups of governors meet as committees under Terms of Reference.  Four committees regularly meet termly.

To ensure that the full board is strategically and efficiently organised the chairs of each committee meet as a Chairs' Committee half-termly before the termly full board and the cycle of termly committee meetings.

The governors have a adobe-pdf-logo Governors Handbook that explains in detail the processes and procedures governors follow.

Correspondence to the Chairman should be directed c/o the Clerk to Committees, School Office, St Margaret's CE Primary School, School Road, Orford, Warrington, WA2 9AD.


Name Category Appointing Body Term of Office Positions Held Interests Declared / Background
Gloria Warburton Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)  30/08/2020 Chair of Board/ Chair of Staffing Ex-teacher
RobGibson Co-opted Governor Governing Body  TBC Chair of Curriculum DHT of Gorse Covert Primary
Elizabeth Shone Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)  31/08/2017  Vice Chair of Board, Chair of Admissions Magistrate (North Cheshire Bench)
Brian Furness Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)  30/08/2020  Chair of Finance Project Management Civil Engineering
Anna Mawby Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)  21/01/2021  Chair of Curriculum Assistant Head of High School
Vacancy Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)  TBC    
Ann Elphick Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)   TBC   Lecturer at Chester University
Rev Daniel Howard Foundation Governor Ex-officio (Diocese)  N/A  Chair of Premises  School Chaplain
David Chadwick Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)  13/10/2016  Chair of Staffing Ex-Senior HR Manager for NHS
Hayley Johnson Staff Governor  Elected by staff   29/09/2021  

Teacher at school

Nicola Howell Parent Governor Elected by parents  16/07/2019  

Parent of Y6 pupil

Teaching Assistant and Midday Assistant

Claire Williams Parent Governor Elected by parents  07/06/2021   Parent of Y1 & Y3 pupils
Milton Wimpenny LA Governor LA Appointed  25/01/2021   Retired Financial Director of Comanies
Carsten Kressell Associate Member Governing Body  29/06/2019 Attendance at Committees advisory, no voting rights.

Chair of St Barnabas CE Primary School, Warrington. Director of Kressel Regeneration Ltd

Chris Metcalfe Headteacher Ex-officio  N/A Headteacher Director of Innov8ed Foundation Ltd, Trustee of St Michael's Academy.
Matthew Boyle Observer Governing Body Reviewed Annually each Academic Year Deputy Headteacher  
Emma Dean Observer Governing Body

 Reviewed Annually each Academic Year

Clerk to Committees  
No longer in office
Clare Howarth-Platt Co-opted Governor Governing Body 21/10/2019 Vice Chair of Board,Chair of Curriculum Moved out of area
Gary Hughes Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC)  31/08/2017 Chair of Premises Ordination Training
James Koltan Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC) 21/06/2018   Family reasons
Mark Eccleston Local Authority Governor LA Education Committee 12/05/2018   Y6 Pupil left school
Caroline Tress  Parent Governor Elected by parents 11/06/2017   Office ended
Juliette Legge Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC) 19/07/2015   Office ended
John Ansell Foundation Governor Diocese (PCC) 10/09/2016   Office ended
Rev Canon Stephen Boyd Foundation Governor Ex-officio (Diocese)     Moved parishes

 A list of pecuniary interests for governors is available here: GOVERNORS' BUSINESS PECUNIARY INTERESTS 


Schools should publish the membership of committees.  Here is the membership chart of our committees.

Governor Committees Membership Chart


Schools should publish the attendance record of each governor at full governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year.  Here is the attendance for our governing board for both last academic year; September 2014 - July 2015 and current academic year September 2015 - July 2016.

Governor Attendance Table