Governors

A school’s governing body has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

The Governing Body of Cardinal Langley RC High School fulfils its role through a committee structure.  Each committee has its own Terms of Reference (TOR) which establish levels of delegation, membership and purpose.  The three main committees are:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues (C&P) Committee – all areas relating to pupils and learning
Resources Committee – all areas relating to staffing, finance, premises and health and safety
Standards Committee – in-depth consideration and analysis of school performance and data

All Governors who are not staff members are eligible to sit on any of the following occasional committees, as standard:

  • Pupil Discipline Committee
  • Personnel & Pay Implementation Committee
  • Personnel Appeals Committee
  • Complaints Committee
  • Pupil Admissions Committee
Instrument of Government
Terms of Reference 2021-22
Meeting Schedule 2021-22
Meeting Attendance

the governors of Cardinal Langley rc high school

Governor Type & Appointment Details Committee Membership, Link Governor Roles
& Business Interests
Mr A Bridson
Headteacher
Member of Governing Board by virtue of office
First appointed: 01.09.2013
Term of office: whilst in post as Headteacher
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)
Pupil Admissions Committee
Employer: Governors of Cardinal Langley RC High School
Business interests: None declared
Directorships: Rochdale Pioneers Trust
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: Governor at Middleton Technology School
Mrs M Moore
Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 01.09.2016
Re-appointed 01.09.2020
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 31.08.2024
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Headteacher Performance Management Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Safeguarding
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs D Banham
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford 08.10.2021
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 07.10.2025
First appointed as a Parent Governor 08.12.2017
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: 
Additional Needs/SEND; Children who are Looked-After (CLA)
Employer: E-ACT Oldham Academy North
Business interests:
None declared
Personal Interests: Child & God-children on roll
Other governance roles: AAG member at the Oldham Academy North

Mr J Doolan
Chair of the Resources Committee
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Board
First appointed: 10.07.2018
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office:09.07.2022

Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for:
Science
Employer: Self-employed with Irwell Mortgages
Business interests:
None declared
Directorships: Proprietor, JDL Financial Solutions
Personal interests: 
Children on roll
Other governance roles: 
None declared
Mrs P Greenall
Joint Vice-Chair of Governors
Chair of the Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Vice-Chair of the Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)

Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 18.09.2019
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 17.09.2023
(Formerly in office as an Authority Governor 24.06.2015 – 23.06.2019)
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Resources Committee
Headteacher Performance Management Committee
Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Additional Needs/SEND; Children who are Looked-After (CLA); Life Skills (CEIAG)
Employer: Revive UK (volunteer case worker/employability tutor)
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: Committee/board member, Spotland & Falinge Housing Association
Mrs N Hadfield
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 23.07.2015
Term of office: 4 years
Re-appointed 23.07.2019
End of current term of office: 22.07.2023
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Curriculum (Maths)
Employer: Governors of St John Fisher RC Primary School
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: Headteacher at St John Fisher RC Primary School
Mrs F Horrocks
Parent Governor
Appointed by the Governing Board
(no nominations received)
First appointed: 14.05.2019
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 13.05.2023
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for:
Governor Training
Employer:
Northern Care Alliance
Business interests:
None declared
Personal interests:
 Children on roll
Other governance roles:
None declared
Mr J Kelleher
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 24.10.2012
Term of office: 4 years
Re-appointed: 24.10.2020
End of current term of office: 23.10.2024
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Curriculum (English); Health & Safety; Safer Recruitment; Pupil Premium; Data Protection & GDPR
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr B McAnenny
Joint Vice-Chair of Governors
Chair of the Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)

Vice-Chair of the Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 24.03.2017
Re-appointed 23.03.2021
Term of office:  4 years
End of current term of office: 24.03.2025
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Pupil Admissions Committee
Link Governor for: Health & Safety; Data Protection & GDPR, Safer Recruitment
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr M O’Loughlin
Staff Governor
Elected by staff 02.07.2021
Appointed by the Governing Body
First appointed: 06.07.2021
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 05.07.2025
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Admissions Committee
Link Governor for:
TBC
Employer: 
Governors of Cardinal Langley RC High School
Business interests:
None declared
Personal interests:
None declared
Other governance roles:
None declared
Mr M Taylor
Vice-Chair of the Resources Committee

Authority Governor
Nominated by the Local Authority
Appointed by the Governing Board 06.02.2020
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 05.02.2024
(Formerly appointed as an Associate Member 25.09.2019 – 05.02.2020)
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for:
Pupil Premium
Employer:
Hopwood Hall College
Business interests: 
Executive Director (Planning & Information), Hopwood Hall College; Director, Rochdale Business Improvement District.
Personal interests:
Child on roll
Other governance roles:
None declared
Fr K Tierney
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 08.12.2020
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 07.12.2024
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: RE/5Ws
Employer:
 Salford Diocese
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: Family member on roll
Other governance roles: Foundation Governor at St Peter’s RC Primary School
Mrs J Entwistle
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Board
First appointed: 10.11.2021
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 09.11.2025
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: TBC
Employer:
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs F Alli-Balogun
Parent Governor
Appointed by the Governing Board
(single nomination received)
First appointed: 24.01.2022
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 23.01.2026
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: TBC
Employer:
TBC
Business interests: TBC
Personal interests: TBC
Other governance roles: TBC
Mrs S Brackenridge
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 24.01.2022
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 23.01.2026
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: TBC
Employer:
St Chad’s RC Primary School, Manchester
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: Headteacher Governor at St Chad’s RC Primary School
Mrs K Warburton
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 16.02.2022
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 15.02.2026
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: TBC
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: Governor at St Mary’s RC Primary School, Middleton
Associate Members (without voting rights):
Mrs T Hatton
Associate Member (ex-officio)
Term of office: whilst in post as Curriculum Deputy Headteacher
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Employer: Governors of Cardinal Langley RC High School
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs A McPartland
Associate Member (ex-officio)
Term of office: whilst in post as School Business Manager
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Employer:
Governors of Cardinal Langley RC High School
Business interests:
None declared
Personal interests:
None declared
Other governance roles:
None declared
Mrs A Williams
Associate Member (ex-officio)
Term of office: whilst in post as Pastoral Deputy Headteacher
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Employer:
Governors of Cardinal Langley RC High School
Business interests:
None declared
Personal interests:
None declared
Other governance roles:
None declared
Former Governors
Further Information for Governors