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 two 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

There is also a Standards Committee which is made up mainly of C&P Committee members and looks more closely at data and performance analysis.

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 2020-21 Meeting Schedule 2020-21 Meeting Attendance Former Governors

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
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
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
Employer:
 Diocese of Salford (School HR & Governance Support)
Business interests
: None declared
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs D Banham
Vice Chair of Governors
Parent Governor
Elected by parents/carers
Appointed by the Governing Board
First appointed: 08.12.2017
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 07.12.2021
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 Peter Banks
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
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Standards Committee (Data & Performance Analysis)
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Business interests: Proprietor/Director of EducServices (no longer trading)
Personal Interests: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr M Crutchley
Parent Governor
Elected by parents/carers 08.11.2019
Appointed by the Governing Board
First appointed 14.11.2019
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office 13.11.2023
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Headteacher Performance Management Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Curriculum (English)
Business interests: Proprietor/Director, Mike Crutchley Media Ltd
Personal interests: 
Children on roll
Other governance roles: 
Governor at St Thomas More RC Primary School

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:
Sixth Form
Employer: NatWest Group PLC
Business interests:
None declared
Personal interests: Child on roll
Other governance roles: 
None declared
Mrs P Greenall
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
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:
NHS Tameside & Glossop
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: 24.10.2016
End of current term of office: 23.10.2020
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
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
Term of office:  4 years
End of current term of office: 23.03.2021
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: Casual employee of the school
Other governance roles: None declared
Ms J Sullivan
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 04.09.2019
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 03.09.2023
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Curriculum (Science)
Business interests: 
Oxford University Press
Personal interests: None declared
Other governance roles: 
Chair of Governors at St John Fisher RC Primary School, Middleton
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
 Mrs C Vodden
Staff Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body (sole nomination)
First appointed: 19.09.2019
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 18.09.2023
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Pupil Admissions Committee
Link Governor for: RE/5Ws
Employer: Governors of Cardinal Langley RC High School
Business interests: None declared
Personal interests: Mr R Vodden (employee of the school)
Other governance roles: None declared
Vacancy – Foundation Governor x 3
Co-opted Governor x 1
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 L Jackson
Associate Member (ex-officio)
Term of office: whilst in post as Director of Finance & Resources
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