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 Committee – all areas relating to pupils and learning
Resources Committee – all areas relating to staffing, finance, premises and health and safety

Governors who are not staff members are also eligible to sit on any of the other standard committees:

  • Pupil Discipline Committee
  • Personnel & Pay Implementation Committee
  • Personnel Appeals Committee
  • Complaints Committee
  • Pupil Admissions Committee
Instrument of Government Terms of Reference Meeting Schedule 2016-17 Meeting Attendance Minutes of Meetings 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 Body by virtue of HT 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
Pupil Admissions Committee
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: 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
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 31.08.2020
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Headteacher Performance Management
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
(Has opted to withdraw from Pupil Disciplinary Committee)
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr M Farraker
Vice-Chair of Governors
Vice-Chair of Resources Committee
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 23.07.2015
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 22.07.2019
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Mathematics
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr A Hudson
Chair of Resources Committee
Parent Governor
Elected by parents/carers
Appointed by the Governing Body
First appointed: 01.03.2012
Term of office: 4 years
Re-appointed: 04.03.2016
End of current term of office 03.03.2020
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Business interests: Royal Bank of Scotland
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr S Crankshaw
Chair of Curriculum & Pupils’ Committee
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 21.09.2007
Term of office: 4 years
Re-appointed: 21.09.2011 & 21.09.2015
End of current term of office: 20.09.2019
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Governor Training
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: Foundation Governor at
St Mary’s RC Primary, Middleton
Mrs K Bromfield
Vice-Chair of Curriculum & Pupils’ Committee
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 23.07.2015
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 22.07.2019
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: RE/5Ws; Equality, Diversity &
Community Cohesion
Business interests: Kath Bromfield Associates
Relationships with school staff: Mr L Bromfield
Other governance roles: Parent Governor
at Inscape House School
Mrs M Abbott
Co-opted Governor (staff)
Appointed by the Governing Body 01.09.2014
First elected 16.03.2010 as a Staff Governor
Re-elected 16.03.2014 (Staff Governor)
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 22.07.2019
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: Mr C Abbott
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr B Rabbitt
Staff Governor
Elected by staff, appointed by the Governing Body
First appointed: 16.11.2015
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 15.11.2019
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr A Dickinson
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 22.11.2011
Term of office: 4 years
Re-appointed: 22.11.2015
End of current term of office: 21.11.2019
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Health & Safety
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs K Gavin
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 01.09.2016
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 31.08.2020
Committee Membership:
TBA
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs P Greenall
Authority Governor
Nominated by the LA
Appointed by the Governing Body
First appointed: 24.06.2015
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 23.06.2019
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Additional Needs/SEN;
Looked-After-Children; Life Skills
Business interests: Spotland &
Falinge Housing Association
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs N Hadfield
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 23.07.2015
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 22.07.2019
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: Headteacher at St John Fisher
RC Primary School, Middleton
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: English; Health & Safety;
Safer Recruitment; Pupil Premium
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs A Lynch
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body
First appointed:
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office:
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: Co-opted Governor at Broadbent
Fold Primary School, Dukinfield
Fr K Mullarkey
Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese of Salford
First appointed: 01.09.2008
Term of office: 4 years
Re-appointed: 01.09.2012 & 01.09.2016
End of current term of office: 31.08.2020
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Headteacher Performance Management
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Safeguarding
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: Vice-Chair of Governors at St Peter’s
RC Primary School, Middleton
Mrs L Newton
Parent Governor
Elected by parents/carers
Appointed by the Governing Body
First appointed: 19.10.2011
Term of office: 4 years
Re-appointed: 19.10.2015
End of current term of office: 18.10.2019
Committee Membership:
Curriculum and Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Review Officer for Headteacher Performance Management
Link Governor for: Safer Recruitment; Sixth Form
Business interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared