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 2019-20 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 Body 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
Pupil Admissions Committee
Business/other 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
Link Governor for: Safeguarding
Business/other interests
:
Diocese of Salford (HR & Governance Consultant)
School Support Services
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
Budget Monitoring Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for: Mathematics
Business/other interests:
Mercer Ltd (Partner/Senior Actuary)
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/other interests:
Royal Bank of Scotland (employee)
Relationships with school staff: Mr M Smith
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr S Crankshaw
Chair of Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues 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/other interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles:
Foundation Governor at St Mary’s RC Primary, Middleton
Mrs P Greenall
Vice-Chair of Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
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/other interests:
Spotland & Falinge Housing Association
Revive
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs M Abbott
Staff Governor
First elected 16.03.2010 as a Staff Governor
Re-elected 16.03.2014 (Staff Governor)
Appointed as a Co-opted Governor by the Governing Body 01.09.2014
Elected as a Staff Governor 19.06.2017
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 18.06.2021
Committee Membership:
Resources Committee
Budget Monitoring Committee
Business/other interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mrs D Banham
Parent Governor
Elected by parents/carers
Appointed by the Governing Body
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
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Link Governor for:
Additional Needs/SEN; Looked-After-Children
Business/other interests:
E-ACT Oldham Academy North (Assistant Headteacher)
Relationships with school staff:
None declared
Other governance roles:
AAG member at the Oldham Academy North
Mrs K Bromfield
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
Safeguarding Representative on C&P Committee
Business/other interests:
Kath Bromfield Associates
Relationships with school staff:
Mr L Bromfield
Other governance roles:
Chair of Rochdale Parent/Carer Forum

Mr J Doolan
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body
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
Business interests:
Royal Bank of Scotland (employee)
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/other interests:
Headteacher at St John Fisher RC Primary School, Middleton
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles:
Headteacher at St John Fisher RC Primary School, Middleton
Mrs F Horrocks
Parent Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body*
(*sole nomination)
First appointed: 04.04.2019
Term of office: 4 years
End of current term of office: 03.04.2023
Committee Membership:
Curriculum & Pupils’ Issues Committee
Eligible to sit on all standard committees
Business/other interests:
Relationships with school staff:
Other governance roles:
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; Data Protection
Business/other interests: None declared
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Mr B McAnenny
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
Pupil Admissions Committee
Link Governor for:
Health & Safety; Data Protection
Business/other interests:
Casual employee of the school
Relationships with school staff: None declared
Other governance roles: None declared
Vacancy Co-opted Governor
Vacancy Foundation Governor x 3