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Mossley Academy Trust Governing Body

Mossley CE Primary School became an academy on 1st August 2014. This means that we are an academy trust and a registered company, limited by guaranteed.

4 governors were originally appointed as members of the Academy Trust and signed a memorandum of association. Members meet as required and at least once a year.

Current Members are:         

Mrs Jo Graham Chair of Governors
Mr Keith Smith

Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Resources Committee

Mr Adrian Swindells Chair of Finance
Mr Chris Spence Diocesan Director of Education


The governing body remains the employer and the admissions authority and the land and buildings are held in trust by trustees (governors). The governing body is made up of governors who have been appointed as directors of the company. Governors have entered into a funding agreement with the Department for Education which includes the Memorandum and Articles of Association for the company. A copy of this document can be accessed via this link. 





The governing body continues to work in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents and students to raise standards of achievement. The governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff; and overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. Our governing body meets six times a year.The Resources Committee six times a year; and the Curriculum and Pupil Progress Committee six times a year. The governors are also involved with visits to the school and regularly support special events.

Governors are either elected or appointed: Parent governors are elected from the parent body; the governing body appoints co-opted governors; school staff nominate and elect staff governors; the headteacher is an Ex-Oficio Governor; four governors are appointed by the Chester Diocese; two governors are appointed by members. Individual govenors have no powers themselves and always act corporately. The governors' term of office is four years.

Current Governing Body membership is as follows:

PARENT GOVERNORS          Shelley Knott
  Jo Graham (Member)
  Mike Winstanley


  Helen Harrison (Head Teacher)
Ian Endicott Ben Heades
Dorothy Dentith Alex Johnson
Mr Keith Smith (Member) Helen Harrison
Jo Graham (Safeguarding)  
Adrian Swindells (Member)  

Mossley School Governors can be contacted via the school.

Tel: 01260 272451

email: office@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

Mrs Elizabeth Whitehurst - Responsible Officer

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Mossley C.E Primary School

Boundary Lane, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3JA

Mrs B Hawtin or Mrs L Knibbs

Tel: 01260 272451Email: office@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

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