Governors and Members
The Governors are responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction and for holding the Headteacher and senior staff to account for the school’s performance. This includes overseeing progress against the School Development Plan, agreeing the school’s budget and setting the school’s policies.
Governors are volunteers, committed to the success of all students at the school. Governors are appointed or elected for a four year term of office. Six are appointed by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education, five by the Chester Blue Coat Church of England Educational Foundation and one by the Bishop of Chester. There are two peer elected Parent Governors, two peer elected Staff Governors, one governor co-opted by the board, and the Headteacher is also a governor.
As the school is an Academy and a charitable company, it has Members as well as governors. The Members’ role is to be guardians of the school’s governance and hold the governors accountable. Bishops’ has four Members, who are the Chester Diocesan Board of Education, an appointee of the Chester Blue Coat Church of England Educational Foundation, the Bishop of Chester and the Chair of Governors.
Scroll down to read about our governors, our committees and panels, what governors do, and how to become a Bishops’ governor.
|Name||Role and committee membership|
|Mr Ian Wilson||– Headteacher (ex officio governor)
– All committees
|Appointed by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education|
|Prof Nigel John||– Vice Chair of Governors
– Vice Chair of Students Committee
– Chair of Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee
|Mr Ralph Mainard||– Chair of Resources Committee
– Chair of Audit Committee
|Dr Tim Noakes||– Resources Committee|
|Mr David Walsh||– Chair of Governors
– Vice Chair of Resources Committee
– Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee
– Ex officio Member
|Revd Preb Paul Towner||– Resources Committee and Audit Committee|
|Appointed by the Chester Blue Coat Church of England Educational Foundation|
|Mr Julian Annison||– Resources Committee|
|Mr John Davies||– Resources Committee|
|Dr Laura Edwards||– Students Committee|
|Mrs Sonja High||– Resources Committee|
|Appointed by the Bishop of Chester|
|Dr Elaine Hemmings||– Chair of Students Committee
– Audit Committee
|Mr Keith Marcroft||– Resources Committee|
|Mr Chris Woods||– Students Committee|
|Mrs Justine Bryant||– Students Committee|
|Eamonn Coffey||– Students Committee|
|Dr Michael Bird||– Students Committee|