Bishops’ Governors

Bishops’ Governors

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, two co-opted Governors 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.

 

Name

 

Role and committee membership

 

Ms Helen Cairns –       Headteacher (ex officio governor)

–       All committees

Appointed by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education
Mr Ralph Mainard –       Co-Chair of Governors

–       Chair of Resources Committee

–       Ex-officio Member

Revd Preb Paul Towner –       Resources Committee

–       Audit Committee

Mr David Walsh –       Co-Chair of Governors

–       Students Committee

–      Chair of Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee

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Appointed by the Chester Blue Coat Church of England Educational Foundation

 

Dr Laura Edwards –       Students Committee

–       Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee

–      Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Alex Taylor –       Resources Committee
Vacancy
Vacancy
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Appointed by the Bishop of Chester

 

Dr Elaine Hemmings –       Chair of Students Committee

–       Audit Committee

Parent Governors

 

Mr Steven Corley –       Resources Committee

–       Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee

–       Chair of Audit Committee

Ms Sarah Emes-Young –      Resources Committee
Staff Governors

 

Mr Andrew Hardman –       Students Committee
Mr Jonathan Price –       Students Committee
Co-opted Governors

 

Dr Michael Bird –       Students Committee

–      Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee

Mr Christopher Woods –       Students Committee
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