School Governors

Governors play an important role in the life of the school taking a long term strategic view of the way the school is developing over the next few years.

The diverse backgrounds of the Astbury St. Marys school governors bring a wealth of experience to the governing body, all with ultimately the same aim to move the school forwards with security and consistency and to equip the pupils with the knowledge and skills they will require when they leave us to go on to their secondary schools.

Governors play an important role in the life of the school taking a long term strategic view of the way the school is developing over the next few years. Governors are like a team of directors who make decisions about standards, policies, funding and recruitment. We work in conjunction with the head teacher and senior staff to implement the statutory school development plan.

A number of changes to the way Governors operate have been introduced, including our new Governor Open Day; governors attend as many lessons and activities as possible within school to raise the profile of Governors and forge closer links. We will also have more team involvement at senior level to ease succession into key roles within the Governing body so that we can build on the excellent foundations in the past and continue to “care, share and learn together”.

The Astbury St. Marys school Governors are :-

Foundation Governors

Dr Christopher Tickner (pcc) (Vice Chair)
Vacant (pcc)
Vacant (pcc)
Maura Amies (pcc)
Mrs Margaret Sanders (dbe)
Mrs Liz Wardlaw (dbe)
Mr John Carter (dbe)
Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell

Parent Governors

Corinne Astins-Ward
Claire Hocknell

LA Appointed Governor


Staff Governors

Pip Worswick (Headteacher)
Rebecca Hodder (class teacher)

Co-opted Governor

Kath Moore (Chair)

Clerk to the Governors

Claire Leslie (Cheshire East)

Committee Structure 2018-19

Astbury Governor Profiles 2018-19


Our aim is to ensure our children are in a happy, safe, caring and rewarding environment. We strongly believe this is achieved by maintaining the ethos of the school and working as a team with the staff, parents and our children.

Governor Calendar for Autumn Term 2018

Full Governing Body Meeting – October and December 2018

Teaching and Learning (and Raising Attainment) Committee Meeting- September 2018

Resources Committee- November 2018

Religious Works and Ethos Committee- October 2018

Governor School Visit Morning – TBA


Spring Term 2017 Minutes

ASM LM committee spring term Minutes 2017 part 1

Behaviour and safety minutes 14.3.17v

ASM RE and Ethos committee springterm minutes 2017

T&Lcommittee spring term Minutes 2017

RAG Meeting Minutes 28th March 2017

ASM FGB spring 17 minutes part 1

Summer Term 2017 Minutes

RAG Meeting Minutes 6th June 2017

ASM FGB summer 17 minutes part 1

T&Lcommittee summer term Minutes 2017v

ASM Resources committee summer term Minutes 2017 part 1


Useful Documents

Governor Register 2017-18

Annual Governance Statement

Governance Statement July 2018
Governor Attendance 2016-17

Governor Policies

Governor Induction Policy 2017
Governor Visits Policy 2017
Governors Allowances Policy 2016
Governors’ Charter September 17

Terms of Reference

Admissions Committee TOR 2018

Complaints Committee TOR 2018

Dismissal Committee TOR 2018

Exclusions Committee TOR 2018

HT PM Committee TOR 2018

Pay Committee TOR 2018

Pay Appeal Committee TOR 2018

RE and Ethos Terms of reference 2017

Resources Committee TOR 2018

TLRAG Committee 2018


Contacting the Governors

If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors:

Mrs Kath Moore
Chair of Governors
Astbury St. Mary’s Primary School (VA)
School Lane
CW12 4RG
01260 272528

Alternatively email Mrs Moore at