Governing Body

School governors and trustees make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures. Urmston Grammar is very fortunate to have a committed and dedicated group of volunteers who lead and support the school in a positive and constructive manner and serve our school community. The Governing Body of Urmston Grammar support the school through their attendance at meetings and through their presence at academic, social, cultural and sporting events.

The Governing Body will:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • hold senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its students and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
  • oversee the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body will consist of:

  • up to 11 governors/trustees appointed by the Members/Directors;
  • up to 1 Local Authority governor;
  • a minimum of 2 parent governors;
  • up to 2 staff governors excluding the Headteacher;
  • up to 3 co-opted governors;
  • the Headteacher;
  • any additional Governors appointed under articles 62, 62A, 63, and 68A.

All governors (trustees) and directors at Urmston Grammar act on an unpaid basis. 

Trustees and Governing Body of Urmston Grammar September 2021




Mr E May Appointed  Member (Finance & Premises Committee and Curriculum and Personnel Committee) Health & Safety
Mr D Kirkham Appointed Member  Finance
Mr A McLaren Appointed Member/Trustee (Finance & Premises Committee) Maths
Mrs R Wall Headteacher (Finance & Premises Committee and Curriculum and Personnel Committee)  
Mrs T Booth Appointed Governor/Trustee (Curriculum and Personnel Committee) Safeguarding
Dr K Chirema Appointed Governor/Trustee (Curriculum and Personnel Committee) PSE, Enrichment & Behaviour
Mr N Crowther Appointed Chair of Governors - Governor/Trustee (Curriculum and Personnel Committee) Drama, Music & PE
Mrs A Edkins Appointed Parent Governor/Trustee. (Curriculum and Personnel Committee) English & SEND
Miss R Harding Appointed Staff Governor/Trustee (Finance & Premises Committee and Curriculum and Personnel Committee) Technology
Mrs S Knights Appointed Parent Governor/Trustee (Finance & Premises Committee) Biology & KS3 Science
Mr K Mackey Appointed Vice Chair of Governors - Parent Governor/Trustee (Curriculum and Personnel Committee) Chemistry & Physics 
Mr P Marks Appointed Governor/Trustee (Finance & Premises Committee and Curriculum and Personnel Committee) Psychology, Sociology, Business & Economics
Mr K Proctor Appointed LA Governor/Trustee (Finance & Premises Committee) History
Dr J Stokes Appointed Governor/Trustee (Curriculum and Personnel Committee) MFL & CEIAG
Miss H Stedman Appointed Staff Governor/Trustee Sixth Form & Pupil Premium

*Governor Links will be updated in the 2021/22 Academic Year

Scheme of Delegation

Levels of delegation must be reviewed anally and immediately when there has been a change in trust management or organisational structure. The Trust Finance committee should have delegated scrutiny and oversight which can support the board in maintaining the trust as a going concern.

Headteacher Finance Committee Board of Governors
Up to £15,000 Up to £50,000 Over £50,000


Meeting dates 2021/22

  • Full Governors - Appoint Chairs & Agree Committee Remits Thursday 14/10/2021  5:30-6:45 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 4/11/2021 5:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Governors’ AGM Thursday 2/12/2021 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 10/2/2022   5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Full Governors Thursday 24/3/2022  5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 26/5/2022  5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Full Governors Thursday 30/6/2022  5:30 - 7:00 PM

School Documents 

Statutory policies and documentation are available below.

Whilst some of our policies are here to guide and advise on the school's position on a wide range of issues, we do reserve the right to interpret and adapt them when circumstances determine. Whenever you see the portal image (shown above) on our website, you will also find a link to the relevant policy.

School Financial Statements

The Trust would like to confirm that for the financial year 2019/20 there were no employees whose benefits exceeded £100k.


The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the following postal address:

Mr N Crowther, Chair of Governors Urmston Grammar School, Newton Road, Urmston. M41 5UG