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. he 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 2020

Mr E May Appointed  Member/Trustee
Mr D Kirkham Appointed Member
Mr A McLaren Appointed Member/Trustee
Mrs R Wall Headteacher
Mrs T Booth Appointed Governor/Trustee
Dr K Chirema Appointed Governor/Trustee
Mr N Crowther Appointed Chair of Governors - Governor/Trustee
Mrs A Edkins Appointed Parent Governor/Trustee
Miss R Harding Appointed Staff Governor/Trustee
Mrs S Knights Appointed Parent Governor/Trustee
Mr K Mackey Appointed Vice Chair of Governors - Parent Governor/Trustee
Mr P Marks Appointed Governor/Trustee
Mr K Proctor Appointed LA Governor/Trustee
Dr J Stokes Appointed Governor/Trustee

Meeting dates 2020/21

  • Full Governors - Appoint Chairs & Agree Committee Remits Thursday 15/10/2020  5:30-6:15 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 5/11/2020 5:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Governors’ AGM Thursday 26/11/2020 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 4/2/2021   5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Full Governors Thursday 25/3  7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Governors’ Committee Thursday 27/5/2021  5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Full Governors Thursday 1/7/2021  7:00 - 8:30 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.