CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Emily Jones
Emily is a member of the local community in Chorlton. She has two young children who attend Chorlton Park Primary School. Emily has worked as a finance professional all her career and is currently employed as Director of Finance for AQA. Emily joined the Chorlton High Local Governing Body as she wanted to use her wide range of skills in a volunteering capacity.
Claire is the parent of a current Chorlton High student and the Director of Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment at the University of Manchester. Claire has extensive experience of leadership in Higher Education and has previously been a trustee for a European charity. Claire joined the Chorlton High School Governing Body as she was keen to use her skills and experience in a voluntary capacity within the local community. Claire is also Vice Chair of the Governing Body.
Katie is an Assistant Headteacher at Piper Hill High School, one of the specialist schools within the Prospere Trust. She has numerous years experience in SEN education, Katie uses this expertise as Lead Governor for SEN on the CHS Governing Body.
Mandie Shilton Godwin
Mandie is a Labour and Co-operative councillor representing Chorlton Park ward. She has lived and worked in the local area for 26 years. Her professional career was in voluntary and third sector management and she has extensive senior management and governance experience. She recently retired from the 'day job' to focus on being a councillor.
Alf Parrington is a Co-opted Governor serving on the Chorlton High School LGB. He is the chairperson of the Mainstream Resources and Finance Committee, as well as sitting on the Audit Committee. Professionally, Alf has experience in Finance and Management, as well as many years experience working in the Further Education Sector.
Gary is a Co-opted Governor and has two children at Chorlton High. Professionally he is a qualified accountant and CEO of technology business. He has lived in Chorlton for 20 years and joined the governing body to use his experience to help Chorlton High continue to thrive and develop.
Prior to taking up a position on the Chorlton High School Governing Body, Angela was a Parent Governor and then Chair at a local primary school MAT. Angela understands the complexities of governance in an academy and the importance of each LGB having a strong voice on the Trust Board. Angela also runs her own counselling practice in Chorlton and is a counsellor in a high school.
Sarah Penrose has worked at Chorlton High School for over 18 years, her current role is Lead Safeguarding Officer. Sarah became a governor to help her understand the decisions behind some of the policies the school has and help work towards being a more inclusive school which achieves the best outcomes for all of students.
Lizi has taught at CHS for 13 years - she is a teacher of Drama and a member of the Achievement Team. She is the co-chair of the youth voice group for the Manchester Cultural & Educational Partnership and the Creative Influencers. She is also co-chair of Z-Arts Board of Trustees. Lizi is part of the National Theatre Teachers Network. In addition to this, she has just helped create the Manchester Drama/English Teachers network, working with a group of theatres across Manchester.
Governing Body Information
|Name||Position on Governing Body||Specific/ Other Roles||Start of Term of Office||End of Term of Office||How was the appointment made?||Pecuniary / Business Interest||Comments|
|Claire Brown||Parent Governor||
Vice Chair Pupil Premium
|Gary Bury||Co-opted Governor||Curriculum & Standards||13/09/2022||12/09/2026||Co-opted||None|
|Rebecca Cooper||Staff Governor||04/02/2020||03/02/2024||Staff Election||None|
|Emily Jones||Community Governor||Chair of Governors||11/05/2021||10/05/2025||Co-opted||None||Employed by AQA Exam Board|
|Katie Jones||Community Governor||Access & Achievement / SEN||26/01/2021||25/01/2025||Co-opted||None||Teacher at Piper Hill School (Prospere Trust)|
|Angela Keane||Co-opted Governor||Safeguarding Attendance & Behaviour||18/10/2022||17/10/2026||Parent election||None|
|Alf Parrington||Community Governor||Resources & Finance||02/10/2022||01/10/2026||Co-opted||None|
|Sarah Penrose||Staff Governor||13/07/2021||12/07/2025||Staff Election||None|
|Elizabeth Ransome||Staff Governor||Health & Safety||13/03/2023||12/03/2027||Staff Election||None|
|Mandie Shilton Godwin||Community Governor||11/05/2021||
|Co-opted||None||Councillor for Manchester City Council|
|Rebecca Howard||Community Governor||03/10/2022||18/07/2023||Co-opted||None||Resigned|
|Kate Forshaw||Parent Governor||15/07/2022||12/09/2023||Parent election||None||Resigned|
|Kashif Malik||Co-opted Governor||13/09/2022||14/03/2023||Co-opted||None||Resigned|
|Martin Harding||Community Governor||11/5/2021||14/03/2023||Co-opted||None||Resigned|
|Catherine Hingley||Staff Governor||16/03/2021||14/11/2022||Staff election||None||Resigned|
Information about the Governance Structure and Scheme of Delegation can be found on the Prospere Trust website.