Our Governors

The Role of the Governors

Our governing body has twelve members from diverse backgrounds in Education, IT and Finance. All governors are volunteers and are appointed to assist in the school's strategic direction, the governors do not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school or in how the school is managed but are there as a support to the senior leaders in promoting high standards of education, welfare and spiritual wellbeing of all our pupils, working alongside senior leaders to promote and support the school's success. Acting as a “Critical Friend”, helping to ensure high standards are maintained and that all of our children remain happy and healthy whilst making outstanding educational progress.

The governors meet regularly in the form of two committees focussing on the curriculum, school development, admissions, finance, safeguarding, personnel and premises. The full governing body meets each term to discuss outstanding issues from the committees and to receive feedback from the headteacher and senior leaders regarding the school's progress.

At St Ambrose, there are four types of governing roles. These are foundation governors, a staff governor, parent governors, and a local authority governor. 

Click on the meet our governors link at the bottom of the page to learn more about our governors. 

 

Membership & Structure - 2022 - 2023

There are no associate members of our governing body

Name of Governor

 Governance Role      

Appointed Body 

Committee       

Term of Office start and expiry date  

Mrs Margaret Cunningham       

Chair of Governors       

Appointed by Diocese        

Finance & Curriculum 

 

27/01/2020 - 26/01/2024

Dr Clare Campbell

Vice Chair of Governors    

Appointed By Diocese

Curriculum 

 

23/11/2021 - 22/11/2025

Mrs Ruth Vayro 

Headteacher 

Governors 

Finance & Curriculum 

 

 Ex-Officio

Mr Francis O'Connor 

Foundation Governor 

Appointed by Diocese 

Curriculum 

 

17/09/2019 - 16/09/2023

Ms Claire Wallace 

Foundation Governor 

Appointed by Diocese 

Finance 

 

29/3/2021 - 28/03/2025

Mrs Helen Murphy

Staff Governor 

Elected by Staff

Curriculum 

 

01/7/2021 - 30/06/2025

Ms Jayne Harries 

Parent Governor 

Elected by Parents 

 

 

24/05/2021 - 23/05/2025

Mrs Angela Ager 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

Finance (Chair) 

 

08/06/2022 - 07/06/2026

Mrs Judith Thompson

LA Governor

Appointed by LA 

Finance 

 

15/07/2019 - 14/07/2023

Mr Steve Small

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents 

Finance 

 

22/01/2020 - 21/01/2024

Fr Peter Tierney

Foundation Governor 

Appointed By Diocese

Curriculum 

 

 Ex-Officio

Vacant

Foundation Governor

Appointed By Diocese

 

 

 

 

Register of Interests 2022-2023

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

  • Mrs Angela Ager - Chair at St Margaret Mary's RC Primary School, Manchester and a foundation director (trustee) of Romera Catholic Academy Trust
  • Dr Clare Campbell - Headteacher at St Charles RC Primary School, Manchester.
  • Ms Claire Wallace - Headteacher at The Barlow RC High School, Manchester.

Relevant business and pecuniary interests: Dr Clare Campbell - Art Therapist.

Contact the Governors:

If you want to get involved or have questions regarding our governing body, please contact the Chair of Governors, Margaret Cunningham, via m.cunningham@st-ambrose.manchester.sch.uk or the school office.

 

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