The composition of the Board of Governors is set out below.
We have 11 Governors. This allows us to bring together a strong and focused Board, with the necessary skills, experience and passion for the Willows Primary School to support the school in its expansion to the 2-form entry across all year groups (from September 2023).
Membership of Governing Body 2021- 2022
Chair of Governors: Mrs Michaela Pashley
Name Term of Office ends Type Appointed by
Ms T Garcia 12/11/25 Local Authority Local Authority
Mr D B Garrod 12/11/22 Co-opted Governing Body
Mr M Anderson 18/11/24 Co-opted Governing Body
Mr A McCorquodale 13/11/22 Co-opted Governing Body
Mr S Beeley 06/03/23 Co-opted Governing Body
Mr S Birch 01/09/23 Co-opted Governing Body
Mr T Kelly 14/08/25 Co-opted Governing Body
Mrs M Pashley 12/11/23 Parent Parents
Ms C Winderam 15/11/25 Parent Parents
Mr P Simmonds 15/11/25 Parent Parents
Mrs K S Warren Staff Statutory Right
Mr D Byrne 18/11/24 Staff Staff
Our Board meets three times a year for full Governing Body Meetings. At the beginning of each academic year we review the committee remits and their membership, agree to financial delegations and review of our code of conduct. Further meetings focus on progressing strategic matters, including discussion of a termly report from the Head teacher. We also consider reports from Trafford such as admissions, SLAs and government guidance. Much of our day-to-day business is delegated to the individual Committees, which allows governors to discuss and analyse trends, policies, issues and developments in more detail. These are reported formally to the full Board via their minutes.
To support our work, the Chair meets with Mrs Warren, the headteacher, on a termly basis to discuss progress, areas for improvement and succession planning.
As Governors, we are actively involved in the school outside the Committees and the Board. We are developing the role of link governors, have a history of governor involvement in working parties and participation in many, if not all, school events.
All Governors’ personal profiles are on the School website as part of the dedicated governor section.