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  • Willows Primary School, Victoria Road, Timperley
  • Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 6PP

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  • Headteacher: Mrs Kirsten S Warren BEd Hons MA

Full Board

Instrument of Governance

Full Board


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 2023- 2024


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                        12/11/26                      Co-opted                     Governing Body

Mr M Anderson                       18/11/24                      Co-opted                     Governing Body

Mr S Beeley                            01/09/27                      Co-opted                     Governing Body

Mr S Birch                               14/03/27                      Co-opted                     Governing Body

Mr T Kelly                                14/08/25                      Co-opted                     Governing Body
Rev S Dutton                            01/09/26                     Co-opted                     Governing Body
Mrs M Pashley                        12/11/27                      Co-opted                       Co-opted

Mr A Macauley                           17/11/27                     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.