Our Governors

Andrea Atherton

Chair of Governors

Community Governor

Member

Start of term: 3 September 2019

End of term: 2 September 2023

Debi Ost

Co-opted Governor

Member

Start of term: 1 July 2017

End of term: 30 June 2021

Link: SEND

Andy Lindsay

Community Governor

Start of term: 3 September 2019

End of term: 2 September 2023

Mark Proctor

Community Governor

Start of term: 3 September 2019

End of term: 2 September 2023

Link: Training

Paul McCaffery

Co-opted Governor

Start of term: 1 July 2018

End of term: 30 June 2020

Link: Pupil Premium

Nigel Reeves

Parent Governor

Start of term: 22 November 2019

End of term: 21 November 2023

Colin Burrows

Community Governor

Member

Start of term: 3 September 2019

End of term: 2 September 2023

Rosemary Panting

Community Governor

Member

Start of term: 1 November 2016

End of term: 31 October 2020

Link: Child Protection and Safeguarding

Charlie Ruddy

Parent Governor

Start of term: 7 March 2020

End of term: 7 March 2024

Carol Walsh

Staff Governor

Start of term: 1 March 2019

End of term: 28 February 2023

Emma Mills

Headteacher

Ex-Officio Governor

Governors who have left in the last 12 months
Governors who have served in the last 12 months

Aimee Morley

Parent Governor

Start of term: 24 May 2019

End of term:  15 October 2019

Moira Bryan

Headteacher

Ex-Officio Governor

End of term: 31 August 2019

Paul Taylor

Community Governor

Start of term: 1 November 2016

End of term:  4 March 2020

Claire Doherty

Co-opted Governor

Start of term: 1 July 2017

End of term: 1 September 2019

Birchwood Community Academy Trust
Committee Structure

The committees of the governing body are as follows:

Finance and audit committee

Rosemary Panting (Chair)

Colin Burrows

Andrea Atherton

Charlie Ruddy

Emma Mills

Terms of reference

Headteacher appraisal committee

Andrea Atherton (Chair)

Rosemary Panting

Debi Ost

Pay committee

Debit Ost (Chair)

Rosemary Panting

Nigel Reeves

Terms of reference

​Policy committee

Mark Proctor (Chair)

Rosemary Panting

Andrea Atherton

Colin Burrows

Emma Mills

Terms of reference