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Aldwyn Primary School is proud to be part of the Victorious Academies Trust. You can find more information about our Trust by following this link.

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The Victorious Academies Trust have delegated the role of making many key decisions that affect the education and wellbeing of our pupils to the Governing Body of Aldwyn Primary School.

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies. The governing body is responsible for the conduct of the school and promotes high standards of educational achievement. In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how their school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know their school community.

Our Governing Body consists of the following people:

  • Jenna Atherley – Chair of Governors & Trust Governor 
  • Thomas Currie – Vice Chair of Governors & Community Governor
  • Craig Beaty – Headteacher
  • Ciara Airey – Parent Governor
  • Marc Caldecott – Parent Governor
  • Jeanette Thompson – Parent Governor
  • Neil Bonsall – Community Governor
  • Sue Mottram – Community Governor
  • Charlotte Martin – Community Governor

Jenna Atherley – Chair of Governors

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Chair of Governors of Aldwyn Primary School.

I have been on the governing body for over five years and until recently, my son attended Aldwyn (he has since moved on to secondary school).  I run and manage an engineering business alongside my husband. I live locally in Audenshaw and I like to get involved in the community when I can.

The aim of our governing body is to support the Headteacher and the staff in the smooth running of the school and to act as a critical friend. We aim to build a good working relationships and work to continue the success of Aldwyn School. I wholeheartedly understand the vision of the school and I am determined to make a positive impact and hope that both my contributions and actions and those of the governing body, make a difference to the school.

In my role as the Chair of Governors, I am happy to respond to any questions or queries you may have. I can be contacted via the school office.

Thomas Currie – Vice Chair of Governors & Community Governor

I am a former Aldwyn pupil and I now manage a specialist resource provision unit supporting pupils with Autism to access education. It was my time at Aldwyn which inspired me to become a teacher and to instil the same love of learning to others that I received.  I have a passion for all things Autism and inclusion and believe that being a governor allows me to give something back to a school which has supported me throughout my primary, secondary and university education.

Craig Beaty – Headteacher

I am very proud to be both the Headteacher and a governor of Aldwyn Primary School.  This enables me to work closely with the governing body and the whole school community to drive school improvement, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our children.

I am an experienced teacher, having taught in different schools within Tameside, Stockport and Derbyshire. I have enjoyed my different roles, having taught all primary ages classes and leading most subjects across school, progressing from a class teacher, to a number of senior leadership positions.
Prior to teaching, I worked in business and finance for several years. I am married, with two sons, who were both educated in Tameside.  In my spare time I enjoy sport, especially football, swimming and sailing. 

Ciara Airey – Parent Governor

My name is Ciara Airey. My husband and I moved to the area about ten years ago and our two daughters currently attend Aldwyn Primary. It’s wonderful to see them grow in such a positive, nurturing and fun environment.
I currently work in the healthcare industry for a pharmaceutical company. I am passionate about education and have previously been involved in various outreach programmes to promote science and education among young people. I am very proud to have the opportunity to contribute to Aldwyn school life as a parent governor. 

Marc Caldercott – Parent Governor

My name is Marc Caldecott. I have recently become a parent governor at Aldwyn and have a daughter who attends the school. I have been a Police Officer at Greater Manchester Police for over 18 years and hope to bring my policing skills and qualities to help support the school, pupils, staff and parents in a positive way. 

Jeanette Thompson – Parent Governor

My name is Jeanette Thompson, I’m a mum of two children who both attend Aldwyn (as I did) and they both really enjoy it.

I very much believe in the school and their ethos of inclusivity and the importance of respecting each child for their individuality. 

I became a governor as a way of giving back, contributing to the future of the school and broadening my own knowledge. By day, I work as a paralegal for a commercial property company drafting legal documentation. I’ve always worked in the legal sector. I have previously volunteered as a literacy mentor in a school and found it extremely rewarding. My evenings and weekends are occupied doing all the parent things associated with two busy little girls and an energetic whippet!

Neil Bonsall – Community Governor

My name is Neil Bonsall and I represent the staff on the governing body as a Community Governor. 

I am originally from Doncaster in Yorkshire and moved to Manchester to take a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Previously, I had worked for BT as an engineer and, before that, I tested soils in a laboratory after completing a degree in geology.

I have worked in three schools – all very different from each other – and have been at Aldwyn for a monumental twenty years. 

I have recently come out of sporting retirement to play hockey again and also, out of a slightly longer retirement, to play the drums once more. 

Sue Mottram – Community Governor

My name is Sue Mottram and I have had links with Aldwyn since my son started in Reception in the old school building over twenty years ago. I found the school to be very welcoming and supportive towards children and parents alike. 

For almost twenty years, I have worked across the key stages as a teaching assistant, supporting children to be the best they can. Many things have changed at Aldwyn since my time as a parent, but I feel as a member of staff, that the school’s attitude towards inclusion and nurturing it’s pupils has remained the same throughout this time. I am happy to be part of the Aldwyn community and look forward to supporting the school in the years ahead. 

Charlotte Martin – Community Governor

To follow.