What do School governors do?


The responsibility of the governing board is to hold the school to account for the curriculum, school finances, staffing, resources and standards at the school. The governing board shares the strategic vision for the school and monitors all aspects of school life.

The full governing board meets together twice each term and each meeting has a focus on either Resource (staffing, premises and finances) or Teaching and Learning (curriculum, safeguarding, pupil attendance and attainment).

We have 12 governors who are appointed by different methods, as specified by the government.


The governors at Windlehurst are:


Type of governor


Current Period of appointment

Area of responsibility


Chris Ormiston



Staff governor

James Taylor



Local Authority Governor

Diana Horrocks


Chair of Governing Board

Co-opted Governor

 Tara Hughes

2023 - 2027

Website compliance

Co-opted Governor

Alec Dean

2023 - 2027

Health and Safety

Co-opted Governor

Pamela Moffat

2022 -2026

Development Governor

Co-opted Governor

Daljet Singh



Co-opted Governor

Charlotte Nixey



Co-opted Governor

Sophie Wright

2020 - 2024

Vice Chair, Curriculum and data


Co-opted Governor

Lisa Dennis

2023 - 2027

Safeguarding Governor

Parent governor




Parent governor





Record of Governor attendance at meetings in 2022/2023 can be found here.


How to become a Governor

Being a Governor is a great way to be part of Windlehurst whilst putting something back into the community.


Who can be a Governor?

   Parents who have been elected by parents at the school

   Staff elected by the Head, teachers and support staff at the school.

   The headteacher is invited to be on the Governing Body

   Persons appointed by Stockport Council know as the LA Governors

* Persons from the community usually appointed by the other members of the Governing Body, know as co-opted governors


How long can you be a Governor for?

Usually a governor is appointed for a period of four years but may subsequently be eligible for re-appointment or re-election.


How can I become a Governor?

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Windlehurst School please contact either the Headteacher or the School Business Manager at the school. Then you can come along and meet us and help make a difference.


Declaration of Interests


Governors are required to make an annual declaration of interests which may have a bearing on their governance of the school. Details of these declarations are currently as follows;


Mr Alec Dean is the Director of Strive Academy which provides placements for some pupils

Mrs Charlotte Nixey is a governor at Moss Park Primary School

Mrs Lisa Dennis is the chair of Gatley Primary MAT