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 each term and has two main sub committees, Resources to look after staffing, premises and finances and  Teaching and Learning which looks at curriculum, safeguarding , behaviour, attendance etc. These two sub-committees meet at least once a term.

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




Local Authority Governor

Diana Horrocks

2019 -2023

Chair of Governing Board; Chair of Resources; Health & Safety Governor

Co-opted Governor

Charlotte Nixey

2012 - 2026

Vice chair of Governing board; SEN Governor

Co-opted Governor


Sophie Wright

2012- 2024

Chair of Teaching and Learning; Curriculum Development

Co-opted Governor

Pamela Moffat

2022 - 2026

Governor development

Co-opted Governor

Danielle Sidderley

2022 - 2026

 Safeguarding Governor

Co-opted Governor

Daljet Singh

2022 - 2026

LAC; Wellbeing Governor

Co-opted Governor



School food, Medical Needs 

Co-opted Governor




Parent governor




Parent governor













These governors have provided a brief statement about themselves.


Diana Horrocks:  “I am delighted to have been appointed as the Chair of Governors at Windlehurst School. I joined as a co- opted governor in 2015 and am keen to use my experience as a past School Business Manager as well as my business and commercial background.”


Record of Governor attendance at meetings in 2021\ 2022 can be found here.

Record or Governor training in 2021 / 2022 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, known 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 can be obtained from the school.


Currently no governors have any interests which conflict with their duties as a governor of the school - November 2022