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St Anne's CE Primary School

Inspire | Challenge | Care | Respect

Trinity Road, Sale M33 3ES

0161 973 7181


St Anne's CE Primary School

Inspire | Challenge | Care | Respect

the governing body: Who Are We?

The Governors are from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences ensuring the school can benefit from a wide range of views. There are five types of Governor on the St Anne's Governing Body:

  • Headteacher
  • Ex-Officio – i.e. the Vicar
  • Foundation – Appointed by and representative of Chester Diocese
  • Local Authority – Appointed by and representative of the Local Authority
  • Parents – Elected by and representative of the Parents
  • Staff – Appointed by and representative of the Staff 


It's important to note that whilst the Parent Governors are elected by the parents of St Anne’s, they are not like an MP or Councillor in that they are there to take up issues raised by parents. They are there to provide a parent's perspective.





Term of Office Ends

Miss Harriet Campbell

Staff Governor



Mr Will Jones

 LA Governor



Ms Alison Cox




Mr Darren Felton

Parent Governor



Mrs Polly Goodson




Mrs Beverley Hobson

Foundation (Chair of Governors)



Ms Sarah Kostiuk

Foundation Governor



Ms Hilary Lawlor

Foundation Governor



Mrs Elizabeth Lewis

Foundation Governor



Dr Jonathan McNamara

Parent Governor



Mrs Toni Phoenix

Parent Governor



Mrs Lee Slater

Foundation Governor



Mrs Pauline Stacey

Foundation Governor



 Mrs Hazel Ward

Foundation Governor 



Mrs Anna Bond

Associate Member




There is also our clerk, Sue Tracey.  All correspondence for the governors should be sent to our Clerk.

Foundation Governors

Chair of Governors - Bev Hobson

Hello my name is Bev Hobson, currently the Chair of Governors at St. Anne’s C of E school.


I am very proud to have been associated with the school since 1992 when my eldest child started in reception. I was involved in the Parents association for many years and became a parent governor in 2001 and then a Foundation Governor when my youngest daughter left St. Anne’s. I have 3 adult children and a granddaughter. I attend Sunday worship, when work commitments allows, and try to support both the school and the church at fund raising events.


I work full time as a nurse manager in intensive care. I come in to school at least three times each half term to meet with Mrs Goodson along side attending meetings and Governor training.


I love the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

I joined St Anne's CofE governing body in November 2018 and serve as a Foundation governor, which means that I was appointed by the church. In addition to "normal" governor duties and responsibilities my role is help to preserve and nurture the Christian ethos of the school.


I live close to the school with my husband and our little rescue cat. Educated as a scientist, I have a PhD in Chemistry and now work as a patent attorney in central Manchester, helping my clients to protect their inventions. I try to bring a corporate perspective to the school's governing body.


I sit on the resources committee and assist with auditing the School Fund account, and as Health & Safety governor will periodically visit to school to check that the facilities continue to be maintained to an appropriate standard.


Hilary Lawlor


I was appointed as a foundation governor in April 2018. I am a member of the Admissions Committee, the Discipline Committee and the Teaching, Learning and Community Committee.


I have qualifications in early years and adult education, an MSc in Management and an MA in Social Work. I spent my career working with children and families in both education and social care. Prior to taking early retirement I was a HMI inspecting Local Authority children’s services . My specialist area of work was Looked After Children and their education. I am passionate about education and believe all children should have access to an equal and holistic education.


I attend St Anne’s Church, I am a member of the PCC, a Sides Person, a member of the Sunday School team and I volunteer at the Wednesday luncheon club held in the church hall.


I have lived in Sale Moor for almost 50 years. My two adult children also live in Sale Moor so I have the great joy of being able to spend a lot of time with my three young grandchildren.


Lee Slater

I am an active member of the congregation at St Anne’s Church and originally became a foundation governor when my three children attended the church school. I am passionate that all children should achieve their full potential and want to have a role in supporting this.

I currently work full time at a primary school for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) as the Early Years Foundation Stage leader and teach reception age children. My knowledge of SEND supports my role as link governor for SEND and I am currently chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee.  

I have a love of learning and in my free time I am learning to play the piano and enjoy knitting, crochet and reading. I feel that being a school governor is a privilege and I regularly attend meetings and keep up to date with training.

Pauline Stacey

I have been a Foundation Governor since 31 August 2016. I am a regular worshipper at St Anne’s Church where I am also currently Church Warden.   

I am a recently retired teacher having taught in Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and also for a central education support service within a Local Council. I have been a SENCO, an Assistant Head teacher and manager of a small central education support service team. My years in education have given me lots of experience in schools and my aim for St Anne’s School is that the children receive the very best education within the context of Christian belief and practice. I see education holistically. This means preparing children to live in society as well rounded individuals who care about each other and the world in which they live. This is very much a small community school which aims to love, learn and grow together as part of God’s family and I whole heartedly support those aims. The Christian distinctiveness of a church school is crucial and as a Foundation Governor I hope to particularly support this in my role.

On a personal note I have a family of my own which includes two children who have been through the education system and are now adults themselves. As a parent I understand the pressures parents face and have many years of involvements with schools as a parent to reflect upon. I think this brings some experience too to the Governor role.

I enjoy cycling, walking, art classes, sewing and cooking. I have a husband Paul. I also have two rather large cats.

LA Governor

My name is Will Jones.  I have previously been a governor at Manor High School in Sale (now Manor Academy) between 2011 and 2016. Where I served as Chair of Governors between 2013 and 2015. During this period the senior management team and governing body guided the school to academy status as a multi-trust academy. I also gained governor experience across committees particularly in personnel and finance.

I currently work as a home-based Software architect for the DXC Technology corporation working health systems, primarily for the NHS. I have a very strong IT background that can be utilised on committees to improve processes at St Anne’s. I live locally in Timperley were have lived for 3 years having previously lived in Sale for 13 years previously.

I am very active as a volunteer with various groups in Timperley and Sale including the Sale Wombles who are a volunteer litter pick group that I jointly established with several other volunteers in 2012. Other groups I am involved with are Friends of Pickering Lodge Park, Timperley Country Fair and Altrincham Festival.

I hope to use my experience to help St Anne’s achieve its ambitions and goals in the coming years.



Parent Governors

Darren Felton

Once I became a parent, I always knew (in the back of my mind at least ) I would be involved in the wider whole school community. I joined the PTA the day my eldest child started school. I wanted to support him, his classmates, schoolmates and his school in striving to achieve the very best they can achieve. This started in Buckinghamshire and has continued in Greater Manchester doing the same for my second child, classmates, schoolmates...

I didn't consider becoming a governor back then, but was only too happy when I was subsequently elected to serve on the board at St. Anne's.

Previously an engineer with a background in chemistry; after an unexpected redundancy, took the opportunity to do some volunteering in a school as a TA and reading listener. Following a suggestion by the school, I decided I should train as a teacher and so I did ending up teaching Chemistry and Physics through to A' Level and Biology through to KS4 for a number of years. It really wasn't a difficult decision to retrain and begin a teaching career.

Now a supply teacher, parent, governor and volunteer football coach; I also run the treasury for your child's school PTA (FOSA) and help organise and run fundraising events through the school.

As a Parent Governor, I attend full governor meetings; sit on the 'Teaching and Learning' Sub-Committee and am currently involved in updating 'St. Anne's School Governor Development Plan'.

I really appreciate the effort that goes into achieving what it stands for. All of it. I cannot think of a better place for my own child to attend, to thrive and succeed. I cannot think of a better school for your own children to do the same; while at the same time, enjoying themselves.

Away from St. Anne's, when I am not coaching and aside from family time; being inside (or outside) watching live music or sport; or simply being outside fits me well.



Associate governor

My name is Anna Bond. I have been an associate governor for just over 12 months. I have 2 children, both now at St Anne’s and I have very much enjoyed being part of the school community with them since 2016. I have been particularly inspired by the leadership that Mrs Goodson has brought to the school and for that reason I have volunteered to be on the Governing body.

For my ‘day job’ I am a strategic manager for the Environment Agency, my role is to work with partners across Lancashire to deliver DEFRAs vision for the environment- to leave a better environment for the next generation. As part of my role I carry out strategic planning, continuous improvement, chair meetings and have an incident role to protect people and properties during flood events.

On a personal note I am passionate about my local community and the people within it. I set up and chair a local community group; We are Sale Moor in 2015. I sit on Trafford Health Advisory Board and have an active role in supporting 14th Sale Beaver Group. As part of this local network I bring a range of skills and relationships which I hope can benefit the school and the governing body.

I am currently involved in two working groups the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Leadership and Management group where I have supported the development of the Governor Action Plan

Contacting Governors

We can all be contacted through the school office by leaving a letter addressed to the Governor(s) in question.


business and pecuniary interests


Governor's Name Status Other Governance Business Interests Declared Other Positions of Influence
Ms A Bond  Associate Member None None We Are Sale Moor CIC
Miss H Campbell Staff Governor None None None
Mr W Jones LA Governor    
Ms Alison Cox Vicar None None St. Anne's Church, Sale Moor
Mr D Fenton Parent None None FOSA - PTA Committee
Mrs P Goodson Headteacher None Guardian Education None
Mrs B Hobson Chair - Foundation - Chester DEA None Spectra (Health and Safety) None
Ms S Kostiuk Foundation None  Teaching Personnel, Supply Agency  None 
Ms H Lawlor Foundation - PCC None   None  None
Mrs E Lewis Foundation - PCC None None None
Dr J McNamara Parent Sale Grammar School None Teacher at Sale Grammar School
Mrs T Phoenix Parent None None TA at Temple Moor
Mrs L Slater Foundation - Chester DEA None None Teacher at Pictor School
Mrs P Stacey Foundation - Chester DEA None None Church Warden - St. Anne's
Mrs H Ward Foundation - PCC None None None
Mrs S Tracey Clerk None St John Vianney RC High School None