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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

Mr Will Jones

 LA Governor

(Chair of Resources Committee)



Rev'd. Alison Cox




Miss Polly Knight




Mr. Andrew Harwood

Foundation Governor



Mrs Beverley Hobson

Foundation (Chair of Governors and Teaching, Learning & Community Committee)



Mr Chris Jones 

Foundation Governor 



Mr David Owen

Staff Governor



Mrs Pauline Stacey

Foundation Governor



Ms Ngozi Weller

Foundation Governor



 Mrs Charlotte Hulton

Parent Governor



Dr Mark Brown

 Parent Governor




All correspondence for the governors should be sent to our Clerk via the school office.

Diversity Data

Our Governing Boards diversity data can be found here - Diversity Data (April 2024)

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 Miss Knight along side attending meetings and Governor training.


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


Chris Jones

I was pleased to be asked as someone with a business background to apply to be a Foundation Governor.

Having joined in Autumn 2019, I  sit on the Resources and the Discipline committees.


As a lawyer I worked in private practice, and then  in-house for a large commercial consumer facing organisation in Manchester, where I enjoyed working with a wide variety of people, and gaining experience of a range of legal and business matters.


I live in Sale Moor, and attend the church where I am involved in a number of activities, including playing the clarinet in the band. 


My hobbies include leisure cycling, racquetball, and singing in a local community choir.


Jackie Sheldon

I became a Foundation Governor in June 2023 and have been a regular worshipper at St. Anne’s Church since I moved to Sale in the 1970’s.

I have been involved with St. Anne’s School for a good number of years as my Son attended the school back in the 1970’s and my two Grandsons also attended. I have also been going into school on a regular basis since October 2000 listening to children read, which I really enjoy and has given me a good insight into how the school is run and how keen the children are to learn.

I am now retired but use to work for the Halifax, originally a Building Society but now a Bank. Previous to that I worked at Trinity Methodist Play Group.

My hobbies are swimming, cycling, gardening and reading plus spending time with the family.

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.


Ngozi Weller

I am thrilled to serve as a foundation governor of St Anne’s School. Both of my children attended St Anne’s before moving to different educational settings and the support that I have received from the staff and fellow parents continues to enrich our lives. I am also an active member of St Anne’s Church, serving in the choir, on chalice and reading duties. I'm delighted that my passion for Christ and serving the community can extend to supporting the school in it’s mission to teach local children to “Inspire, Care, Respect and Challenge”.


I am the director and co-founder of a mental health and wellbeing consultancy that delivers a range of personal development coaching programmes designed to strengthen employee mental resilience and improve workplace productivity. That is why I am keen to ensure that we fully support the personal wellbeing of the people who invest so much time and care in educating and supporting our children. As a Special Needs parent carer, I am also keen to assist with the further development of the SEN policies and procedures, particularly from a parental perspective.


On a personal note, when I'm not doling out advice on all things wellbeing related, I can be found sitting mute on the sofa watching tv with my husband or refereeing fights between my two kids! I’m an avid cook and lover of good food, good music and great company (not necessarily in that order!).


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 

Charlotte Hulton

I have been Parent Governor since October 2023 and have been a parent at St Annes since 2013. I was motivated to become a Governor as I have had the privilege of witnessing the social, emotional and academic growth of my own children whilst attending St Annes and want to support the school to ensure all St Anne’s children can benefit from the same experience as my family.


Professionally, I am a school marketing consultant working with schools in the UK and internationally, helping them to build strong marketing and admissions strategies to ensure financial stability and a strong parental offer, experience I hope to be able to draw on to support the growth of the school.


I am a also a strong believer in the importance of children attending their local school and am keen to support and nurture St Anne’s relationship with Sale High.

Mark Brown

I am new to the school, with my son starting Reception in September 2023. The warm supportive welcome we all experienced on joining the school motivated me to join the governing board in October 2023. As prospective parents, we were drawn to the school by its small family feel, yet ambitious academic and extra-curricular offer. As a governor, I aim to support the school to build on its already strong links with the parents and wider community. I also wish to ensure the school continues to pursue its vision of developing confident well-rounded children ready to embark on their secondary education.


My professional background is as a doctor in Emergency Medicine with further interests in medical education, sports medicine, and major incident response. I love the outdoors and enjoy walking, camping, cycling, trail running and wild swimming. I am fortunate to volunteer with the scouts which allows me to share my enjoyment of these activities with the next generation .

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
Mr Owen Staff Governor None None Deputy  Head Teacher
Mr W Jones LA Governor None  None  None
Ms Alison Cox Vicar None None Vicar @ St. Anne's Church, Sale Moor
Miss P Knight Headteacher None Guardian Education Headteacher
Mr A Harwood Foundation None None Greater Manchester Police
Mrs B Hobson Chair - Foundation None None None
 Mr C Jones Foundation None None None
Mrs J Sheldon Foundation None None None
Mrs P Stacey Foundation None None Church Warden @ St. Anne's Church
Mrs N Weller Foundation None Aurora Wellness None
 Mrs C Hulton Parent None
 Dr M Brown Parent None