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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

Miss Charlotte Meredith

Staff Governor



Mr Will Jones

 LA Governor



Rev'd. Alison Cox




Miss Polly Knight




Mr. Andrew Harwood

Foundation Governor



Mrs Beverley Hobson

Foundation (Chair of Governors)



Mr Chris Jones 

Foundation Governor 



Mrs Pauline Stacey

Foundation Governor



Ms Ngozi Weller

Foundation Governor



 Mrs Anna Bond

Parent Governor



Mrs Claire Sheldon 

 Parent Governor




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

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.


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 

Anna Bond

My name is Anna Bond. . 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

Claire Sheldon

I joined the board at St Anne’s as a Parent Governor in November 2019.  I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Sub-Committee.  I have 2 Children in KS2 so have been involved in school life for several years.  I have previously been involved with the PTA as Treasurer and have organised and supported many Fairs, Discos and Quiz nights. 

I work as a Consultant in Financial Services, delivering data and systems to meet client needs. 

I feel enormously proud of the school - for its strong community feel, for the way the teachers not only educate our children, but also instill in them the values that will help them grow into caring and responsible adults.

As a new Parent Governor, I welcome the chance to build new skills and gain a deeper understanding of local education needs and am looking forward to working with the existing team and providing support to enable St Anne’s School, staff and children to continue fulfilling their potential.

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
Miss C Meredith Staff Governor None None Class 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 P Stacey Foundation None None Church Warden @ St. Anne's Church
Mrs N Weller Foundation None Aurora Wellness None
 Mrs Anna Bond Parent None None We Are Sale Moor CIC 
 Mrs C Sheldon Parent None None None