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Irlam Primary School


  1. About the School
  2. Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

Here are how the Governors have been involved in our school over the past few years

  • Hearing children read on a regular basis, coming in to support cookery and doing assembly for us.
  • Governors met with staff to look at the strengths and positives – and to look at areas for improvement.
  • The Chair produced an updated ‘Chair’s report to the governing body’.
  • One governor came into school to ensure that the SATs were being administered correctly.
  • The Chair and the Headteacher have regular, monthly review meetings to discuss any current issues.
  • Two governors worked alongside the School Improvement Partner to complete the Headteacher’s cycle of appraisal.  Governors have been involved in writing the school improvement plan and the vision for the future.
  • Summer fair, Christmas fair and various school productions are always well attended by members of the governing body.
  • Governors supported school during COVID 19 including quality checking the risk assessment, offering practical support and having Zoom meetings to discuss the on-going crisis.


Please click on the photographs below to find out a little more about our governors.


Mr Darren Richardson

Chair of Governors

Mrs Elaine Darwin


Mr John Roberts

Vice- Chair of Governors

Mr Chris Richardson

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Stacey Antcliff

Co-opted Governor

Tracey Kelly

Local Authority Governor

Mrs Joanne Higham

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Kim Bailey

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Lindsey Caplan

Staff Governor

Mr Gareth Cadwallader

Parent Governor

Mr John Brookes

Co-opted Governor