Welcome from the Chair
On behalf of the whole Governing Body I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to you and your family.
I am incredibly proud of what is achieved at St Matthew’s. We have here a small, nurturing school, and staff work hard to make every child feel safe and valued. We are convinced that a young child will only find their own path in life if they have a solid bedrock start.
Mr Johnson and all the staff have created an atmosphere of warmth and welcome. I am in school often, and it is a joy to be there. Come and visit our school, and see for yourself. It would be lovely to see you.
With good wishes,
Mrs Bernice Garlick
Chair of Governors
St. Matthew’s Governors
Governors have responsibility for the effective management of the school, working within the frameworks set out by Trafford Local Authority, Manchester Diocese and National Legislation.
Governors have a key role to play in helping our school to provide the best possible education for all our children. With their help we can all raise standards and ensure that every child in our school achieves their full potential.
The governing body consists of the Headteacher, a member of the school staff, LA representatives, members co-opted from the local community, representatives from St. Matthew’s Church and parent governors. Each governor serves a four year term and if you are interested in becoming a school governor then please contact school. On this page you will find information about the governance at St. Matthew’s.
All our governors follow the code of conduct from the National Governors Association and Trafford.
Full Board: The full board of governors meets three times a year as standard. However, there may be additional times when the board meets, for example for the appointment of a new headteacher.
Committees: St. Matthew’s has two committees which cover all aspects of school life. Each committee meets three times a year prior to the full board meeting and then reports back to the full board.
Individual named governors: For areas of school life which are specifically important or where it is a statutory obligation, school has governors with specific oversight and delegated responsibility.
Full details of the our Governance systems and processes can be found here in our Governors handbook.
Our governors regularly complete skills audits. This is to ensure there is a broad range of necessary skills with the board and focus recruitment needs. Details of the most recent audit can be found here:
Information for Governors
Link to Governors Portal