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.

Current and Former Governors

Details of our school governors updated 15.10.19

Attendance Report 2018-2019

Attendance Report – Governors 2019-20

Governance Structure 

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.

Governor handbook 2018 2019

All our governors follow the code of conduct from the National Governors Association and Trafford.

Code of conduct for Governors Autumn 2018

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:

Governors skills audit summary

Former Governors

Information for Governors

Key questions for Governors

Lead Governor visit form

Link to Governors Portal 

Governors Portal