Trust &,

Local Governors

Waterhouses CE Primary Academy Local Governing Body

The strategic direction of the school is determined by a group of volunteers who represent different aspects of our community.


Chair of Governors Mr Gordon Kneller
Vice Chair of Governors Dr Stephen Martin
Foundation Governors Mrs Joyce Forshaw
Rev Alan Beahan

Mrs Jane Simpson

Parent Governors Mr Gavin Boydon
Mrs Katie White
Co-opted Governors Mr Gordon Kneller
Mrs Jackie Pakes
Dr Stephen Martin
Mrs Judith Johnson
Mrs Claire Brindley​​
Staff Governors Mr Matthew Dodson (Headteacher)
Miss Beth Hall
Link/Nominated Governor Roles:
Computing & Online Safety Mr Gordon Kneller
Creative Arts Mrs Claire Brindley
English Mrs Jackie Pakes
EYFS Mrs Katie White
Governor Training Mr Gordon Kneller
Health & Safety Dr Stephen Martin
Maths Mr Gordon Kneller
PE Mr Gordon Kneller
PHSE Mrs Jackie Pakes
Prevent Mrs Jackie Pakes
RE & Worship Rev Alan Beahan
Safeguarding & LAC Mrs Judith Johnson
Science Dr Stephen Martin
SEN/Pupil Premium Mrs Katie White
​Name Appointed​ Term Ends​ Left Post​ Appointed
Other Establishment Roles​ Material Relationships​ Attendance​ at Full Board Meetings this Academic Year (Attended/Apologies) ​Business/Pecuniary Interest Signed ​Code of Conduct Signed ​Enhanced DBS ​KSIE Part 1 Read & Signed
​Gordon Kneller ​13/11/2013 31/03/2025 GB​ -​ YES YES​ YES​ YES​ YES​
​Jackie Pakes 1/9/2013​ 31/03/2025 GB​ -​ ​- ​- YES YES​ YES​ YES​ YES​
​Joyce Forshaw ​13/11/2013 31/03/2025 ​GB ​- ​- ​- NO YES​ YES​ YES​ YES​
​Claire Brindley 1/9/2013​








​- ​- ​Sister Staff member (A. Bradbury) YES YES​ YES​ YES​ YES​
​Matthew Dodson ​- ​- ​GB ​- ​- ​HT YES YES​ YES​ YES​ YES​
Rev Alan Beahan 24/10/2018 23/10/2022 Diocese YES YES YES YES YES
Dr Stephen Martin 24/10/2019 23/10/2023 GB YES YES YES YES YES
Jane Simpson 21/01/2020 21/01/2024 GB Grandmother to pupil YES YES YES
Judith Johnson 24/09/2020 23/09/2024 GB NO YES
Beth  Hall 21/01/2021 20/01/2025 GB/Staff YES
Gavin Boydon 21/01/2021 20/01/2025 GB/Parents YES

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