General Information

The Governors at Adlington Primary

There are four types of school Governors at Adlington:

  • Parent Governors - elected by the parents and carers of children in school
  • Co-opted Governors - selected by the Governing Body to bring the expertise of the local community to the school
  • A Local Authority Governor - these Governors are appointed by the Local Authority and represent the political parties on the Council
  • Staff Governors – A maximum of two staff Governors - including the headteacher 

At Adlington Primary our Governing Body consists of 11 governors including:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 2 staff governors
  • 7 co-opted governors

 

Neil Wetherall - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: October 2014 - October 2018

Neil is an IT consultant, his work currently involves projects in Europe, Asia and global IT systems. He has previously managed pharmaceutical production and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Neil sits on the Finance, Premises and Curriculum committees. Neil is the Governor responsible for Health and Safety and ICT in school.

Neil lives in Adlington and is married to Kate and has a daughter and a son, Erin and Adam,  who both used to attend Adlington Primary School . In his spare time Neil enjoys cycling, skiing and sailing.

Neil can be contacted at C/O Adlington Primary School Brookledge Lane, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4JX.

 

 

Polly Broadhurst BEd. NPQH. BDA Dip.

Headteacher

Term of Office: September 2008 - 

Polly has been headteacher of the school since 2009. With over 25 years experience of teaching in primary schools in Cheshire and a year teaching in British Columbia, Polly brings to the school a wealth of experience, knowledge and common sense. Having taught every age group in the primary school  Polly takes a keen interest in the educational progress of each and every child in her care. Her door is always open and is always willing to help  pupils, parents, governors and staff.  Polly and her husband David have lived locally for over 30 years and enjoy the excellent leisure opportunities the area offers.  They have two children and a very bouncy springer spaniel.

Polly can be contacted at C/O Adlington Primary School Brookledge Lane, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4JX

 

Lynette Kelly

Assistant Headteacher

Term of office - September 2000 - 

Ms Kelly has taught at Adlington since September 2000, and has been Assistant Headteacher of the school since 2008. Ms Kelly trained in London, where she also taught for a number of years. She has also taught in Dublin whilst studying for her MEd, as well as in Kent and East Sussex..  Ms Kelly and her husband live locally and have two daughters who are currently at university.

Lynette can be contacted at C/O Adlington Primary School Brookledge Lane, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4JX

 

Nancy Tennant

Co-opted Governor - Chair of Management and Leadership committee

Term of Office: October 2014 - October 2018

Nancy Tennant is a co-opted a member of the Personnel and Curriculum sub-committees. Nancy has specific responsibilities for Special Educational Needs, Literacy & Safeguarding. Prior to retiring she was a Paediatric Occupational Therapist . An Adlington resident for nearly 50 years and long serving Parish Councillor. Nancy has  three adult children and six school-age grandchildren.Her interests are: walking, gardening, playing the clarinet and painting - time permitting.

Nancy can be contacted at C/O Adlington Primary School Brookledge Lane, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4JX.

 

Amanda Banks

Co-opted Governor - Chair of Curriculum Committee

Term of Office: May 2017 - September 2021

Amanda is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester, with research and teaching specialisms in digital technologies and communication in education, computing pedagogy and data sciences. She is married with two children at primary school in Poynton and enjoys mountaineering and theatre.

Previously Amanda has worked as a teacher of ICT in a secondary school, as regional manager for the North West Network of Excellence for Computing Teachers and sat on the Department for Education's National Expert Group for Computing. Amanda is also a voluntary director of a not-for-profit pre school.

Amanda sits on the curriculum and management & leadership committees and is a link governor for maths and computing.

Amanda can be contacted at C/O Adlington Primary School Brookledge Lane, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4JX.

 

Nick Paul

Co-opted Governor - Chair of Finance and Premises Committee

Term of Office: October 2014 - October 2018

Nick has been a Parent Governor at the school for over 14 years.. Nick is married to Melanie and has five children who have attended the school continuously since 1997. His youngest, Emilia is currently at Adlington Primary School.

Nick is the Managing Director of a specialist recruitment business and enjoys cycling and skiing. He is the Chair of the Premises and Finance sub-committees. Nick is the Governor responsible for Science.

Nick can be contacted either via the school or on 07770 560037 or njppaul@yahoo.co.uk

 

Paul Bartle

Parent Governor

Term of Office: January 2016 - January 2020

Paul is a father of three with a son currently in Year 4, a daughter in Reception and one daughter to follow!  Paul has lived in Pott Shrigley for the last 12 years.

Paul is a chemistry teacher at the King’s School in Macclesfield with significant previous pastoral responsibility.

Paul was previously a player and coach at Macclesfield Rugby club and still a keen sportsman.  He is a qualified Mountain Leader with a love for the mountains, especially when they are covered in snow!

Paul is the link Governor with Key stage 2 responsibility.  He can be contacted by mailed jpbartle@me.com or at C/O Adlington Primary School Brookledge Lane, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4JX,

 

Mat Hanson

Co-opted Governor

Term of office March 2018 - March 2022

Mat is a Co-opted governor and currently sits on the Finance and Premises sub-committees.

Mat lived in Adlington in 2005, then moved to Bollington, then Cheadle Hulme and has now recently returned to Adlington once again in 2017. He lives on Brookledge Lane with his wife Nicole, daughter Olivia, who is at  Adlington Primary, and younger son Thomas.

Mat studied law at the University of Sheffield and then moved into the accounting profession. He is an ACMA Chartered Accountant and currently the Finance Director for a utilities infrastructure company in South Manchester. In the past he has worked for Bentley Motors, Tyco and been head of Finance for Canterbury of New Zealand.

If spare time can be found he enjoys running, cycling and general fitness.

 

 

Gary McNeely

Parent Governor

Term of office November  2018 - November 2022

Gary currently works as a Sales Director for Packaging Products (Coatings) Ltd in Collyhurst, Manchester.  The company manufactures a range of special coated papers and supply throughout UK & Europe.

Gary lives in Bollington with his wife Emma and my children Paddy and Maeve.  Both children attend Adlington Primary School.

Gary is a passionate football fan in his spare time and is currently the manager of the Bollington United U10 Cobras.

 

 

James Taylor

Co-opted Governor

Term of office November  2018 - November 2022

James is a co-opted governor who lives in Disley, East Cheshire.  He lives with his wife Dawn and two children, Isla and Cillian.

James has worked in IT sales for the last 20 years. He currently works for an international IT manufacturer, specialising in power protection.

In his spare time he likes to run and has previously completed multiple ultra and marathon events.

James is the link governor for KS1 and sits on the subcommittee for Ofsted Readiness, Curriculum and Leadership and Management.

Business Interests

No governors have any business interests with Adlington Primary.

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