Each school has a Governing Body composed of parents, members of the church, people from the local community, teachers, and  support staff.
Governors have responsibility for the effective management of our school, acting within the framework
set by national legislation and the policies of the Local Education Authority.
As well as full Governing Body meetings, held each term, we have regular Sub-Committee Meetings:


  • Curriculum-Commitee members- Fraser Penny (Chair),  Julie Bennett, Caroline Jerdin
  • Premises-Committee Members- Chris Watkinson (Chair), Hema Odedra, Nick Beko
  • Workforce and Community- Alister Harris (Chair), Maggie O'Donnell, Tim Potter
  • Finance-  Jordan Clough (Chair) plus Chair of the committees

   Yenson Donbavand sits on all the Committees.

Governors' Statement

Our vision for Bollington Cross is to be a school that develops all our pupils as confident, well-rounded, caring young people who learn effectively and contribute to their communities and wider society. We strive to do this through the provision of outstanding teaching in a caring and supportive environment that gives every child the opportunity to achieve their academic, personal and social potential.

At Bollington Cross CE Primary School we have a team of governors that work as volunteers to support the school. Their role is to support and challenge the Headteacher, to help set the vision and strategic direction of the school and to ensure that our school is the very best it could be.

Governors have a wide range of responsibilities. These include tasks such as:

  • Ensuring that the school meets its legal responsibilities

  • Reviewing and approving the school budget

  • Making decisions about the school building and premises

  • Setting school policies

  • Appointing staff and making decisions about current staffing

  • Looking at how well groups of pupils are performing and ensuring action is taken if there are any concerns

    The Governing Body meets at least once every term. A range of subcommittee meetings (Curriculum, Finance and Pay & Personnel) also take place at least once per term. During these meetings we look at a wide range of information to find out how well the school is performing. The Headteacher provides a detailed report at these meetings but we also look at data and independent reports so that we can make our own decisions about how well things are going.

    Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

    If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the School Office or email us.

Governing Body


Rev Nancy Goodrich

Mr Nicholas Beko Ex-Officio

Local  Authority:



Mrs Caroline Jerdin

Dr Tim Potter



Mr Fraser Penny (Chair)

Mr Alister Harris

Mr Chris Watkinson


Mr Yenson Donbavand

Staff Representative:


Name Date of appointment /By whom/term of Office Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interest- inc other gov bodies/Relationships concerning school/Material Interest Attendance at Full Govering Body Meetings Attendance at Committee Meetings
Structure and Remit of the Governing Body


Yenson Donbavand


5/9/2017 -Headteacher    None 100% 100%


Alister Harris





term-4 years




Hema Odedra 22/01/2018-21/01/2022 None 66% 66%









Fraser Penny


23/06/2021 to 22/06/2025


term-4 years

None 100%





Julie Bennett


22/10/18 to 21/10/2022


term-4 years

None 100% 100%





Caroline Jerdin


02/10/2020 to 01/10/2024


term- 4 years

None 100% 100%
Tim Potter

02/10/2020 to 01/10/2024


term- 4 years

None 50% 100%
Chris Watkinson 23/10/2019-22/10/2023 None 100% 100%
Nicholas Beko 22/10/2020 to 21/10/2021 None 100% 100%



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