Governors

Welcome to the Governors page

The purpose of the governing body is to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at Dane Bank Primary School.

They undertake this by having a strong focus on three core strategic functions:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

For more information regarding the structure, responsibilities and accountability of Governors at Dane Bank, and to see Governance documentation, please click here to go to the Changing Lives in Collaboration Trust’s website. There you will also find a record of Governor attendance at meetings. 

 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Dane Bank Primary please contact our Governance Support Officer, Rebecca Rafferty – rrafferty@clictrust.org 

 

 

 

Dave Pilkington

Chair of Governors

 Name Dave Pilkington
Category of Governor Chair of Governors
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 01/06/20 -31/03/22
Position of Responsibility

Chair of Governing Body

Link Governor Role: SEND, Pupil Premium, Leadership & Management.

Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil

 

 

Dean McDonagh

Co-opted Governor

 Name Dean McDonagh
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 01/11/19 – 01/11/23
Position of Responsibility Link Governor Role: Data, English & Maths
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests

Employment at Tameside MBC – Education Analyst

Relationship with members of school staff Nil

 

 

Keith Wilde

Co-opted Governor  

 Name Keith Wilde
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 21/04/20 – 21/04/24
Position of Responsibility Link Governor Role: Wider curriculum, IT
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil

 

 

Robert Rutt

Co-opted Governor 

 Name Bob Rutt
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 20/01/21 – 19/01/25
Position of Responsibility Link Governor Role: Community 
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil

 

 

Jason Taylor

Co-opted Governor

 Name Jason Taylor
Category of Governor Co-opted Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 31/1/22 – 31/1/26
Position of Responsibility Link Governor Role: TBC
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil

 

 

Melissa Cope

Parent Governor 

 Name Melissa Cope
Category of Governor Parent Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 01/11/19 – 01/11/23
Position of Responsibility Link Governor Role: Safeguarding
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members
of school staff
Nil

 

 

Adam Varley

Staff Governor 

 Name Adam Varley
Category of Governor Staff Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 05/03/20 – 04/03/24
Position of Responsibility Link Governor Role: TBC
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil

Christine Beale

Staff Governor 

 Name Christine Beale
Category of Governor Staff Governor
Appointing Body Dane Bank Primary School
Term of Office 05/10/21 – 05/10/25
Position of Responsibility Link Governor Role: TBC
Register of Pecuniary Interests or Business Interests Nil
Relationship with members of school staff Nil