Meadowbank Governors have many responsibilities and kindly volunteer their time and experience for the good of the school community.   


The Meadowbank Academy Governing Board has three core functions and is responsible for:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • to support and challenge the systems within the school to ensure the performance of the school remains at its highest level;
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

To ensure effective governance, the following have been put in place:

  • the appointment of individuals with the necessary skills, and diversity of perspectives;
  • an effective chair and an explicit governor code of conduct;
  • clear governance structures with tightly defined remits;
  • clear separation, but a positive relationship, between the role of the board and its school leaders;
  • the support and advice of an independent and professional clerk;
  • robust processes for finance, business planning and compliance;
  • processes for regular self-evaluation, review and improvement.

Constitution;  10 Governors (1 Staff, 7 Co-opted, 1 Parent)

The Chair of Governors can be contacted by post;

FOA: Mrs Lynsey Galley

C/O Meadowbank Primary School, Councillor Lane, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 2LE


Name Appointment Term Governor Type         Governor Role Business Interests Declared 2023-2024 Leaving Date
Lynsey Galley             26.04.20-25.04.24       Co-opted    Governor Chair of Governors


Janine Appleton Ex officio Co-opted Governor Headteacher Governor at The Kingsway School.  

Sally Jarvis

15.02.23-14.02.27 Co-opted Governor Inclusion & Safeguarding Governor None  
Chris Julian 18.01.22-17.01.26 Parent Governor Early Years Foundation Stage Governor None  
Matthew Kemp 15.02.23-14.02.27 Co-opted Governor Finance Governor None  
Karen Larner 13.01.21-12.01.25 Co-opted Governor Flourish and Inspire Wider Curriculum Governor None  
Jennifer Pocsai 12.12.22-11.12.26 Parent Governor Health and Safety Governor None  
Anthony Steeples 13.02.23-14.02.27 Co-opted Governor TBC None  
Charlie Walsh 16.05-23-15.05.27 Staff Governor TBC None  
Rachel Wardle 17.11.21-16.11.25 Co-opted Governor SEND Governor None  

Governors who have served in the past 12 months:

Mike Newman 11.05.19- 10.05.23
Kellie Carrington 11.05.19-10.05.23

Academy Governing Board Meeting dates 2023-2024

Autumn Term

Wednesday 5th October 2023

Wednesday 15th November 2023



Spring Term

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Wednesday 6th March 2024



Summer Term 

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Wednesday 3rd July 2024












Dates are added to the school diary in advance to support school and Governors in planning busy calendars. Times and days of the week are planned to enable relevant school staff members to attend and meet with Governors.




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