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;  9 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 2021-2022 Leaving Date
Lynsey Galley             26.04.20-25.04.24       Co-opted    Governor Chair of Governors

Married to member of staff at Meadowbank Primary.

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

Sally Jarvis

09.02.19-08.02.23 Co-opted Governor Inclusion & Safeguarding Governor None  
Matthew Kemp 09.02.19-08.02.23 Co-opted Governor Finance Governor None  
Mike Newman 11.05.19- 10.05.23 Co-opted Governor Community Governor Chair of St. Cuthbert's Old School Nursery.  
Kellie Carrington 11.05.19-10.05.23

Staff Governor

Governor Development


Phil Knight


Parent Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Karen Larner 13.01.21-12.01.25 Co-opted Governor Governor None  
Rachel Wardle 17.11.21-16.11.25 Co-opted Governor SEND Governor Deputy Headteacher at The Kingsway School.  

Governors who have served in the past 12 months:

Victoria Doyle 07.10.19-19.07.2021
Chloe Trebble 07.10.19-17.11.2021

Academy Governing Board Meeting dates 2021/2022

Autumn Term

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Wednesday 23 November 2022



Spring Term

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Wednesday 8 March 2023



Summer Term 

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Wednesday 5 July 2023












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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