Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School
Fiddlers Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 6QE
TEL: 0161 921 1700

NameRoleFirst AppointedTerm of OfficeEnd Date
Ms S CooperHeadteacher
Ms V SempleClerk to Governing Body7th Oct 2021
Mrs M Woodhouse MBEChair of Governors24th June 202124th June 202123rd June 2022
Mr D KhaledCo-Opted Vice Chair28th May 202128th May 202127th May 2025
Mr C GrayCo-Opted24th Jan 20084th November 20193rd November 2023
Cllr L NelsonLocal Authority Governor Chair14th June 201814th June 201813th June 2022
Miss S HaslamCo-Opted14th October 20104th November 20193rd November 2023
Miss H MooneyParent Governor28th November 201828th November 201827th November 2022
Miss A RichardsonStaff Governor3rd January 20183rd January 20182nd January 2022
Mrs H Robinson-SmithCo-Opted28th May 202128th May 202127th May 2025
Mrs C BanksCo-Opted28th May 202128th May 202127th May 2025
Mrs S LightfootCo-Opted 28th May 202128th May 202127th May 2025
Ms J OwenCo-Opted8th June 20218th June 20217th June 2025



NameRoleFirst AppointedTerm of OfficeEnd Date
Mr L ThompsonParent Governor5th July 20115th July 201131st March 2021
Mr S ThorntonVice Chair8th October 20098th October 200931st March 2021
Ms A McQuirkCo-Opted14th November 201914th November 201931st March 2021
Mrs K WhitehouseParent GovernorDecember 2013December 201331st March 2021

Our Governing Board has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

 Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets
  • Performance managing the lead Headteacher (where delegated)
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

 Overseeing financial performance, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Meeting Attendance