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Sunny Bank Primary School

Happy, Challenged, Successful and Proud


Hathaway Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 8EQ

0161 766 2121



A Governing Body is a group of volunteers elected by parents and staff at the school and also nominated by the Bury Local Authority.  Working closely with the Headteacher, the Body has the responsibility for raising school standards through key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance. 

Sunny Bank Primary School has 7 Governors who meet once per term to address the delegated functions of the Trustee Board (Vision Multi Academy Trust).

Our Governing Body includes 2 Parent Governors, one Staff Governor, the Head Teacher as ex-officio and the remaining members are co-opted. 

To find out more about our Trust Governance Model along with further information about trustees and members please visit the Vision Multi Academy Trust website.


Current Governing Body Members  2021 - 2022

Chair  Mr David Jones

c/o Sunny Bank Primary School,

Hathaway Road,


BL9 8EQ.

Vice Chair  Mr Alex Martin

Headteacher  Mr James Gabrielides

Community Governor  Mr Robert Judge

Staff Governor   Mrs Christine Oldham

Parent Governor  Miss Claudine Jacobs



Full Name Date of Appointment Term of Office



Business or Pecuniary Interests Attendance Record 2020/21 Associate or Full membership Voting Rights

Mr David Jones

1st September 2020 1 year Bury MBC None declared 100% Full Yes

Mr Alex Martin

5th January 2020 3 years

 Parent Governor 

None declared 100% Full Yes
Miss Claudine Jacobs 30th June 2020 4 years Parent Governor Declared 100% Full Yes
Mr Robert Judge 30th June 2020 4 years Co-opted Governor None declared 100% Co-opted Yes
Mr James Gabrielides 1st November 2020 4 years School Staff None declared 100% Full Yes
Mr Anthony Harris 1st September 2017 4 years School staff None declared 100% Co-opted Yes
Mrs Christine Oldham 10th October 2018 4 years School Staff None declared 100% Full Yes