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Our Governors

Governors challenge the school well and have gone out of their way to make sure they have the skills to do this effectively.

The governing body has a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and where improvements are needed.

Governors are kept well informed through reports and presentations from leaders at all levels. They visit school regularly and talk to pupils and staff and have a clear picture on the quality of teaching. They use their expertise well to hold the school to account. This includes finance and safeguarding. They are clear about what effect the extra money the school receives for sports and disadvantaged pupils is having. Through their scrutiny of the school’s performance data they know where the priorities are if the school is to improve.

They are diligent in developing their skills as governors and attend training sessions in order to do this. This has helped them become aware of the changes in the new curriculum and in assessment procedures.

Governors set challenging targets for the headteacher and understand the link between teachers’ pay and their performance.

OFSTED February 2019


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 ** Governors who meet once per term to address the delegated functions of the Trustee Board (Vision Multi Academy Trust).

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

The schedule of meetings in the academic year 2019 -2020 are:

12th November 2019

24th March 2020

30th June 2020

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  2019 - 2020

Chair  Councillor David Jones

c/o Sunny Bank Primary School,

Hathaway Road,


BL9 8EQ.


Vice Chair  Mr Alex Martin


Headteacher  Mrs Tracy Bevan


Community Governor  TBC


Staff Governor  Mrs Christine Oldham


Parent Governors  Mr Paul Fearnhead and Mrs Lubna Umar


Full Name Date of Appointment Term of Office



Business or Pecuniary Interests Attendance Record 2018/9 Associate or Full membership Voting Rights


David Jones

1st Sep 2018 1 year Bury MBC None declared       100% Full Yes

Mr Paul


24th Jul 2015 4 years Bury MBC None declared         50% Full Yes

Mr Paul


12th Feb 2019 4 years Parent Community None declared 100% Full            Yes

Mr Alex


5th Jan 2016 4 years



None declared 100% Full Yes
Mrs Christine Oldham 11th Oct 2018 4 years School Staff None declared          100% Full Yes

Mrs Lubna


  1st Mar 2018 4 years



None declared 100% Full Yes