Meet the Governors
Louise Hutchinson - Chair
Before becoming a Parent Governor in 2011, Louise trained as a Sick Children's Nurse & worked at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for nine years. Louise has been Chair of the Governing Board since December 2015. Louise became a Governor when she saw how much the school had helped her son. She wanted to learn more about the school, to support all areas of development, & assist the students in achieving their potential, in whatever way they can.
Janet Pardoe - Vice Chair and Co-opted Governor
Janet is a highly experienced Governor who has been associated with Chatsworth High School since before it opened. For many years Janet was the Headteacher at Dean Park School & Ash Field School, so she has a wealth of management & special education knowledge & experience to draw upon. As well as Chairing the ‘Personal Development, Behaviour & Well-being Committee’, Janet is also responsible for monitoring Pupil Premium spending in school, & the well-being of ‘Children who are Looked After’.
Judith Bull – Parent Governor
Since 2015 Judith has been a Parent Governor at Chatsworth. Judith works 3 days a week as a Primary School Teacher in Stockport, teaching French across KS2, as well as teaching a Year 4 class & has been a teacher for over 25 years. Judith's extended areas of responsibility are parent communication & curriculum development.
Cllr Gina Reynolds – Local Authority Governor
Holding the role since 1997, Gina is the school's Local Authority Governor. As a Councillor for Salford City Council, Gina represents the people of Langworthy ward, as well as being Lead Member for Adult Services, Health & Wellbeing. She is very experienced in all areas of school governance & is the Link Governor for Safeguarding at Chatsworth.
Kulsum Begum – Co-opted Governor
Kulsum has been a Governor at Chatsworth since October 2016. She is a Financial Advisor with a Masters degree in ‘Human Resource Management’. Kulsum is passionate about education & in helping our young people reach their full potential. She is our link Governor for Equality & Diversity within school, & oversees pupil well-being.
Katie Jones - Staff Governor
Katie is a Staff (Teacher) Governor & was elected in May 2019. During her time at Chatsworth, Katie has taught a wide cross section of our students so has a good knowledge of the learning opportunities & challenges that our young people experience every day. She also provides a link between the Governing Board & teaching staff at Chatsworth. Alongside Gina Reynolds, Katie is responsible for overseeing safeguarding policies & practices within school. She is also involved with developing assessment tools for students at Chatsworth.
Andy Cottrill - Support Staff Governor
Andy is a Support Staff Governor & was elected in May 2019. Andy is a very experienced Teaching Assistant who has worked at Chatsworth for many years. He is passionate about providing a happy, safe & enriching environment where all students can be inspired to learn & be encouraged to reach their full potential. He will also provide a valuable staff perspective on governance within school. Andy’s extended areas of responsibility are parent communication & staff professional development.
Steve Davismoon - Co-opted Governor
Steve holds the position of Associate Dean & Head of Creative Campus at Liverpool Hope University. His links with school began several years ago with a highly successful collaborative production between Chatsworth students & Edge Hill College; ‘In Search of the Phoenix’. Steve’s extended areas of responsibility are increasing leadership capacity in school, curriculum development & ensuring that all our students have access to relevant & appropriate qualifications.
Kumar Siva - Co-opted Governor
Kumar has a personal link with Chatsworth as his daughter was previously a student at the school. He is a chemist who has worked for several established cosmetics manufacturers & was also the manager at Remploy for several years. In his role as Governor, Kumar is our link for Health & Safety at Chatsworth. He also supports the Chair in monitoring the Quality Assurances in school, & ensures that all our students have access to relevant & appropriate qualifications.
Rachel Hill – Co-opted Governor
Rachel was invited to join the Governing Body in July 2019. In her current role as the Business Team Manager at Chatsworth, Rachel leads four Business Support Officers, & provides support to the Senior & Extended Leadership team, staff, parents, governors & other stakeholders. Rachel has experience working in business management & marketing communications in the public, private & voluntary sectors. She is driven to use her knowledge and experience to make positive changes within the school at both a strategic & operational level. In her role as Governor, Rachel’s extended areas of responsibility are Developing Governance, Pupil Premium & Children who Are Looked After (CLA).