Governing Body


The School is governed by a Board of Governors, which consists of nominated and appointed Governors. Nominations are made by the Lord Lieutenant, the Bishop of Chester, the University of Manchester and Cheshire East Local Authority. The Mayor of Macclesfield is an ex-officio Governor of the School. We have around 21 individuals on the Board of Governors, each serving a term of at least five years.
Governors are drawn from a range of different backgrounds, including Former Pupils, parents and former parents. Most live locally and all use their broader skills and experiences to the benefit of the School. Governors are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School.
The role of the Governing Body is non-executive in nature, but plays a central part in:
• setting the School’s overall strategic direction;
• deciding policy and future development plans;
• agreeing the Strategic Education Plan;
• monitoring progress against the School’s established aims and targets;
• supporting and challenging the performance of the Head and the staff as a whole,
• and upholding good governance and working towards the success of the School.

Governors also serve on at least one Committee, including committees responsible for: Education; Finance and General Purposes; Bursary and Fundraising; Audit; Remuneration; and Nominations. An additional Steering Committee is currently overseeing the School’s 2020 Vision. The Chair of Governors and the Governing Body are supported by the Clerk to the Governors who provides secretarial support and advice. If you would like to get in touch with a Governor, please contact the School’s Director of Finance Mr Jonathan Spencer-Pickup.

Dr John Kennerley, Chair of Governors

Mr John Sugden, Vice-Chair of Governors