John Sneddon – Chair of Governors
Originally from Scotland, I moved to Salford in 2008, at which point I felt I wanted to give something back to the community while also learning a bit more about the local area. I applied to an advert looking for Local Authority Governors and was matched with Brentnall Primary School. In recent years, I have studied towards a BSc in Engineering and Management with Open University and a MSc in Corporate Real Estate with University of Salford, and I work for Co-op’s Head Office as a Contract Manager for their Estates team – all of which I feel equip me with the necessary skills to determine the aims and overall conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. My professional experience helps me in my voluntary work to set staff levels, set and agree the school budget, ensure that broad and balanced curriculum is delivered, as well as monitoring health and safety and the management of the premises.
A lot of you may already know me as I am the Lower Phase Leader here at Brentnall. I have recently joined the Governing Board as a Staff Governor as I am passionate about giving the children the best opportunities and I am very interested in working with the Governors as the school grows.