Information about our Governors

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles Appointed By
John Sneddon Local Authority  24/11/15  23/11/19 Chair

Chair of Headteacher Performance Management

Chair of People & Premises Committee

 Governing Body
Jane Dudley Co-opted Governor 20/10/15 19/10/19 Vice Chair

Chair of Finance Committee

Governing Body
Matt Thompson Headteacher 01/09/15 Headteacher Governing Body
Walter Jackson Co-opted Governor 20/10/15 08/03/17 Governing Body
Susan Robinson Co-opted Governor 20/10/15 19/10/19 Chair of Strategic Development Committee Governing Body
Kevin Faulkner Co-opted Governor 18/10/16 17/10/20 Governing Body
Emily Froggatt Staff Governor 07/06/16 06/06/20 Election
Sarah Mehraj Parent Governor  08/03/17  07/03/21 Election
Vacancy Co-opted Governor  Pending Appointment Governing Body
Nicola Platt Other 08/06/15 07/06/19 Clerk to Governors Governing Body

John Sneddon

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.

Jane Dudley

I have lived in Broughton for around 26 years and brought up my 4 children here.  I became a governor at Brentnall when my children were at the school because I felt it was really important to have a good school in the area and I wanted to help.  Although my children are no longer at Brentnall (2 have gone to university and 2 are still in local high school/college) I have remained a governor, recently stepping down as Chair of Governors.  Sometimes it is difficult fitting being a Governor around work, I work full time for Manchester City Council, and family, but I have learnt a lot in my role on the governing body and I hope I have made a difference at the same time.

Susan Robinson

I joined Brentnall Community Primary School in 2010. I was initially employed as a teaching assistant in nursery and reception.  Over the years I spent time in most classes supporting children and teachers and enjoyed every class in every phase of the school.  I was involved in school attendance and safeguarding for a while and then latterly I was employed as a learning mentor and family engagement manager.  It was during this time that I completed my degree in teaching, learning and mentoring practice.  In the Summer of 2015 I left Brentnall to set up my own business supporting our seniors in Salford.  This was prompted because I needed help and support for my mum in her own home in Salford and I struggled to find suitable care.  I am delighted to remain a Governor as there are exciting times ahead which I am proud to be part of.  I look forward to supporting the head teacher and his team going forward and I look forward to watching the school grow and flourish.  However, most importantly, I look forward to playing a small part in ensuring that every child attending Brentnall Community Primary School achieves his/her full potential in every aspect of their learning and well- being.

Emily Froggatt

A lot of you may already know me as I am lower school lead/EYFS lead? 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.