Information about our Governors

Emily Bagnall – Staff Governor

A lot of you may already know me as I am one of the Assistant Headteachers here at Brentnall. I 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 to do this. As a member of staff, I feel I can offer a valuable insight to the board about school and our children.

Joseph Donnelly – Co-opted Governor

Having worked in education in the UK and abroad I am passionate about ensuring children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Currently, I split my time between being class teacher in a neighbouring authority and working for Edge Hill University as a Tutor, coaching and mentoring trainee teachers across North Manchester. I  applied to become a Governor at Brentnall as I felt it was an opportunity to share my own experience and gain a greater insight into the workings of schools. I have recently achieved a Masters Degree in Outstanding Mathematics practice and have been sharing my knowledge with schools across the North West through my work. My experiences in the UK and abroad have given me an excellent insight into a variety of different schools and their different approaches and educational ethos, giving me valuable insight when considering school provision as well as ensuring that a balanced and considered curriculum is delivered.

Geoffrey Hodge – Parent Governor

I have lived in Salford since 2002 and our son, Oscar, is in his third year at Brentnall having joined the reception class in 2016.  When Oscar was allocated Brentnall by the council it wasn’t a school we knew about having applied to the school where he attended nursery.  We were obviously concerned that he would be moving away from his friends but were amazed at how quickly he fitted in and the speed at which he learnt.  When the parent governor post came up, it seemed a good opportunity to help and support the school.

I work as Property Services Manager for a Manchester based housing association, a role that involves supervising a team of technical staff delivering projects, responsive repairs and health and safety works to homes across Manchester.  Key skills include contract management, procurement and compliance with health and safety requirements relating to property and building works as well as budget and staff / performance management