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Governors

 

 

Gavin White
Chair of Local Governing Body
 
Director for the CLIC Trust 

Gavin is a councillor in Old Moat ward, a qualified architect and a charity trustee for a number of local charities in Manchester.  His work includes helping with various homeless projects in the City, ex-offenders and operational/staff management, organisational development and governance with 3 local charities in Manchester.

Gavin also works part-time (2 days per week) for Jeff Smith MP as a constituency caseworker and is involved with many community groups in the Old Moat and Withington area.

Gavin is a Parent Governor with 1 child at Old Moat Primary School and has been a Governor at Old Moat since 2006.  Gavin has also been a Director of the CLIC Trust since  September 2016. 

Isabelle Qamar 
Vice Chair of Local Governing Body
Co-opted Governor 

Isabelle has been a Governor at Old Moat since 2006, originally a Parent Governor, and is the Link Governor for Safeguarding.

Isabelle has worked with children since 2002 and is the Managing Director of Community Minded Limited.  Isabelle manages Old Moat Childcare based in the Community Hub wich includes full day care, playgroup, after school club, creche, holiday care and play schemes.  She is the designated person within Old Moat Childcare responsible for recruiting staff and volunteers/students and is responsible for Health & Safety and staff training.

Isabelle is a keen runner and volunteers at a junior park run to support children from 4 years to 14 years to complete a 2km run.  Isabelle speaks French and enjoys horseriding.

Richard Buckley
Member of Finance & Resources Committee 
Co-opted Governor
Chair of the CLIC Trust

Rich was co-opted onto the Governing Body in January 2018.

Rich grew up in Rochdale before joining the Army and completing a degree in Electrical Engineering.  As an Army Officer, Rich held several Engineering Management poisitions including 2 years with responsibility for techincal training and spent time in both the UK and overseas before studying Pashto and working as an interpreter in Afghanistan. 

On leaving the military, Rich worked in operations and project management for Walkers Snack Foods (part of PepsiCo) at their Skelmersdale factory before spending 3 years working in PepsiCo's European Nutrition supply chain team working with several brands including Tropicana & Quaker.  Rich currently leads the Manufacturing Excellence agenda for PepsiCo in the UK.

Sally Fletcher 
Co-opted Governor 

Details to follow 

Sharon Smirk 
Staff Governor 

Sharon is a Year 2 Teaching Assistant and runs the school breakfast club. 

Sarah Bennett

Staff Governor

Sarah is a Year 1 Teacher and member of the RE Curriculum Team.

Virginie Assal

Co-opted Governor

Details to follow

Sue Jones

Parent Governor

Deatils to follow

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a Governor or would like to get in touch with our Governors, please contact Clair Travis on 0161 881 1621.

 

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