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Gavin White
Chair of Local Governing Committee

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.  

Isabelle Qamar 
Vice Chair of Local Governing Committee
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.

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.

Sue Jones
Parent Governor

Deatils to follow

Ajai Singh 
Co-opted Governor 

Details to follow


Jules Llewellyn
Co-opted Governor 

Details to follow 

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a Governor or would like to get in touch with our Governors, please contact Beccy Rafferty on 0161 938 1751.


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