School Governors

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend).
Governors at Bruche meet to discuss all issues, there are no discrete committees. Governors meet twice a term as a full governing body to discuss standards and resources.

Bruche Primary School Local Governing Body meetings

Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 14:00

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 14:00

Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 14:00

Tuesday 4th December 2019 at 14:00

Tuesday 30th March 2020 at 14:00

Minutes from Bruche Local Governing Body meetings are available upon request through the school.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact the school office who will be able to give you more information. If you would like to get in touch with the school governors please use the email address of the chair of governors ( or come and speak to the school office.

For additional Governor information and Register of Pecuniary Interests of Board and Local Governing Bodies, please follow this link. 

  • Mr Matt Jones

    Co-opted governor - Chair

    Hi! My name is Matt and I am the Chair of Governors at Bruche. I became a governor six years ago because I am passionate about education and want to use my skills to ‘give something back’ to the next generations. While at university, I ran a student-led charity and was involved in many community outreach projects – I love the ‘buzz’ of helping others! My time as a governor at the school has been both challenging and rewarding, and I really look forward to ensuring our pupils get the best education possible. If you have any questions about the work of our governing body or simply want to talk, please feel free to get in touch at

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 01/09/2016
    Term of Office: 31/08/2020
    Interests Declared: None
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 04.12.19)

  • Mr Chris Jones

    Executive Headteacher/staff

    I'm Chris Jones and I'm the Executive Headteacher of three primary schools in Warrington Primary Academy Trust, with Bruche Primary School being my substantive school. I'm a pupil premium reviewer which enables me to support head teachers and leaders across the country, an Associate School Improvement Advisor for Warrington Local Authority and a Local Leader of Education. I'm also an Instructional Coach for The Chartered College of Teaching. Personally, the biggest advantage of working within Warrington Primary Academy Trust is that it enables me to spend much more time strengthening teaching and learning and building capacity in my staff.

    Appointing Body: WPAT
    Appointment date: 04/04/2014
    Term of Office: On going
    Interests Declared: WPAT
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 04.12.19)

  • Mrs Jill Kerrigan

    Support Staff Governor

    I'm Jill and I represent the non teaching staff. I'm also the school business manager here at Bruche. I've worked at few other primary schools in Warrington but Bruche is my favourite! I joined the governing body because I feel I can bring unique knowledge and input to meetings in my role of business manager.

    Appointing Body: Elected by staff
    Appointment date: 16/09/2016
    Term of Office: 16/09/2021
    Interests Declared: WPAT and Mother of Hannah Kerrigan year 2 teacher
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 04.12.19)

  • Mrs Carol Buckley Mellor

    Co-opted governor - Vice Chair

    My name is Carol Buckley-Mellor and I am a co-opted member of the governing board at Bruche. I have had an invested interest in Bruche since my own children came to the school more than 25 years ago! As a previous teacher at Bruche I have had the pleasure of seeing many children have an excellent start to their education. I have a belief in the staff and leadership at Bruche and being a governor gives me the chance to see that a quality education continues for many more children to come.

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 05/12/2016
    Term of Office: 05/12/2020
    Interests Declared: Previous Welfare and Pastoral support at Bruche Primary School
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 04.12.19)

  • Miss Rachel Aaron

    Co-opted governor

    Hi, I'm Rachel, a local business owner who was elected as governor in 2019. My background is primarily in construction design and project management. I chose to use my transferable critiquing and management skills to volunteer as a governor, to help support Bruche and give back to the community.
    I'm really excited to contribute to our school in the coming years!

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 02/04/2019
    Term of Office: 02/04/2022
    Interests Declared: None
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 04.12.19)

  • Mrs Rebecca Ashworth

    Parent Governor

    I'm Becki Ashworth a parent governor here at Bruche Primary School.
    I decided to become a parent governor because I want to give something back to the school that are invested in my 2 children that attend Bruche. I want to be able to help make a difference and have a real positive impact on the school. I also feel that I can help to uphold the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction with the difference skills and experience I have.

    Appointing Body: Appointed by Parents
    Appointment date: 11/07/2018
    Term of Office: 11/07/2022
    Interests Declared: None
    Attendance record: 100% (as of 04.12.19)

  • Mr Feme Adepetun

    Co-opted governor

    Hello, my name is Feme and I am a tech engineer working for a business services firm in Manchester. I have only been a governor since April 2019 however I am keen to learn and help Bruche children to do their best.

    Appointing Body: Co-opted by the governing body
    Appointment date: 02/04/2019
    Term of Office: 02/04/2022
    Interests Declared: None
    Attendance record: 2/3 (as of 04.12.19)