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Local Board Details


Mill View Primary School is part of the Cheshire Academies Trust and governance of the academy is split between those matters decided at Board Level, and those matters delegated to the Local Committee.

The Local Committee is made up of community representatives, parents and school staff. For further information on governance of Cheshire Academies Trust, please see their website.

Once a vacancy arises, governors are elected or appointed onto the local committee and perform their role on a voluntary basis.

The focus of the local committee is:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
    • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
    • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure it's money is well spent; 
    • Ensuring the financial performance of the organisation and making sure it's money is well spent; 
    • Ensuring that other key players with a stake in the organisation get their voices heard.

We do this by getting to know the school and the wider educational context, reading meeting paperwork and attending meetings where we ask questions to ensure that the best possible decisions are made for the benefit of the children in the school, attending training and development events to improve our skills and knowledge and adhering to the trust’s code of conduct. 

The local governing body consists of 11 governors. The composition of the local governing body at Mill View Primary School is:

  • Principal of the school - Mrs Kate Doyle 
  • 2 Staff governors - Mrs Ali Gibbons and Mr Sam Glendenning
  • 3 parent governors - Jane Beston, Jo Disley, Anuska Dostalova and Hailey Kelso
  • Co-opted governors - Dr Laura Edwards, Stephen Webb (Chair), Denise Noble, James Brown


The Governing Body meets 9 times per year.


Meeting Date:

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Tuesday 11th February 2020 

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Tuesday 16th June 2020 

Tuesday 14th July 2020



Becoming a Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.  It is an immensely rewarding role that allows you to be involved in raising standards within school. 

In addition to being over 18 years of age, governors need a strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children, the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn.  They need good inter-personal skills, appropriate levels of literacy in English, and sufficient numeracy skills to understand basic data.  

Parent governors are elected by parents of children attending school at the date of election, co-opted governors are appointed by the local committee and staff governors are elected by staff members of the school. 

You can find out more about the role of a governor on the National Governance Assocation website

List of Mill View Governors who have resigned in last 2 years

We are required by law to publish information on anyone who has been a Mill View Primary School governor in last 12 months:

  • Andrew Thomas (Parent Governor) resigned 21/03/2019
  • Rob Ford (Principal) resigned 22/04/2019
  • Emma Cottrel (Staff Governor) Term of office expired 30/06/2019
  • Chris Timms (Parent Governor) resigned 31/08/2019

Contact the Mill View governors

If you have any ideas or comments for the governors in relation to the strategy or vision of the school, please do get in touch with us at stephen.webb@millview.cheshire.sch.uk.

School governors have a strategic role and do not deal with the day to day running of the school. Any questions of this nature should always be directed to school staff in the first instance. 

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