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School Governance

The school's governors form the Local Governing Board, which meets 6 times a year.
A separate Ethos commitee has oversight of the school's Christian Distinctivness.
Please see the links below to our official register of business interests and attendance records

"I have had a career in teaching, including spending many years as a headteacher within Rochdale.  I currently carry out inspections of Church of England schools.  I am delighted to bring my experience to St.James' as Chair of Governors.  If you wish to contact me, please email on chairofgovernors@stjameswardle.co.uk

Nigel Castledine
Chair of Governors

"I am the vicar for the parish of Dearnley, Wardle and Smallbridge.  I enjoy my role as a governor at St.James', contributing to the school's development  and its Christain distinctivness.  I spend a great deal of time in school and run an ethos group with the children"

Reverand Rachel Battershell
Governor - Diocese

"My whole career has been spent in education as a teacher (including in Special Schools) and headteacher (for the final 23 years of my career) in four different schools. I recently took early retirement from Headship. I currently work for Lancashire Local Authority, one day a week, as a School Improvement Officer, which I have done whilst a Headteacher, and since retiring, for twelve years.
I have worshipped at St James Church, Wardle and then Wardle Village Church all my life. On retirement I wanted to give something back to education, which had given me a fantastic career, so volunteered to become a LA Governor for the school.
I have two grown up children and live in Smithybridge"

Kendra Allen
Governor - PCC

"I was elected as a parent governor at St.James' two years ago.  Although my child has left St.James', I am passionate about ensuring the best school provison for the children of Wardle and the surrounding community"

Julia Lees
Governor  - Parent / Co-opted

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Rebecca Caygill
Governor - Diocese

"I have been the headteacher at St.James' since September 2015.  I work closely with the governing body to ensure the best possible proviosn for our children"

Rob Andrew
Governor - Headteacher

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Howard Munson
Governor - Co-opted

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