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North Cheshire Jewish Primary School

North Cheshire

Jewish Primary School

Governors

Please find information about North Cheshire Jewish Primary School Governing Body.

The Governing Body at NCJPS works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and parents. The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school and governors are involved with other important areas such as curriculum, staffing, school buildings and finance. Governors act as a ‘critical friend’ to support, challenge and ask questions.

Additional information on the role and committee of each governor in the Governor profile section to the right / below. 

Andrew Basger

Associate Member

Member type Associate Member
Term of office 11 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2025
Committees 

Resources

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in other schools

None
Material interests None

"At North Cheshire Jewish Primary School, the Governors, the teachers and all the support staff work together in order to provide a first class standard of both secular and Jewish education in a caring and safe environment for our pupils."

Andrew Basger

AMANDA BECKER

Staff Governor

Member type Staff Governor
Term of office 8 Nov 2018 to 7 Nov 2022
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

Safeguarding and Wellbeing 

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

 

Amanda Becker

Simon Bloch

Foundation Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2019 to 31 Aug 2023
Committees

Resources

Pay

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

“As a governor on the resources committee and with my skills as an employment lawyer at a recognised national practice, my commitment is to ensure that the school is supported in all key organisational and HR issues and ensure that the school is a happy and safe place for the staff and children to work and learn within”.

Simon Bloch

Daniel Brown

Foundation Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 9 Oct 2021 to 8 Oct 2025
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

"Hello, i’m Dan Brown, I'm married with 4 children. I am a secondary school teacher with 17 years teaching experience. 

 

At my school i am Head of Computing and Business Studies as well as Head of Behaviour. 

I have been a governor at NCJPS since 2021.

 

My role as a governor is looking at the Teaching and Learning side by helping pupils of all abilities reach their potential. 

Making sure that every pupils needs and abilities are taken care of."

Dan Brown

Shelley Epstein

SEND LINK Governor / Wellbeing Governor

Member type Co-opted Governor
Term of office 11 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2025
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

 

SEND Link Governor

Wellbeing Lead Governor

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

"As governor for special education needs and pupil premium, my aim is to ensure that all children at North Cheshire Jewish Primary School receive an inclusive and supportive education.  I hope to support the school to develop every pupil's academic, social and independence skills, preparing them for early adulthood."

Shelley Epstein

Lynne Feather

Associate Member - school business manager

Member type Associate Member
Term of office 11 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2025
Committees 

Resources 

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

" I have been involved with North Cheshire for over 13 years, both as a parent and an employee. The position of Business Manager is definitely not just a desk job, no two days are the same, which I enjoy thoroughly. The School Office is the heart of the school, and this gives us a chance to help and support everyone throughout the school. Our door is always open. "

Lynne Feather

Christine Hession

ASSOCIATE Member - Deputy Head

Member type Associate Member
Term of office 11 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2025
Committees  Teaching and Learning
Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

"I am delighted to be Deputy Headteacher at North Cheshire Jewish Primary School. I have particular interests in English, Science, pastoral care, collaborative learning and leadership.

Seeing children work alongside each other to develop their understanding of the world is an absolute privilege.

In my spare time I enjoy hillwalking, swimming, reading and listening to music."

Christine Hession

Naomi Hornby 

CHAIR of Governors

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 17 Mar 2022 to 16 Mar 2026
Committees 

Chair of Governors

Teaching and Learning

Resources

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Pay Appeals

 

Safeguarding Governor 

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

 

                                                           Naomi Hornby

Konrad Keller 

Foundation Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2019 to 31 Aug 2023
Committees 

Resources

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

"I am extremely privileged to be a governor of such a wonderful school and community. As an ex-pupil, I feel very strong about building on the momentum my predecessor created and ensuring that the property/site are maintained and kept to an acceptable and safe standard."

Konrad Keller

Andrew Lee

ASSOCIATE Member - Deputy Head

Member type Associate Member
Term of office 25 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2023
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

“It is a privilege to be Deputy Headteacher at North Cheshire Jewish Primary School. I particularly enjoy mathematics, English, computing, music and seeing the children thrive. I look forward to continuing to work with the staff and Governors to achieve excellence in our happy and caring school."

  Andrew Lee

Adam Moses

Foundation Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 9 October 2021 to 8 Oct 2025
Committees 

Pay

Resources

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

Adam has 30 years experience in financial services.  As finance governor he is committed to working with the School to ensure it is sustainable over the long term. This requires that it’s financial affairs are managed prudently and on a best available value-for-money basis

Adam Moses

Michelle Moses

Parent Governor

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office 18 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2025
Committees 

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

 

Development Governor 

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

"As a new parent governor on the wellbeing and safeguarding committee, and also the development governor, I will do my upmost to ensure we work hard with the parents and teachers to maintain a balanced, happy and inclusive team to support the needs of all the school's community and eco-system." 

Michelle Moses

Benjamin Sallon

Vice-Chair of Governors

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2018 to 31 Aug 2022
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

Resources

Pay

 

Jewish Studies Governor

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

"I'm a former pupil of NC who is passionate about this school’s long term success and its contribution to the children’s Jewish values. My specific responsibility is to develop the Kodesh department of which we have great plans, some of which are already showing promising results. Go NC! "

Ben Sallon

Hannah Stollar

Parent Governor

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office 18 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2025
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

 

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None
Material interests None

"As a parent governor on the Teaching and Learning committee, I am dedicated to working with the school to ensure that all pupils receive a broad, balanced and knowledge rich curriculum to prepare them for the next stage of their lives and allow them to develop personally."

Hannah Stollar

Joy Wolfe MBE

Co-Opted Governor

Member type Co-opted Governor
Term of office 12 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2023
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

 

Business and financial interests None
Governance roles in other schools/  educational institutions College Governor at Langdon College (Manchester) 
Material interests None

"Speaking as a governor for the past 37 years, my vision for North Cheshire is that it will be the school of choice for all Jewish children in south Manchester, based on the reality that it combines a proven very high academic standard, and with giving the pupils a good understanding of the importance of their Jewish identity."

 Joy Wolfe MBE

Michael Woolf

Headteacher

Member type Headteacher
Term of office Ongoing
Committees 

Teaching and Learning

Resources

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Business and financial interests None
Governance roles in other schools None
Material interests None

"On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to North Cheshire Jewish Primary School (NCJPS). We hope you find our website clear, informative and easy to navigate. It is designed to give you a flavour of the vibrant life of our school, the work of our pupils and the quality education we strive to deliver.

I am very proud to be the Headteacher of such a wonderful school, which is the only Jewish school in South Manchester and set in spacious grounds in Heald Green. We share our school site with North Cheshire Jewish Nursey and work in partnership to ensure an effective transition for children entering Foundation Stage from the Nursery setting. 

NCJPS provides a nurturing environment for every pupil and we pride ourselves on having a caring and dedicated staff that work tirelessly to ensure that every child feels valued.  In addition, we offer a highly motivating and academic atmosphere where children are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential. 

NCJPS has a strong Jewish ethos and our children are confident and proud of their Judaism and have a strong identity regarding their own community and the State of Israel. Alongside this we believe that our pupils must be good British citizens, and pride ourselves in our work on British values and heritage.

Being the Headteacher of NCJPS, I am fully committed to the school and local community and strive to ensure that the school serves our children and their families well.

If you would like to know more about our school, you are very welcome to come and visit.  The children of NCJPS very much enjoy talking about and sharing their achievements and our successes."

Michael Woolf