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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. The Governing Body provides a strategic view and ensures accountability.

Additional information on the role and committee of each governor in the Governor profile section to the right / below. 
 
Declared Business Interests (as of Autumn 2023):
Hannah Stollar - Headteacher and Governor at Inscape House, Together Trust - SK8 1JE
Robin Hawkes - Theatre Director, Manchester Palace & Opera House, Trustee of Manchester Art Gallery
Stephen Abenson - Director at Abensons Law Limited
 

Stephen Abenson

CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
JEWISH STUDIES GOVERNOR
SECURITY AND CONTRACTORS GOVERNOR

Member type Co-opted Governor
Term of office 7 Nov 2022 to 6 Nov 2026
Committees
  • Pay
  • Resources

Governance roles in

other schools

Governor at North Cheshire Jewish Nursery, SK8 4RZ
 

Simon Bloch

Foundation Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2023 to 31 Aug 2027
Committees
  • Resources
  • Pay

Governance roles in

other schools

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

Governance roles in

other schools

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

Alex Cohen

PARENT GOVERNOR
DEVELOPMENT GOVERNOR

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office 4 Jan 2023 to 3 Jan 2027
Committees
  • Resources
  • Pay Appeals

Governance roles in

other schools

None

 

Lynne Feather

Associate Member - School Business Manager

Member type Associate Member
Committees 

Resources 

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None

"I have been involved with North Cheshire for over 14 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

Robin Hawkes

CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
HEALTH & SAFETY GOVERNOR

Member type Co-opted Governor
Term of office 7 Nov 2022 to 6 Nov 2026
Committees 

Resources

Governance roles in

other schools

None

" As newcomers to Manchester and to the school at the start of last year, it was just wonderful how my family and I were made to feel so welcome by the school and the wider community. Now as a newly appointed governor, I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to begin to contribute back in return."

Robin Hawkes

Naomi Hornby

CHAIR of Governors

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 17 Mar 2022 to 16 Mar 2026
Committees 
  • Teaching and Learning (Chair)
  • Safeguarding and Wellbeing (Chair)
  • Resources
  • Pay Appeals
Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

None

As chair of governors, I ensure the governing board work as a team to challenge, support and contribute to the strategic leadership of the school. The core roles of a governing body are: 

1. to ensure there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. to hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils as well as the performance management of staff
3. to oversee the financial performance of the organisation and to make sure its money is well spent

                                                           Naomi Hornby

Konrad Keller 

Foundation Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2023 to 31 Aug 2027
Committees 

Resources

Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

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
Committees 
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Resources
Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

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

Sarah MASSEL

CO-VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 10 May 2023 to 9 May 2027
Committees

Resources

Governance roles in

other schools

None
 

Lauren Morris

Staff Governor

Member type Staff Governor
Term of office 7 Nov 2022 to 6 Nov 2026
Committees

Teaching and Learning

Governance roles in

other schools

None
 

Dena Ryness

Local Authority Governor

Member type Local Authority Governor
Term of office 7 Nov 2022 to 6 Nov 2026
Committees 
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pay Appeals

Governance roles in

other schools

None

 

Benjamin Sallon

CHAIR OF RESOURCES
JEWISH STUDIES GOVERNOR

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2022 to 31 Aug 2026
Committees 
  • Resources (Chair)
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pay

Governance roles in

other schools

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

CO-VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
SAFEGUARDING GOVERNOR 
PARENT GOVERNOR

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office 18 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2025
Committees 
  • Safeguarding and Wellbeing
  • Teaching and Learning
Business and financial interests None

Governance roles in

other schools

Governor at Inscape House, Together Trust - SK8 1JE

"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

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

"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