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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 Parent Governors are Shelley Epstein and Omer Idan.
shelley.epstein@northcheshire.stockport.sch.uk
 
Additional information on the role and committee of each governor in the Governor profile section to the right / below. 
 

Andrew Basger

Chair of Finance, Pay and Marketing & Fundraising

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

Chair of Finance

Chair of Pay

Marketing and Fund Raising 

Site and Buildings

"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 and additional information

Curriculum

 

 

 

Amanda Becker

Simon Bloch

Chair of Health and Safety

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

Chair of Heath and Safety

Admissions

Pay Appeals

Staff Discipline and Grievance

 

Matthew Cahill  

Wellbeing Lead Governor / Medical Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 18 Oct 2017 to 17 Oct 2021
Committees and additional information

Safeguarding

Medical 

Wellbeing

"As Wellbeing, Safeguarding and Medical Governor, it is my aim that every child in the school feels safe, secure and healthy.  I will help to create a nurturing environment, where the children feel comfortable to speak up if they have a problem and their concerns are appropriately acted on.  I will also help the school feel confident to manage all medical and safeguarding issues."

Dr Matthew Cahill

Juliette Coleman

Development Lead Governor, Ecology Link Governor

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

Development Lead

Ecology Link Governor

Finance

Marketing and Fund Raising

Development

 

 

"I am really pleased to be a foundation governor at NCJPS so that I can have a positive impact on a school which I am passionate about. I have responsibilities for finance and fundraising which are crucial to ensure the school maintains the outstanding status. As Development governor, I will ensure that the governing board is balanced and members are kept up to date. I am also the school's eco link governor, helping the school to drive change and improve environmental awareness."

Juliette Coleman

Shelley Epstein

SEN LINK Governor / Pupil Premium Governor

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office 14 Mar 2018 to 13 Mar 2022
Committees and additional information

Safeguarding

Wellbeing

SEN

"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

school business manager

Member type Co-opted Governor
Term of office 11 Nov 2019 to 10 Nov 2023
Committees and additional information

Admissions

Finance 

 

Christine Hession

ASSOCIATE Governor - Deputy Head

Member type Associate Governor
Term of office Ongoing
Committees   

 

Mark Hilton

chair OF GOVERNORS
Literacy Link Governor

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2017 to 31 Aug 2021
Committees and additional information

Chair of Governors

Pay

Pupil Discipline 

Staffing

Literacy Link Governor

Welcome from Mark Hilton
(Chair of Governors)

"I am extremely excited to take over as the new Chair of Governors. It is a real privilege for me to be able to contribute to the School in this way and I hope to build on the work of my predecessor, Andrew Basger, in maintaining the Outstanding standards of this wonderful School. I am very grateful to Andrew, who worked tirelessly during his three years as Chair, for doing such a great job for and on behalf of the School.

At North Cheshire Jewish Primary School, the Governors, teachers and support staff all strive to work together to provide a first class standard of both secular and Jewish education in a nurturing environment for our pupils, and the children's welfare and well-being is at the forefront of our focus and our plans.

We are extremely proud of the continued achievements of our children and the high standards maintained in both learning and behaviour.

I am also very grateful to our Outstanding staff - at every level and in every role - who work so diligently to deliver the best possible experience to our children.

At North Cheshire we believe strongly in respect and indeed we introduced ‘RESPECT’ as an acronym to instil values in, and cultivate meaningful ideas for, the children as to the best ways both to learn and to interact with each other.

RESPECT is now embedded in our curriculum and our teaching structure, with the themes running through assemblies and lesson plans. Each week we focus on a different letter and promote a different value:

R- Resilience

E- Empathy

S- Self -Awareness

P- Positivity

E- Excellence

C- Communication

T - Teamwork

In this way our children learn to grow and develop in a way that not only fosters a love of learning but also equips them with the important life skills they will require on their journey beyond North Cheshire.

Please take time to browse our website to learn more about the School, and please don’t hesitate to contact me, or any of my fellow Governors, should you have any questions, comments or suggestions."

Mark Hilton

Naomi Hornby 

Vice CHAIR of Governors
Science Link Governor 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office 18 Mar 2018 to 17 Mar 2022
Committees and additional information

Vice Chair of Governors

Admissions 

Pupil Discipline

Safeguarding

Staff Discipline & Grievance

"As safeguarding governor I help ensure school have robust and up to date safeguarding policies and procedures. These are audited and monitored to ensure children are kept  safe at school and at home. As development governor I work with the Chair of Governors to ensure the Governing Body is balanced and members keep up to date."

                                                           Naomi Hornby

Omer Idan 

Numeracy and IVrit Link Governor

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office 14 Mar 2018 to 13 Mar 2022
Committees and additional information

Finance

Pay

"As a Numeracy Governor, I am committed to the development of mathematical fluency, systematic analysis, and problem solving skills. As a Parent governor, I will work to facilitate effective communication between the parents and the governors."

                                                         Dr Omer Idan

Konrad Keller 

chair OF Site and Buildings

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

Chair of Site and Buildings

Health and Safety

 

Andrew Lee

ASSOCIATE Governor - Deputy Head

Member type Associate Governor
Term of office 25 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2023
Committees and additional information

 

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

                            Albert Einstein

Paul Porgess

local authority Governor

Member type Local Authority Governor
Term of office 1 Sep 2016 to 31 Aug 2020
Committees and additional information

LSA 2011

Governance roles in other educational institutions  Governor at Ladybridge Primary School, Stockport

 

Benjamin Sallon

Chair of Jewish Studies

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

Chair of Jewish Studies

"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

Gail Swerling  

Chair of Staffing, Curriculum and Staff Discipline & Grievance

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

Chair of Staffing

Chair of Curriculum

Chair of Staff Discipline & Grievance

Admissions

Jewish Studies

Additional Info  LSA 2009

"As a Governor involved with Staffing, SEN and Curriculum my priority is high quality teaching and learning for every child."

Gail Swerling

Lucie Whiteman

Foundation Governor

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

Curriculum

Finance

Marketing & Fundraising

 

Joy Wolfe MBE

Community Cohesion

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

Jewish Studies

 

Additional info LSA 2009 (started 1992)
Governance roles in other educational institutions College Governor at Langdon College, Manchester for students with special needs.

"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 and additional information

Admissions 

Curriculum 

Finance 

Jewish Studies 

Marketing / Fund Raising

Safeguarding

Site and Buildings

Staffing

"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