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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. 
 
We welcome any general suggestions and comments about the school which will be fed back to the governing board. Any specific issues regarding your child should be dealt with via their class teacher, in the first instance, then Mr Woolf.
 
For more details about our Governing Body, including registry of interests, Governor roles and responsibilities, dates for end of term of office and attendance of meetings, please click below.
 

Members of the Governing Board

Andrew Basger

Chair of Finance

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2019
Committees and additional information

Chair of Finance

Pay Appeals

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 November 8, 2018 to November 7, 2022
Committees and additional information

Curriculum

Amanda Becker

MAtthew Cahill

Wellbeing Lead Governor / Medical Governor

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office October 18, 2017 to October 17, 2021
Committees Safeguarding

"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

Computing Link Governor

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2022
Committees Computing Link Governor

Marketing & Fund Raising

 

 

Shelley Epstein 

SEN Governor / Pupil Premium Governor

 

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office March 14, 2018 to March 13, 2022
Additional info  

"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

 

Deserene Erten

Clerk  Admin

 

Member type A member of Stockport Governor Services
Term of office  
Additional info  

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Christine Hession

ASSOCIATE Governor - Deputy Head

 

Member type Associate Governor
Term of office  
Committees  

 

 

Mark Hilton

chair OF GOVERNORS and Health / Safety Governor

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2021
Committees and additional information

Chair of Governors

Pay

Staffing

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 Governor / Development Governor / Safeguarding Governor / Wellbeing Lead Governor

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office March 18, 2018 to March 17, 2022
Committees

Vice Chair

Marketing / Fund Raising

Pupil Discipline

Safeguarding

Staff Discipline & Grievance / Dismissal

"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 Governor

 

Member type Parent Governor
Term of office March 14, 2018 to March 13, 2022
Committees Finance

"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

 

Andrew Joseph 

Chair of Site and Buildings, Health & Safety Governor

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2018
Committees

Chair of Site and Buildings

Finance

Marketing / Fund Raising

Pay Appeals

Staff Discipline & Grievance / Dismissal

"I have been a governor for over 12 years. I believe North Cheshire is a fundamental part of the Jewish community in South Manchester. The particular skills I bring to the governing body  come from my property experience. The oldest building on our campus is coming up for 50 years of age so it does need occasional TLC! I also have a background in finance and have been very involved with the school's financial management."

Andrew Joseph

 

Andrew Lee 

ASSOCIATE Governor - Deputy Head

 

Member type Associate Governor
Term of office January 1, 2019 to August 31, 2023
Committees Curriculum

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

Albert Einstein

 

Paul Porgess 

 

 

Member type Local Authority Governor
Term of office September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020
Additional info LSA 2011

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Benjamin Sallon

Chair of Jewish Studies

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2018
Committees

Chair of Jewish Studies

Pay Appeals

"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

 

Daniella Sultan

Chair of Curriculum / Chair of Admissions

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office January 29, 2016 to January 28, 2020
Committees groups

Chair of Admissions

Chair of Curriculum

Pay


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Gail Swerling  

Chair of Staffing

 

Member type Foundation Governor
Term of office September 1, 2014 to
August 31, 2018
Committees groups

Chair of Staffing

Admissions

Jewish Studies

Pay

Pupil Discipline

Staff Discipline & Grievance / Dismissal

Additional info LSA 2009 (started 1995)

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

Gail Swerling

 

Joy Wolfe

Literacy Governor /Diversity Governor / Community Cohesion

 

Member type Co-opted Governor
Term of office October 12, 2015 to October 11, 2019
Committees groups

Admissions

Jewish Studies

Additional info LSA 2009 (started 1992)

"Speaking as a governor for the past 35 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
Committee membership

Admissions 

Curriculum 

Finance 

Jewish Studies 

Marketing / Fund Raising

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