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Local Board Details


Mill View Primary School is part of the Cheshire Academies Trust and governance of the academy is split between those matters decided at Board Level, and those matters delegated to the Local Committee.

The Local Committee is made up of community representatives, parents and school staff. For further information on governance of Cheshire Academies Trust, please see their website.

Once a vacancy arises, governors are elected or appointed onto the local committee and perform their role on a voluntary basis.

The focus of the local committee is:

·       Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school

·       Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

·       Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure it’s money is well spent.

We do this by getting to know the school and the wider educational context, reading meeting paperwork and attending meetings where we ask questions to ensure that the best possible decisions are made for the benefit of the children in the school, attending training and development events to improve our skills and knowledge and adhering to the trust’s code of conduct. 

The local governing body consists of 15 governors. The composition of the local governing body at Mill View Primary School is:

  • Principal of the school - Mrs Kate Doyle (Acting)
  • 2 Staff governors - Mrs Ali Gibbons and Miss Emma Cottrell
  • 3 parent governors - Chris Timms, Jo Disley, Anuska Dostalova and Hailey Kelso
  • Co-opted governors - Maura Connolly, Sue Williams, Kelvin Heywood, Dr Laura Edwards, Stephen Webb, Denise Noble, James Brown


The Governing Body meets 9 times per year.

Becoming a Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.  It is an immensely rewarding role that allows you to be involved in raising standards within school. 

In addition to being over 18 years of age, governors need a strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children, the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn.  They need good inter-personal skills, appropriate levels of literacy in English, and sufficient numeracy skills to understand basic data.  

Parent governors are elected by parents of children attending school at the date of election, co-opted governors are appointed by the local committee and staff governors are elected by staff members of the school. 

You can find out more about the role of a governor on the National Governance Assocation website

We currently have a vacancy for two co-opted governors.  If you are interested in joining our governing body or would like more information, please contact the Governance Manager, Julie Griffiths at juliegriffiths@cheshireacademiestrust.co.uk or by telephone on 07340 670108 during normal office hours.

List of Mill View Governors who have resigned in last 2 years

We are required by law to publish information on anyone who has been a Mill View Primary School governor in last 12 months:

  • Christin Edmunds (Parent Governor) resigned 15/11/2017
  • Jo Wraige (Parent Governor) resigned 15/11/2017
  • Sarah Parr (Co-opted Governor) resigned 15/11/2017
  • Richard Holly (Parent Governor) resigned 19/07/2018
  • Andrew Thomas (Parent Governor) resigned 21/03/2019
  • Rob Ford (Principal) resigned 22/04/2019

Contact the Mill View governors

If you have any ideas or comments for the governors in relation to the strategy or vision of the school, please do get in touch with us at maura.connolly@millview.cheshire.sch.uk , our Governance Manager Julie Griffiths can be contacted on juliegriffiths@cheshireacademiestrust.co.uk 

School governors have a strategic role and do not deal with the day to day running of the school. Any questions of this nature should always be directed to school staff in the first instance. 

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