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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governor's section. 

School Governors are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. 

Governors have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

a) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b) Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

c) Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our governors can be contacted using the school contact details which can be found in the 'About Us' section of the website. 

The instrument of government for St. Martin’s CE Primary School came into effect from 1st June 2015.  This instrument was made by Oldham Local Authority on 4th June 2015.

The governing body of St. Martin’s Primary School consists of:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 staff governor
  • 2 Local Authority governors
  • 7 foundation governors

       1 appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education 

       1 appointed by Henshaw and Church of England Educational Trust

       2 appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Holy Trinity, Bardsley

       2 appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St. Paul’s, Oldham

       1 foundation governor ex-officio

  • 1 Headteacher 

The ethos statement of St. Martin’s CE Primary School is:

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.