Who are we?




Nick Gerrard - Chair of Governors

Occupation : Corporate Management Leader and specialist in Planning, Economic Development and Urban Regeneration

Interests and Hobbies : Marketing Manager and Singer with New English Orchestra, Triathlons, Climbing the Seven Summits, Photography; High Legh Youth Project and active Church member.

Links with School; Both of my daughters recently attended the school.



Dave Kirby

Occupation : Currently National Account Controller for UK importer/distributor. Previously 15 years as a Sales and Marketing Director in various industries.

Interests and Hobbies : Enjoy family time – days out, holidays, getting involved in the kids activities. I am a member of Altrincham Baptist Church and involved in various activities there. Regularly play squash and golf and I am a keen spectator of football and Formula1

Links with School; Both of my children  attended the school.



Jennifer Ruddock

Occupation: Deputy Head teacher in a Tameside primary school.  I have been a teacher for 12 years; 7 years teaching in Oldham and 5 years in Tameside.

Interests and Hobbies: Enjoying walks around the local area with my dog and husband.  I am a season ticket holder at Warrington Wolves.  I enjoy going to the theatre and restaurants with my friends.

Links with the school: I used to attend the school (1986-1993) I have recently moved back to the area and the school is prt of my local community.

Melanie Rigden

Occupation: Worked in Children's services for 15 years, in a variety of settings managed a team within safeguarding more recently have focused on project management and now work alongside my husband in the family business.

Interests and hobbies: Enjoy being a mum! Playing netball, running, cycling, walking our dogs and helping support the school.

Links with the school: Two children who attend the school


Jennifer Boardman

Occupation: Own and run drama schools

Occupation: I currently work along side my Husband in a family business. I previously worked for the NHS as a biomedical scientist for ten years.

Interests: meeting up with friends.

Links to school: I have three children who all attend School.

Dana Thompson

Occupation - Litigation Executive/Compliance Manager for a firm of Solicitors in Manchester

Interests/hobbies: spending time with my family, walking, camping and socialising

Links to school: 1 child currently in school

Louise Tottle

Occupation: Headteacher

Interests and hobbies: Entertaining my young son! Walking my dog, reading, watching Studio Ghibli films and eating chocolate and cake!

Links with school: Headteacher since 2007



Jo Price

Occupation: Deputy Headteacher

Interests and hobbies: My children, PE, travelling and Jack Reacher novels.

Links with the school: Staff governor for 7 years