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The Governing Board consists of 12 trustees: 2 Staff/2 Parents/3 Community/5 Co-opted

All Governors are Directors of the Company.

Three Members form the Academy Trust whose overall objective is 'to advance for the public benefit, education in the United Kingdom, without prejudice, by establishing, maintaining, carrying on, managing and developing The Academy, offering a broad and balanced curriculum'.

All governors have a responsibility in law to be responsible for the legal and financial side of the effective running of the Academy and for all company compliance in relation to Companies House and at all times to act responsibly and to have the best interests of the company at heart.

The day to day running of the school is delegated to the Principal and Head of School.

Webster Primary School is a company limited by guarantee with Company Number 8403949 and Registered Office at Denmark Road, Greenheys, M15 6JU

Our Chair of Governors is Nisadha Bandara, please send all communications to school: Webster Primary School, Denmark Road, Manchester, M15 6JU. 


Our Chair of Governors Nisadha Bandara was interviewed for this BBC News article about diversity in governance: 

  Meet the Governors:

(Click HERE for attendance at meetings from September 2020/21)

Nisadha Bandara John Greenwood Jeremy Jackson  Naima Essat Emily Duckworth Illida Nawi
Trustee Member Principal  Staff Governor Staff Governor Community Governor
Chair of  Vice Chair of  End of Term: 08.03.24 End of Term: 27.11.24 End of Term: 3.3.26
Governing Body Governing Body    
Community Governor Community Governor
End of Term: 14.03.26 End of Term: 22.03.26
Vivien Niblett Gill Balfour-Ruane Jonathan Hawkes Ruth Jesson-Smith Chris Owen Mohammad Rahman
Co-opted Governor Co-Opted Governor Co-opted Governor Co-opted Governor Co-opted Governor Parent Governor
End of Term: 14.03.26 End of Term: 10.10.22 End of Term: 19.06.23 End of Term: 3.3.26 End of Term: 3.3.2026 End of Term: 3.3.26
Ruwaida Mohammed John Dalziel Nick Ponsillo Amy Unwin Sabeen Rauf Clair Wain
Parent Governor Member Member Governance  Head of School Business Manager
End of Term: 3.3.26 From: 06.09.2016  From: 15.02.2018 Professional



Pay Curriculum Resources Audit
Nisadha Bandara Vivien Niblett (Chair)  Jonathan Hawkes (Chair) Nisadha Bandara
Jonathan Hawkes Naima Essat Jeremy Jackson John Greenwood
Vivien Niblett Jeremy Jackson Gill Balfour-Ruane
Emily Duckworth Chris Owen
Jonathan Hawkes Nisadha Bandara
Gill Balfour-Ruane
Nisadha Bandara 

Also attending: Sabeen Rauf (Head of School) Also attending: Sabeen Rauf (Head of School)
Clair Wain (School Business Manager)


 Governor links:

Health & Safety Safeguarding SEND Reading  EYFS Pupil Voice Equality Duty

 John Greenwood

 Jonathan Hawkes

 Nisadha Bandara

Illida Nawi

Ruth Jesson-Smith

Vivien Niblett

Ruwaida Mohammed


Click the following documents to find out more: 

Governors vision statement:  

Below are pictures from the Governor's Curriculum Information Evening in October: