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The Role of the Governor

The Governing Body of the school is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds. Some of the Governors are parents. The school governors comprise of a group of individuals, who are elected, nominated or co-opted and are representative of parents and teachers, the Local Education Authority and the local community. School governors work with the Headteacher and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school. Meetings are held at least once each term and committees meet in addition to main body meetings.

If you would like to be a school governor please contact the Headteacher to find out about any vacancies and ask for a Governor’s Information Pack


Meet out Governors.


Hilary Clifton

I am Hilary Clifton and I have been a governor of Ravensfield and previously Clarendon Fields since 2000. I live locally and also have a connection with Dukinfield Cricket Club.

Denise Evans

I joined Ravensfield Primary School as a Parent Governor in 2013. I now work in the office as the Admin Manager. My 2 children both attend Ravensfield Primary in Year 2 and Year 5 and I feel that it is important to be involved in, understand and contribute to the school where my children are being educated. I am proud to be a Governor and will support the school to be the very best, provide a caring safe atmosphere in which children are respected and given an environment in which they can thrive as individuals.

Jackie Green

I am Jackie Green and I am a parent governor at Ravensfield.

I work as a Ward Sister within the NHS. I have 2 children, one at Hyde Community College and one at Ravensfield in year 5.I joined the Governing Body in 2010 as I wanted to make some contribution to the wellbeing of the school. I have had the opportunity to attend training courses to support my role, and help me understand how the education system works. I enjoy being able to contribute to the school in promoting and maintaining excellent standards of teaching, supporting the staff and getting to know the children. We are on a journey for Ravensfield to become an outstanding school.

Being a governor is a very rewarding position and I am proud to be part of Ravensfield.

Maggie Halliday

I am an LEA governor. I live in Dukinfield. I trained as a nurse, midwife and health visitor; before I retired I worked as a Health Visitor overseas and finally in inner city Manchester.

I now spend time doing voluntary work and children’s work at a Christian retreat centre in Yorkshire.

I am passionate that every child should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Stuart Lord

I am a Parent Governor at Ravensfield and I have three daughters, one of which attends the school in year 4. I work for Manchester City Council as a Facilities Manager and have experience in the building and management of BSF schools across Manchester. I have been involved in setting up successful building management teams within schools and ensuring compliance with statutory regulations. My role is varied within Facilities Management and I have recently gained the nationally recognised NEBOSH Health & Safety qualification and become involved in training staff in aspects of safety in the workplace. I enjoy being a Governor at Ravensfield and am proud to be able to contribute to the successful running of a great school.

Alison Jacques

I am a Staff Governor and have worked at Ravensfield Primary School since we opened in September 2007.  My role includes supporting Year 6 pupils in Literacy and Numeracy lessons and the delivery of 1st Class @ Number (a maths intervention programme) and Better Reading Programme.

Jodie Keary

My name is Jodie Keary. I am a teacher governor and currently work in year five. I joined Ravensfield in September 2016 and I am now in my third year of teaching. I am a subject leader for geography and I strive to provide children with the skills and knowledge that they will need to become successful young adults. I hope that my dedication and enthusiasm inspires children to work hard and challenge themselves in all areas of the curriculum. I thoroughly enjoy teaching at Ravensfield and with the support of enthusiastic colleagues; I hope that I can actively contribute to the continuing success of our school.

Jaci Nelson

My name is Jaci Nelson and I am a Parent Governor at Ravensfield.  I have two children, one who attended Ravensfield from it's opening in 2007 and one currently in year 5.  I have been an active member of the PTFA for the last 6 years and currently hold the position of Secretary. For the last 15 years, I have worked as an Office Manager in a local family business. I welcome the opportunity to play an active role as a member of the governing body and I am fully committed to helping Ravensfield continue to give our children the best possible learning experience. 

  • Ravensfield Primary School
  • Clarendon Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK16 4JG