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East Ward Community Primary School

Happy, Challenged, Successful and Proud


Willow Street, Bury, BL9 7QZ

0161 764 6065



The East Ward Community Primary School Governing Body is responsible for the school and meet each term. You are welcome to attend as a non-voting member.

If you have any issues for discussion or views that you would like to make known please contact Mrs Mort or the Parent Governors. Similarly, if you have a complaint Mrs Mort or the governors will be happy to discuss any items big or small. If the concern remains unresolved there is a formal complaints procedures available to you.


The Governors/Trustees of Vision Multi-Academy Trust believe it is important that Governing Boards/Trust Boards reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse Boards promote inclusive school environments, and provide diverse role models for staff and young people.

The Governors/Trustees are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making. At the present time, we do not publish this diversity data online, as individual Governors/Trustees could be identified, and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.

East Ward Community Primary School - Reconstituted Governing Body 

Chair of Governors- Mr R. A. Walthall

Headteacher- Mrs K.Mort

Parent Governor- Mrs H. Golding 

Staff Governor- Miss L.Jarvis

Co-opted Governors-  Mr A. Wilmot (Vice Chair), Mrs W.Beedie, Ms B.Pennington, Mr J.Slater

Full Name Date of Appointment Term in office Role Business or Pecuniary interests Governance Role in other Schools Associate or Full Membership Voting Rights Attendance 2022 - 2023
Mr Richard Walthall 13-Feb-20 4 years Chair Safeguarding/SEND link governor   None Declared  Stansfield Hall C of E Primary School Full Yes 2 out of 2
Mrs Kathryn Mort 05-Sep-22 4 years Headteacher None Declared  Bridgewater School Full Yes 2 out of 2
Miss Laura Jarvis 05-Sep-22 4 years Deputy Head/Staff Governor  None Declared  None  Full Yes 2 out of 2
Mrs W.Beedie 05-Sep-22 4 years Teaching & Learning Governor  None Declared  None  Full Yes 1 out of 2
Mr Jordan Slater 08-Jan-21 4 years Health & Safety Link Governor  Company Directorship:  FJ HOLDCO LTD None  Full Yes 1 out of 2
Ms B.Pennington 05-Sep-22 4 years Health & Wellbeing Link Governor  None Declared  None  Full Yes 2 out of 2
Miss Susan Ruddock  05-Jan-23 4 years Community Governor  Is a School Secretary and Friend of Hazelwood High School. None  Full Yes  1 out of 1
Mrs Hannah Golding  05/01/2023 4 years Parental Governor  Works at Spring Lane School None  Full Yes  1 out of 1
Miss Jade Walmsley 02.05.23 4 years None Declared  None  Full  Yes