St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 9DP
0161 330 5880
Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.
Dear Parent's and Carer's
As Chair of Governors, I am delighted to welcome all our parents/carers to our website. I hope you will find all the information you require.
St Christopher's is a highly successful Catholic school, finishing in the top 4% of schools in England for English and Maths in 2017. These results are achieved by the hard work the staff and governors give to the school. We ensure that the children are receiving the highest educational standards.
The Governing Body consists of twelve members, that are either parents or people in the Parish. They meet on a number of occasions in smaller groups to focus on school improvement and then meet as a whole body at various times in the year. At these meetings, Governors work in partnership to work with the Headteacher and Senior Management Team and to also call them to account.
I look forward to meeting you at future events.
Chair of Governors
My name is Vanna Carter. I work as Head of Teacher Training at a private language school where I have overall responsibility for the smooth running of the EFL teacher training department. I am heavily involved in operational issues and the safeguarding and pastoral care of all our trainee teachers. I work very closely with the EFL department and enjoy the multi-cultural environment that we have at the school.
Appointed by: Diocese
Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:
Foundation Governor at St Damian’s RC Science College
George Hayworth: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hello. My name is George Hayworth and I am a parent governor with two wonderful children at this great school. My occupation is in retail working for Morrison’s
Ashy Vyas: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Colette Walker: (No Pecuniary Interests)
I am a teacher at St Damian’s RC High School in Ashton and I am in charge of SEND at the school. Both my children attended St Christopher's as primary aged children. I consult with the SEND team and also work on the Safeguarding Committee.
Kay Weendenburg: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hannah Eves: (No Pecuniary Interests)
I am a project manager at a solicitors firm and have two young children. I am the Governor in charge of SEND.
David Green: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hello, my name is David Green and I am a Bank Manager. I oversee the Leadership and Management of the school and I am on the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have a great deal to do with the monitoring of finances at the school. My eldest daughter has left St Christopher’s and my youngest daughter is
Father Simon: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hello, my name is Father Simon and I am the Parish Priest. As well as ensuring that the school delivers an outstanding Religious Education, I also oversee Admissions and Appeals. I do not have a link class as I am always in and around
Sean Lawton: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hello, my name is Sean Lawton and I am a Social Worker. Both my boys attended St Christopher’s RC Primary. I am on Staffing and Finance, and Appeals.
Teresa Burns: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hello my name is Teresa Burns and I am a retired school teacher, so I know a lot about school, education and families. My link class
Lucy Mulhall: (No Pecuniary Interests)
Hello, my name is Lucy Mulhall and I am the Deputy Headteacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator at St Christopher’s RC Primary. I oversee Teaching and Learning throughout the school and I work with Mr Noone and the governors to ensure that St Christopher’s RC Primary provides the best education for every child, every day. I have taught in Key Stage 2 and I am now teaching in Nursery.