The Governing Body has a number of duties and responsibilities towards all its stakeholders – pupils, staff, parent the local authority and the wider Wright Robinson Community.

The role includes:

Educational Standards

  • Ensuring the school fulfils the legal requirements of the education system
  • Setting challenging but achievable educational targets
  • Ensuring the school is adequately resourced and that its resources are utilised properly and creatively
  • Ensuring all pupils receive an excellent, well-rounded education academically, morally and socially so that they can move forward into the world fully equipped for the challenges they will face


  • Developing a vision for the school and settings its strategic aims
  • Establishing the values that the school is expected to meet and maintain
  • Acting as critical friends – monitoring and evaluating performance and progress towards the school’s priorities and targets, supporting staff and challenging their expectations

Relationship with Stakeholders

  • Accountability – ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as the staff it employs
  • Maintaining a close relationship with parents and the local community
  • Caring for the welfare and well-being of staff and pupils

Wright Robinson Governors aim to be a cohesive and professional team who use their skills and experience to work in partnership with the staff and parents and share the commitment that Wright Robinson College should provide the best possible education for its students.

The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Local Authority, parents, staff of the school and co-opted members from the local community. Representatives normally hold office for four years. The Governing Body meets to discuss issues directly concerned with the school. The minutes and proceedings of the Governing Body are available for reference at the school. Members of the Governing Body are always willing to discuss school matters. They can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governing Body at the College.The Governing Body seek to fully represent the local community and is drawn from four groups

  • Local Authority Governors: local people appointed by the local authority (Manchester City Council)
  • Parent Governors: elected by the parents of the pupils at the school. A Parent Governor has a pupil attending the school
  • Staff Governors: teaching and non-teaching staff at the school. These Governors are elected by their colleagues.
  • Community Governors: co-opted by the Governing Body, these Governors either have close links with the local community or bring with them specific skills or expertise that the Governing Body feels are required.
  • Partnership Governors:  appointed by the Governing Body. Individuals are only eligible to be nominated as a Partnership Governor if the person nominating them believes that they have the skills needed to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


Wright Robinson College Governing Body: Roles and Responsibilities

Chair – Mr C Brierley

Deputy Chair – Mr J Marshall

Chair of Finance and Personnel – Mr C Brierley


No member of the Governing Body has any Pecuniary/Business Interests in Wright Robinson College.

Wright Robinson College: Governors’ Terms of Reference

If you have any questions for our  Chair of Governors, Mr C. Brierley, please contact Mrs Duffy on 0161 826 1026 or email v.duffy@wrightrobinson.co.uk

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