Our Governors

Below is a current list of all our school governors.




Janet Marland

Staff (HT)




Suzannah Reeves

Co-opted (Chair)

I have been a Governor at Cavendish for 17 years since my eldest daughter was in reception.  Cavendish provided a fantastic education for my 4 children and I continue to be a Governor to ensure that the school provides excellent education for all children.




David Griffiths

Associate (DHT)

I have been a teacher at Cavendish since September 2000 and currently hold the post of deputy headteacher. I strive to do all I can to make our school as happy, unique & succesful as it can be for the children and families who are part of our community and I recognise the vital role the governing body play in this process.   




Jenny Green


( Resources Chair)

I have been a school governor since my daughter started at Cavendish in 2009. As a co-opted governor, I now chair the Resources Committee which reviews the way the school budget is spent both in terms of the teachers and their teaching resources as well the building itself.




Oliver Gibson

Co-opted (vice-chair & curriculum chair)

I am the Vice Chair of Governors and have been a governor for six years. I have one son who left Cavendish last year and another in Year 2. I am proud to be part of a school that strives to ensure that all the children of the local community can thrive in a vibrant,  exciting and caring environment. 




Garry Bridges


I am a local Councillor for the Old Moat ward where lots of Cavendish pupils live. As a governor I want to make sure that the school is doing all it can to help every child succeed. I am a member of the curriculum committee which looks at the learning across the school.




Roisin Hanly




Helen Boanas


I joined the school board in 2018. I have three sons at Cavendish and am happy to play a role in the governance of this great school.




Sarah Hamilton


I’ve been a governor since 2014, when I had three children at Cavendish- two are now in high school. Being a governor allows me to support the school to provide the best possible education to all our children. The school has experienced many changes since I first became involved and it has proved a challenging and exciting time to be a governor!




Lorna Gordon


As a parent governor I put forward ideas and views on the sort of school we as a community want our children to go to. Being a member of the Resource Committee I am particularly focussed on using my professional background as an economist to help ensure the school gets value for money and the pupils get the most out of the funding the school receives. 





Mike Tate





Chris Byrne


I became a parent governor in 2014, when my son, who is now in Year 5 was in Reception. 

Cavendish is an integral part of the local community, their ability to create a programme of experiences and activities, really does ensure that the children have the greatest of opportunities throughout their time here.




Catherine Alnuamaani

Parent - safeguarding governor

As a parent governor I am in the unique position of being able to offer a parental viewpoint on the school.  Through my children I have first hand experience of how the curriculum and the many school policies are delivered to the most important members of our school, the pupils.  My role on the Governing body is one where I  offer challenge, help and support to the school leadership team at a strategic level but, from a parental view.  I can guide parents as to the appropriate modes of action and the procedures to follow if they have any concerns and would like to express their views.




Vino Bromfield


I became a parent governor in 2014 and have a daughter in year 5.  It has been a privilege to see the school grow both in size and ambition in that time. I've served on both the curriculum and resources committees and have I hope, provided healthy challenge and support based on my experience of the school as a parent and also my professional background.  



Kirsty Baird

Parent - SEN governor                                                                                                     


Contact the School

Cavendish Community Primary School

Cavendish Road
West Didsbury
M20 1JG

Tel: 0161 445 1815

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