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St Richard’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Flapper Fold Lane, Atherton, M46 0HA

01942 882980

Meet The Governors

 Chair (Vacant pending election)

Michele Balcombe

Vice chair (Acting chair)

I joined the governing team in 2011.  I attended St Richard’s School and St Mary’s School and have a strong bond with the School and the Parish also being a Eucharistic Minister since 2000.

I am Chair Person of the Standards Committee and have responsibility for the More Able and Talented children in our School.

I feel as a Governor one of the key responsibilities is to keep the best interests of our children at St Richard’s a priority.



John Hankinson

Foundation Governor


I am a Foundation Governor, I attended the school as have my children, the youngest is still at the school.

I have special responsibility for Health and Safety and visit school termly to carry out my duties. 

I also sit on the Resources and Pay Committee.




Foundation Governor

I am a Foundation Governor.

I am the lead governor for Inclusion and SEN and I visit school once a term to discharge my duties. I also sit on the Standards Committee. 


Fr Paul Seddon

I am the Parish Priest for the school and am the Link Governor for the Diocese.


Local Authority Governor

Miss J. Hilling



Mr G. Hudson

Parent Governor 

 I am the Lead Governor for Disadvantaged Children and I oversee the Sports and Pupil Premium spending.