The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the school is run both efficiently and effectively by the Headteacher and his staff, by playing the role of “critical friend”.  The Body meets in full 3 times per academic year and at other times as part of 2 sub-committees, which embrace the school’s operational structure – ‘Teaching and Learning’ and ‘Leadership and Management’.

  • The Governors take a full and active role in the writing of the School Development Plan and are committed to the continuing success of the school.  Each Governor, except for the Headteacher, are appointed or elected for a four year term of office.
  • You can contact the Chair of Governors either via the school or email.

The Governing Body is made up as follows:


Chair of Governors – George Hayes



Meeta Bidgood


Vice Chair – John Whitelock


Alison Barnett


Andy Anderson


Sarah Sands

Nathan Banks


Clerk – Becky Sidebotham

Sarah Balfour


Sam Murray – Teacher Governor


John Mollard – Head Teacher


Alison Kennerley – Deputy Head Teacher


Natalie Catterall


The Head teacher sits on the governing body along with an elected member of the teaching staff (Sam Murray).


Leadership and Management Committee

Voting rights

George Hayes


Co-opted by the governing body.


I am member of Cheshire East Council and Congleton Town Council, having previously served as Town Mayor for Congleton. I am also a proud former student of Buglawton, attending the school up until 2003 when I moved on to Eaton Bank High School. My roles include being link governor for Maths, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Care for Children, Pupil Premium, as well as chairing the Leadership and Management committee. I am passionate about school governance and currently sit on two other local school governing bodies.


Meeta Bidgood


Co-opted by the governing body.

Leadership and Management Committee

Link governor for Literacy and MFL.


Ex Officio Governor

Teaching and Learning Committee

Deputy Headteacher

Associate Governor appointed by the governing body

Full voting rights on the Teaching & Learning and Leadership & Management Committees


Andy Anderson

Co-opted by the governing body.

Leadership and Management Committee

Link governor for Health and Safety, Art and D&T.

Teaching and Learning Committee

Voting rights

Appointed by the Local Authority

Link governor for PE and Computing


I am a retired teacher.  I taught in Cheshire East for 28 years, the majority of the time at a secondary school in Macclesfield where I was a faculty leader and pupil data manager.  The last 9 years of my career was spent in a private Islamic School in South Manchester where I was a member of their Senior Leadership Team with particular responsibility for pupil data tracking procedures.  I became a governor as I wished to continue to use my educational knowledge and experience for the good of Congleton children .  I have four grandchildren who, at present, attend another Congleton Primary School.  I also act as a Chairman of School Admission Appeals Panels within Cheshire East.

Leadership and Management Committee.

School Business Manager

Co-opted by the governing body.


Parent Governor elected by Parents

Leadership and Management Committee

Link Governor for Science and Humanities

Parent Governor - Elected by the parents

Leadership and Management Committee

Link governor for Early Years and Phonics

Parent governor - Elected by the parents

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Link governor for SEND, Performing Arts.

Sarah Balfour

Co-opted governor

Link governor for 

Teaching and Learning Committee

Teaching and Learning Committee.

School SENDCo and Staff Governor