Sale High School

Governors and Policies

The Governing Body

The Governing body of Sale High School together with the Headteacher, Senior Leaders and Staff share a vision and a determination to ensure that Sale High School offers every pupil the opportunity to succeed and reach their potential. Governors may be contacted by writing to the school addressing correspondance for the attention of Clerk to the Governors. If you are interested in becoming a School Governor please also contact the school directly.

A Message from the Chair


The Governing Body at Sale High School is clear that the School is a vital part of the Community it serves. Governors play an important role within the School and work with the Headteacher, senior leaders, parents, students and members of the community. We are, in Sale High School, determined that the success of every student is our primary aim and the School will prepare them for the next steps in their lives around employment, education and their experience in the wider world.

Governors are appointed from a variety of backgrounds to support the School and ensure that it is being led and managed well. Our role is also to see that the School achieves the highest possible standards whether it is around achievement of students, excellence in teaching and learning, student behavior and attendance and the safety and health of everyone in the School community. We meet regularly at School with the Headteacher and Senior leaders as well as attending events such as parents' evenings, concerts and open days.

Our focus at meetings includes the improvement of students' outcomes, overseeing the School's finances and ensuring the School estate is fit for purpose. We enjoy and encourage meeting with parents to obtain their views on the School and will ensure their voice is heard through feedback where appropriate. Governors, along with staff at Sale High School have a passionate commitment to the School and its success in the future. Education is the keystone of young peoples` lives and we want to give everyone the opportunity to succeed and achieve their individual ambitions. If you are interested in becoming a governor, either now or in the future, we welcome applications. Please contact the School and they will give you the relevant details and information.

Yours sincerely

Graham Luccock

The Governing Body membership is as follows;

Chairs Local Authority Governors

Mr Graham Luccock (Chair)
Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors, Standards and Achievement Committee

Graham started his career as a librarian and worked in Lancashire and Greater Manchester libraries throughout his career.  His most recent post was a head of services for Culture and Sport at Trafford Council, encompassing libraries, arts, sports and community learning. Graham is now retired but as well as chairing Sale High School he is also Chair of Governors at Trafford College.

Graham joined Sale High School Governing Body in 2004 and has supported whole school improvement and supports the Head Teacher on the leadership and management of the school.

Cllr Chris Boyes

Chris is a Local Authority Governor and a Trafford Local Councillor for Brooklands Ward.

He has wide ranging business experience and has had key Governor Training through the Local Authority.  

Chris is involved with other organisations including Governorship of UHSM (Wythenshawe Hospital), Membership of Manchester University General Assembly, Chairmanship of Sale Golf Club, a Vice President Sale Rugby Club, Rotary International Past District Governor and Governorship of Brooklands Primary School where he Chairs the Resources Committee.

Chris sit on the Governor’s Standards and Achievement committee and supports KS2-3 / KS4-5 transition and events.

Mr David Hopps (Vice Chair)
Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

David joined Sale High School’s Governing Body in 2013 and he is now the Vice Chairman. He was previously a Governor at Springfield Primary School where he Chaired the Finance and Asset Management committee for three years.

A Sale resident, David enjoys working in the community and sits as a Councillor on Trafford Council, representing the Brooklands ward. He currently works as a UK-based caseworker for the European Parliament. In addition, David also sits on the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Committee, responsible for the strategy and direction of transport policy within the region.

Originally from North Yorkshire, David moved to the west side of the Pennines to obtain a degree in Business from the University of Manchester and Manchester Business School. He has lived locally ever since.

David sits on Standards and Achievement committee and supports the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors on the leadership and management of the school.

Parent Governors Partnership Governors

Mr M Davies

Partnership Governor, Business Committee

Mark joined the Governing Body in 1990 as a parent governor and has now served alongside five head teachers. Mark is a Director in a firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors based in the North West. Mark has 37 years of experience working on construction projects in the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience on both new build and refurbishment projects, regularly acting in the roles of Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor, Monitoring Surveyor, Cost Manager and Project Manager.

Mark sits on the Business committee and supports the School Business Manager with the school’s finance and premises.


Mr B Lowe

Chair of Business Committee

His working career commenced with a firm of Chartered Accountants. Bob transferred later to the Building Society world before retiring as a Lending Manager in 2003.

Bob became a governor at Sale High School in 1993 and is chair of the Business Committee. Bob supports the School Business Manager on finance and premises.


Staff Governors Co-opted Governors

Mrs L Nicholls Headteacher

Ms V Duncan

Partnership Governor, Business committee

Victoria currently works as a Youth Outreach Manager for an anti-social behaviour charity based in Trafford. She worked previously for Liverpool Youth Service and Trafford Housing Trust as well as a lengthy career working for the government.

Victoria has previously won national awards for facilitating young people into employment who were previously NEET (Neither in Employment, Education or Training.)

Victoria and sits on the Business committee and is currently the serving Health & Safety link governor.

Mrs J George Assistant Headteacher

Ms M Vance

Partnership Governor, Standards and Achievement Committee

Melanie is currently Head of 6th form of New Charter Academy in Ashton Under Lyne. She has worked in 6th form colleges for the last 13 years with a record of outstanding results. Melanie is a seasoned examiner and author of A level revision guides for Hodder Education. She is passionate advocate for assessment for learning and student well-being. Melanie sits on the Standards and Achievement committee and is currently the safeguarding link governor.


Mr D Adams

Partnership Governor, Standards and Achievement Committee

Daniel Adams is currently the Head of School for Humanities, English and Modern Languages at Cronton Sixth Form College., Daniel has been involved in implementing wide ranging reforms to the college but also to other educational institutions in the North West.

Previously, Daniel was Curriculum Leader for Humanities at Salford City College and was also Head of Year at Salford City College leading on the pastoral care system, working with outside agencies and involving parents/guardians to ensure a smooth and successful experience for the students at the college.

Daniel sits on the Standards and Achievement committee and is the link governor which supports teaching and learning and stretch and challenge.

Further information you may find useful

Instrument of Governance

Calendar of Meetings

Governor Committee Structure

Governor Improvement Plan

Governor's Handbook

Governor's Code of Conduct

Annual Report 2016

Register of Interests



Governors and Policies

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