Our Staff and Governors.
Chapel St Community Schools Trust
As the sponsor of Atherton Community School, Chapel St Community Schools Trust provides support and resources to the staff and the board of governors, enabling them to effectively serve children and families in Atherton. The Trust also ensures that the school meets its obligations to the Secretary of State for Education.
The Chapel St Community Schools Trust employs educationalists and project managers who, between them, have helped to create over 50 new schools over the last decade. This dedicated team work with governors, parents, teachers and community members to help establish the Atherton Community School vision.
The Governing Body
This group combines local parents, teachers, business people and community leaders working together to enable the school to fulfil the aspirations of children, families and local residents. It includes:
Trevor Barton (Chair of Governors). Former senior policeman and local businessman, he was also the driving force of Leigh Sports Village. Trevor is a Director of Leigh Centurions Rugby Football League Club and Chair of Trustees for the Pelican Centre. He is now a full time volunteer and Chair of Trust in Leigh. Josephine Carter (Vice Chair of Governors). Retired school teacher who has worked in and for Atherton schools since 1981. Chair of Governors at Sacred Heart RC Primary in Hindsford and a founder member of the local community group that worked with Chapel St to help establish Atherton Community School. James Royal (CEO of Chapel Street). James is also Head Teacher at Blackrod Church School. Fiona Quinlivan (Governor) Paul Ackers (Parent Governor) Laura Chivers (Staff Governor) Simon Yates (Governor) Lynn Burton (Headteacher) Joanne Darbyshire (Governor) Fred Walker (Local Authority Governor)
Thank you for taking an interest in Atherton Community School for your child’s education. Please do download a prospectus and arrange to come and visit the school. We'd love to meet you in person!