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Current Governing Body

The School has a governing body. The key responsibilities of the governing body are to:

• Ensuring the quality of educational provision
• Evaluate pupil outcomes
• Challenge and monitor performance
• Take decisions about personnel management
• Manage financial, physical and human resources


Karina Carter

Originally from the North-East, I came to Manchester University in 1982 and have never left.  I have been a school governor for over 25 years, originally as a Parent Governor and Governor at two Primary schools in Flixton, Trafford.

In 2004 Trafford LA asked me to join the Governors at Stretford High School, and I became Chair of Governors a year later.  During this time the school travelled from Special Measures to Outstanding in just over 2 years.  The most recent inspection was in 2013, when the school was judged to be Good, and a special mention was made of the Outstanding Governance.  I stood down from this Board in August 2015.

I am Chair at Longsight Community Primary (LCP), the first Free School in Manchester, which opened in 2013 and received a Good Ofsted judgement in June 2015.  LCP became a MAT when we opened another school in North Manchester, and I am a Trustee on that Board.

I became an NLG in the first cohort in 2012, and have spent time supporting schools throughout the north-west, and undertaking over 20 External Reviews of Governance.  I have been the key-note speaker at the University of Manchester Governors’ Conference, and provided workshops for Oldham Governors’ Association and at the recent Manchester Governors’ Conference.

I have recently been involved in chairing Complaints Panels around Governor Misconduct, and have just begun work as a Director of Little Lever MAT in Bolton.

I work part time as a manager for Manchester City Council, and am an elected member on Trafford Council, representing the Bucklow ward.   I am a member of Trafford’s General Scrutiny Committee, and previously sat on the Trafford Safeguarding Board as well as holding the Shadow Education Portfolio.

 I have three grown-up daughters (two of them are teachers!), and am grandma to twins.

Dean Mc Donagh

I am a vastly experienced Education Analyst for Tameside LA, responsible for the monitoring, analysing and reporting on the educational performance of pupils in Tameside and since September 2016 I have been a a co-opted governor at Broadoak Primary School.  I have previously been a governor at both a local primary and secondary school prior to my role and Broadoak and I bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise to the governing body

Gary White

Garry began his teaching career as a teacher in Birmingham. He has now been working in primary education for nearly thirty years. For 20 years he was a Primary Head Teacher in Leeds, North Yorkshire and Liverpool. During that time, he also worked as a consultant head teacher helping other Schools and Children Centres to grow and develop.  For 5 years Garry worked through the National College of School Leadership leading the National Professional Qualification for Headship across the North of England,  the Head for the Future Programme for serving experienced Head Teachers and the Building School’s for the Future programme. In 2011 he joined the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester where he took a lead role in designing and facilitating both the National Induction Programme for new Head Teachers and the Primary Executive Head Teacher Programme, which is still been delivered to Head Teachers who lead more than one school.

After completing an Interim headship in Liverpool Garry joined Tameside in 2014 as the Primary School Performance and Standards Officer. He is passionate about school governance and is currently chair of a Multi Academy Trust in Manchester and Director of the Rainbow Trust in Liverpool

Teresa Loughlin

Teresa Loughlin has worked at Broadoak for eighteen years . She began working here as a Teaching Assistant for two years and then became a Learning  Mentor . She stayed in this role for ten years before taking the role of Pastoral Manager and Safeguarding Lead alongside the Head Teacher. This current role involves her team working closely with Parents , children and the local community . They are able to provide a number of adult courses , social events and  offer a wide range of support to our families. Mrs Loughlin has two grown up son’s  and they enjoy going on holidays . eating out and spending time with their family .  spare time Is spent enjoying reading , cooking, gardening and going for nice walks .