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Claire Rogers                     Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)

Hello, my name is Claire Rogers and I have been a Governor at Edge Hill Academy for 4 years and I now have taken on the role of Chair of governors. I am the Managing Director of a social care organisation that provides care and support to families and children with disabilities so I am hoping that my experience working with children and leading Ofsted regulated services will help the school to achieve the outstanding rating that it deserves. I will be taking the lead on all things SEN and safeguarding to support the great work undertaken by Mrs Foster. I would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact me through the school on:




James Aitkin                                Parent Governor


I’m have been a Parent Governor for a year and my daughter is currently in Year 6 at Edge Hill, and my son is currently in Violet Way and will be joining this school in just a few more years.  I am a Chartered Landscape Architect by profession and Director in a private planning practice. As well as bringing the administrative and management experience from my role at work, I hope that my background in the Environment can also be useful and hopefully have a positive influence.”



Mike Mander                              Headteacher Governor

I have been the Headteacher and on the Governing Body at Edge Hill for 21 years. Prior to joining Edge Hill as Headteacher I worked in Birmingham for over 15 years in several schools across the whole primary school range from Reception to Year 6. It has been a privilege and hugely rewarding working with governors, staff and children at Edge Hill over the years continuously improving the school. I am totally committed to providing the children in our school with the best education and opportunities that I can working together with the whole school community.


The children are an absolute delight who never cease to impress me with their determination, hard work and positive attitude to school.

I am very proud to work at Edge Hill with such a committed and hard-working staff and have relished the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of developing Edge Hill into the good school it is today.  



Jane Foster:                            Staff Governor

I have had the privilege of being a teacher at Edge Hill Junior School for 23 years. I have taught years 3,4,5 and 6 and I have had responsibility for RE, Art and Science. I was Assistant Head for 10 years and I have been Deputy Head for 4 years. I have a range of roles within school including a responsibility for Safeguarding, SEND, Attendance, Behaviour, Bullying, EAL and Teaching and Learning. Edge Hill is a great place to work and a great place to learn. The ethos in school is a happy one and it is paramount to us that children are happy in school. I have been a governor of the school for a number of years and as part of that team, the governors have worked successfully alongside all staff and parents to provide challenging, enjoyable and worthwhile learning experiences for the children in our care.


Governors information




Original Start Date

Term of Office

Mrs Claire Rogers

Co-opted (Chair)


01/09/2017 – 08/10/2021

Mrs Amanda Prosser-Davies




Mr James Atkin

Parent Governor



Mrs Ros O'DwyerParent Governor24/06/2020


Dr Michael Mander


Mrs Jane FosterStaff01/02/2021