The Governing Body at Park Road C.P. School is chaired by Dave Platt.  Dave has been a Co-opted Governor since February 2016 and his son joined the school as a pupil in 2013.  Dave or any other member of the Governing Body can be contacted through the School Office.


Message from the Chairs of Governors


My reasons for becoming a governor were primarily to give some of my time and experience in supporting the school, to do what I could to help bring out the best in the children and enable them to achieve their potential in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. This is particularly important as successive Governments have changed priorities within the education system along with the more recent moves towards academy conversions.  I had never been involved in education previously, having spent my entire working life in the engineering industry, both in the UK and overseas.  I do see this as a benefit though and enables me to complement the professional educators within the school teaching staff in a way where we benefit from each other’s experiences.


As a member of the Governing Body I have seen Park Road grow and develop significantly thanks to the excellent work that Nicky Parkinson and her team have been doing.  During my time as Chair we have converted the school to an Academy and were amongst the founder members of the Omega Multi Academy Trust. This brings us together with Great Sankey High School, along with Burtonwood Community Primary School, Chapelford Village Primary School and Westbrook Old Hall Primary School.


Being a founder member of the MAT enabled Park Road to play a leading role in setting out the values and principles which define the Trust, based of course on the established values of Park Road. As the Trust grows Park Road’s position within it will remain at the core.


On a more personal level my son was a pupil at Park Road from 2013 and has recently moved on to the high school. As a parent I have been delighted with the way he grew and matured during his time at the school and was proud to see him move on with confidence. The way we see children develop is one of the most satisfying aspects of this role as they are, after all, at the centre of everything the school does. I can say with some experience therefore that the school provides an excellent environment for children to grow and develop, and you may see this if you attend one of the open days where we are always delighted to let our year 6 children be your tour guides. Their courtesy, confidence and maturity speak volumes.


If you have any questions regarding the role of the Governing Body, or indeed would like to consider supporting the Governing Body as a Governor yourself, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Dave Platt
Chair of Governing Body

October 2020