Mr Peter Bond Chair of Governors (temporary)

In my role as Chair of the Trustees it is vitally important that we support all the schools in our trust and improve the outcomes for all of our pupils. I was asked to become the Chair at Canon Johnson to support the governors and to continue the school's journey towards improving achievement and attainment across the school until the Chair is able to return. I look forward to working with all the pupils, staff and families during my time here seeing the progress that has been made in the last two years.


Miss Lyndsay Buckle Safeguarding Governor

I have worked at Canon Johnson since 2004 as a class teacher across all key stages and have been the Special Needs Co-ordinator  since 2015. I was really excited to be asked to be the Staff Governor, as I feel it is an important role to support the school improvement outcomes for ALL of our pupils. I have lived in our local community since birth, attending Canon Burrows CE Primary School, Girl’s Brigade, Brownies and Christ Church’s Sunday School. I am passionate about the education of children and find my role as Staff Governor both interesting and rewarding and I will always strive to ensure that the work of the governing body fulfils its duties to all children and staff of our school.


 Mrs Jill Ott Foundation Governor

I started work at Canon Johnson school in 1999 as a teaching assistant in years 3 and 4.  My mum, Mrs Manning, was secretary here for many years and my two daughters also attended Canon Johnson making it a big part of our family.

I’ve always lived in the Waterloo area and attended Wilshaw Nursery School before starting at Waterloo Junior School.

I have also attended Christ Church since being baptised there many years ago.

When I was younger I enjoyed attending Brownies and 7th Ashton Guides.  I also attended the Sunday school where my two daughters followed in my footsteps and enjoyed being part of the Rose Queen activities and whit walks for many years.

I love working at Canon Johnson and with the children and being part of the extended community.


Rev Dr David Jacks Ex-Officio Governor

I formally took up post as Vicar of Christ Church, Ashton-under- Lyne, on 17 July 2016.   By virtue of that position I am an Ex-Officio Governor at both Canon Johnson School and Canon Burrows School.

I have been impressed by the Christian ethos and values which are clearly apparent and which form such a significant part of a Church of England School.  Similarly, I have been impressed by the skill and commitment of staff in the nurture of children in their care.

I have a wide variety of interests myself and my commitment as Vicar and as a Governor is to do whatever I can to be part of the nurture and support structure whether in school, church, or in the wider community.


Mrs Audrey Jones Foundation Governor

My name is Audrey Jones. I am an Authorised Lay Minister at Christ Church Ashton- under Lyne, where I worship & am an active member. My whole life has been dedicated to the education of primary school children; as a teacher & now as the Diocesan Governor at Canon Johnson School.

It is my joy and pleasure to visit and take part in the life of the school.


Mr Phillip Blanchard Foundation Governor

I have worked with the school in a church capacity for many years and was asked to become the foundation governor for the school five years ago. I jumped at the opportunity as I am passionate about making sure the pupils of Canon Johnson grow and become respectful, Christian citizens.  

Mrs Paula Thompson-Lloyd Foundation Governor

My name is Paula Thompson-Lloyd. I am a mother to two children and a primary school teacher. I was born and raised in the local area. I attended a local primary school and have always had a close affiliation with Christ Church, I have previously been a volunteer in the Sunday School which my family still attend. Throughout my life I have had an intrinsic enthusiasm for helping in my community and I have practised this through volunteering, I have been a part of Christ Church’s Sunday school, a play volunteer with Barnardo’s, helping young families engage in their community and an infant feeding support volunteer. More recently I have gained experience in school governance as a parent governor with my children’s primary school. When the governor vacancy arose at Canon Johnson, I saw this as an ideal opportunity to pay forward to the local community that I hold so dear. A community that has been part of the development of who I am today. In parallel to my caring attributes I have developed skills and experiences in my working life in customer service, data administration, consumer law and engaging with mothers to inform their infant feeding decisions, this relied on respect, active listening, effective communication and being non-judgemental. I have transferred all these skills, experiences and attributes to my career as a class teacher and I am enthusiastic to bring these to the governing body at Canon Johnson.  


We would like to welcome our three new governors that  have joined us this term. they are:

Mr David Waugh 

I am a passionate believer in serving our community and I see the potential role as a governor for Canon Johnson Church of England Primary School as a unique opportunity to support, challenge and empower the head teacher, fellow governors and trustees and the whole school community.  I have extensive experience as a school leader (headship), local leader (CEO) and national/system leader (ASCL) and believe that school improvement is born out of forensic self-evaluation.  I view the role as a governor through the lens of “S-P-A-C-E”, i.e. to support, protect, anticipate, challenge and empower the head teacher and the senior leadership team of the school in order to achieve better outcomes and enhanced life chances for the young people and families we serve.  I would hope to bring to the governing body my skills and experience of school improvement and community engagement and it would be a privilege to serve in this way. 


Mrs Lauren Kenyon Parent Governor

My name is Lauren Kenyon and I am a mother of two girls, one currently attending Canon Johnson in Year 3. I am also in my second year of a Foundation course in Education, with the amazing opportunity to do volunteering within Year one at the school, which I am able to do around my normal job. After this course I am moving on to do a one year top up to achieve my full BA (Hons) in Education. I have been very appreciative of the school for giving me the opportunity to experience what it would be like to work within a school, with the staff and pupils being extremely welcoming. I believe I would be a great asset as a parent governor, with having insight not only from being a volunteer in the school but also as a parent.  It would be a great opportunity to support yourselves and the school to improve the outcomes for all pupils.

Mr Abdul Kashim Parent Governor

I am delighted to be asked to become a Parent Governor at Canon Johnson C of E Primary School. As a local resident in the Waterloo area of Ashton-under-Lyne it will be a privilege to become involved with Canon Johnson, which is at the heart of the community. I am a great believer in education being the gateway to opportunity and remain hopeful that my involvement at Canon Johnson will allow me to make a lasting difference to the lives of young people. I have some experience as a School Governor from my time on the Governing Body of Alder Community High School in Hyde, Tameside in the period 2013-2017. I have more than 15 years’ experience in Corporate & Commercial Banking with Senior Leadership experience. I hold a BA (Hons) in Finance & Economics from the University of Manchester and am a Senior Manager at Homes England (Agency of the Housing Ministry).

Clerk to the Governors:

Mrs Jennifer Mills

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The Chair of Governors may be contacted via the school.

Governor Attendance

The governors at Canon Johnson take their role in supporting the school extremely importantly and attendance at the meetings is paramount to improve outcomes for pupils and the wider community. Here are the attendance records for the previous school academic year.