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.


Mr Nathan Davies Parent Governor

I became a Parent Governor in October 2015 as I wanted to become more involved with Canon Johnson due to my daughter becoming enrolled here in September 2013. One of the main attractions to the school was the close sense of community.

Having worked in the education sector for nearly 15 years, I firmly believe that supporting schools to raise the standard of education for our children is a privilege.

I lived in Ashton for a number of years (attending Christ Church) before moving to Bardsley. I’m an avid fan of Rugby League and I try to promote the sport as best I can.


Miss Lyndsay Buckle Staff Governor

 I have worked at Canon Johnson since 2004 as a class teacher and have been the Special Needs Co-ordinator for since 2015. I was really excited to be asked to be the staff governor as I feel its an important role to support the school improve outcomes for ALL of our pupils. 


 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 & pleasure to visit & 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 Pauline 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 childrens 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.