Governor’s Profiles

Mr Wragg

Mr Tom Wragg, Chair of Governors

I have been a governor of the school for many years and so am familiar with the way in which the role of governors as partners with the headteacher in the drive for continuing improvement has become increasingly important.

In my working life I was employed by a large chemicals manufacturing company as a process engineer with responsibility for the design, commissioning and technical support of production facilities. In a voluntary capacity I have been chairman of district and county-wide criminal justice bodies.

A great pleasure in school is witnessing children’s eagerness to learn, an impulse that I still share – I continue to develop my own thinking with a wide range of reading.


Karen C

Mrs Karen Clinch-Baron, Staff Governor

I have worked at Canon Johnson for 17 years but have long associations with the school.  I was brought up on Taunton Road. I attended Canon Burrows Primary School but for many years was a member of Christ Church Girls Brigade which met at Canon Johnson.

I still live in Ashton and in 2002 was elected teacher governor.  It gives me great pleasure to work with, what I consider to be, a very friendly team of dedicated governors who continually and consistently strive for the best possible opportunities and outcomes for all our children.   I am a product of this locality and I believe it is my obligation to give back to the community.

I work in the hope, that all of our children receive, not only the best possible education, but feel valued, inspired and confident enough to pursue their dreams.


Mrs OttMrs 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.

Mrs  Tracy Temple, Foundation Governor

I am a regular member of the Christ Church congregation and the Church magazine editor.

I was honored to be asked to become a foundation governor at Canon Johnson and really look forward to working with everyone, giving my input and support to both staff and pupils.

I have 3 children, 2 of which attend Canon Burrows school and another about to start.

I have strong Christian values and I feel I can work well with the current governors to get the best for the school and its pupils.

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.

 Mr Brooks, Foundation Governor

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Mr Blanchard, Foundation Governor

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Mr Nathan Davies, Vice Chair & 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.

Mrs Audrey Jones, Foundation Governor

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