Bowker Vale Primary School

Aiming High; Showing Integrity {{Being Respectful, Honest, Fair and Proud}}

Middleton Road,
Higher Crumpsall,
Manchester, M8 4NB

0161 740 5993

  2. Governing Body
  3. Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 


Sara Dale -  Vice Chair  of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Member of: Personnel and Resources Committee & Finance Scrutiny Committee

 About me 

I am Vice Chair of the Governing Body and also a member of the Personnel and Resources Committee.  I have a background in teaching and continue to work with children and adults with disabilities. I am link Governor  for the Pay Committee and for SEND and Inclusion.




  Naeema Kassam

 Co-Opted Governor

About Me

My name is Naeema Kassam and I am an A level Business teacher with over 10 years teaching experience in the FE and secondary sector. I also have a Master’s qualification in Education, Leadership and Management. I am looking forward to working with the governing body.




Rachel Jacques


Member of: Personnel and Resources Committee & Finance Scrutiny Committee

About me

My name is Rachel Jacques, I have been the Headteacher at Bowker Vale since 2012.  I am really proud to be  the Head of such a fantastic school. I work with the Governing Body to make sure our school is the very  best it can be. We meet regularly to discuss and evaluate what is happening in school and why and to check  that these actions all have a positive impact on the learning of all pupils.






Atika Butt - Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Member of the Finance Committee

About Me

I am a stay at home mum to 2 girls. Before becoming a mum, I was an Operations Manager for a FTSE 100 property company and was based in Reading, Berkshire. This required me to be proficient in all aspects of business from finance to H&S to HR. I am also a BA Hons Business Studies student who has also attended Oxford University’s Summer School specialising in Retail. I hope to utilise my diverse experience to the BV Governing body.



Jen Griffin

Associate Governor

About Me

My name is Jen Griffin. I have worked at Bowker Vale Primary since September 2012 and am currently the  Deputy Headteacher and SENCo. I am part of the Monitoring and Standards Committee and work with the  Governors on a wide range of school issues and information.





Catherine Carling 

 Staff Governor

 About Me

 I have worked at Bowker Vale Primary School since 2005. I am currently the Assistant Headteacher for EYFS and one     of the Reception class teachers. 
 I am looking forward to working with the governing body. 

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Geraldine Simon

Co-opted Governor 

 About Me                           

My name is Geraldine Simon.  I have been a solicitor specialising  in family and children matters for the last 35 years.  I am very excited to join the board of governers of such a happy and impressive school and hope that I can become fully-involved.

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Benjamin Lynch

Co-Opted Governor 

About Me

 I am a Modern Languages graduate with experience of teaching in the UK and abroad. I have taught in all Key Stages from 1 to 5 and I am currently a Headteacher in Salford and have been a governor in both secondary and primary settings.