Working together we can achieve our best


At Wild Bank we have a Local Governing Board (LGB) who work closely within our Trust governance structure, with the Headteacher along with other Senior Leaders at the Academy.


Wild Bank is a proud part of Victorious Academies Trust. You can find out more about our Trust on their website click here.


The Trust has delegated the role of making many key decisions that affect the education and wellbeing of our pupils to the LGB.


The Governors are involved in:

Setting the Academy’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils;

Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure money is well spent.

The LGB is vital to the successful running of the Academy. Governors from our local community bring a wide range of skills and experience to the LGB. Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils at our Academy and have an important role in LGB decision making.


You can find more details about our Governor’s, Term of Office, Register of Interests and Attendance on our Trust website click here.


You can contact our LGB through the school office.

Our Local Governing Board Members


Janet Postlethwaite - Head Teacher

Janet became head teacher of Wild Bank Primary School in 2023. She was previously head at Yew Tree primary in Dukinfield. Prior to this Janet taught in Key Stage 2 and mainly taught Year 6 children which she loved. Her experience in school leadership will be valuable to the governing body at Wild Bank. Janet is looking forward to working closely with the LGB. Janet enjoys walking her dogs Dave and Freddie in her free time.


Nicky Wise - Community Governor

As Chief Operations Officer for Victorious Academies Trust, Nicky works with Wild Bank on the Local Governing Board. She is an experienced Project Manager, having worked on the original set up of our Trust, the development of Inspire and Discovery Academies and the conversion and integration of all schools in our Trust. Her work covers all aspects of the operation of schools and at Wild Bank she has particularly supported with the work over the past twelve months on the school environment. Nicky is an experienced governor having Chaired both the Local Governing Boards at Inspire and Discovery Academies and she is delighted to be able to continue to support Wild Bank with the school's continued development.


Richard Green - Parent Governor

Richard joined Wild Bank’s Governing body in 2022. New to the governor role, he looks forward to supporting the school and pushing for the school to go from strength to strength, drawing from previous experience volunteering within scouting and working within healthcare. Richard currently has one child at Wild Bank as well as four older children.


Rachael Jackson - Staff Governor

Rachael has been our staff governor for five years and acts as a liaison between the governors and the school staff. She currently teaches in Year 6; however, she has worked across KS1 and KS2 since starting working at Wild Bank eight years ago. As well as working as part of the Local Governing Board, she is a member of Friends of Wild Bank and feels that providing our pupils and families with enrichment activities is an integral part of her role.


Pete Lever - Vice Chair of Governors (Community Governor)

Pete is a local resident, having moved to Stalybridge in 2015 before joining the Governing Board in 2019. Pete is an experienced HR professional and has conducted investigations into complaints, disciplinary matters, and grievances within the public sector. Pete has previously worked for Ofsted in the Complaints, Investigation and Enforcement team for Early Years and for the Youth Justice Board to implement change in Secure Training Centres, Secure Children’s Home, and Young Offenders Institutes.


Laura Siddall - Parent Governor

Born, educated and living in Stalybridge, Laura passionately believes equality of opportunity starts with education, a high-quality education in a great Stalybridge school will make a fundamental difference to all our children's lives, career prospects and social mobility. Laura is married and has three children, two of Laura’s children are a part of the Wild Bank Family. Laura has been a teacher and department lead, in an Oldham school for 14 years. Laura is keen to work in partnership with other governors and leaders, families and communities at Wild Bank School to ensure the school provides a happy, positive and inspirational learning and professional environment for our young people and staff to thrive, achieve and succeed in.