Our Governors

Diane Beardsmore

 Chair of Governors 

Address :

c/o Manifold Church of England Academy

Off Leek Road



SK17 0JP

Telephone: 01298 384293







Mr Pete Griffin

Parent Governor

Pete was elected unoposed as a parent governor on 1 September 2020. His term of office is 4 years, ending on 31 August 2024.

Pete has two daughters that attend the school.  He is the general manager of Hi Peak Feeds who manufacture organic animal feed covering the UK and Ireland.  Pete and his wife also run their own beef and sheep farm locally. 




 Fr John Baines

Ex Officio

Father John joined our governing body on 1 April 2019. 

Fr John is also a governor at ST Bartholomew's Primary School in Longnor

Father John was appointed in 2018 to be the first Vicar of the new local benefice, after its boundaries were extended to include Warslow and Elkstones.

Prior to moving here, his parish ministry had all been within the Diocese of Derby, where he had, at various times, served as Spiritual Director of Cursillo, Rural Dean, Police Chaplain, and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands. He enjoys ministry in this rural location, and is very 'at home' in the Peak District, having been born and brought up in a rural farming community.

His faith in Jesus Christ is core to his life, and he seeks to serve God and his people as best he can. But he does have hobbies to bring balance to life!