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Michelle Foster

Michelle was elected to the board by members from the North West in November 2023.

Michelle has been a governor for approximately 20 years and was a national leader of governance until 2021.  Michelle has been a chair and vice chair of governors in both primary and secondary settings and has also been a member of an IEB.  She is currently a governor at Carr Mill Primary School in St Helens and a member of Leading Learners MAT. 

Michelle works for Wigan Council as their Strategic Lead for School and Academy Governance, with responsibility for a large clerking service, for the borough’s governor training and development programme and for ensuring that all settings have access to good quality governance advice and guidance.  Before that, she was an independent governance consultant working across the North West.