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Our Governors

We are duty bearers helping to ensure that the children of Northern and beyond enjoy and have access to all of their rights as set out by the United Nation's Convention for the Rights of the Child. Our role is to support and challenge the Northern community to make it the best it can be.

Mrs Collinge - Parent Governor

Mr Sims - Parent Governor

Mrs Bowker - Parent Governor

Mr Sieg-Hogg - Parent Governor

Who are we?

Cara Duffy

Chair of Governors

Mrs Duffy has been a Governor at both Nursery and Primary Schools in the local area for over 8 years. A business owner and veteran, she has many transferable skills to the role of governor. As an alumnus of Northern Primary School and a resident of Weir, Mrs Duffy has a keen interest in the school and community that surrounds it. Helping to provide the children of the area with the best start in life and a love for learning is at the epicentre of her motivation to be a governor. Mrs Duffy enjoys reading, running, and has a passion for coaching football.


Anna Ewens


I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of Northern Primary School.  I have a passion for ensuring that all children receive an education which is engaging and exciting and which gives children a thirst for learning.  I started at Northern as Deputy Headteacher in 2019 and began my journey as Headteacher here in September 2022.  I have previously been an Assistant Headteacher at a large, two form school and have experience of teaching all age ranges across the primary phase.  I am a very proud mum and love spending time with my family as well as my two beautiful dogs!



Joanne Ramsbottom

Parent Governor


I am mum to two children in Year 6 and I work as a primary school teacher in Rochdale. I have worked in all age ranges across the primary phase, as SENCo and also Key Stage One Leader. I have extensive knowledge of what is important in a primary school setting and it is essential to me that all children are receiving the best possible education in a safe and nurturing environment. I particularly love the way in which Northern provides lots of enrichment activities out of school. The Autumn Festival and School discos are a huge success as well as the wide variety of clubs on offer for our children. 

I love spending time with my family, enjoying days out and holidays!