The Board of Governors at the College is a highly committed and hard working group who give their time freely to support the leadership team in delivery of the key initiatives outlined in the College's strategic vision. We still have on the Board a number of the founding governors and parents who took on the task of setting up the College 40 years ago, and continue to support it to this day.

Foundation Governors

Governors who have served not less than 25 years may be offered the position of Foundation Governors. They are entitled to attend, but not vote at, Governor’s meetings and do not have the legal responsibilities of Governors.

All correspondence for the Chairman of Governors should be sent to the following address:

Abbey Gate College
Saighton Grange

Tel: 01244 332 077
Fax: 01244 335 510
Email: admin@abbeygatecollege.co.uk



Mr T Manning-Foster LLB Foundation Governor
Trevor was the first chair of Deeside House Educational Trust Limited, holding the first formation meeting in 1974, having set up the charity and negotiated the lease for the College. All three of his children were educated at Abbey Gate, enrolling on the first day. Trevor practised as a solicitor and was a Partner in Walker Smith and Way (as it then was) in Chester, Wrexham and Ellesmere Port, retiring in 1998. He serves on the Estates and Safety Committees and is a Foundation Governor.
Mr P Carter Governor
Paul has held a number of senior posts within the education public and private sectors. He was CEO and Executive Principal of The Manchester Multi-Academy Trust and before this he was a Director within the Department for Education. Prior to this he worked in the private sector as MD of the HBS/Mouchel Education Group, and as a Director within Place Group, a highly respected national education consultancy, leading on the establishment of the new Academies Programme across the UK. Paul has had experience as a director of education in two local authorities and as a Strategic Director responsible for Enterprise and Partnerships: In the early part of his career he was Principal of the RAF Central Education and Training College with the Ministry of Defence. Paul was a Governor at Abbey Gate College for twelve years and has an M.A. in education leadership.