Terry Bebbington (Co-opted Governor)
I became a parent governor and later a co-opted governor at Orrishmere Primary School in Cheadle Hulme in 1994, where I was Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of the Buildings and Environment Committee.
I became a co-opted governor at Oak Tree upon its opening in September 2015. I have previously served as Vice-Chair of Governors, chair of the Resources and Buildings committee, and as the Health and Safety Governor. I served for 30 years with Greater Manchester Police and retired in 2012, then worked for 6 years on the Hillsborough Investigation on contract to the Home Office as an audio/visual investigator. I then returned to GMP working with the Major Incident Team until February 2019. I am currently working at Manchester Airport as an Aviation Security Agent for a private company.
Between 2015 and 2017 I was a non-executive director and served on the finance and Risk Committee at the children's charity Retrak, which worked with street children in Africa and Brazil, up until the charity was absorbed into the anti-slavery charity Hope For Justice. I have visited Ethiopia and Uganda to work with street children and have been involved in large fundraising events in support of the charity.
I lived in Cheadle Hulme from 1986 to 2016 and currently live in Bramhall. My wife, Alison, my youngest daughter, Emily and my son's partner, Kirsten are Teaching Assistants at Oak Tree and my two eldest grandsons attend the school. I feel privileged to be able to use my varied experience in serving as a governor at Oak Tree, to ensure that all children are afforded every opportunity to be the best that they can be, to support the staff in providing quality education and investing time in my local community and its families.