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The Trustees...

Since it was formed in 1976, Stella Maris has been helping create mature, confident individuals who are able to make their way in the world.

It has always been the Trustees’ key objective to put our head and teaching staff in a financial position to continue to develop our philosophy of a broadly developed and caring child leaving us at the age of 11, with the qualities to achieve real academic success at the independent school of their choice.

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James Boyd - Chair of Trustees

Trustee"I am a Barrister based in Manchester City Centre. I specialise in Employment Law, and feel that my experience both in that regard and in general Commercial Law can provide value to the School. I am also trained in and hold the role as the trustee for safeguarding which is a critical role and one I take very seriously. I have two children at Stella Maris and am fortunate to be a trustee and have an involvement in the running of such a wonderful school, alongside a team of such dedicated individuals and very motivated parents."

Dr John Swarbrick - Trustee

Chair of Trustees“I have been a dedicated trustee of Stella Maris School since 2001 and took the role of Chair in 2009 to 2018. I work as a G.P. in Heaton Moor and as a doctor at Francis House Children's Hospice. My wife, Sarah was involved in the PTA when all three of our children were pupils at Stella Maris.
I see my role as a trustee to be supporting the Head teacher and the staff, providing a secure teaching environment and helping maintain the family atmosphere and Christian ethos of the school.”

Georgina Hayes - Trustee

TrusteeAs parents, my husband and I chose Stella Maris school for our daughter because it represented a unique offering in our local area - a school small enough to provide the highest standards of pastoral care, yet ambitious enough to ensure every pupil fulfils their potential. I subsequently became a parent trustee 2 years ago, taking the opportunity to bring my professional experience in financial services and IT to bear in supporting the school. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with my fellow trustees to ensure the ongoing success and development of the school, and enjoy working with them and the wider staff team to deliver our objective of being the school 'where successful futures begin".

Joanne Hawkins - Secretary to the Trustees

Secretary to the Trustees"When I was asked to work with the Trustees of Stella Maris School, I didn't have to think twice. The ethos and history spoke for itself, it has been a pleasure witnessing the growth since I joined the team and I look forward to being a part of the exciting future the school has. I work closely with the Trustees and the Head Teacher providing administration support, including development plans for the school"