Mr Peter Widall – Chair of Governors

Currently I am the chair of governors at Alexandra Park Junior School, I’ve been a school governor for twenty years and Chair for the last five years, before I came to Alexandra Park I used to be a governor at St. Agnes C.E. Primary school in Lees, I was also the Group Scout leader for the 10th Oldham scout group which was based at the school, I also sat on the parochial church council and for several years sat on the Henshaw Educational Trust

I am a Justice of the Peace for Greater Manchester serving both on the Adult and Youth benches.

I support Oldham Athletic football club and have been a season ticket holder for 45 years, love all sports but could never really master any! Used to play football, cricket, badminton, tennis and squash (mostly poorly), but to take part is the most important thing.

I still get that warm feeling when I come into this wonderful school just like I did all those years ago, this is a very special place, a place of learning, but Alex Park is some much more than that, it’s a community and a very vibrant one at that, with a terrific staff who focus on providing the best learning environment that they can so that the children can enjoy their learning and achieve their very best. It is a privilege for me to play a small part in the life of the school.

I believe that education is life long, and a broad education is an important start to life, I know not all children are going to be academic but a broad education will help develop the child to become a well-rounded citizen who will play an important part of our community.

4th October 2012 – 2 October 2016
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