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School Committee

School Committee

The Greek School of Manchester Constitution clearly states that “The charity trustees (School Committee) shall manage the affairs of the CIO and may for that purpose exercise all the powers of the CIO.”

With that in mind, the School Committee will be responsible for:

- writing and maintaining the policies that govern and guide the School

- approving and monitoring the School budget

- appointing and managing the Headteacher and all teaching and supporting staff

The members of the School Committee will exercise their powers and perform their functions in ways that further the purposes of the School as these are set out both in the Greek School of Manchester Constitution and in the annual School plans agreed by its members.

The School Committee members are:

- Ms Chrysa Walker, President

Ms Walker was born in Patras, Greece and has been in Manchester since 1998. She has studied Band Musicianship in the University of Salford followed by an MSc in Computation at the University of Manchester. Chrysa works as a Senior Project Manager in the IT sector, is married and has a 4 year old boy.

- Ms Eve Koutidou, Treasurer

Ms Koutidou was born in Veroia, Greece and has been living in Manchester since 2006. She studied International & European Studies at the University of Piraeus and came to the UK in 2005 to obtain her MA in International Security & Terrorism. While studying for her Postgraduate Degree, she had the pleasure and privilege to work as a teacher at the Greek Community School of Nottingham. Since moving to Manchester, she has been working at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust in various capacities, most recently in Estates & Facilities Operations. She is a married mum of two boys aged 7 and 3 who both attend the Greek School of Manchester.

- Ms Dimitra Kontogiannopoulou, General Secretary

Ms Kontogiannopoulou arrived in the UK in 2010. She is a Greek teacher (QTS), holds a BA in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (University of Athens) and an MA in Educational Leadership and School Improvement (University of Manchester). In Greece, she taught Modern and Ancient Greek, History and Literature for six years. In the UK, she taught History, Geography and EPR in secondary schools for five years and led a Project Based Learning Department for ESL and SEND KS3-4 students. For the past three years, she has been KS3 Head of Year/Pastoral Lead in her current secondary school. She is a married mum of a four year old boy.

- Dr Nikolaos Konstantinou, Member

Dr Konstantinou was born in Lamia, Greece, and lives in Manchester since 2015, now working as a Senior Data Engineer.  Between 2015 and 2021 he was with the University of Manchester, initially as a Research Fellow and then as a Lecturer (teaching-focused).  Before that, he held a variety of technical management and research roles in Greece.  His research has resulted so far in 1 book and 38 refereed publications.  He has co-founded a startup, helping data users obtain insights from data.  His PhD and BSc (Hons) are from the National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He is married, and a father of two.

- Mr Christos Christofi, Member

Mr Christofi was born in Limassol, Cyprus and lives in Manchester since 2011. He studied Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki and after his graduation he moved to Dusseldorf, Germany for 1 year to do his internship. In 2011 he relocated to Manchester where he did his Master’s degree in Data Telecommunications and Networks at the University of Salford. In 2021 he obtained his MBA from the University of Central Lancashire. The last 9 years he is working as a Senior Telecommunication Engineer. He is married and has two children aged 5 and 3.

The School Committee members are elected / appointed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) by the members of the Greek School of Manchester for a 12 month term.

Meeting Minutes:

November 2021

September 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

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