Governors

If you need to contact any member of the Governing Body please write to them at the school via the Clerk to Governors:

Mrs Ruth Harrison
Clerk to Governors
Lowton CofE High School
Newton Rd
Lowton
WA3 1DU

01942 767040
harrisonr@lowtonhs.wigan.sch.uk

The remit of the Governing Body is to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

Governing Body Composition:

Type of Governor No
Co-opted 1
Foundation Liverpool 3
Foundation Manchester 4
Headteacher 1
Local Authority Vacancy
Parent 2
Staff Governor Vacancy

 

Name of Governor Type of Governor Term of Office Date of appointment Date of resignation (if resigned in last 12 months) Appointing Body
Mrs R Johnston (Chair) Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 1.1.16 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mr A Coates Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 8.6.16 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs V Holmes Foundation

Manchester

4 yrs 22.9.16 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Rev A Saunders Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 29.3.17 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs M Blewitt Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 6.1.16 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Rev’d Jonathan Stott Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 9.12.15 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mr C Yates Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 29.9.16 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mrs A Murden Parent Governor 4 yrs 30.9.16 Elected by Parents
Ms D Burdon Co-opted 4 yrs 23.6.16 Elected by the Governing Body
Mr J Jackson Parent Governor 4 yrs 29.6.17 Elected by Parents
Mr J Pollard Headteacher 1.9.14 n\a

 

 

Resignations in the last year
Mrs J Farley Local Authority 4 yrs 3.3.16 31.8.17 Nominated by the Council & elected by The Governing Body
Mrs C Williams Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 9.12.15 26.1.17 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mrs P Radford Staff Governor 4 yrs 8.3.16 10.2.17 Elected by Staff

 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsibility Name
Child Protection\Safeguarding Governor Mrs Johnston
Pupil Premium Governor\SEND Mrs Johnston
Directors Briefing Representative Mrs M Blewitt
Community Governor Rev J Stott
Literacy Governor Mrs M Blewitt
Link Governor Mrs R Johnston
Numeracy Governor Mrs R Johnston
SMSC Governor Rev J Stott
Data Mr C Yates

 

Subject Links:

Governor Name Subject
Mrs C Williams Careers
Mrs R Johnston English
Mrs R Johnston Maths
Mrs A Murden Science

 

 

Committee Structure:

Terms of Reference for all committees are available on request from school

 

Achievement & Curriculum Committee Behaviour & Safety Committee Finance, Premises, Personnel Committee Teaching & Learning Committee Pay Committee

Remit:

To deal with all matters delegated by The Governing Body regarding standards, achievement & curriculum

Remit:

To deal with all matters relating to student welfare, safeguarding & behaviour

Remit:

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding finance, personnel & premises

Remit:

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding effective teaching & learning

Remit:

To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers & the headteacher

Membership Membership Membership Membership Membership
Mr A Coates Rev J Stott Mrs R Johnson Mrs R Johnston Mrs R Johnston
Mrs M Blewitt Mrs A Murden Mrs V Holmes Mrs M Blewitt Mrs M Blewitt
Mrs R Johnston Mr J Pollard Mr J Pollard Mrs D Burdon
Mr J Pollard Mr C Yates Mr J Pollard

 

 

 


 

Ad hoc Committees:

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Student Disciplinary
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

 

Three Governors with no prior knowledge will be called to form the committee

 

Register of Interests:

Name Details of Pecuniary Interest Details of personal interest
Mrs R Johnston (Chair)
Mrs M Blewitt Vice Chair of Governors

Lowton West Primary School

Mrs D Burdon
Mr A Coates
Mrs V Holmes
Mr J Jackson
Mrs A Murden
Mr J Pollard Trustee Beacon Church
Rev A Saunders
Rev J Stott
Mr C Yates Religious Instruction Trust, Newchurch Parish, Culcheth Chair of Governors

Lowton St Lukes CE Primary School

 

 

 

Attendance Record:

Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
21.9.17 7.12.17 14.3.18 4.7.18
Mrs R Johnston (Chair)
Mrs M Blewitt
Ms D Burdon
Mr A Coates
Mrs V Holmes
Mr J Jackson
Mrs A Murden
Mr J Pollard
Mrs P Radford
Rev A Saunders
Rev J Stott
Mrs C Williams
Mr C Yates

 

Name of Governor Dates of Achievement & Curriculum Committee Meetings Attended
17.10.17 16.1.18 13.2.18 22.5.18
Mrs M Blewitt
Mr A Coates
Mrs R Johnston (C)
Mr J Pollard

 

Name of Governor Behaviour & Safety Committee Meetings Attended
19.10.17 15.2.18 24.5.18
Mrs A Murden
Mr J Pollard
Rev J Stott
Mrs R Johnston

 

 

 

 

Name of Governor Dates of Finance, Premises, Personnel Committee Meetings Attended
19.10.17 15.2.18 24.5.18
Mrs R Johnston (C)
Mrs V Holmes
Mr J Pollard
Mr C Yates

 

 

Name of Governor Dates of Teaching & Learning Meetings Attended
17.10.17 13.2.18 22.5.18
Mrs R Johnston (C)
Mrs M Blewitt
Ms D Burdon
Mr J Pollard

 

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