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 1
Parent 1
Staff Governor Vacancy
Parent 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 Jonathan Stott Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 9.12.15 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mrs C Williams 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
Mrs P Radford Staff Governor 4 yrs 8.3.16 Elected by Staff
Ms D Burdon Co-opted 4 yrs 23.6.16 Elected by the Governing Body
Mrs J Farley (Vice Chair) Local Authority 4 yrs 3.3.16 Nominated by the Council & elected by The Governing Body
Mr J Pollard Headteacher 1.9.14 n\a
Mrs J Richardson Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 1.1.12 16.5.16 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

 


 

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibility Name
Child Protection\Safeguarding Governor Mrs J Farley
Pupil Premium Governor\SEND Mrs J Farley
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
Mrs J Farley (C) Mrs J Farley (C) Mrs R Johnson (C) Mrs R Johnston (VC) Mrs R Johnston
Mr A Coates (VC) Rev J Stott (VC) Mrs J Farley (VC) Mrs M Blewitt Mrs M Blewitt
Mrs M Blewitt Mrs A Murden Mrs V Holmes Mrs D Burdon Mrs J Farley
Mrs R Johnston Mr J Pollard Mr J Pollard Mr J Pollard
Mr J Pollard Mr C Yates

 


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 J Farley (Vice Chair)
Mrs M Blewitt

Vice Chair of Governors

Lowton West Primary School

Mrs D Burdon
Mr A Coates
Mrs V Holmes
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
8.9.16 22.9.16 8.12.16 16.3.17 29.6.17
Mrs R Johnston (Chair) Y Y Y Y
Mrs J Farley (Vice Chair Y Y Y Y
Mrs M Blewitt N Y N  Y
Ms D Burdon N Y Y  Y
Mr A Coates Y N Y  Y
Mrs V Holmes N\A N\A Y  N
Mrs A Murden N\A N\A Y Y
Mr J Pollard Y T Y Y
Mrs P Radford Y N N N/A
Rev A Saunders N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rev J Stott Y N N N/A
Mrs C Williams Y N N N/A
Mr C Yates N\A N\A Y Y

 

Name of Governor Dates of Achievement & Curriculum Committee Meetings Attended
9.11.16 14.2.17 23.5.17
Mrs M Blewitt N  Y
Mrs J Farley Y Y
Mr A Coates Y Y
Mrs R Johnston (C) Y  Y
Mr J Pollard Y  Y

 

Name of Governor Behaviour & Safety Committee Meetings Attended
20.10.16 16.2.17 25.5.17
Mrs J Farley (C) N Y
Mrs A Murden N/A Y
Mr J Pollard Y  Y
Rev J Stott Y  Y
Mrs C Williams N  N/A
Mrs R Johnston Y  Y

 

Name of Governor Dates of Finance, Premises, Personnel Committee Meetings Attended
20.10.16 16.2.17 25.5.17
Mrs R Johnston (C) Y  Y
Mrs J Farley(VC) N  Y
Mrs V Holmes Y  Y
Mr J Pollard Y  Y
Mr C Yates Y  Y

 

Name of Governor Dates of Teaching & Learning Meetings Attended
11.10.16 14.2.17 23.5.17
Mrs P Radford (C) Y  N/A
Mrs R Johnston (VC) Y  Y
Mrs M Blewitt Y  Y
Ms D Burdon N  Y
Mr J Pollard N  Y
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