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 it’s money is well spent

Governing Body Composition:

Type of GovernorNo
Co-opted 1
Foundation Liverpool 3 (1 Vacancy)
Foundation Manchester 4
Headteacher 1
Local Authority 1
Parent 2
Staff Governor 0 – 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 Rosemary  Johnston (Chair) Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 01.01.16   Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs Pam Chapman Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 30.7.18   Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Ms H Clare Acting Headteacher ? 15.10.19   N\A
Mr Alasdair Coates Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 08.06.16   Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Rev Alan Saunders Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 29.03.17   Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs Marie Blewitt Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 05.01.2020   Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Rev Trevor Hodson Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 06.12.18   Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mr Chris Yates Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 29.09.16   Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mrs Ally Murden Parent Governor 4 yrs 30.09.16   Elected by Parents
Mr Jonathan Jackson Parent Governor 4 yrs 29.06.17   Elected by Parents
Ms Derri Burdon Co-opted 4 yrs 23.06.16   Elected by the Governing Body
Mr Rob Johnson LA 4 yrs 07.12.17   Local Authority
Resignations in the last year
Mr Julian Pollard Headteacher   01.09.14 31.12.19 N\A
Mr P Carter Staff   17.09.18 26.11.19 Staff

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsibility Name
Boys Achievement Mrs Blewitt
Child Protection\Safeguarding Governor\SEND, Careers Mrs Johnston
Christian Distinctiveness, NQT Rev A Saunders, Rev T Hodson
Data Mr C Yates
Middle Prior Attainers Mr A Coates
Pupil Premium, High Attainers & Curriculum Ms D Burdon
GDPR Mr R Johnson

Subject Links:

Governor Name Subject
Mrs M Blewitt Literacy & Languages
Mrs R Johnston Maths
Mrs A Murden Science

Committee Structure:

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

Student Progress Behaviour Safety & Church School Committee Finance, Premises, Personnel Committee Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Committee Pay Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by The Governing Body regarding educational performance and monitor the impact of teaching, and assessment Remit: To deal with all matters relating to student welfare, safeguarding, behaviour and Church School 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 and learning and to ensure the intent of the curriculum provided to all pupils is rich and varied Remit: To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers & the Headteacher
Membership Membership Membership Membership Membership
Ms D Burdon Ms H Clare Ms H Clare Ms D Burdon Mrs M Blewitt
Mrs M Blewitt Mrs A Murden Mr Jackson Mrs M Blewitt Mr R Johnson
Ms H Clare Rev T Hodson Mr R Johnson Ms H Clare Mrs R Johnston
Mr A Coates Mrs R Johnston Mrs R Johnston Mr A Coates Rev A Saunders
Mrs R Johnston Rev A Saunders Mr C Yates Mrs R Johnston Mr C Yates (C)
  Mrs P Chapman      
         
         


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 Governor or Trustee of any other school
Mrs R Johnston (Chair) None None No
Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair) None None Governor, Lowton West Primary School
Mrs D Burdon None Wiggle Dance CIC Blaze Arts – Chair of Trustees Interim Chair – Preston Cultural Framework Board
Mrs P Chapman None None No
Miss H Clare None None No
Mr A Coates None None Bishop Frazer Trust Governor – Salford City Academy Governor – Birkenhead School
Rev T Hodson None None No
Mr J Jackson None Child in school No
Mr R Johnson None None No
Mrs A Murden None Child in school No
Rev A Saunders Vicar at Christ Church Pennington and Member of Manchester City Mission   Ex-officio Governor, Christ Church C of E Primary
Mr C Yates None None Chair of Governors, Lowton St Luke’s CE Primary School

Attendance Record:

Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings
19.19.19 05.12.19 07.01.2020 12.03.2020 02.07.2020
Mrs R Johnston (Chair) * * *    
Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair) *   *    
Ms D Burdon * * *    
Mr P Carter * N\A N\A N\A N\A
Mrs P Chapman * * *    
Mr A Coates * * *    
Rev T Hodson *        
Mr J Jackson * * *    
Mr R Johnson * * *    
Mrs A Murden   N\A N\A    
Mr J Pollard * N\A N\A N\A N\A
Rev A Saunders * * *    
Mr C Yates * * *    
Name of Governor Dates of Behaviour, Safety and Church School Meetings
17.10.19 6.2.20 21.5.20
Miss H Clare *  
Mrs P Chapman *  
Rev T Hodson *  
Mrs R Johnston (VC) *  
Mrs A Murden (C) *  
Mr J Pollard N\A  
Rev A Saunders *  
Name of Governor Dates of Finance, Premises and Personnel Meetings
17.10.19 5.12.19 6.2.20 21.5.20
Mr J Pollard N\A N\A N\A N\A
Mr J Jackson * *    
Mr R Johnson * *    
Mrs R Johnston (C) * *    
Mr C Yates (VC) * *    
Name of Governor Dates of Student Progress Meetings
  15.10.19 14.1.20 4.2.20
Mrs M Blewitt (VC) *    
Ms D Burdon (C) *    
Mr P Carter *    
Miss H Clare *    
Mr A Coates *    
Mrs R Johnston *    
Name of Governor Dates of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Meetings
15.10.19 4.2.20 19.5.20
Mrs R Johnston (C) *  
Mrs M Blewitt (VC) *  
Ms D Burdon *  
Mr J Pollard *  
Rev A Saunders *  
Mr A Coates *  
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