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

01942 767040

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 GovernorNo
Foundation Liverpool3 (1 Vacancy)
Foundation Manchester4
Local Authority1
Staff Governor1
Name of GovernorType of GovernorTerm of OfficeDate of appointmentDate of resignation (if resigned in last 12 months)Appointing Body
Mrs Rosemary  Johnston (Chair)Foundation Manchester4 yrs01.01.2020 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs Pam ChapmanFoundation Manchester4 yrs30.06.2018 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mr Alasdair CoatesFoundation Manchester4 yrs08.06.2020 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Rev Alan SaundersFoundation Manchester4 yrs29.03.2021   Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs Marie BlewittFoundation Liverpool4 yrs05.01.2020 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Rev Trevor HodsonFoundation Liverpool4 yrs06.12.2018 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mr Chris YatesFoundation Liverpool4 yrs01.09.2020 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mr Kieran LarkinHeadteacher 01.09.2020 N\A
Ms Derri BurdonCo-opted4 yrs02.07.2020 Elected by the Governing Body
Mr Rob JohnsonLA4 yrs07.12.2017 Local Authority
Mr Jonathan JacksonParent Governor4 yrs29.06.2017 Elected by Parents
Mrs Helen TraceyParent Governor4 yrs27.01.2021 Elected by Parents
Mrs Andrea CritchleyStaff Governor4 yrs02.11.2020 Elected by Staff

Governors with specific responsibilities:

NameGovernor TypeSpecific Responsibility – if applicableSubject Link
Rev Trevor Hodson (Chair of Committee)Foundation Liverpool PE & Extra-curriculum
Andrea CritchleyStaff  
Jonathan JacksonParent History\Geography
Rosemary JohnstonFoundation ManchesterChild Protection & Safeguarding 
Rev Alan Saunders (Vice Chair of Committee)Foundation ManchesterNQTRE & PSHE
Mrs H TraceyParent  
NameGovernor TypeSpecific ResponsibilitySubject Link
Rosemary Johnston (Chair of Committee)Foundation ManchesterChild Protection & Safeguarding 
Pam ChapmanFoundation ManchesterFinance & PremisesDT & Science
Rob JohnsonLACareer Information, Education & Guidance (CIAG)ICT
Chris Yates (Vice Chair of Committee)Foundation Liverpool Maths & Numeracy
NameGovernor TypeSpecific ResponsibilitySubject Link
Derri Burdon (Chair of Committee)Co-optedPP & SENDArt, Drama & Music
Alasdair CoatesFoundation Manchester English
Marie Blewitt (Vice Chair of Committee)Foundation Liverpool MFL
Rosemary JohnstonFoundation ManchesterChild Protection & Safeguarding 

Committee Structure:

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

Quality of Education:Faith, Culture and Ethos CommitteeFinance, Premises, Personnel CommitteePay Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by The Governing Body regarding educational performance and monitor the impact of teaching, and assessment.  To ensure teaching and learning is effective and ensure the intent of the curriculum provided to all students is rich and variedRemit: To ensure the school effectively promotes, implements and maintains its distinct Christian ethos and values and upholds Christian principles in all its actions. To deal with all matters relating to student welfare, safeguarding, behaviour and Church SchoolRemit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding finance, personnel & premisesRemit: To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers & the Headteacher
Ms D Burdon (C)Rev T Hodson (C)Mrs R Johnston (C)Mr C Yates (C)
Mrs M Blewitt (VC)Rev A Saunders (VC)Mr C Yates (VC)Mr R Johnson (VC)
Mr A CoatesMrs A CritchleyMrs P ChapmanMrs M Blewitt
Mrs R JohnstonMr J JacksonMr R JohnsonMrs R Johnston
Mr K LarkinMrs R JohnstonMr K LarkinRev A Saunders
 Mr K Larkin  

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:

NameDetails of Pecuniary InterestDetails of personal interestGovernor or Trustee of any other school
Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair)NoneNoneGovernor, Lowton West Primary School
Mrs D BurdonNoneWiggle Dance CICBlaze Arts – Chair of Trustees Interim Chair – Preston Cultural Framework Board
Mr A CoatesNoneNoneBishop Frazer Trust Governor – Salford City Academy Governor – Birkenhead School Cranmer Education Trust St Chad’s Runcorn
Mr J JacksonNoneChild in schoolNo
Mrs H TraceyNoneThe Turnpike (Leigh) CIC CEO & DirectorNo
Rev A SaundersNoneVicar at Christ Church Pennington and Member of Manchester City MissionEx-officio Governor, Christ Church C of E Primary
Mr C YatesNoneNoneChair of Governors, Lowton St Luke’s CE Primary School Working with Schools, HR Advisor

Attendance Record:

Name of GovernorDates of Full Governing Body Meetings
Mrs R Johnston (Chair)*** 
Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair)*** 
Ms D Burdon*** 
Mrs P Chapman* * 
Mrs A CritchleyN\A*  
Mr A Coates*** 
Rev T Hodson*** 
Mr J Jackson* * 
Mr R Johnson*** 
Mr K Larkin*** 
Rev A Saunders*** 
Mrs H TraceyN\AN\A* 
Mr C Yates*** 
Name of GovernorFaith, Culture and Ethos Committee Meetings
Rev T Hodson (C)** 
Rev A Saunders** 
Mr J Jackson** 
Mrs R Johnston** 
Mr K Larkin** 
Mrs H TraceyN\A* 

Name of Governor
Dates of Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee Meetings
22.10.2011.02.21 Meeting reconvened due to Governor absence.25.02.2101.03.2127.04.2118.05.21
Mrs R Johnston (C)** * 
Mr C Yates (VC)** * 
Mrs P Chapman** * 
Mr R Johnson*  * 
Mr K Larkin** * 
Name of GovernorDates of Quality of Education Committee Meetings
Ms D Burdon (C)*** 
Mrs M Blewitt (VC)*** 
Mr A Coates*** 
Mrs R Johnston*** 
Mr K Larkin*** 
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