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 (1 Vacancy)
Foundation Manchester 4
Headteacher 1
Local Authority 1
Parent 2
Staff Governor 1

 

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 1.1.16 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs Pam Chapman

Foundation
Manchester

4 yrs 30.7.18 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mr Alasdair Coates Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 8.6.16 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Rev Alan Saunders Foundation Manchester 4 yrs 29.3.17 Diocesan Board of Education Manchester
Mrs Marie Blewitt Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 6.1.16 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Rev Trevor Hodson

Foundation
Liverpool

4 yrs 6.12.18 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mr Chris Yates Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 29.9.16 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool
Mrs Ally Murden Parent Governor 4 yrs 30.9.16 Elected by Parents
Ms Derri Burdon Co-opted 4 yrs 23.6.16 Elected by the Governing Body
Mr Rob Johnson LA 4 yrs 7.12.17 Local Authority
Mr Jonathan Jackson Parent Governor 4 yrs 29.6.17 ElectCed by Parents
Mr P Carter Staff Governor 4 yrs 17.9.18 Elected by Staff
Mr Julian Pollard Headteacher 1.9.14 n\a
Resignations in the last year
Rev’d Jonathan Stott Foundation Liverpool 4 yrs 9.12.15 18.10.18 Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

 

Specific Responsibilities:

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

 

Subject Links:

Governor Name Subject
Mrs M Blewitt Literacy & Languages
Mrs R Johnston Careers
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
Ms D Burdon (C) Mrs A Murden (C) Mrs R Johnston (C) Mrs R Johnston (C) Mrs M Blewitt
Mrs R Johnston (VC) Rev J Stott (VC) Mr C Yates (VC) Mrs M Blewitt (VC) Mr R Johnson
Mrs M Blewitt Mrs P Chapman Mr Jackson Ms D Burdon Mrs R Johnston
Mr P Carter Mr J Pollard Mr R Johnson Mr J Pollard Mr C Yates
Mr A Coates Mrs R Johnston Mr J Pollard Rev A Saunders
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 Governor or Trustee of any other school
Mrs R Johnston (Chair) None None No
Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair) None None

Vice Chair of Governors,
Lowton West Primary School

Mrs D Burdon None None No
Mrs P Chapman None None No
Mr P Carter
Mr A Coates

Governor Salford Academy, Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, Academy Birkenhead School

Mr J Jackson
Mr R Johnson None None No
Mrs A Murden
Mr J Pollard Trustee Beacon Church None No
Rev A Saunders Vicar at Christ Church Pennington and Member of Manchester City Mission

Ex-officio Governor,
Christ Church Cof E Primary

Rev J Stott

Ex-officio Foundation Governor
Lowton St Mary’s Primary School

Mr C Yates None None

Chair of Governors,
Lowton St Lukes CE Primary School

 

 

 

Attendance Record:

Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
20.9.18 6.12.18 14.3.19 4.7.19
Mrs R Johnston (Chair) * *
Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair) * *
Ms D Burdon *
Mr P Carter *
Mrs P Chapman * *
Mr A Coates *
Mr J Jackson
Mr R Johnson *
Mrs A Murden *
Mr J Pollard * *
Rev A Saunders * *
Rev J Stott N\A
Mr C Yates * *

 

Name of Governor Dates of Achievement & Curriculum Committee Meetings Attended
16.10.18 15.1.19 12.2.19 21.5.19
Ms D Burdon (C) *
Mrs R Johnston (VC) *
Mrs M Blewitt
Mr A Coates
Mr J Pollard *

 

Name of Governor Behaviour & Safety Committee Meetings Attended
18.10.18 7.2.19 23.5.19
Mrs A Murden (C) *
Rev J Stott (VC) *
Mrs P Chapman
Mrs R Johnston *
Mr J Pollard *

 

 

 

 

Name of Governor Dates of Finance, Premises, Personnel Committee Meetings Attended
18.10.18 7.2.19 23.5.19
Mrs R Johnston (C) *
Mr C Yates (VC) *
Mr J Jackson
Mr R Johnson *
Mr J Pollard *

 

 

Name of Governor Dates of Teaching & Learning Meetings Attended
16.10.18 12.2.19 21.5.19
Mrs R Johnston (C) *
Mrs M Blewitt (VC)
Ms D Burdon *
Mr J Pollard *
Rev A Saunders *

 

 

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