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’d Jonathan Stott

Foundation Liverpool

4 yrs

9.12.15

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

Elected by Parents

Mr P Carter

Staff Governor

4 yrs

17.9.18

Staff

Mr Julian Pollard

Headteacher

1.9.14

n\a

Resignations in the last year

Mrs Victoria Holmes

Foundation
Manchester

4 yrs

22.9.16

20.11.17

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsibility

Name

Boys Achievement

Mrs Blewitt

Child Protection\Safeguarding Governor\SEND

Mrs Johnston

Christian Distinctiveness, NQT

Rev A Saunders & Rev J Stott

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
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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