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 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
Mr Jonathan Jackson Parent Governor 4 yrs 29.6.17   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 P Carter Staff Governor 4 yrs 17.9.18   Elected by Staff
Ms H Clare Acting Headteacher ? 15.10.19   N\A
Mr Julian Pollard Headteacher   1.9.14 15.10.19 N\A

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
Mr P Carter Rev T Hodson Mr R Johnson Mr P Carter Mrs R Johnston
Ms H Clare Mrs R Johnston Mrs R Johnston Ms H Clare Rev A Saunders
Mr A Coates Rev A Saunders Mr C Yates Mr A Coates Mr C Yates (C)
Mrs R Johnston     Mrs R Johnston  


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
Mr P Carter 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 Cof E Primary
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
19th September 2019 5th December 2019 12th March 2019 2nd July 2020
Mrs R Johnston (Chair) *    
Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair) *    
Ms D Burdon *    
Mr P Carter *    
Mrs P Chapman *    
Mr A Coates *    
Rev T Hodson *    
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 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    
Mrs A Murden    
Rev A Saunders    
Name of Governor Dates of Finance, Premises and Personnel Meetings  
17.10.19 6.2.20 21.5.20
Miss H Clare    
Mr J Jackson    
Mr R Johnson    
Mrs R Johnston    
Mr C Yates    
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 *  
Ms D Burdon (VC) *  
Mr J Pollard *  
Rev A Saunders *  
Mr A Coates *  
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