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 years

01/01/16

 

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Mrs Pam Chapman

Foundation Manchester

4 years

30/07/18

 

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Mr Alasdair Coates

Foundation Manchester

4 years

08/06/16

 

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Rev Alan Saunders

Foundation Manchester

4 years

29/03/17

 

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Mrs Marie Blewitt

Foundation Liverpool

4 years

06/01/16

 

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Rev Trevor Hodson

Foundation Liverpool

4 years

06/12/18

 

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Mr Chris Yates

Foundation Liverpool

4 years

29/09/16

 

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Mrs Ally Murden

Parent Governor

4 years

30/09/16

 

Elected by Parents

Ms Derri Burdon

Co-opted

4 years

23/06/16

 

Elected by the Governing Body

Mr Rob Johnson

Local Authority

4 years

07/12/17

 

Local Authority

Mr Jonathan Jackson

Parent Governor

4 years

29/06/17

 

Elected by Parents

Mr P Carter

Staff Governor

4 years

17/09/18

 

Elected by Staff

Mr Julian Pollard

Headteacher

 

01/09/14

 

N/A

 

Resignations in the last year

Rev Jonathan Stott

Foundation Liverpool

4 years

09/12/15

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
& Rev T Hodson

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 T Hodson

Mr C Yates (VC)

Mrs M Blewitt (VC)

Mr R Johnson

Mrs M Blewitt

Mr J Pollard

Mr Jackson

Ms D Burdon

Mrs R Johnston

Mr P Carter

Mrs R Johnston (VC)

Mr R Johnson

Mr J Pollard

Rev A Saunders

Mr A Coates

Rev A Saunders

Mr J Pollard

 

Mr C Yates (C)

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

None

None

No

Mr A Coates

 

 

Governor

Salford City Academy, 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

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 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 Attended

 

20/09/18

15/11/18

Extra-ordinary meeting

06/12/18

14/03/19

04/07/19

Mrs R Johnston (Chair)

*

*

*

*

 

Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair)

*

*

*

*

 

Ms D Burdon

 

*

*

*

 

Mr P Carter

 

*

*

*

 

Mrs P Chapman

*

*

*

*

 

Mr A Coates

 

*

*

 

 

Rev T Hodson

 

*

(observer)

*

(observer)

*

 

Mr J Jackson

 

*

 

*

 

Mr R Johnson

*

*

 

*

 

Mrs A Murden

 

*

*

*

 

Mr J Pollard

*

*

*

*

 

Rev A Saunders

*

*

*

*

 

Rev J Stott

 

N\A

N\A

*

 

Mr C Yates

*

*

*

*

 

 

Name of Governor

Dates of Achievement & Curriculum Committee Meetings Attended

 

16/10/18

15/01/19

12/02/19

21/05/19

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

07/02/19

23/05/19

 

Mrs A Murden (C)

*

*

 

 

Rev J Stott (VC)

*

N/A

 

 

Rev T Hodson

N/A

N/A

 

 

Mrs R Johnston

*

*

 

 

Mr J Pollard

*

*

 

 

Rev A Saunders

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

Name of Governor

Dates of Finance, Premises, Personnel Committee Meetings Attended

 

18/10/18

07/02/19

23/05/19

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

12/02/19

21/05/19

Mrs R Johnston (C)

*

*

 

Mrs M Blewitt (VC)

 

*

 

Ms D Burdon

*

 

 

Mr J Pollard

*

*

 

Rev A Saunders

*

*

 

Mr A Coates

 

*

 

 

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