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

Foundation Manchester

4

Headteacher

1

Local Authority

Vacancy

Parent

2

Staff Governor

Vacancy

 

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

Mr Alasdair Coates

Foundation Manchester

4 yrs

8.6.16

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Mrs Victoria Holmes

Foundation Manchester

4 yrs

22.9.16

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 Jonathan Jackson

Parent Governor

4 yrs

29.6.17

Elected by Parents

Mr Julian Pollard Headteacher 1.9.14

n\a

 

Resignations in the last year

Mrs Jennifer Farley

Local Authority

4 yrs

3.3.16

31.8.17

Nominated by the Council & elected by The Governing Body

Mrs Chris Williams

Foundation Liverpool

4 yrs

9.12.15

26.1.17

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Mrs Paula Radford

Staff Governor

4 yrs

8.3.16

10.2.17

Elected by Staff


Specific Responsibilities:

Responsibility

Name

Boys Achievement

Mrs Marie Blewitt

Child Protection\Safeguarding Governor\SEND

Mrs Rosemary Johnston

Christian Distinctiveness, NQT

Rev Alan Saunders & Rev Johnathan Stott

Data

Mr Chris Yates

Finance

Mrs Victoria Holmes

Pupil Premium & High Attainers

Ms Derri Burdon


Subject Links:

Governor Name

Subject

Mrs Rosemary Johnston

Careers

Mrs Rosemary Johnston

Maths

Mrs Ally Murden

Science


Committee Structure:

Full Terms of Reference can be found here: 

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 Derri Burdon (C)

Mrs Rosemary Johnston (C)

Mrs Victoria Holmes

Mrs Rosemary Johnston (C)

Mrs Rosemary Johnston

Mrs Rosemary Johnston (VC)

Mrs Ally Murden

Mrs Rosemary Johnson (C)

Mrs Marie Blewitt (VC)

Mrs Marie Blewitt

Mrs Marie Blewitt

Rev Johnathan Stott (VC)

Mr Jonathan Jackson

Ms Derri Burdon

Mr Chris Yates

Mr Alasdair Coates

Mr Julian Pollard

Mr Julian Pollard

Mr Alasdair Coates

Mr Julian Pollard

Mr Chris Yates (VC)

Mr Julian Pollard

Rev Alan Saunders


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 Rosemary Johnston (Chair)

Mrs Marie Blewitt (Vice Chair)

Vice Chair of Governors,

Lowton West Primary School

Mrs Derri Burdon

Mr Alasdair Coates

Governor

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

Mrs Victoria Holmes

Mr Jonathan Jackson

Mrs Ally Murden

Mr Julian Pollard

Trustee Beacon Church

Rev Alan Saunders

Ex-officio Governor,

Christ Church Cof E Primary

Rev Johnathan Scott

Ex-officio Foundation Governor

Lowton St Mary’s Primary School

Mr Chris Yates

Religious Instruction Trust, Newchurch Parish, Culcheth

Chair of Governors,

Lowton St Lukes CE Primary School


Attendance Record:

Name of Governor

Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended

21.9.17

7.12.17

14.3.18

4.7.18

Mrs Rosemary Johnston (Chair)

*

Mrs Marie Blewitt

*

Ms Derri Burdon

*

Mr Alasdair Coates

*

Mrs Victoria Holmes

Mr Jonathan Jackson

*

Mrs Ally Murden

Mr Julian Pollard

*

Rev Alan Saunders

*

Rev Johnathan Stott

Mr Chris Yates

*

 

Name of Governor

Dates of Achievement & Curriculum Committee Meetings Attended

17.10.17

16.1.18

13.2.18

22.5.18

Ms Derri Burdon (C)

*

Mrs Rosemary Johnston (VC)

*

Mrs Marie Blewitt

*

Mr Alasdair Coates

*

Mr Julian Pollard

*

 

Name of Governor

Behaviour & Safety Committee Meetings Attended

19.10.17

15.2.18

24.5.18

Mrs Ally Murden

*

Mrs Rosemary Johnston

*

Mr Julian Pollard

*

Rev Johnathan Stott

*

 

Name of Governor

Dates of Finance, Premises, Personnel Committee Meetings Attended

19.10.17

15.2.18

24.5.18

Mrs Rosemary Johnston

*

Mrs Victoria Holmes

Mr Jonathan Jackson

*

Mr Julian Pollard

*

Mr Chris Yates

*

 

Name of Governor

Dates of Teaching & Learning Meetings Attended

17.10.17

13.2.18

22.5.18

Mrs Rosemary Johnston (C)

*

Mrs Marie Blewitt (VC)

*

Ms Derri Burdon

*

Mr Julian Pollard

*

Rev Alan Saunders

*

 

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