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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 Church of England High School
Newton Rd
Lowton
WA3 1DU

Phone: 01942 767040
Email: 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

4

Foundation Manchester

2 (2 Vacancies)

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

01.01.2020

 

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Rev Alan Saunders

Foundation Manchester

4 yrs

29.03.2021

 

 

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Mrs Marie Blewitt

Foundation Liverpool

4 yrs

05.01.2020

 

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Mrs Alison Davies

Foundation

Liverpool

4 yrs

17-01-2022

 

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Mr David Gunning

Parent

4 yrs

23.05.22

 

Elected by Parents

Rev Trevor Hodson

Foundation

Liverpool

4 yrs

06.12.2018

 

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Mr Chris Yates

Foundation Liverpool

4 yrs

01.09.2020

 

Diocesan Board of Education Liverpool

Mr Kieran Larkin

Headteacher

 

01.09.2020

 

N\A

Ms Derri Burdon

Co-opted

4 yrs

02.07.2020

 

Elected by the Governing Body

Mr Rob Jepson

Parent

4 yrs

11.07.2022

 

Elected by Parents

Mr Rob Johnson

LA

4 yrs

16.08.2021

 

Local Authority

Mrs Andrea Critchley

Staff Governor

4 yrs

02.11.2020

 

Elected by Staff

           

Governors with specific responsibilities:

COMMITTEE

FAITH, CULTURE AND ETHOS

Name

Governor Type

Specific Responsibility – if applicable

Subject Link

Rev Trevor Hodson

(Chair of Committee)

Foundation Liverpool

Priority 3: Behaviour and attendance

PE & Extra-curriculum

Andrea Critchley (Vice Chair of Committee) Staff    

Rosemary Johnston

Foundation Manchester

Priority 3: Safeguarding Child Protection & Safeguarding

 

Rev Alan Saunders

Foundation Manchester

Priority 5: Faith, Culture and Ethos

NQT, RE & PSHE

       

COMMITTEE

FINANCE, PREMISES & PERSONNEL

Name

Governor Type

Specific Responsibility

Subject Link

Rosemary Johnston (Chair of Committee)

Foundation Manchester

Priority 3: Safeguarding Child Protection & Safeguarding

 

Rob Jepson

Parent

Finance & Health & Safety

 

Rob Johnson

LA

Career Information, Education & Guidance (CIAG) Communication and Marketing

ICT

Chris Yates (Vice Chair of Committee)

Foundation Liverpool

Priority 4: Leadership at all levels

Maths & Numeracy

       

COMMITTEE

QUALITY OF EDUCATION

Name

Governor Type

Specific Responsibility

Subject Link

Derri Burdon

(Chair of Committee)

Co-opted

Priority 1: Curriculum Strategy, development and implementation

PP and SEND

Art, Drama & Music

Marie Blewitt (Vice Chair of Committee)

Foundation Liverpool

Pupil Recognition & Leadership

MFL

Mr David Gunning

Parent

SEND Governor

 

Rosemary Johnston

Foundation Manchester

Priority 3: Safeguarding Child Protection & Safeguarding

 

Committee Structure:

Terms of Reference for all committees are available on request from school

Quality of Education:

Faith, Culture and Ethos Committee

Finance, Premises, Personnel 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.  To ensure teaching and learning is effective and ensure the intent of the curriculum provided to all students is rich and varied.

Remit:

To ensure the school effectively promotes, implements and maintains its distinct Christian ethos and values and upholds Christian principles in all its actions.

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 make decisions about performance related pay for teachers & the Headteacher.

Membership

Membership

Membership

Membership

Ms D Burdon (C)

Rev T Hodson (C)

Mrs R Johnston (C)

Mr C Yates (C)

Mrs M Blewitt (VC)

Mrs A Critchley (VC)

Mr C Yates (VC)

Mr R Johnson (VC)

Mr D Gunning

Mrs R Johnston

Mr R Jepson

Mrs M Blewitt

Mrs R Johnston

Mr K Larkin

Mr R Johnson

Mrs R Johnston

Mr K Larkin

Rev A Saunders

Mr K Larkin

Rev A 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 M Blewitt (Vice Chair)

None

None

Governor, Lowton West Primary School

Mrs D Burdon

Curious Minds – Chief Executive

Blaze Arts – Co-Chair of Trustees

Cultural Learning Alliance – Co-Chair

Wiggle Dance - Advisor\Volunteer

 

 

Rev A Saunders

 

 

Ex-officio Governor,

Christ Church C of E Primary

Mr C Yates

Working with Schools, HR Advisor

None

 

Attendance Record:

Name of Governor

Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings

  15.09.2022 08.12.2022 16.03.2023 06.07.2023

Mrs R Johnston (Chair)

*

*

   

Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair)

*

 

   

Ms D Burdon

 

 

   

Mrs A Critchley

*

     
Mr D Gunning *      

Rev T Hodson

 

 

   
Mr R Jepson *      

Mr R Johnson

 

 

   

Mr K Larkin

*

 

   

Rev A Saunders

*

 

   

Mr C Yates

*

 

   

Name of Governor

Faith, Culture and Ethos Committee Meetings

  06.10.2022 02.02.2022 11.05.2023

Rev T Hodson (C)

*

   

Mrs A Critchley (VC)

*

   
Rev A Saunders      

Mrs R Johnston

*

   

Mr K Larkin

*

   

Name of Governor

Dates of Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee Meetings

  20.10.2022 16.02.2022 15.06.2022

Mrs R Johnston (C)

*

   

Mr C Yates (VC)

*

   

Mr R Jepson

 

   

Mr R Johnson

*

   

Mr K Larkin

*

   

Name of Governor

Dates of Quality of Education Committee Meetings

 

13.10.2022

09.02.2023

15.06.2023

Ms D Burdon (C)

*

   

Mrs M Blewitt (VC)

*

   
Mr D Gunning *    

Mrs R Johnston

*

   

Mr K Larkin

*