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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

3 (1 Vacancy)

Foundation Manchester

3 (1 Vacancy)

Headteacher

1

Local Authority

1

Parent

1 (1 Vacancy)

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

Mrs Pam Chapman

Foundation

Manchester

4 yrs

30.06.2018

 

Diocesan Board of Education Manchester

Mr Alasdair Coates

Foundation Manchester

4 yrs

08.06.2020

06.08.2021

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

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 Johnson

LA

4 yrs

16.08.2021

 

Local Authority

Mrs Helen Tracy Parent Governor 4 yrs 27.01.2021   Elected by Parents

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

 

Pam Chapman

Foundation Manchester

Finance & Health & Safety

DT & Science

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

Rosemary Johnston

Foundation Manchester

Priority 3: Safeguarding Child Protection & Safeguarding

 
Mrs H Tracey Parent Priority 2: Attainment & Progress English

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)

Mrs R Johnston

Mrs R Johnston

Mrs P Chapman

Mrs M Blewitt

Mr K Larkin

Mr K Larkin

Mr R Johnson

Mrs R Johnston

Mrs H Tracey

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

None

Wiggle Dance CIC

Blaze Arts – Chair of Trustees

Interim Chair – Preston Cultural Framework Board

Mrs H Tracey None The Turnpike (Leigh) CIC CEO & Director 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

Working with Schools, HR Advisor

Attendance Record:

Name of Governor

Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings

  16.09.2021 02.12.2021 10.03.2022 07.07.2022

Mrs R Johnston (Chair)

 

 

   

Mrs M Blewitt (Vice Chair)

*

 

   

Ms D Burdon

 

 

   
Mrs P Chapman *      

Mrs A Critchley

*

     

Rev T Hodson

*

 

   

Mr R Johnson

 

 

   

Mr K Larkin

*

 

   

Rev A Saunders

*

 

   
Mrs H Tracey *      

Mr C Yates

*

 

   

Name of Governor

Faith, Culture and Ethos Committee Meetings

  14.10.2021 03.02.2022 19.05.2022

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

  21.10.2021 10.02.2022 16.09.2022

Mrs R Johnston (C)

*

   

Mr C Yates (VC)

*

   

Mrs P Chapman

 

   

Mr R Johnson

 

   

Mr K Larkin

*

   

Name of Governor

Dates of Quality of Education Committee Meetings

 

14.10.2021

03.02.2022

19.05.2022

Ms D Burdon (C)

*

   

Mrs M Blewitt (VC)

*

   

Mrs R Johnston

*

   

Mr K Larkin

*

   

Mrs H Tracey

*