Governor's Zone

What do our Governors do?

The governing body's main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education. The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff. Rather than manage, governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

The three main responsibilities of every governing board are:

  1. Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our Governing Body

Governance arrangements 2021 - 2022

Under the LDST Scheme of Delegation, our LGB consists of 12 members. All appointments to the LGB are made by the Directors of the LDST-

  • 2 Staff governors – including the Headteacher and one elected by staff
  • 7 LDST foundation governors 
  • 2 Parent governors – elected by parents
  • 1 Co-opted governor - recommended by the Governing Body due to their skill set

Our foundation governors, together with other governors, have a responsibility to preserve and develop the school’s religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England. 

A Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually by the LGB and formally approved by the LDST. The Chair for 2021-22 is Rev. Harry Wood and Mr M Foster is the Vice Chair.

The Clerk to the Governors is employed through a Service Level Agreement with Wigan Local Authority. The Clerk works closely with the Headteacher and Chair, arranges the agendas for the meetings, takes and distributes minutes and advises on procedural matters.

https://www.ldst.org.uk/governance-and-structure/

https://www.ldst.org.uk/finance/

Scheme of delegation

Each Governor is also a member of one or more of the following sub- committees:-

Resources  - Chaired by Mr S Bunting

Quality and Standards - Chaired by Mr D Thorpe

As of September 2021 our Governing Body is composed of the following members:

Reverend Harry Wood

Chair Person (Foundation Governor)

Appointed by: Liverpool Diocese/Parish PCC

Term of office - 26/11/21 - 27/11/25

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub- Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor at another primary school.

Mr Mike Foster

Vice Chair (Foundation Governor)

Appointed by: Liverpool Diocese/Parish PCC

Term of office 20/1/19- 20/1/23

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub-Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

Mrs Jennifer Young

Headteacher

Term of Office  - duration of Headship

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub-Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

Mr Mark Hardy

Assistant Headteacher (Staff Governor)

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office - 21/5/19 - 20/5/23

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub- Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

Mrs Carole Leyland

(Foundation Governor)

Appointed by: Liverpool Diocese/Parish PCC

Term of office 03/03/19 - 02/03/23

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub- Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - Leyland Decorators

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

Mr David Thorpe

(Foundation Governor)

Appointed by: Liverpool Diocese/Parish PCC

Term of office 03/03/19- 02/03/23

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub- Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - Diocesan Advisor

Governance roles in other educational institutions - Governor at other primary schools. 

Ms Shana Begum

(Parent Governor)

Appointed by: Parental Election

Term of Office - 9/9/19 - 8/9/23

Declaration of Interest - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

Mr Chris Melling

(Foundation Governor)

Appointed by: Liverpool Diocese/Parish PCC

Term of office - 30/06/20 - 29/06/24

 100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub- Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - Melling Mortgages

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

Mr Simon Bunting

(Co-Opted Governor)

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of office - 28/06/21 - 27/06/25

 100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub- Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - None

Mr Martin Litherland

(Foundation Governor)

Appointed by: Liverpool Diocese/Parish PCC

Term of office - 06/07/20 - 06/07/24

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub- Committee Meetings

Declaration of interests - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

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Mrs Joanna Grime

(Parent Governor)

Appointed by: Parental Election

Term of office - 27/05/21 - 26/05/25

100% attendance at Full Governing Body and Sub-Committee Meetings

Declarations of interest - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

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Reverend Rachel Shuttleworth

(ex officio Governor as incumbant at Parish Church)

Appointed by: Liverpool Diocese/PCC

Term of office - 20/12/21 - 19/12/25

Declarations of interest - none

Governance roles in other educational institutions - none

How to Contact the Governing Body

In the event that you need to contact any member of our Governing Body, please put your request in writing and/ or refer your query to our office staff. As soon as possible, your request will be forwarded to the appropriate member of our Governing Body.

Governor Responsibilities

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Mr M Foster

 

Reception

 

Health and Safety

Art and DT

Mr C Melling

Year 1 

 

Pupil Premium

 

Maths

Mrs C Leyland

Year 2 

Training and Support

English

Mr D Thorpe Year 3 

 

Christian Distinctiveness

 

Religious Education

Mr S Bunting

Year 4 

SEN

Computing and PE

Ms S Begum

Year 5 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Parish Spirit

 

Rev. H Wood

Year 6 

Safeguarding (including attendance)

 

Christian Distinctiveness

 

Science

 

Mrs J Grime Nursery

 

Equalities

 

Music and French

Mr M Litherland Nurture Group Pupil Leadership

History and Geog

 

 

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