Governors

The remit for 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 students, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governing Body Composition

Type of GovernorNo.
Trust4
Headteacher1
Appointed by the members2
Parent7
Staff2
Foundation2

 

Members

Name Appointed by
Rev Jeremy Thomas Foundation
Mrs Aileen Wiswell MBE Foundation
Mr Peter Hart Co-Opted by Members
Mrs Lynnette Turner Makerfield Community Trust
Rev Richard Peers Makerfield Community Trust

 

Trustees

Name Trustee Type Term From Term To
Mr Alan Birchall CEO 01 Sep 2016  
Mr Neil Green Co-Opted 25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021
Mr Peter Hart Co-Opted 25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021
Dr Phil Rigby Co-Opted 25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021
Mrs Louise Tipping Co-Opted 25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021
Mrs Aileen Wiswell MBE Co-Opted 25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021

 

Governors

Name Trustee Type Term From Term To
Mr Alan Birchall Headteacher 01 Sep 2014  
Mrs Sharon Brookes Appointed governor
(Makerfield Academy Trust)
25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021
Mrs Kim Hilton Appointed governor
(Makerfield Academy Trust)
25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021
Mrs Tracy Hughes Parent governor 17 Dec 2014 16 Dec 2018
Mrs Lois Hutton Staff governor 25 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2021
Rev Jeremy Thomas Appointed governor
(Makerfield Academy Trust)
25 Sep 2017 24 Sep 2021

Responsibilities

Safeguarding/Child Protection GovernorMrs A Wiswell MBE
Health and Safety GovernorMrs A Wiswell MBE
Pupil Premium GovernorTo be confirmed
Data GovernorN/A
Literacy GovernorTo be confirmed
Equality & Community Cohesion GovernorTo be confirmed
Science GovernorTo be confirmed
Numeracy GovernorMr P Hart
Target Setting GovernorMr P Hart
English GovernorMr P Rigby

Committee Structure

Terms of reference for all committiees are available on request from school.

Finance & Premises CommitteeCurriculum and Staffing CommitteePay Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Finance, Premises and Health and SafetyRemit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, staffing and the curriculumRemit: To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers and the headteacher
MembershipMembershipMembership
Mr A BirchallMr A BirchallMrs S Brookes
Mrs S BrookesMrs K HiltonMr P Hart
Mrs A Wiswell MBEMr P Hart 
Mr N GreenMrs L Hutton 
 Rev J Thomas 
 Mr P Rigby 
 Mrs T Hughes 
Ad-hoc Committees:
  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

Three governors with no prior knowledge will be called alphabetically to form the committee.

Governor Business & Personal Interests

Mr A. Birchall - Head of Byrchall High School. Director of Western Skills Centre and Ashton Skills Centre. Member of ASCL.

Mrs S. Brookes - None.

Mr N. Green - Employee of Barclays Bank.

Mr P. Hart - Employed by ASDA. Member of Ashton Central Swimming Club and Treasurer of FOB.

Mrs K. Hilton - Regulatory Analyst at United Utilities.

Miss T. Hughes - None.

Mrs L. Hutton - Employed by Byrchall High School.

Mr P. Rigby - Head of Secondary Education at Edge Hill University.

Rev. J. Thomas - Vicar of St Thomas Church, Ashton. Trustee of St Thomas PCC, Byrchall Academy Trust and Markerfield Community Trust.

Ms A. Wiswell - Employed by the Cabinet Office - Westminster Government Property Unit. Member of NADOS, Amateur Dramatics - Affiliated Charity - Chair.

S. Woods - Governing Body Clerk at Wigan Council.

Governing Body and Committee Meetings 2016-17

Autumn Term 2016

Spring Term 2017

Summer Term 2017

 

Dates for future meeetings in the 2016-17 academic year will be confirmed at the first meeting and published here in due course.

Attendance Record

Name of GovernorDates of Full Governing Body Meetings
 30/09/201509/12/201521/03/201607/06/201606/07/2016
 YESNOYESNOYESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr A Birchall X  X  X  X  X 
Mr S Illingworth X  X   A/A X  X 
Mrs S Brookes  A/A X  X  X  X 
Mr A Williams  A/A X   A/A X  X 
Mr P Hart X  X  X  X  X 
Mrs T Hughes X  X   A/A X  X 
Mrs K Hilton X  X  X   A/A X 
Mr P Rigby X    A/A X  X    A/A
Rev. J Thomas   A/A X  X  X    A/A
Mr N Green N/A  X  X   A/A X 
Mrs A Wiswell MBE X   A/A X  X  X 
Mrs L Hutton X   A/A X  X  X 

 

Name of GovernorDates of Finance & Premises Committee Meetings
 15/10/201521/01/201610/03/201623/06/2016
 YESNOYESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr A Birchall X  X  X  X 
Mr A Williams X   X  X   A/A
Mrs S Brookes   A/A X   A/A X 
Mrs A Wiswell MBE X  X  X  X 
Mr N Green N/A    A/A   DNA X  

 

Name of GovernorDates of Curriculum and Staffing Committee Meetings
 30/09/201509/12/201521/03/2016
 YESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr A Birchall X  X  X 
Mrs K Hilton X  X   X 
Mr P Hart X   X  X 
Mrs L Hutton X  X  X 
Rev J Thomas X   A/A X 
Mr P Rigby  A/A   DNA X  
Mrs T Hughes X    A/A X