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

 

Position Name Type Term Appointment Resignation Appointing Body
Chair of Governors / Parent Governor Mr P. Hart Parent 4 years 01/09/2012   Elected by parents
Foundation Governor Mr P. Rigby Trust 4 years 01/09/2012   Makerfield Community Trust
Foundation Governor Rev. J. Thomas Trust 4 years 10/08/2012   Makerfield Community Trust
Foundation Governor Vacancy          
Parent Governor Mrs S. Brookes Parent 4 years 01/09/2012   Elected by parents
Parent Governor Mr K. Burgan Parent 4 years 01/09/2012   Elected by parents
Parent Governor Mrs K. Hilton Parent 4 years 01/09/2012   Elected by parents
Parent Governor Miss T. Hughes Parent 4 years 17/12/2014   Elected by parents
Community Governor Mrs A Wisewell MBE Appointed by the members 4 years 01/09/2012   Byrchall High School Academy Trust
Community Governor Vacancy          
Community Governor Vacancy          
Staff Governor Mr A. Birchall Headteacher Ongoing 01/09/2014    
Staff Governor Mrs L. Hutton Staff 4 years 20/05/2015   Elected by the staff
Staff Governor Mrs M. Mehnert Staff 4 years 20/05/2015   Elected by the staff
Staff Governor Vacancy          
Staff Governor Vacancy          
Appointed Director Mr N Green Appointed Director 4 years 30/09/2015   Appointed by Governing Body
Clerk To The Governors Ms S. Woods          

 

Name Type Term Appointment Resignation Appointing Body
Mr S Illingworth Parent 4 years 01/09/2012 31/08/2016 Elected by parents
Mr A Williams Trust 4 years 01/09/2012 31/08/2016 Elected by parents
Mr P Tushingham Trust 4 years 10/08/2012 30/09/2015 Makerfield Community Trust

Responsibilities

Safeguarding/Child Protection GovernorMrs A Wiswell MBE
SEND GovernorMr K Burgan
Health and Safety GovernorMrs A Wiswell MBE
Pupil Premium GovernorTo be confirmed
Data GovernorN/A
Link GovernorMr K Burgan
Literacy GovernorTo be confirmed
Equality & Community Cohesion GovernorTo be confirmed
Science GovernorTo be confirmed
G & T GovernorMr K Burgan
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
Mr K BurganMrs K HiltonMr K Burgan
Mrs S BrookesMr P HartMr P Hart
Mrs A Wiswell MBEMrs L Hutton 
Mrs M MehnertRev J Thomas 
Mr N GreenMr 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 K. Burgan - Trustee of Homesavers homeless charity based in West Kirby Wirral. Director of Unify Credit Union. H/O Wigan.

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.

Mrs M. Mehnert - Employed by Byrchall High School. Member of NASWUT - School Rep & Treasurer for Wigan.

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 K Burgan X    A/A 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 
Mrs M Mehnert 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 K Burgan X  X   X  X 
Mr A Williams X   X  X   A/A
Mrs M Mehnert X    DNA  A/A X 
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 S Illingworth X  X  X 
Mr P Rigby  A/A   DNA X  
Mrs T Hughes X    A/A X