Governors, Members & Trustees

Local Governing Board

Chair:
Mrs Sharon Brookes (Resigned 2 Feb 2018)
care of Byrchall High School, Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan WN4 9PQ

Vice Chair:
Mrs Tracy Hughes

Clerk:
J Sullivan

Name Type of Trustee Term of Office
Mrs Sharon Brookes Appointed by Trustees 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Resigned 2 Feb 2018
Rev. Jeremy Thomas Appointed by Trustees 25 Sept 2017 to 24 Sept 2021
Mrs Kim Hilton Appointed by Trustees 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Mrs Joanne Shaw Appointed by Trustees 8 Mar 2018 to 7 Mar 2022
Mr Gary Limb Appointed by Trustees 8 Mar 2018 to 7 Mar 2022
Mrs Tracy Hughes Elected by Parents 17 Dec 2014 to 16 Dec 2018
Mr Stuart Barton Elected by Parents 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2022
Mrs Lois Hutton Staff Governor (Appointed by Trustees) 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Mr Alan Birchall Headteacher  

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

Trust Board

Chair:
Peter Hart

Vice Chair:
Aileen Wiswell MBE

Clerk:
J Sullivan

Name Type of TrusteeTerm of Office
Vacancy Appointed by the Members  
Vacancy Appointed by the Members  
Aileen Wiswell MBE Appointed by the Foundation 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Vacancy Appointed by the Foundation  
Peter Hart Appointed by the Makerfield Trust 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Phil Rigby Appointed by the Makerfield Trust 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Louise Tipping Appointed by the Makerfield Trust 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Neil Green Appointed by the Makerfield Trust 25 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2021
Vikki Semple Appointed by the Trustees 18 Oct 2017 to 17 Oct 2021
Stuart Barton Appointed by the Trustees 7 Dec 2017 - 6 Dec 2021
Vacancy Appointed by the Trustees  
Vacancy Appointed by the Trustees  
Alan Birchall (CEO) Founding Headteacher N/A
Vacancy Founding Headteacher  

Makerfield Trust Audit Committee

Alan Birchall Peter Hart Louise Tipping Aileen Wiswell MBE

Specific Responsibilities

Name of Trustee / Governor Responsibility
Aileen Wiswell MBE Safeguarding
Aileen Wiswell MBE Health and Safety
  School Self Review
Kim Hilton MFL
Lois Hutton Science
Jeremy Thomas Attendance

Governor Business & Personal Interests

Name Pecuniary Interests Date Submitted
Mr Alan Birchall Headteacher of Byrchall High School, CEO of Makerfield Academy Trust & Member of ASCL 16/10/17
Mr Peter Hart Employed by ASDA, Chair of Makerfield Academy Trust, Member of Royal Town Planning Trust 18/10/17
Mrs Aileen Wiswell MBE Employed by The Cabinet Office - Government Property Agency (Shadow), Trustee of Makerfield Academy Trust, Chair of NADOS (Newton-le-Willows Amateur Dramatics Society), Trustee of Irish Community Care 18/10/17
Mrs Louise Tipping Principal of Winstanley College, Member of ASCL, Ofsted additional inspector for FES, Co-opted Governor at Walkden High School, Manchester (July 2017). 18/10/17
Rev Jeremy Thomas Vicar at St Thomas' Church, Ashton, LGB Member of Byrchall High School, Trustee of St Thomas' Church PCL Linen and Woolen Stock, Governor of St Thomas CofE Primary School (April 2010) 29/11/17
Mrs Tracy Hughes Governor LGB, Teacher at Ince C.E.Primary School 07/03/18
Dr Phil Rigby Trustee of the Makerfield Academy Trust, Head of Secondary & Further Education at Edge Hill University.

Personal Interests - Related to Mrs C.Rigby (Daughter-in-law) - Teacher at Byrchall High School
08/03/18
Mr Neil Green Governor Trustee of Byrchall High School, employed by Barclays Bank. 08/03/18
Mrs Vikki Semple Trustee of the Makerfield Academy Trust, employed by Wigan Council as Governor Support Officer, Associate Member of St Thomas CofE Primary School. 08/03/18
Mrs Kim Hilton Byrchall High School LGB, employed by United Utilities 08/03/18
Mrs Lois Hutton Staff Governor & Food Teacher at Byrchall High School 09/03/18
Mr Stuart Barton Byrchall High School Parent Governor, employed by Nexus People Recruitment Business 09/03/18
Mrs Lynnette Turner Byrchall High School Trustee, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean of Education at Edge Hill University 08/03/18
Mr Gary Limb Byrchall High School Local Governing Board Governor, FFT Education Adviser, Vice Chair of Governors at Newton-le-Willows Primary School. 27/03/18
Mrs Joanne Shaw Byrchall High School / Makerfield Academy Trust Governor, employed by Lowton Church of England High School, Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum / SENCO, Member of NASEN & NUT. 18/04/18

Dates of Meetings

Autumn Term Date and Time
Board of Trustees 18th October 2017 at 6.15pm
Trust Audit Committee 16th November 2017 at 4.45pm
Byrchall LGB 29th November 2017 at 5.15pm
Spring Term Date and Time
Trust Audit Committee 6th February 2018 at 4.45pm
Byrchall LGB 15th February 2018 at 5.15pm
Board of Trustees 8th March 2018 at 4.45pm
Summer Term Date and Time
Trust Audit Committee 15th May 2018 at 4.45pm
Byrchall LGB 13th June 2018 at 5.15pm
Board of Trustees 28th June 2018 at 4.45pm

Attendance 2017-18

Makerfield Academy Trust Attendance

Governor Governor Type Trustees Meeting
18/10/17
Finance Committee Meeting
16/11/17
Trustees Meeting
8/3/18
Trustees Meeting
28/6/18
Alan BirchallCEOYY  
Neil GreenTrusteeYNA  
Peter HartTrusteeYY  
Phil RigbyTrusteeN   
Louise TippingTrusteeYN  
Aileen Wiswell MBETrusteeYY  
Sharon Woods     
Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

Byrchall High School Attendance

Governor Governor Type Local Governing Body
29/11/17
Local Governing Body Meeting
13/06/18
Alan Birchall Headteacher Y 
Sharon Brookes
Resigned 2 Feb 2018
Appointed Y 
Kim Hilton Appointed Y 
Tracy Hughes Parent Y  
Lois Hutton Staff Y 
Jeremy Thomas Appointed Y 
Sharon Woods   
Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

Attendance 2016-17

Byrchall Full Governing Body

Governor Meetings attended Out of possible
Mrs Sharon Brookes24
Mr Kevin Burgan34
Mrs Kim Hilton44
Mr Peter Hart44
Dr Phil Rigby24
Mrs Lois Hutton34
Mrs Aileen Wiswell MBE44
Rev. Jeremy Thomas24
Mr Alan Birchall44
Mrs Tracy Hughes44
Mrs Michelle Mehnert03
Mr Neil Green34
Mrs Michelle Mehnert resigned from the board of trustees on 1st April 2017
Mr Kevin Burgan resigned from the board of trustees on 5th July 2017

Finance & Premises Committee Attendance

Trustee Meetings attended Out of possible
Mrs Aileen Wiswell MBE 4 4
Mr Kevin Burgan 4 4
Mrs Sharon Brookes24
Mr Alan Birchall 4 4
Mrs Michelle Mehnert 0 3
Mr Neil Green 2 4
Mrs Michelle Mehnert resigned from the board of trustees on 1st April 2017
Mr Kevin Burgan resigned from the board of trustees on 5th July 2017