The remit for the Governing Body is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Further Information for both current school governors and people interested in becoming a school governor in Wigan the Borough can be found at:


Governing Body Composition:

Type of Governor No.
Co opted 5
Headteacher 1
Local Authority 1
Parent 2
Staff 1
Total 10

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Names of Governors Type of Governor Date of Appointment/Term Appointing Body
Mrs Carol Whiting Headteacher - The Governing Body
Dr John Bostock Co-opted 13.02.2019 – 12.02.2023 The Governing Body
Mr Martin Flower Co-opted 10.01.2019 – 09.01.2022 The Governing Body
Mr Adrian Hardy (Chair) Co-opted 08.12.2016 - 07.12.2020 The Governing Body
Mrs Jane Roberts Co-opted 29.09.2018 – 30.09.2022 The Governing Body
Mr Matthew Forkgen Parent Governor 16.10.2017 – 15.10.2021 The Governing Body
Mr Christian Prescott Parent Governor 16.10.2017 – 15.10.2021 The Governing Body
Mrs Anne Kirkpatrick Co – Opted 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2022 Appointed by the Governing board
Dr Dane Anderton Local Authority Governor 10.12.2018 – 09.12.2021 Appointed by the Governing Body
Mrs Wimbleton Staff Governor 29.06.2016 – 30.06.2020 Appointed by the Governing Body
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SEN Governor * Jane Roberts
Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor* Jane Roberts
Children Looked After Governor Jane Roberts
Link Governor Adrian Hardy
Pupil Premium Governor Martin Flower
Data Governor Adrian Hardy
Health and Safety Governor Mr Matthew Forkgen

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

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Resources Committee Curriculum and Standards Committee Raising Attainment Committee Pay Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Finance, Personnel and Health and Safety Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Standards in school and the curriculum Remit: The monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning that has regard to raising standards Remit: To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers and the headteacher
Membership Membership Membership Membership
All Governors All Governors Mrs C Whiting Mr A Hardy
    Mr A Hardy Mrs J Roberts
    Mrs J Roberts  
    Mr M Forkgen  
    Mr C Prescott  
    Mr M Flower  

Ad-hoc Committees:

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

Three governors with no prior knowledge (non-staff ) will be called to form the committee.

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Name Details of Pecuniary and Personal Interest
Dr John Bostock None
Mr Martin Flower None
Mr Adrian Hardy Director of Newton Westpark Nursery Ltd
Director ShopMobility Wigan
St Michael’s PCC
Schools Forum
Chair of Governors Standish Community High School
Anne Kirkpatrick Director of Newton Westpark Nursery
Mrs Jane Roberts Director of Newton Westpark Nursery Ltd
Dane Anderton Trustee Director Citizens Advice Wigan Borough
Senior Lecturer
Academic Board member MMU.
Rachel Wimbleton None
Mathew Forkgen None
Christian Prescott None
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Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings
  01.10.2018 10.12.2018 11.03.2019 04.07.2019
YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X   X   X  
Dr John Bostock X   X   X   X  
Mr Martin Flower   X* X     X   X
Mr Adrian Hardy X   X   X   X  
Mrs Karen Lees   X*           X
Mrs Jane Roberts   X* X   X   X  
Cllr Myra Whiteside X   X         X
Mrs Rachel Wimbleton X   X         X
Mr Matthew Forkgen X   X   X   X  
Mr Christian Prescott X   X   X     X
Miss Molly Cliff         X   X  
Mrs Carol Whiting       X X   X  
Dr Dan Anderton     X   X   X  
Mrs Anne Kirkpatrick     X   X     X
Mrs Sharon Travers     X   X   X  

*Apologies for absence received


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Name of Governor Dates of Resources Committee Meetings
  15.10.2018 14.02.2019 23.04.2019 16.05.2019
YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X   X   X  
Dr John Bostock X   X     X* X  
Mr Martin Flower X   X     X*    
Mr Adrian Hardy X   X   X   X  
Mrs Karen Lees   X* X          
Mrs Jane Roberts X   X     X*   X
Cllr Myra Whiteside   X* X     X*    
Mrs Rachel Wimbleton X   X     X*    
Mr Matthew Forkgen X   X     X* X  
Mr Christian Prescott X   X     X* X  
Mrs Anne Kirkpatrick       X*   X*   X
Dr Dane Anderton     X   X     X
Mrs Sharon Travers X   X   X   X  

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Name of Governor Dates of Curriculum Committee Meetings
  15.10.2018 14.02.2019 16.05.2019
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X   X  
Dr John Bostock X   X   X  
Mr Martin Flower X   X   X  
Mr Adrian Hardy X   X   X  
Mrs Karen Lees   X*     X  
Mrs Jane Roberts X   X     X*
Cllr Myra Whiteside   X* X     X*
Mrs Rachel Wimbleton X   X   X  
Mr Matthew Forkgen X   X   X  
Mr Christian Prescott X   X   X  
Mrs Anne Kirkpatrick       X*   X*
Miss Molly Cliff         X  
Mrs Sharon Travers X   X   X  
Dr Dane Anderton     X     X
Mrs Suzanne Ashcroft X   X   X  
Mrs Carol Whiting   X   X X  

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Name of Governor Dates of Raising Attainment Committee Meetings
  17.12.2018 25.03.2019 11.07.2019
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X   X  
Dr John Bostock            
Mr Martin Flower   X   X    
Mr Adrian Hardy X   X   X  
Mrs Karen Lees            
Mrs Jane Roberts X     X X  
Cllr Myra Whiteside            
Mrs Rachel Wimbleton            
Mr Matthew Forkgen X     X   X
Mr Christian Prescott X   X   X  
Miss Molly Cliff            
Mrs Carol Whiting X   X   X  
Dr Dan Anderton X       X  
Mrs Anne Kirkpatrick            
Mrs Sharon Travers X   X   X  

*Apologies received


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Name of Governor Date of Pay Committee
  TBA
YES NO
Mr A Hardy    
Cllr M Whiteside    
Miss V Birchall    

*Apologies received


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Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings
  02.10.2017 11.12.2017 19.03.2018 24.04.2018 05.07.2018
YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X   X   X   X  
Dr John Bostock X   X   X     X* X  
Mr Martin Flower   X* X   X     X* X  
Mr Adrian Hardy X   X   X   X   X  
Mr John Hurst   X*   X* X     X*   X
Mrs Karen Lees   X X     X*   X*   X
Mrs Jane Roberts X   X   X     X*    
Mr John Walls X   X   X         X
Cllr Myra Whiteside   X* X   X   X*      
Mrs Rachel Wimbleton X   X   X     X*    
Mr Matthew Forkgen     X   X   X      
Mr Christian Prescott     X   X   X      

*Apologies for absence received


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Name of Governor Dates of Resources Committee Meetings
  16.10.2017 15.02.2018 24.05.2018
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X     X*
Dr John Bostock X   X   X  
Mr Martin Flower   X X   X  
Mr Adrian Hardy   X* X   X  
Mr John Hurst X   X     X*
Mrs Karen Lees   X*   X*   X*
Mrs Jane Roberts X   X   X  
Mr John Walls X   X      
Cllr Myra Whiteside X     X*   X*
Mrs Rachel Wimbleton X   X   X  
Mr Matthew Forkgen X   X   X  
Mr Christian Prescott X   X   X  

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Name of Governor Dates of Curriculum Committee Meetings
  16.10.2017 15.02.2018 24.05.2018
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X     X*
Dr John Bostock X   X   X  
Mr Martin Flower   X X   X  
Mr Adrian Hardy   X* X   X  
Mr John Hurst X   X     X*
Mrs Karen Lees X     X*   X*
Mrs Jane Roberts X   X   X  
Mr John Walls X   X      
Cllr Myra Whiteside X     X*   X*
Mrs Rachel Wimbleton X   X   X  
Mr Matthew Forkgen X   X   X  
Mr Christian Prescott X   X   X  

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Name of Governor Dates of Raising Attainment Committee Meetings
  18.12.2017 26.03.2018 16.07.2018
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Miss Vivien Birchall X   X      
Mr Adrian Hardy X   X      
Mrs Jane Roberts X   X      
Mr John Walls X          
Cllr Myra Whiteside X   X      
Mr Martin Flower X     X*    
Mr Matthew Forkgen     X      
Mr Christian Prescott     X      

*Apologies received


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Name of Governor Date of Pay Committee
  16.11.2017
YES NO
Mr A Hardy X  
Cllr M Whiteside X  
Mr J Walls X  
Miss V Birchall X  

*Apologies received