Our Governors attend regular briefings and training, including at the Diocese of Salford. Governors evaluate the strategic development of our school using the Salford 5W Framework and other materials. They operate by the Nolan Principles.

Our Governors are:

(& start date of 4 year term of office)

Foundation  Governors

Mrs Kathleen Morris (Chair) 05Oct2015

Dr Stephen Harrington (Vice-Chair) 08June2016

Mrs Anne McCoy 28Nov2016

Mrs Julie O’Malley 07Aug2017

Mrs Anita Spibey 29Mar2019

Rev Fr Barry Lomax (Ex-offico) 01Sep2019

Vacancy – appointment in process

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop of Salford. Their term of office is 4 years. The  Parish Priest is an ex-offico governor, and the term of office is linked to time in role as Parish Priest.

Elected Parent Governors

Mrs Claire Walker 05June2019

Mr Jonathan Ford 05June2019

Parent Governors are voted in by eligible parents. They have a 4 year term of office. Parent Governors do not carry an obligation to express any views apart from their own and do not represent the parent body.

The definition of parent under education law covers:

  • all natural parents whether they are married or not;
  • any person who has parental responsibility for a child or young person;
  • any person who has care of a child or young person i.e. lives with and looks after the child.

The school will need to decide who comes within the definition of parent in respect of a particular pupil but generally parents include all those with day to day responsibility for a child.

Staff Governors

Mrs Jane Gornell (Ex-officio) 01Sep2019

Mr Connor Goulding 18Jan2019

One staff governor is elected by eligible members of the staff team. Their term of office is 4 years. The Headteacher is an ex-offico governor, and the term of office is linked to time in role as executive leader of the school.

Associate Members

Martin Johnson 01Sep2019

The option for governing boards to appoint associate members was introduced in 2003. Associate members are not governors and do not form part of the constitution of the board of governors. They are additional people who bring useful skills to an aspect of the work.

L.A. Governor

Jennifer McCabe 10Sep2018

L.A. governors are nominated by the Local Authority (Bolton), and appointed by the Governing Board, for a term of 4 years.

Historic governor roles (left within last 12 months & dates of last term of office)

Mrs Dympna Ridings 07Aug2017-12Nov2018 (Foundation)

Mrs Diane Furlong 13Dec2016-21Dec2018 (Elected Staff)

Mrs Anita Spibey 01April2015-01April2019 (Elected Parent)

Mr Nick Highton 01April2015-01April 2019 (Elected Parent)

Mrs Ann-Marie Clare 28June2019-27April2019 (Foundation)

Rev Fr Richard William Aspden 12Nov2013-19July2019 (Foundation ex-officio)

Mr Martin Johnson 01Jan2006-31Aug2019 (Staff ex-officio)

Our Clerk to the full Governing Board is Mrs Emma Stoddard.

Other clerking duties are completed by Mrs Sue Owen & Miss Jillian Lynch

THE GOVERNING BOARD

The following about the Governing Board must be published:

  • Details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing board and its committees.
  • Information about each governor’s:
  • Business interests.
  • Financial interests.
  • Governance roles in other schools.

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Relevant business & pecuinary interests (as recorded in the register of interests):

None.

Material Interests (with staff or governors):

None

Governance roles in other schools:

Mrs Kathleen Morris –

Foundation Governor | Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Primary School, Farnworth, Bolton. | 15July2013-date | Chair of Governors Au2016-2018.

Foundation Governor | St William of York R.C. Primary School, Geat Lever, Bolton. | 06July2016-date

Dr Stephen  Harrington –

Community Governor | Eatock Primary School, Westhoughton, Bolton. | Start date: 01April2019-date

THE GOVERNING BOARD

Attendance at Governing Board meetings over the last year:

AUTUMN TERM 2018

Full GB meetings: All governors in attendance at both meetings.

CSMG: All committee members present.

RMG: All committee members present.

SDG: All committee members present.

SPRING TERM 2019

Full GB meeting: All governors in attendance, except SH who sent apologies & Fr RA, JO’M & AMC.

CSMG: All committee members present.

RMG: All committee members present.

SDG: All committee members present.

SUMMER TERM 2019

Full GB meeting: All governors in attendance except KM who sent apologies.

CSMG: All committee members present.

RMG: All committee members present.

SDG: All committee members present.

THE GOVERNING BOARD

Any correspondence to the Governing Board, should be addressed to Mrs K A Morris, Chair of Governors c/o the school.

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