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.

Governing Body Composition:

Type of GovernorNo.
Headteacher1
Local Authority1
Parent2
Staff1
Co-opted8
Associate Members1
Clerk1
Names of GovernorsType of GovernorTerm of OfficeDate of appoint-mentDate of resignation (if resigned in last 12 months)
Cllr Charles RigbyLA30.05.13-29.05.1730.05.97
Mr David WhiteheadCO-OPT01.09.03.31.08.1910.01.2003
Mr Stephen LoweCO-OPT01.09.15-31.08.1922.09.2006
Mrs Kath FreemanCO-OPT13.07.16-12.07.2030.03.2012
Mrs Rebecca RamsdenCO-OPT23.03.16-22.03.2001/04/2012
Mrs Helen PhillipsH/TEACHER01.09.13-31.08.6301.09.2013
Mr David LiggettCO-OPT15.11.14-14.11.1812.11.2002
Mrs Lynn HayesCO-OPT15.11.14-14.11.1815.11.2010
Mrs Victoria JacksonCO-OPT01.09.15-31.08.1901.09.2015
Mrs Karen vitalisASSOCIATE*01.09.18 – 31.08.2228.05.18
Mr Neil RobertsSTAFF13.07.16-12.07.2013.07.2016
Mr Channon WoodwardPARENT01.09.2016-31.08.2001.09.2016
Miss Jane SeddonCO-OPT01.09.2016-31.08.2001.09.2016
Ms Sharon AmosPARENT05.11.18-04.11.2205.11.18

*No voting rights.

Specific Responsibilities

Name of GovernorResponsibility
Mr David Whitehead – ChairPerformance Management, MFL, Geography, Link
Cllr Charles RigbyPerformance Management
Mr Stephen LoweTechnology/Business
Mrs Kath FreemanSEND, Science
Mrs Rebecca Ramsdenn/a
Mrs Helen PhillipsGlobal
Mrs Karen Vitalisn/a
Mr Neil Robertsn/a
Mr David Liggett
Mrs Lynn Hayes – Vice ChairPupil Premium, PE
Mrs Victoria JacksonEnglish, Health & Safety
Mr Channon WoodwardNumeracy, Data
Miss Jane SeddonPerformance Management, Safeguarding/Child Protection (including CLA), Expressive Arts
Ms Sharon Amos

Committee Structure

Asset CommitteeStandards CommitteePay Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Finance, Personnel and Health and SafetyRemit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Standards in school and the curriculumRemit: To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers and the Headteacher
Mrs Victoria Jackson (Chair)Mr David WhiteheadMr David Whitehead
Cllr Charles RigbyMrs Rebecca RamsdenMrs Kath Freeman
Mr David WhiteheadMrs Helen PhillipsMr Stephen Lowe
Mr Neil RobertsMr David LiggettMr David Liggett (Chair)
Miss Jane SeddonMrs Lynn Hayes (Chair)Mrs Lynn Hayes
Mrs Helen PhillipsMr Neil RobertsMrs Helen Phillips
Mrs Kath FreemanMr Channon Woodward
Mr David LiggettMiss Jane Seddon
Mrs Lynn HayesMrs Kath Freeman
Mr Channon Woodward

Ad-hoc Committees:

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

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

Click here to download the Terms of Reference Standards Committee

Click here to download the Terms of Reference Asset Committee

Click here to download the Terms of Reference Pay Committee

NameDetails of Pecuniary InterestDetails of personal interest
Cllr Charles RigbyWigan CouncillorNil
Mr David WhiteheadCompany DirectorNil
Mr Stephen LoweNilNil
Mrs Kath FreemanNilNil
Mrs Rebecca RamsdenNilNil
Mrs Helen PhillipsCharity Trustee , Union Branch SecretaryNil
Mr David LiggettCompany Director, Charity TrusteeNil
Mrs Lynn HayesNilNil
Mrs Victoria JacksonICAEW memberNil
Mrs Karen VitalisNilNil
Mr Neil RobertsNilNil
Mr Channon WoodwardNilParent of a child at Bedford.
Miss Jane SeddonNilParent of a child at Bedford.
Ms Sharon AmosNilParent of a child at Bedford.

Attendance Record 2017-2018

Name of GovernorDates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
02.10.1706.12.1728.03.1811.07.18
YESNOYESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr Paul Davies / / /
Cllr Charles Rigby // /
Mr David Whitehead // /
Mr Stephen Lowe / / /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk) / / /
Mrs Kath Freeman / / /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden / / /
Mrs Helen Phillips / / /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley / / /
Mr Neil Roberts / / /
Mr David Liggett // /
Mrs Lynn Hayes / / /
Mrs Victoria Jackson / / /
Mr Channon Woodward / / /
Miss Jane Seddon/ / /
In attendance:Mr Paul McCafferyMr Paul Shelton // // //
Name of GovernorDates of Asset Committee Meetings
16.10.1723.04.1818.06.18
YESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr Paul Davies /
Cllr Charles Rigby /
Mr David Whitehead /
Mr Stephen Lowe /
Mrs Helen Phillips /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley /
Mr David Liggett /
Mrs Lynn Hayes /
Mrs Victoria Jackson /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk) /
Mr Neil Roberts /
Mr Channon Woodward /
Miss Jane Seddon /
In attendance:Mrs Claire Taylor   /
Name of GovernorDates Standards Committee Meetings
13.11.1726.02.1821.05.18
YESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr David Whitehead / /
Mrs Helen Phillips //
Mr David Liggett / /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk) / /
Mrs Kath Freeman / /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden / /
Mr Neil Roberts //
Mr Paul Davies//
Mr Channon Woodward / /
Miss Jane Seddon / /
Mrs Lynn Hayes//
Name of GovernorDate of Pay Committee Meeting
13.11.17
YESNO
Mr David Whitehead /
Mrs Kath Freeman /
Mr Stephen Lowe /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley /
Mrs Lynn Hayes /
Mr David Liggett /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk)In attendance:Mrs Helen PhillipsMr Charles Rigby / //

Attendance Record 2016-2017

Name of GovernorDates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
26.09.1607.12.1629.03.1712.07.17
YESNOYESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr Paul Davies/ / / /
Cllr Charles Rigby/ / / /
Mr David Whitehead/ / / /
Mr Stephen Lowe/ / / /
Mr Ian Halliwell/ / / /
Mrs Kath Freeman/ / / /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden/ / / /
Mrs Helen Phillips/ / / /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley/ / / /
Mr Neil Roberts/ / / /
Mr David Liggett/ / / /
Mrs Lynn Heyes/ / / /
Mrs Victoria Jackson/ / / /
Mr Channon Woodward/ / / /
Miss Jane Seddon/ / / /
In attendance:Mr Paul McCafferyMr Paul Shelton //  / //
Name of GovernorDates of Asset Committee Meetings
10.10.1624.04.1719.06.17
YESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr Paul Davies/ / /
Cllr Charles Rigby/ / /
Mr David Whitehead/ //
Mr Stephen Lowe/ / /
Mrs Helen Phillips/ / /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley/ / /
Mr David Liggett/ / /
Mrs Lynn Heyes/ / /
Mrs Victoria Jackson/ / /
Mr Ian Halliwell/ / /
Mr Neil Roberts/ / /
Mr Channon Woodward/ / /
Miss Jane Seddon/ / /
In attendance:Mrs Claire Taylor / / /
Name of GovernorDates Standards Committee Meetings
21.11.1613.02.1722.05.17
YESNOYESNOYESNO
Mr David Whitehead / //
Mrs Helen Phillips / / /
Mr David Liggett / / /
Mr Ian Halliwell / / /
Mrs Kath Freeman / / /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden / / /
Mr Neil Roberts / / /
Mr Paul Davies / //
Mr Channon Woodward / / /
Miss Jane Seddon / / /
In attendance:Mr Paul McCafferyMr Paul Shelton // // //
Name of GovernorDate of Pay Committee Meeting
14.11.16
YESNO
Mr David Whitehead /
Mrs Kath Freeman /
Mr Stephen Lowe /
Mr David Liggett  /
Mrs Lynn Heyes /
In attendance:Mrs Helen PhillipsMr Paul McCafferyCllr Charles Rigby ///