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.
Local Authority1
Associate Members1
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.
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.

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