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-mentAppointed byDate of resignation (if resigned in last 12 months)
Cllr Charles RigbyLA12.07.17-
30.05.97Wigan LA
Mr David WhiteheadCO-OPT01.09.19-31.08.2310.01.03GB board
Mr Stephen LoweCO-OPT01.09.15-31.08.1922.09.06GB board01.09.2019
Mrs Kath FreemanCO-OPT13.07.16-12.07.2030.03.12GB board
Mrs Rebecca RamsdenCO-OPT23.03.16-22.03.2001.04.12GB board
Mrs Helen PhillipsH/TEACHER01.09.13-31.08.6301.09.2013Ex-officio
Mr David LiggettCO-OPT01.10.18-30.09.2212.11.02GB board
Mrs Lynn HayesCO-OPT01.10.18-30.09.2215.11.10GB board
Mrs Victoria JacksonCO-OPT01.09.19-31.08.2301.09.15GB board
Mrs Karen vitalisASSOCIATE*05.06.18-04.06.2028.05.18GB board
Mr Neil RobertsSTAFF13.07.16-12.07.2013.07.16Staff
Mr Channon WoodwardPARENT13.07.16-12.07.2001.09.16Parents
Miss Jane SeddonCO-OPT13.07.16-12.07.2001.09.16GB board
Mrs Sharon AmosPARENT03.10.18-02.10.2203.10.2018GB board01.09.2019

*No voting rights.

Specific Responsibilities

Name of GovernorRole/Responsibility
Mr David Whitehead – ChairPerformance Management, MFL, Geography, Link
Cllr Charles RigbyPerformance Management
Mrs Kath FreemanSEND, Science
Mrs Rebecca Ramsdenn/a
Mrs Helen PhillipsHeadteacher, Global
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

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 (Headteacher pay)
Cllr Charles RigbyMrs Rebecca RamsdenMrs Kath Freeman
Mr David WhiteheadMrs Helen PhillipsMr Channon Woodward (Chair)
Mr Neil RobertsMr David LiggettMrs Helen Phillips
Miss Jane Seddon (Vice Chair)Mrs Lynn Hayes (Chair)Mrs Lynn Hayes
Mrs Helen PhillipsMr Neil RobertsCllr Charles Rigby (Headteacher pay Chair)
Mr Channon WoodwardMr Channon Woodward (Vice Chair)
Mr David LiggettMiss Jane SeddonMiss Jane Seddon (Headteacher pay)
Mrs Lynn HayesMrs Kath FreemanMrs Sharon Travers (Clerk)
Mrs Karen VitalisMrs Sharon Travers (Clerk)
Mrs Sharon Travers (Clerk)

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 Ad-hoc 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
Mrs Kath FreemanNilNil
Mrs Rebecca RamsdenNilNil
Mrs Helen PhillipsCharity Trustee , Union Branch SecretaryNil
Mr David LiggettCompany Director, Charity TrusteeNil
Mrs Lynn HayesCentre Manager, Primary GovernorNil
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.

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