The Governing Body

Role Name, Register of Interests, Term of Office

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Dr Alan Gibson

Register of Interests - Governor St Georges CE Primary School, Trustee St. George's Church  PCC.

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22


Vice Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Mr Stephen Pollard         

Register of Interests - Governor St Georges CE Primary School, Trustee St. George's Church  PCC.

Terms of Office: – August 20 - August 24


Parent Governor

Mr Ryan Elms

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22


Parent Governor



Co-opted Governor

Councillor Mrs Judith Burton

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22


Co-opted Governor

Mrs Sharon  Cook

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22


Co-opted Governor

Mr Paul Leadbetter

Register of Interests - Governor Mosaic Academy Trust.

Term of Office:- March 21 - March 25


Executive Headteacher

Ex-officio Governor

Mr Andy Purcell    

Register of Interests - Executive Headteacher St Georges CE Primary School, Governor Albany Academy.

Term of Office: – N/A


Head of School

Staff Governor

Mrs Antonella Greenhalgh     

Register of Interests - Governor Moorbrook High School.

Term of Office:- May 19 - May 24


Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Helene Callan (Lancashire Governor Services)


SEC Committee - Covered within the Full Governing Body Meetings. SEC activities may be referred to the Executive Headteacher between Full Governing Body Meetings.

The SEC’s primary function is to review the school improvement plan, review standards and examine what strategies are in place to raise standards.

Resources Committee  -  Mr Pollard. Other members of the governing body may be requested to support Resource Committee activities. 

The Resource Committee's primary function is to approve and review the school budget, maintain the school premises and ensure that standards and monitoring are in place to provide effective safety in school.

Staffing Committee  – Dr Gibson. Other members of the governing body may be requested to support Staffing Committee activities. 

Collaboration Committee – Dr Gibson, Mrs Burton, Mrs Cook, Mr Pollard and Mrs Quaglieri-Woods (St. George's).

The Collaboration Committee's primary function is to oversee and monitor the effectiveness of the Schools Collaboration Plan  approve to assure achievement of the aims and objectives. Membership is drawn from the Governing Bodies of both Wrightington Mossy Lea and St. George's CE Primary Schools. The Collaborative Committee members also participate in the Executive Headteacher's Annual Performance Review.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors please contact the school.

How to become a School Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing body.

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing body. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.