The Governing Board

Role Name, Register of Interests, Term of Office

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Dr Alan Gibson

Register of Interests - Governor St George's CE Primary School; Trustee - PCC Parish of Chorley St George and All Saints.

Term of Office: – May 22 - May 26


Vice Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Mr Stephen Pollard         

Register of Interests - Governor St Georges CE Primary School; Trustee - PCC Parish of Chorley St George and All Saints.

Term of Office: – June 20 - June 24


Parent Governor

Mr Ryan Elms

Register of Interests - Director RA Elms Contracting

Term of Office: – June 22 - June 26



Parent Governor

Ms Gemma Prescott

Register of Interests - None

Term of Office:- February 24 - February 28



Co-opted Governor

Councillor Mrs Judith Burton

Register of Interests - Proprietor Roocrofts Riding Stables; Councillor (Chair) Wrightington Parish Council

Terms of Office: – August 23 - August 27



Co-opted Governor

Mr Paul Leadbetter

Register of Interests - Governor (Member) Mosaic Academy Trust

Term of Office:- March 21 - March 25


Co-opted Governor

Ms Prags Birk

Register of Interests - Creative Director Cultural Educ-Asian Ltd

Term of Office :- June 22 - June 26


Co-opted Governor

Councillor Ms Sue Tresilian

Register of Interests - Councillor Forton Parish Council

Term of Office:- June 22 - June 26



Ex-officio Governor

Mr Andy Purcell    

Register of Interests - Headteacher St Georges CE Primary School, Governor (Trustee) Albany Academy

Term of Office: – N/A


Head of School

Staff Governor

Ms Antonella Greenhalgh     

Register of Interests - None

Term of Office:- March 24 - March 28


Clerk to the Governors

Ms Nicola O'Nions (Lancashire Governor Services)

Term of Office: – N/A



Resources Committee  -  Mr Pollard (Chair)  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 (Chair) Other members of the governing body may be requested to support Staffing Committee activities. 

Collaboration Committee – Dr Gibson Chair) , Mrs Burton, Mr Leadbetter, Mr Pollard (St. George's) 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.

Nominated Governors:-

Child Protection and Safeguarding - Paul Leadbetter

Training - Antonella Greenhalgh

Community Interface - Judith Burton

Facilities - Ryan Elms

Diversity, Inclusion and Equality - Prags Birk

KS2 - Alan Gibson

EYFS & KS1 - Stephen Pollard


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.