Governing Body

The day to day running of Mab’s Cross Community Primary School is managed by the Head Teacher, and the strategic direction is overseen by the Governing Body. Governors can be parents, local authority representatives, members of the local community and are joined by the Head Teacher and selected members of staff.

The Governing Body is split into various committees which meet twice a term. The committees have specific roles as follows:

The Curriculum & Standards Committee is responsible for reviewing the teaching and learning in our schools and for monitoring the results and progress of children.

The Resources Committee provides support and guidance on matters relating to the financial well-being of the schools and to the maintenance and development of the premises and grounds, including health and safety.

To view further information about our Governing Body please click on the link below.

Governing Body Composition 

Type of Governor Number
Head teacher 1
Staff 1
Parent 3
Co-opted 6
LA 1

 

Name of Governors Type of Governor Specific Responsibilities Term of Office Date

Started

 

Date of Resignation

(if in last 12 months)

Appointing Body
Chair

Mr Steve Martlew

 

Co-opted Chair of Resources

Safeguarding

Children Looked After

4 Years 16/12/15   Governing Body
Vice Chair

Mrs Nicola Lowe

 

Co-opted Sports Premium

 

4 Years 01/07/16   Governing Body
Mr Nick Higham

 

Parent Maths

 

4 years 16/12/14   Elected by parents
Mrs Cath Williams Co-opted   4 years 19/03/18 12/06/18 Governing Body

 

Mrs Louise Jones

 

Co-opted   4 years 10/10/17   Governing Body

 

Rev’d. Stan Higginson

 

Co-opted English 4 years 02/12/15   Governing Body
Miss Beth Roberts Staff   4 years 03/12/18   Elected by staff

 

Mrs Andrea Middlehurst Co-opted Health & Safety 4 years 04/07/16   Governing Body

 

Mr Mark Lowe Co-opted   4 years 03/12/18   Governing Body

 

Mrs Helen Hurn Parent   4 years 03/12/18   Elected by parents

 

Mrs Jennifer Calland Parent   4 years 03/12/18   Elected by parents

 

Mrs Charlotte Morrell

 

Parent   4 years 25/05/16 01/06/18 Elected by parents
Mrs Andrea Poole Head Teacher

 

  N/A     N/A
Mrs Nicola Birchall Local Authority Curriculum

SEND

4 years 15/03/17   Local Authority

Committee Structure at Mab’s Cross Primary School

Resources Committee Curriculum and Standards Committee Pay Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding. Finance, Personnel and Health and Safety. Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding standards in school and the curriculum. Remit: To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers and the head teacher.
Membership Membership Membership
Mr S Martlew(chair) Mrs N. Birchall Mr N Higham
Mrs A Poole Mrs A Poole Mrs A Middlehurst
Mr N Higham Miss B. Roberts Mr S. Martlew
Mrs A Middlehurst Rev’d. S Higginson  
Mrs N Lowe Mrs J Calland  
Mr M Lowe Mrs L. Jones  
  Mrs H Hurn  

 Ad-hoc Committee:

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

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

Register of Interests

Name Details of Pecuniary Interest Details of Personal Interest
Mr S Martlew (chair) None None
Mrs N Lowe (vice chair) None Parent of child in school
Mrs J Calland None Parent of child in school
Rev’d. S Higginson None Governor at The Deanery High School (Wigan Ed. Authority)
Mrs B. Roberts None None
Mrs A Middlehurst None Parent of child in school
Mr N Higham None Parent of child in school
Mrs H Hurn None Parent of child in school
Mrs A Poole None None
Mr M. Lowe None None
Mrs N Birchall None Employed by School Improvement Team within the Local Authority

 2017/2018 Attendance Records

Full Governing Body Meetings 

Name 10/11/17 04/12/17 19/03/18 18/06/18
         
Mr S Martlew (chair) Yes Yes Apologies Yes
Mr N Higham (vice chair) Yes Yes Apologies Apologies
Mrs C Williams Yes Yes Yes Apologies
Mrs L Jones Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rev’d. S Higginson Yes Yes Apologies Yes
Mrs M. Badrock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs A Middlehurst Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs N Lowe Yes Yes Apologies Yes
Mrs C Morrell Yes Yes Yes Apologies
Mrs A Poole Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs N Birchall Yes Yes Yes Yes

 Resources Committee Meetings 

Name 20/11/17 20/02/18 19/04/18
       
Mr S Martlew (chair) Yes Yes Apologies
Mr N Higham Apologies Yes Yes
Mrs A Middlehurst Yes Yes Yes
Mrs N Lowe Apologies Yes Apologies
Mrs A Poole Yes Yes Yes

 Curriculum & Standards Committee 

Name 07/11/17 06/02/18 15/05/18
       
Mrs C Morrell (chair) Yes Yes Yes
Mrs A Poole Yes Yes Yes
Mrs M Badrock Yes Yes Yes
Mrs C Williams Apologies Yes Apologies
Rev’d. S Higginson Yes Apologies Yes
Mrs L. Jones Yes Yes Yes
Mrs C Morrell (chair) Yes Yes Yes

  2018/2019 Attendance Records

Full Governing Body Meetings 

Name 09/10/18 03/12/18 18/03/19 17/06/19
         
Mr S Martlew (chair) Yes Yes    
Mrs N Lowe (vice chair) Yes Yes    
Mrs H Hurn Not appointed Yes    
Mrs L Jones Yes Yes    
Rev’d. S Higginson Yes Yes    
Mrs A Middlehurst Yes Yes    
Mr N Higham Yes Yes    
Mrs J Calland Not appointed Yes    
Mrs A Poole Yes Yes    
Mrs N Birchall Yes Yes    
Mr M Lowe Not appointed Yes    

 Resources Committee Meetings 

Name 19/11/18 12/02/19 30/04/19
       
Mr S Martlew (chair) Yes    
Mr N Higham Yes    
Mrs A Middlehurst Yes    
Mrs N Lowe Yes    
Mrs M Lowe Not appointed    
Mrs A Poole Yes    

 Curriculum & Standards Committee 

Name 06/11/18 05/02/19 14/05/19
       
Mrs N Birchall (chair) Yes    
Mrs A Poole Yes    
Mrs H Hurn Not appointed    
Mrs J Calland Not appointed    
Rev’d. S Higginson Yes    
Mrs L. Jones Yes    
Miss B Roberts Not appointed