Meet the Governors
Who We Are
Mrs Sarah Howard – appointed in July 2017
Sarah is Chair of Governors and is the Pupil Premium Governor and the Training and Development Link Governor. She is a secondary school teacher with pastoral responsibilities, a former pupil and a current parent.
Mrs Val Eustice – appointed in September 2016
Val is the Early Years Foundation Stage Governor and Chair of the School Effectiveness and Pupil Welfare Committee. She is a retired Head Teacher.
Mr James Roles - appointed in October 2017
James is a Health & Safety teacher and adviser and is the Health & Safety Governor.
Revd Kathy Selby – appointed in September 2016
Kathy is minister of Bolton Road Methodist Church and is formerly a teacher.
Mrs Barbara Ingham - appointed in September 2018
Barbara is the SEND Governor.
Diocesan Foundation Governor
Mrs Jenny Downham – appointed in March 2017
Jenny is the Safeguarding and SEND Governor. She is a retired Head of a Sixth Form College and has many years teaching experience.
Mr Steve Clark - appointed in September 2017
Steve is a retired police officer and has also worked as a member of the Pastoral team at a local high school.
Local Authority Governor
Mr Chris Ryan – appointed in September 2015
Chris is Vice-Chair of Governors, Chair of the Resources committee and the Maths Governor.
Mrs Lisa McCullough – appointed in October 2018
Mrs Jane Parsons – appointed in September 2016
Mrs Parsons is Head Teacher of St. Stephen’s CE Primary School
Mrs Nicola Garside – appointed in October 2017
Nicola is the Year 1 teacher and the school's SENCO.
Mr Robert Haigh - appointed in November 2016
Robert is a Diocesan School Advisor, a SIAMS inspector and a former Secondary School Head Teacher. Robert is also a Foundation Governor at St. Anne's CE Primary School, Rossendale and is Company Director of RHA Educational Consultancy Ltd.
Former Governors (2017-18)
Mr Harold Baxter – (Diocesan Governor) appointed in September 2013
Harold served as a member of the governing body for over 30 years and retired from governance in September 2018.
Mr Matthew Ablett - (Parent Governor) appointed in April 2016
Matthew served two terms as a parent governor and resigned from the governing body in July 2018.
Mrs Kim Griffiths - (LA Governor) appointed in December 2017
Kim served as a governor for two terms and resigned from the governing body in October 2018.
Former Governors (2016/17)
Mrs Susan Nuttall (LA Governor)
Sue served as Chair of Governors in the summer term of 2015/16 and at the beginning of the autumn term of 2016/17.
Sue was appointed by the Local Authority in November 2012 and she stepped down in October 2016.
Revd Steve Openshaw – appointed in February 2016
Steve served as Ex-Officio Governor from February 2015 until his post ended at St. Stephen's Church in May 2017.
Elma Hoyle – appointed in September 2016
Elma served as a Foundation Governor and stepped down in September 2017.
Annette Riley - appointed in September 2013
Annette served as a Staff Governor for 4 years and stepped down in September 2017.