Our Governors

The main role of our governors is to champion our children, support the school leaders and also hold the leadership team to account for pupil outcomes. They also ensure that statutory requirements around safe guarding and curriculum are put into place.

They represent a range of members of society including parents, LA, staff etc.

Our governors spend a lot of time in school meeting with all members of staff including participating in pupil progress meetings twice a year etc.  Because of the commitment and time spent, all our governors know the strengths of our school.  They are also aware of ways in which we can improve.

None of our governors have nay business interests with any of our suppliers.

LA Governor – Mrs Jane Baines

  • Chair of Governors since 2013
  • Co-opted Governor from 1/7/12 till 30/6/16
  • Term of office: 19/7/16 till present day
  • Health and Safety Governor - school link
  • PTSFA helper
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Retired Bank Manager
  • Previously a Governor at another primary school

Headteacher Governor - Mr Paul Gubbins

  • Member of all commitees
  • Became Headteacher in September 2006
  • Term of office: September 2006 till 31/8/50 
  • Been in education for approximately 25 years
  • Previously worked in Wirral and Sefton local authorities as a Teacher and Headteacher
  • Previously worked in the financial industry
Co-Opted Governor - Ms Katie Kimber-Perry
  • Member of the Curriculum Committee
  • Term of office: 22/3/16 till 21/3/20
  • Been a governor at Nicol Mere School for 1 year
  • Worked in social housing for 13 years
  • Currently Business Analyst for local housing association
Co-Opted Governor - Mrs Alison Roberts
  • Terms of office : 22nd March 2016 – 21st March 2020
  • Curriculum Committee member and Assistant SENDS Link Governor
  • Worked in other Primary Schools for 10 years
  • Currently working as a Primary Music Specialist Teacher
  • Member of international award winning Ladies choir at Capella Chorus based in Golborne.

Co-opted Governor – Mr William Morris

  • Retired primary Headteacher
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Term of office: 22/10/14 till 21/10/18
  • Previously Chair of Governors at Nicol Mere School during the outstanding Ofsted inspection
  • Previously a governor at a Knowsley High School
  • Currently chair of a local charity

Co-opted and staff Governor - Mrs Gillian Magee

  • School cook since Nicol Mere School opened in 1976 - 40 years in spring 2016
  • Member of the Asset Committee
  • Been governor at Nicol Mere School for 32 years
  • PTSFA treasurer
  • Term of office: 28/3/15 till 37/3/19

Staff Governor - Mrs Carole Quinn

  • School SENCO (SENS Governor - temporary school link)
  • Member of the Achievement Committee
  • Been in education for 20 years
  • Previously worked in accounting
  • Term of office: 22/10/14 till 21/10/18

Parent Governor - Mrs Annette Kerner

  • Early Years Governor - school link
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Term of office: 2/3/14 till 1/3/18
  • PTSFA helper
  • Been a governor at Nicol Mere School for approximately 8 years
  • Self - employed and a partner in a graphic design company
  • Previously worked in Wigan Council planning department

Parent Governor - Mrs Rebecca Clift

  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Term of office: 28/11/13 till 27/11/17
  • PTSFA helper
  • Been a governor at Nicol Mere School for approximately 9 years
  • Previously Chair of Governors
  • Self - employed as a Property Manager
  • Governor at Cansfield High School

Co-opted Governor - Mr William Greenwood OBE

  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Term of office at Nicol Mere: 22/10/14 till 21/10/18
  • Been a governor at Nicol Mere School for over 20 years
  • Currently governor of Cansfield High School and Highfield Primary School
  • Elected member of the Governing Council of the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Hospital Foundation Trust for last 7 years
  • Secretary to St. George's, Chorley, Parochial Church Council
  • Joint organiser of a Men's Fellowship Group at St. George's
  • Assistant Secretary to the Cricket Memorabilla Society, on international organisation for lovers of cricket
  • Member of the Wigan Civic Trust
  • Member of 4 cricket societies, in addition to Lancashire County Cricket Club
  • Assistant Director of Education, Wigan until 1993
  • Awarded OBE for Services to Education in 1989
  • Created and directed an Educational Consultancy upon retiring

Full Governors Meetings

 
Meeting Date: Attended Apologies

24.3.15

7.7.15

20.10.15

15.12.15

22.3.16

19.7.16

16.11.16

22.3.17

 

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Asset Management Meetings

Meeting Date: Attended Apologies

12.2.15

25.6.15

15.10.15

10.12.15

25.2.16

16.6.16

6.10.16

8.12.16

9/6/17

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