The Governing Body

Chair of  Governors

Councillor Alan Whittaker

Terms of Office: – January 19 - January 23

Vice Chair

Dr Alan Gibson                Register of Interests - Governor St Georges CE Primary School  

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22

Local Authority Governor

Mr Stephen Pollard         Register of Interests - Governor St Georges CE Primary School 

Terms of Office: – August 20 - August 24

Parent Governors

Mr Ryan Elms

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22

Parent Governors

Mr Les Burrows

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22

Co-opted Governor

Mrs J Burton

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22

Co-opted Governor

Mrs S Cook

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22

Executive Headteacher

Mr A Purcell    Register of Interests - Executive Headteacher St Georges CE Primary School, Governor Albany Academy

Terms of Office: – May 18 - May 22

Head of School Mrs Antonella Greenhalgh
Clerk to the Governors Mrs Helene Callan (Lancashire Governor Services)



Sec Committee - All governors are members

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 -  All governors are members

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, Mrs Trafford and Mr Pollard

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 school.



Governor Attendance

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.