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The Governing Board of Lostock School is made up of

Five Parent Governors elected by the parents

Six Co-opted Governors who volunteer and are invited to join the Board because of their particular skills/experience

One Staff Governor elected by the staff

One Local Authority Governor

The Headteacher

The full board usually meets four times a year


The Governing Board’s main responsibilities are

·         To set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction

  •       To carry out statutory duties regarding safeguarding and attendance
  •       To review and approve the school budget including the use of Pupil Premium Funding and the PE grant
  •       To decide policy on such things as equal opportunities, behaviour and special needs provision etc
  •       To monitor the performance of the school
  •       To oversee the curriculum provision
  •       To appoint, challenge and support the Headteacher
  •       To occasionally sit on appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school
  •      To engage with all stakeholders to work together for the benefit of the school


At Lostock Primary School, many of these functions are carried out by committees which usually meet three times a year. Governors volunteer for these committee according to their own interests and experience.


The Resources Committee (Chair - Mrs Judith Clarkson)

         Personnel Matters

         Financial Matters

         Premises and Building Matters


The Curriculum and School Effectiveness Committee (Chair - Mrs Jill Clark)

         Achievement and Standards

         Curriculum Provision

         Teaching and Learning


The Pupil Welfare and Community Committee (Chair - Mrs Dianne Hawkes)

         Inclusion Matters

         Pupil Behaviour, Health, Wellbeing and Safety



The Steering Group  (Chair - Mrs Lorna Tyldsley)

         Co-ordinate the work of the Governing Board

         Maintain a strategic overview of the Governing Board's effectiveness


More details of the work of these committees can be found under Impact Statements.


There are also other special roles for which governors may volunteer, some are specified by Governor Regulations, some are particular to Lostock Primary School. 




The Chairs of the three Committees sit on the Steering Committee which is chaired by the Chair of Governors.


Thinking of becoming a Governor?

All Governors are volunteers and do not receive any payment for their work, however, they do play a vital role in the running of the school.  Being a Governor is demanding and challenging but extremely rewarding.  Please see the document “What do governors do?” for further information. The term of office is usually four years but Governors may be reappointed/re-elected.  

 What do governors do.pdfWhat do governors do.pdf


If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact either the Headteacher or Chair of Governors via the school office. 


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