Governing Body Composition

Gary Speakman – Chairman of Governors

Gary Speakman was appointed Chairman of Governors in September 2015, having served on the Governing Body for 8 years, including chairing the Sixth Form Committee. Gary is a former pupil of the school from 1975 through to leaving the sixth form in 1980. He was also Deputy Chair of Governors at St Peter’s High School in Orrell, until the end of 2013. Gary has been a main Board Finance Director/CFO/COO for well over 20 years with wide ranging experience in private equity, private and fully listed companies across equally wide ranging business sectors. Away from business, he is a keen family man and supporter of all things Wigan, particularly Wigan Athletic. He is also Trustee of Wigan Youth Zone, a member of the Wigan Forward Board and Chairman of Highfield Cricket Club, also based in Wigan, for whom he still plays from time to time.

Angela Finch – Vice-Chair of Governors ​​​​​​​

Angela Finch was appointed Vice-Chair of Governors in September 2007, having served on the Governing Body for many years. She has been a Deputy Headteacher at The Byrchall High School for several years and is extremely confident in all educational matters, particularly the use of tracking and data. As a parent of children who attended The Deanery, she has a passion which runs through everything she does so that all children can do their very best and achieve in their education.

 

Type Roles Filled Roles Unfilled Total
Foundation 10 2 12
Headteacher 1 0 1
Local Authority 1 0 1
Staff 1 0 1
Parent 3 0 3
Co-opted 1 1 2

 

Name of Governor Type of Governor  

Term of Office

(years)

Date of Appointment  

Date of Resignation

(if within last 12 months)

Appointing Body
Mr A Bailey Staff 4 27/6/18  31/08/20 Staff
Ms G Cousineau Foundation 4 01/09/18 Governing Body
Cllr G Davies Local Authority 4 04/04/19 Local Authority
Miss H Duggan Foundation 4 06/12/18 22/01/20 Governing Body
Mr S Entwistle Co-opted 4 26/11/18 Governing Body
Mrs A Finch Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs W Fry Foundation 4 12/10/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Revd W Gibbons Foundation Ex-Officio 27/06/18 Diocesan Board of Education
Revd S Higginson Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs J Moore Foundation 4 01/09/17 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs G Muflahi Staff 4 16/09/20 Governing Body
Mr J Rothwell Foundation 4 21/10/16 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs E Smith Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Miss A Southworth Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Mr G Speakman Co-opted 4 01/09/19 Governing Body
Mr M Starkey Parent 4 04/10/19 Parents
Mrs V Stevenson-Hornby Parent 4 16/04/18 Parents
Mr J Taylor Parent 4 09/12/16 Parents
Mr M Wood Headteacher For duration of employment as Headteacher Governing Body

Specific Governor Responsibilities

Responsibility Name
Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor Mrs E Smith
SEND Governor Mrs V Stevenson-Hornby
Link Governor Mrs E Smith
Attendance Governor Mrs G Cousineau
Pupil Premium Governor Mrs G Cousineau
Health & Safety Governor Mr M Starkey
CEIAG Governor Mrs W Fry

Governing Body Structure

Curriculum Pastoral & Worship Pay Review
Remit: to deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding the school curriculum. Remit: to deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding Pastoral Care policies and practice for pupils, students and staff consistent with the Christian Foundation of the school. Remit: to review and approve all teacher salaries (including Senior Leadership Team) annually as required by the School Teachers’ Pay and Condition Document.
Membership: Membership: Membership:
Mr J Rothwell (Chair) Revd S Higginson (Chair Mrs E Smith (Chair)
Mrs A Finch Mrs G Cousineau Mrs G Cousineau
Mrs J Moore Cllr G Davies Mr S Entwistle
Mrs E Smith Mr S Entwistle Revd W Gibbons
Mr M Starkey Mrs J Moore Mrs V Stevenson Hornby
Mr M Wood Revd W Gibbons
Miss A Southworth
Mrs V Stevenson Hornby
Mrs W Fry
Mr M Wood

 

Resources Ad-Hoc Committees
Remit: to deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding staffing, finance and premises. Remit: Staff Discipline, Complaints, Admissions, Staff and Student Appeal
Membership: Three governors with no prior knowledge are called to form these committees, with the exception of:

​​​​​​​Student Discipline panels will comprise of Mr S Entwistle, Mrs V Stevenson-Hornby & Revd S Higginson.

 

Mr J Taylor (Chair)
Mrs A Finch
Mrs W Fry
Mr J Rothwell
Mrs E Smith
Mr G Speakman
Mr M Wood

Register of Interests

Name Details of pecuniary interest Details of personal interest
Mrs G Cousineau Employed by The Academy of St Francis of Assissi & Member of ASCL
Mr G Davies Member of Unison: Local Councillor
Mr S Entwistle Trustee of The Makerfield Academy Trust
Mrs A Finch Deputy Headteacher at The Byrchall High School / Makerfield Academy Trust
Mrs W Fry Employed by Wigan Council
Mr W Gibbons Trustee at John Eddleston Trust, Wigan Family Welfare
Revd S Higginson Co-opted Governor at a local primary school
Mrs J Moore Employed by Kids Church as Ministry Leader (voluntary); Leader of Children’s Ministry at Today’s Community Church; Trustee of ‘Open Hand, Open Heaven’s charity Parent of child at the school; husband is Trustee of The Message Trust
Mr J Rothwell
Mrs E Smith
Miss A Southworth
Mr G Speakman Trustee of Wigan Youth Zone & Arts At The Mill, Chairman of Highfield Cricket Club
Mr M Starkey Employed by Life Journey Media
Mrs Stevenson-Hornby Parent of child at the school
Mr J Taylor  Director of JPSE Media and Governor at Marus Bridge/Rowan Learning Trust Parent of child at the school
Cllr G Davies Member of Unison
Mr M Wood

Attendance

Name of Governor Full Governors 12/09/19 Curriculum 26/09/19 Resources 14/11/19 Curriculum 12/12/19 Admissions

14/01/20

Pastoral & Worship 12/02/20 Curriculum 26/02/20
Mr A Bailey
Ms G Cousineau
Cllr G Davies
Miss H Duggan
Mr S Entwistle
Mrs A Finch
Mrs W Fry
Revd W Gibbons
Revd S Higginson
Mrs J Moore
Mr J Rothwell
Mrs E Smith
Miss A Southworth
Mr G Speakman
Mrs V Stevenson-Hornby
Mr J Taylor
Mr M Wood

Governor Attendance 2018/19