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.

c/o The Deanery C of E High School and Sixth Form College

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 11 0 11
Headteacher 1 0 1
Local Authority 1 0 1
Staff 1 0 1
Parent 2 1 3
Co-opted 1 0 1

 

Name of Governor Type of Governor  

Term of Office

(years)

Date of Appointment  

Date of Resignation

(if within last 12 months)

Appointing Body
Ms Gina Cousineau Foundation 4 01/09/18 21/06/21 Diocesan Board of Education
Cllr George Davies Local Authority 4 04/04/19 Local Authority
Mr Stuart Entwistle Foundation 4 28/09/20 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs Angela Finch Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs Wendy Fry Foundation 4 12/10/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Revd Will Gibbons Foundation Ex-Officio 27/06/18 Diocesan Board of Education
Revd Stan Higginson Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs Jane Moore Foundation 4 01/09/17 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs Gill Muflahi Staff 4 16/09/20 Staff
Mr Jeff Rothwell Foundation 4 21/10/16 Diocesan Board of Education
Mrs Elaine Smith Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Miss Andrea Southworth Foundation 4 01/09/19 Diocesan Board of Education
Mr Gary Speakman Foundation 4 28/09/20 Diocesan Board of Education
Mr Martyn Starkey Parent 4 04/10/19 31/08/21 Parents
Mrs Vicki Stevenson-Hornby Parent 4 16/04/18 Parents
Mr Jason Taylor Co-opted 4 09/12/20 Governing Body
Mrs Catherine Wingrove Parent 4 19/12/20 Parents
Mr Martin 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 Miss C Wingrove
Pupil Premium Governor Miss C Wingrove
Literacy Governor Mrs A Finch
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 Cllr G Davies Mr S Entwistle
Mrs J Moore Mr S Entwistle Revd W Gibbons
Miss C Wingrove Mrs J Moore Mrs V Stevenson Hornby
Mr M Wood Revd W Gibbons
Miss A Southworth
Mrs V Stevenson Hornby
Mrs W Fry
Mrs E Smith
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, Staff and Student Appeal
Membership: Three governors with no prior knowledge are called to form these committees, with the exception of:

Admissions panels will comprise of Revd W Gibbons (Chair), Revd S Higginson, Mrs J Moore, Mrs E Smith, Mr M Wood.

​​​​​​​Student Discipline panels will comprise of Mrs V Stevenson-Hornby (Chair), Revd S Higginson, Mr S Entwistle, Mrs A Finch, Mrs E Smith, Mr J Taylor & Mr G Speakman.

 

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

Register of Interests

Name Details of pecuniary interest Details of personal interest
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

Governor Meetings Timetable 2021/22

  Full Curriculum Pastoral & Worship Resources Pay Review
September 21/09/21
October 05/10/21 19/10/21
November 15/11/21 03/11/21
December 13/12/21
January 20/01/22
February 15/02/22 10/02/22
March 24/03/22
April 28/04/22
May 12/05/22
June 14/06/22 30/06/22
July 13/07/22

 

Governor Attendance 2021/22