Church Lane, Shevington, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 8BD

01257 401125

St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

Growing together in faith, love & learning

Governors Roles & Responsibilities

Each governor has a role to play within the full governing body and is assigned a specific area of school life to monitor and evaluate its effectiveness within the school.


Specific Responsibilities



Vulnerable Children Governor (including Safeguarding/Child Protection & Looked After Children)

Mrs Jane Corner & Mr Christopher Burke

SEND Governor

Mrs Margaret Quinn

Financial Liaison, Pupil Premium & P.E. Premium Governors

Dr James Dewey & Mrs Marianne Halliwell

Governor for Standards, Performance & Pupil Progress

Mrs Marianne Halliwell

Governors for Conflict Resolution

Rev Fr John Hindley & Mr Peter Rushton

Governor for Spiritual Life & Ethos

Rev Fr John Hindley (Governor at St. Marie's Catholic Primary School and St. John Rigby College)

Premises Inspection Panel

Mr Jerome Favier, Mr Christopher Burke & Mrs Marianne Halliwell

Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel

Mr Peter Rushton, Dr James Dewey & Mr Christopher Burke


Pay Committee

Remit:  To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers and the headteacher

Mrs Marianne Halliwell (Chair)

Rev Fr John Hindley

Mrs Margaret Quinn

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Mrs Marianne Halliwell (Chair)

Mr Christopher Burke

Dr Jerome Favier

Mr John Hanley

Pay Appeals Committee

Remit:  To hear appeals about decisions made by the Pay Committee

Mr Christopher Burke

Mrs Jane Corner

Mr Jerome Favier

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Dr James Dewey (Chair)

Mr Peter Rushton

Mrs Jane Corner

Mr John Hanley

Mrs Isla Li

Ad-hoc Committees:


  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

Three governors with no prior knowledge will be called alphabetically to form the committee.

Staff Appointments Committees

Drawn up (in alphabetical order) when required as outlined in the Scheme of Delegation for Staffing Matters.