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 

SEND Governor

Mrs Margaret Quinn

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

Mrs Marianne Halliwell, Vacancy

Governor for Standards, Performance & Pupil Progress

Dr James Dewey

Governors for Conflict Resolution

Mr Peter Rushton, Vacancy

Governor for Spiritual Life & Ethos


Premises Inspection Panel

Mrs Marianne Halliwell, Vacancy, Vacancy

Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel

Mr Peter Rushton, Dr James Dewey, Mr Rory Orlandi & Mrs Kathy Hall

Pay Committee

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

Mrs Marianne Halliwell (Chair)

Mr Ben Spence

Mrs Margaret Quinn

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Mrs Marianne Halliwell (Chair)

Mr Rory Orlandi

Mrs Helen Crowder

Mrs Elizabeth Prior

Pay Appeals Committee

Dr James Dewey

Mrs Jane Corner

Mr Jerome Favier

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Dr James Dewey (Chair)

Mr Peter Rushton

Mrs Jane Corner

Mrs Helen Crowder

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.