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Wellfield Methodist & Anglican Church School GOVERNORS


The Governing Body of Wellfield School meets three times a term - once each for Standards and Effectiveness (SEC) and Resources Committees and once as the Full Governing Body. There are also various smaller and sub-committees that meet regularly and these meeting are not included in the attendance figures.  It is  responsible for setting the strategic framework of the school and monitoring its implementation. It acts as a 'critical friend' by holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. The Governing Body also oversees the finances of the school; making sure money is well spent. 


Ross Shekleton (Chair of the Governing Body) 

On Friday 3rd March our Governors visited school to have a look at all of our initiatives to promote and improve reading in school. They were also thinking about 'Are our children happy and safe in school?'

They all agreed that they had a fabulous day and saw lots of reading initiatives. The Governors were impressed by the ability of the children to articulate their ideas and discuss concepts. In terms of reading they saw:


  • A lovely busy library (although a bit noisy with the hall next door)
  • Class novels being read
  • Every child in KS2 with a reading book on their table
  • Books outside in the Year R and 1 play areas (Reading den/shed)
  • Guided reading
  • Book fair
  • Exciting and inviting reading corners
  • Comprehension work
  • Teaching Assistants supporting children's reading
  • Variety of reading materials including comics and newspapers
  • Extreme reading display
  • Interventions such as IDL cloud
  • Espresso ( On-line Reading / News articles)
  • Displays in classrooms and HUGE variety of vocabulary
  • Children covered in words for World book Day


In the afternoon the Governors chatted to children from The School Council about their ideas in relation to reading and how they felt about happiness and safety in school. They did this  whilst eating a cream tea of scones, jam & cream; all baked by the School Council.


A very successful day - Thankyou our lovely Governors !

Mr Ross Shekleton – Chair of the Governing Body

Foundation Governor (Anglican) - Year 5 Governor

Responsibilities: Resources Committee, SEC, H & S, Finance, Maths, ICT, Safeguarding

Term of Office: 1st March 2016- 29th Feb 2020

Pecuniary Interests: Related to Miss J Shekleton, temporary staff

                        member | Meetings attended: 89 %


Mrs Janet Pay - Headteacher

Ex Officio

Responsibilities: SEC, Resources, Health & Safety, Assessment

Term of Office: 1st January 2014 - Current

Pecuniary Interests: Headteacher at Wellfield   |   Meetings attended: 100 %



Mrs Wendy Woodfine Vice Chair of the Governing Body  Chair of Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Foundation Governor (Methodist Church) - Year R Governor

Responsibilities: SEC, SEND, Early Years, Child Protection, Safeguarding

Term of Office: 14th October  2015 - 13th October 2019

                        Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 100 %



Fr. Charlie Hill – All Saints with St. John the Baptist Church

Ex Officio

Responsibilities: Resources Committee, Pastoral, RE, SMSC

Term of Office:  17th Jan 2015 - current

Pecuniary Interests: Governor at Hendon Brook PRU Primary School.  

                        Meetings attended: 33%


Rev. Phil Clarke - Padiham Road Methodist Church

Ex Officio

Responsibilities: Resources Committee, Pastoral Support, Worship

Term of Office: 1st September 2013 - Current

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 83%



Mr. Richard Hoyle 

Foundation Governor (Methodist Church) Year 4 Governor

Responsibilities: Resources Committee, SEC, Assessment, Music, Art

Term of Office: 1st September 2016- 31st August 2020

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 66%



Mrs Ruth Haygarth 

Foundation Governor (Anglican Church) Year 2 Governor

Responsibilities: SEC, Admissions, Pupil Premium, R.E, Child Protection

Term of Office:  17th October 2016 - 16th October 2020

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 33%




Miss Christina Harpur – Teacher

Staff Governor

Responsibilities: SEC, Offsite Provisions, Health & Safety Representative

Term of Office:  8th March 2016 to 7th March 2020 

Pecuniary Interests: Class Teacher at Wellfield |   Meetings attended: 89%



Lee Williams

Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities: Resources

Term of Office: 29th March 2017 to 28th August 2021

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: N/A




Foundation Governor (Anglican)


Term of Office:

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended:




Mrs Stephanie Reid (not yet appointed)  

Foundation Governor (Methodist Church) - Year 1 Governor

Responsibilities: SEC, English 

Term of Office:  

Pecuniary Interests:     |   Meetings attended:  



Mr. Darren Sturrock

Parent Governor - Year 1 Class Governor

Responsibilities: Resources Committee, Offsite Provisions.

Term of Office:  - 21st March 2016 - 20th March 2020

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 66%



Mrs Chloe Moretta

Parent Governor - Year 3 Governor

Responsibilities: SEC, Science & Library, Pupil Voice

Term of Office:  - 21st March 2016 - 20th March 2020

Pecuniary Interests: None   |   Meetings attended: 66%



Mrs Kay Wyatt 

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: Resources Committee, Finance, Health & Safety.

Term of Office:  - 25th February 2015 to 24th February 2019

Pecuniary Interests: Office Manager at Wellfield |Meetings attended: 100 %




Mr. Gordon McLeod

Associate  Governor

Responsibilities: Health & Safety, Fire Safety

Term of Office:  - 9th December 2014 - 8th December 2018

Pecuniary Interests: None   



Dr. Alison Mackenzie 

Associate Governor

Responsibilities: Child Protection, Admissions, SRE

Term of Office:  - 1st January 2016 - 31st December 2020

Pecuniary Interests: None    




Elaine Winrow - Clerk to Governors (LCC)

Responsibilities: Resources Committee, SEC, Full Governors.

Term of Office:  - On-going

Pecuniary Interests:  None  |   Meetings attended: 100 %