Welcome to our Governors' section.
Our Governing Body has 3 key roles;
- To provide a strategic direction for the school
- To act as a critical friend to the school, and
- To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves, and the quality of education it provides
All Governors involve themselves actively in the work of the Governing Body and accept a fair share of responsibilities, including service on committees. Each Governor is attached to one area of the curriculum and maintains regular contact with the staff subject leader. The Governing body meets, in full, at least once every term, as do all the committees.
Governing Body Committees
The following documents in this section of the website will enable you to understand how the governing body at Northern is constituted.
If you have any queries after reading the following documents or you are interested in becoming a member of our governing body then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ewens.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
Structure and Responsibilities of the Governing Body and Committees – updated September 2021
The governing body consists of:
Mrs Anna Ewens
Mrs Cara Duffy
Full and SEC
Chair of Governors
Mrs Sandra Melvin
|Mrs Sarah Goodchild|
PSHE / RSE
Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Joanne Ramsbottom
Geography / History
Mrs Bridget Collinge
Mr John Syers
Health and Safety
3 parent governors 1 authority governor 1 staff governor 1 head-teacher 4 co-opted governors
Governance Information - Updated September 2021
Date of appointment
Term of Office
During past 12 months.
Relevant business/pecuniary interests
including connections with staff.
Governor at Thorn Primary School
Governor at Bacup Nursery School
|Joanne Ramsbottom||November 2019|
|Bridget Collinge||November 2019|