Our Governors

The main role of our governors is to champion our children, support the school leaders and also hold the leadership team to account for pupil outcomes. They also ensure that statutory requirements around safeguarding and curriculum are put into place.

They represent a range of members of society including parents, LA, staff etc.

Our governors spend a lot of time in school meeting with all members of staff including participating in pupil progress meetings twice a year.  Because of the commitment and time spent, all our governors know the strengths of our school.  They are also aware of ways in which we can improve.

Our governors have the SHINE vision for Nicol Mere School. 

S - Safe

H - Happy and Healthy

I - Inclusive 

N- Nurturing 

E - Excellence for all 

Every child is encouraged to SHINE at Nicol Mere!

None of our governors have any business interests with any of our suppliers.

Our School Governors

Co-Chairperson/LA Governor – Mrs Jane Baines

  • Chair of governors since 2013
  • Co-opted governor from 1/7/12 till 30/6/16
  • LA governor from 14/4/16
  • Co-Chair of governors since 2017
  • Term of office: 19/7/16 till present day
  • Health and safety governor - school link
  • Safeguarding governor
  • PTSFA helper
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Retired Bank Manager
  • Previously a governor at another primary school
  • Treasurer/Trustee of Wigan and Leigh young carers as of 05/11/18

 Co-Chairperson/Co-opted Governor - Mrs Annette Kerner

  • Co-Chair of Governors since 2017
  • Early Years Governor - school link
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Term of office as parent governor: 2/3/14 till 26/2/18
  • Co-opted governor: 27/2/18 - 26/2/22
  • PTSFA helper
  • Self-employed and a partner in a graphic design company
  • Previously worked in Wigan Council planning department
  • LA Governor at a local high school

Co-opted Governor - Mrs Rebecca Clift

  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Term of office as parent governor: 28/11/13 till 27/11/17
  • Co-opted governor:  30/11/17 - 29/11/21
  • PTSFA helper
  • Previously Chair of Governors
  • Self - employed as a Property Manager
  • Previously a governor at a local high school

Headteacher Governor - Mr Paul Gubbins

  • Member of all commitees
  • Became Headteacher in September 2006
  • Term of office: September 2006 till present day 
  • Been in education for approximately 25 years
  • Previously worked in Wirral and Sefton local authorities as a Teacher and Headteacher
  • Previously worked in the financial industry

Parent Governor - Mrs Alison Roberts

  • Terms of office : 21/03/18 till 20/03/22
  • Curriculum Committee member
  • Worked in other Primary Schools
  • Currently working as a Primary Music Specialist Teacher
  • Member of international award winning Ladies choir at Capella Chorus based in Golborne.

Co-opted Governor – Mr William Morris

  • Retired primary Headteacher
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Previous term of office: 22/10/14 till 21/10/18
  • Re-elected term dates: 23/10/18 till 22/10/22
  • Previously Chair of Governors at Nicol Mere School during the outstanding Ofsted inspection
  • Previously a governor at a Knowsley High School
  • Member of trustees of a local charity
  • Treasurer of Makerfield CLP and also Bryn ward branch

Co-opted Governor - Mrs Gillian Magee

  • School cook since Nicol Mere School opened in 1976
  • Member of the Asset Committee
  • Been a governor at Nicol Mere School since the school opened
  • PTSFA treasurer
  • Term of office as staff governor: 28/3/15 till 27/3/19
  • Re-elected as Co-opted governor 27/03/19

Co-opted Governor – Mr Stephen Wallace

  • Term of office as staff governor: 30/11/17 – 31/09/19
  • Co-opted governor from 01/09/19 till 31/08/23
  • Previously deputy headteacher at Nicol Mere Primary school: worked at the school since September 2012 till 2019
  • Previously worked in two outstanding primary Schools in two different Local Authorities.
  • Currently Headteacher at another local primary school

Staff Governor – Miss Helen Killick

  • Term of office: 12/09/19 till 11/09/23
  • Worked at Nicol Mere since 2012
  • Currently British Values lead at school

Associate Governor - Mrs Stephanie Swift

  • Associate membership since September 2018
  • Associate member of governing body - has no voting rights
  • Currently deputy headteacher at Nicol Mere
  • Currently a governor at another primary school
  • Previously worked in other outstanding primary schools
  • Advanced skills teacher
  • Maths specialist teacher

Full Governors Meetings:

 
Meeting Date: Attended Apologies

24.3.15

7.7.15

20.10.15

15.12.15

22.3.16

19.7.16

16.11.16

22.3.17

12.7.17

18.10.17

30.11.17

21.3.18

11.7.18

3.10.18

12.12.18

20.03.19

10.7.19

PG, JB, RC, JD, WG, AK, GM, WM, CQ

PG, JB, AK, JD, RC, GM, CQ, WG, WM

PG, RC, WG, AK, GM, WM

PG, JB, RC, WG, AK, GM, WM, CQ

PG, JB, WM, WG, GM, CQ, AK, RC, KK, AR

PG, JB, RC, WG, AK, KKP, WM, CQ, AR

JB, RC, WG, AK, KKP, GM, WM, CQ, AR

PG, JB, AK, RC, GM, KKP, WM, WG

JB, RC, WG, PG, AK, GM, WM, CQ, AR

JB, RC, WG, PG, AK, KKP, WM

JB, AK, RC, WM, GM, PG, SWa

AR, AK, BM, KKP, GM, JB, PG, RC

JB, RC, PG, AK, GM, BM, JP, AR, SW, SS

JB, RC, AK, PG, WM, SW, SS, JP

JB, AK, GM, PG, SW, AR, WM, SS, JP

JB, RC, AK, PG, GM, WM, AR, SW, SS, JP

JB, RC, PG, AK, GM, WM, JP, AR, SS, SW

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GM, AR

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Asset Management Meetings:

Meeting Date: Attended Apologies

12.2.15

25.6.15

15.10.15

10.12.15

25.2.16

16.6.16

6.10.16

8.12.16

9.6.17

12.10.17

23.11.17

PG, JB, RC, JD, AK, WG, WM

PG, JB, RC, JD, AK, GM, WM

PG, JB, RC, JD, AK, WM

PG, JB, RC, WG, AK, GM, WM

PG, JB, RC, WG, AK, GM, WM

PG, JB, RC, WG, AK, GM, WM

PG, JB, RC, GM, WM

PG, JB, RC, WG, AK, GM, WM

PG, JB, AK, RC, GM, WM

WM, GM, PG, JB, AK, RC

PG, JB, AK, RC, WM, GM

GM

WG

WG, GM

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AK, WG

JP

WG

WG

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Curriculum and Achievement Meetings:

Meeting Date: Attended Apologies

21.11.18

JB, AK, RC, AR, WM, SS, SW, PG, JP

KKP

 

Key Documents