Chorley All Saints' Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

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Chorley All Saints' Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

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Governor Information

School Governors

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

 The different categories of governors on our governing body are:

  • parent governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school;
  • staff governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues;
  • foundation governors are appointed on to the governing body by Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education via nomination by All Saints' CE Church PCC;
  • local authority (LA) governors who are nominated by the local councillor and appointed by the governing body;
  • the Headteacher (HT) is also a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school;
  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body but may been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of, but these rights can only be given by the governing body.

Here is a list of our School Governors their appointing body and their positions.

Brian Souter                              Chair of Governors

The Revd Michael Print            Incumbent

The Revd Jordan Bentliff         Foundation

Jeanette Seddon                      Foundation

Christine Ireland                       Foundation

Kath Hayes                               Foundation

Gwen Barnes                            Staff

Heather Horne                          Parent

Rachel Anders Kay                   Parent

Andy Pearson                           Co-Opted

Sarah Partington                      Headteacher

Sarah Scott                               LA

Charlotte Roberts                   Associate


The different committees our governing body has are:

  • There are also separate disciplinary and appeals committees which are convened if they are required.


 Resources Committee:

  Mr B Souter

 Mrs J Seddon

 Mrs C Ireland

 Mrs K Hayes

 Mrs G Barnes

 Mrs H Horne 

 Mr A Pearson

 Mrs S Partington

Mrs S Scott

Rev M Print

 Curriculum Committee:

  Mrs B Souter

 Mrs K Hayes

 Mrs G Barnes

 Mrs H Horne

 Mr A Pearson

 Mrs S Partington

Mrs Anders-Kay 

Mrs S Scott

Mrs C Roberts

Rev J Bentliff




School also has some nominated governors who take on specialist roles on behalf of the Governing Body

Details of the role of the Governors can be found using this link


The Governing Body has three main functions and they are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

We meet these functions by:

  • Being a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • Help the school to respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • We monitor and evaluate the schools progress by asking challenging questions
  • Helping the school to set high standards by assisting in the planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement
  • To ensure there is a good quality education in order for the children to achieve the highest possible standards
  • To work with the Headteacher and staff to make sure that the school is accountable. We are answerable to the parents, children and the Local Authority for the performance of the school.

The Governing Body at All Saints CE Primary School is composed of

  • 2 x Parent Governors
  • 1 x Authority Governor
  • 1 x Staff Governor
  • 1x Headteacher
  • 8 x Foundation Governors
  • 1 x Co-opted Governor
  • 14  in total

Governors serve for a total of 4 years

The Chair is elected every year by the Governing Body


Guide to being a Governor at All Saints'


Visit our Governors' Blog by clicking here


Business Interest Declaration


Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

 All the governors listed have signed the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests. This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school.




Term of Office

Business Interest Declared


Gwen Barnes



30 Sep 2013 -

29 Sep 2025

None Declared


Heather Horne



 1 Jan 2020-

 1 Jan 2024

None Declared

Year 3

Christine Ireland



2 Oct 2015-

1 Oct 2023

None Declared

Year 1

Sarah Partington




Husband Business - Ozonefit

Husband Business is Service Aid


Jeanette Seddon



1 Sep 2014-

31Aug 2026

None Declared


Brian Souter (Chair)



16 Mar 2012-

5 Nov 2023

Debt Advice Foundation

Year 6

Charlotte Roberts




 1 Sep 20024-

31 Aug 2028

None Declared

Year 2

Father Mike Print



1 Apr 2022

31 Mar 2026

St George's CE Primary School

Year 5

Joanna Walters

Business Manager



 None Declared

Bernard Golding

Clerk to






Andy Pearson



 1 Oct 2022 -

30 Sept 2026

None Declared


Sarah Scott



 None Declared

Governor Involvement

Governors are becoming more involved not only with the school as a whole but now with individual classes . Each governor has been assigned subject or age group and meet with staff and children in school, reporting  back to the committees sharing both successes and any questions that may have been raised. 

Governors meet regularly, we have a Resources committee for mainly buildings and finance and a Curriculum committee which looks at matters concerning teaching and learning. 

Governor Attendance

Click here   - for the latest Governor attendance sheet.

Click here   - to view the latest Governor Attendance at Curriculum and Finance Committee Meetings