We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of people who make up our school's governing body.  

School governors have an increasingly important role in ensuring that the standards in schools are as high as possible.

The links below will take you to information that may be of interest to governors, those who would like to consider the role in the future, and those who may simply want to know more.

Lancashire governors' website

National governors' association


Department for Education (DfE)

Governance (DfE)



Our current governors:

                                                                                                                                                                     Term of office ends:

Mrs Lynn Sutcliffe  -  Chair                 Foundation governor appointed by Blackburn Diocese                        1 Sep 2017

Mr Andrew McCormick  - Vice chair   Foundation governor  appointed by Blackburn Diocese                       30 Sep  2016

Rev Gary Lewis                                  Ex-officio                                                                                               13 May 2018

Mrs Irene Connick                              Foundation governor appointed by PCC of St Luke's Winmarleigh      6 Mar 2017

Mrs LizThornton                                 Foundation governor  appointed by Blackburn Diocesen                     31 Aug 2018

Mrs Beccy Raby                                 Parent governor                                                                                      9 Mar 2020

Mrs Helen Collinson                           Foundation governor appointed by PCC of St Luke's Winmarleigh      31 Jan 2017

Mrs Ann Casson                                Foundation governor appointed by PCC of St Luke's Winmarleigh       31 Aug 2017

Mr Matt Nickson                                Parent governor                                                                                           1 Apr  2017

Mrs Sarah Shaw                                Staff governor                                                                                        

Mrs Helen Ife                                     Headteacher                                                                                        


Governors can be contacted through the school office. 


One governor has a declared a business interest - spouse of a director of Raby's Contractors  


Date of last full governors meeting - Monday 6th March 2017 -  All Governors attended, no apologies.