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Our Governors


Schools are run by a board of School Governors working together with school staff to help ensure the very best education for all of the pupils. School Governors are volunteers from all walks of life, with a wide variety of knowledge and skills who offer challenge and support to help the school move continually forward.

The remit for the Governing Body is to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Thank you to Mr Cunliffe

Mr Brian Cunliffe has been the Chair of the Board of Governors at Lowton West Primary School for the past eleven years (since September 2011). At last night’s full governing board meeting, Mr Cunliffe handed over to his successor Dr Gena Merrett. 

During the past eleven years Mr Cunliffe has been an outstanding Chair of Governors, giving endless amounts of his time to the school and its community. His hard work, commitment and support have been second to none. Mr Cunliffe has been heavily involved in the development and refurbishment of the school building, he has sat on the panel for many staff appointments, he has attended many school events and he was a huge support throughout


the Covid pandemic. In addition to this, he has prepared and led Governing Body meetings and ensured that the school has a very effective Governing Body with a wide range of strengths to ensure the best possible outcomes for the pupils of Lowton West.

I am certain therefore that you will join me in thanking Mr Cunliffe for all of his hard work as Chair of Governors and his service to the school over the past eleven years.

Mr Cunliffe will continue to be a Governor at Lowton West Primary School.


Chair of the Board of Governors and Vice Chair of the Board of Governors

Dr Gena Merrett has been elected as the new Chair of Governors and Miss Rachel Jenkinson has been elected as the new Vice Chair of Governors. We would like to convey our best wishes to them as they take up their new roles.

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