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 

- 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.

Meet our School Governors (updated September 2019)

Co-Chairperson/LA Governor – Mrs Jane Baines

  • Co-chair of governors: 2017 - Present (1 year term) 
  • Previous chair of governors: 2013 - 2017
  • Co-opted governor: 01/07/12 - 30/06/16
  • LA governor: 14/4/16 - Present (4 year term)
  • Term of office: 19/7/16 - Present (4 year term) 
  • Health & Safety Governor / 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: 2017 - Present (1 year term)
  • Co-opted governor: 27/2/18 - Present (4 year term)
  • Previous parent governor: 2/3/14 - 26/2/18
  • Early Years governor
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • 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

  • Co-opted governor: 30/11/17 - Present (4 year term)
  • Previous parent governor: 28/11/13 - 27/11/17
  • Previously chair of governors
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • PTSFA helper
  • Self-employed as a property manager
  • Previously a governor at a local high school

Headteacher Governor - Mr Paul Gubbins

  • Term of office: September 2006 - Present
  • Became Headteacher of Nicol Mere in September 2006
  • Member of all commitees
  • Been in education for approximately 30 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

  • Parent governor: 21/03/18 - Present (4 year term)
  • 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

  • Co-opted governor: 23/10/18 - Present (4 year term)
  • Previous term of office as co-opted governor: 22/10/14 - 21/10/18
  • Previously chair of governors at Nicol Mere School during the 'Outstanding' OFSTED inspection
  • Member of the Asset Committee and Achievement Committee
  • Retired primary Headteacher
  • 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

  • Co-opted governor: 27/3/19 - Present (4 year term)
  • Previously staff governor: 28/3/15 - 27/3/19
  • School cook since Nicol Mere School opened in 1976
  • Been a governor at Nicol Mere School since the school opened
  • Member of the Asset Committee
  • PTSFA treasurer

Co-opted Governor – Mr Stephen Wallace

  • Co-opted governor: 01/09/19 - Present (4 year term)
  • Previous staff governor: 30/11/17 – 31/08/19
  • 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

  • Staff governor: 12/09/19 - Present (4 year term)
  • 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

3.10.18

12.12.18

20.03.19

10.7.19

25.9.19

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 (in part), SS, SW


KKP, GM, AR

RC

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Asset Management Meetings:

Meeting Date: Attended Apologies

2018-2019

18.10.18

7.2.19

3.4.19

26.6.19

2019-2020

11.9.19

 

JB, RC, AK, PG, WM, JP

JB, RC, AK, PG, WM, JP

JB, RC, AK, PG, GM, WM, JP

JB, RC, AK, PG, GM, WM, JP

 

RC, AK, GM, WM, PG, SW, SSW,JP

 

GM

GM

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JB

  

Curriculum and Achievement Meetings:

Meeting Date: Attended Apologies

21.11.18

16.10.19

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

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

KKP

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