General Information

The Governing Body at The Elton High School is committed to maintaining the School’s high standards of education and care, and improving the School’s facilities to ensure increasing educational needs are met.  Below is a full list of Governors.

Governor Name:Role:Appointed by:Term:Pecuniary Interests:
Jonathan WiltonHeadteacherEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal01/09/2016None
Chair of Governors

Appointed by GB/board
01/09/2023 – 31/08/2027None
Neil ScrutonCo-opted
Vice Chair of Governors

Appointed by GB/board
16/03/2021 – 15/03/2025None
VacancyLA Governor
Nominated by LA and appointed by GB
01/09/2023 – 31/08/2027None
VacancyStaff Governor
Elected by school staff
01/09/2023 – 31/08/2027None
Dave LythgoeCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB/board17/11/2022 – 16/11/2026None
Katherine AshworthCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB/board11/03/2023 – 10/03/2027Governor at Cams Lane Primary School
Mobeen KashifCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB/board01/09/2023 – 31/08/2027None
James FrithCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB/board04/03/2021 – 02/03/2025None
Iain MacKayCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB/board26/01/2022 – 25/01/2026None
Ciara ConnellCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB/board17/11/2022 – 16/11/2026None
Ann-Marie BennettParent GovernorParent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates11/10/2022 – 10/10/2026None
Heather McLeanParent GovernorParent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates24/03/2022 – 23/03/2026None
Rebecca CrossParent GovernorParent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates07/10/2019 – 06/10/2023None
Michelle MallilieuParent GovernorParent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates04/03/2021 – 03/03/2025None

Dave LythgoeNeil Scruton
Jonathan WiltonJonathan WiltonJonathan Wilton
Sarah WardenJoanna FilkinsKate Johnson
Katherine AshworthAnn-Marie Bennett
Rebecca CrossCiara Connell
Dave LythgoeMobeen KashifNeil Scruton
Michelle MallalieuIain MacKay
Rebecca Cross
 James Frith Heather McLean
Neil Scruton 
ArtsCiara Connell
AttendanceNeil Scruton
Computing / ICT/BusinessIain MacKay
Design TechnologyHeather McLean
English/DramaJames Frith
Health & SafetyIain MacKay
HistoryJames Frith
LiteracyJames Frith
Mathematics/NumeracyDave Lythgoe
Modern Foreign LanguagesNeil Scruton
MusicNeil Scruton
Physical EducationMobeen Kashif
PunctualityNeil Scruton
Pupil PremiumKatherine Ashworth
RE/PSHE/CitizenshipMichelle Mallilieu
Safeguarding/Child Protection/Pastoral Care/CYPICAnn-Marie Bennett
ScienceDave Lythgoe
SEN Liaison GovernorAnn-Marie Bennett
Teaching & LearningRebecca Cross

Each committee meets at least once a term and governors are required to work as members of one of the committees. In addition there are a number of committees that only meet when the need arises.

The Governing Body works very closely with the Headteacher in a positive and highly effective partnership. The Headteacher is the professional leader and chief executive of the school. They are responsible for the organisation, direction and management of the school, the leadership of staff and for all the activities, academic or otherwise, of the school.

The Governing Body at The Elton High School has a vital role to play in making sure that each of its students receives the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of   their governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’. Section 21[2] of the Education Act 2002.

In particular the Governing Body:

  • sets the school’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources ;
  • monitors and evaluates performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school;
  • ensures that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, the local authority, as well as to the staff it employs;
  • oversees the financial performance of the school and makes sure its money is well spent.
  • monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.

The Governing Body also carries out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • appointing and dismissing of staff;
  • hearing appeals and grievances;
  • setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline;
  • making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe;
  • setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

Being a governor means giving time, energy and commitment. The role of a school governor is a voluntary position that is much valued within the education system. It is a position of importance and trust.

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