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 Headteacher01/09/2016None
Roger BurgessCo-opted
Chair of Governors
Appointed by GB8/7/2020 – 7/7/2024None
John CostelloLA GovernorNominated by LA and appointed by GB01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023None
Lynne HainsworthParent GovernorParent appointed by GB due to no election candidates07/10/19 – 06/10/2023None
Iain MacKayParent GovernorParent appointed by GB due to no election candidates08/03/2018 – 07/03/2022None
Norman RosindaleAppointed by GB01/09/2019 – ResignedNone
Neil ScrutonCo-opted
Vice Chair of Governors
Appointed by GB16/03/2017 – 15/03/2021None
Michelle Mallalieu09/12/2020 -08/12/2024None
Gemma CappsParent GovernorParent appointed by GB due to no election candidates07/10/19 – 06/10/2023None
Rebecca CrossParent GovernorParent appointed by GB due to no election candidates07/10/19 – 06/10/2023None
Katherine AshworthCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB11/03/2019 – 10/03/2023Governor at Cams Lane Primary School
Mobeen KashifCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB11/03/2019 – 10/03/2023None
Clare RaffertyStaffElected by school staff04/09/2019 – 03/09/2023None
Johanna EllisonCo-opted GovernorAppointed by GB20/11/2019 – 19/11/2023None

John Costello (Chair)Roger Burgess (Chair)Roger Burgess (Chair)
Jonathan WiltonJonathan WiltonJonathan Wilton
Kate JohnsonJoanna FilkinsKate Johnson
Roger BurgessKatherine AshworthJohanna Ellison
Lynne HainsworthJohanna EllisonJohn Costello
Neil ScrutonMobeen KashifNeil Scruton
Rebecca CrossIain MacKayClare Rafferty
Gemma CappsRebecca Cross
 James Frith James Frith
Michelle Mallalieu 
Computing / ICT/BusinessIain MacKay
Design Technology
English/DramaLynne Hainsworth
GeographyJohn Costello
Health & SafetyRoger Burgess
LiteracyLynne Hainsworth
Modern Foreign LanguagesNeil Scruton
MusicNeil Scruton
Physical EducationJohanna Ellison
Pupil PremiumKatherine Ashworth
Safeguarding/Child Protection/Pastoral Care/CYPICJohn Costello
SEN Liaison GovernorGemma Capps
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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