Why do Schools Need Governors?

Every school has a Governing Body to represent the local community - "the stakeholders" in the running of our schools. School Governors bring external support perspectives from ordinary life, the staff and the Local Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. They have important responsibilites like managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff.

What do School Governors do?

Governors work as a team to:

  • promote high standards of educational attainment at their school
  • set targets for student achievement
  • take general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • manage the school's budget , including deciding how many staff will work there
  • make sure that the National Curriculum is delivered via a broad and balanced provision
  • report on students' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
  • act as a 'critical friend' to the school
  • be prepared to undertake training and develop their role
  • participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the Head Teacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline
  • draw up an action plan after an inspection by the Office of Standards in Education (OfSTED)

Would you like to become a school governor? Read the document below for further information:

Chair of Governors Date term of office expires
Ms J.A. Devine 18th June 2019
Vice Chair of Governors
Mr C. Marsh 31st August 2019
Parent Governors
Mrs P. Bradshaw 24th March 2020
Mr C. Caley 9th November 2020
Mrs S. Dolan 24th March 2020
Mr D. Cummings 9th November 2020
Ms M. Foulds 9th November 2020
Ms A. Halstead 9th November 2020
Ms C. McDonald 9th November 2020
Mrs L. Pender 14th November 2017
Ms N. Winstanley 9th November 2020
Co-opted Governors
Mr P. Hughes
9th November 2020
Mr C. Marsh 31st August 2019
Mr D.G. Marsh 31st August 2019
Mr N. Rouch 9th November 2020
Mrs A. Scott 31st August 2019
Vacancy n/a
Local Authority Governors
Cllr A. Burns 9th November 2020
Mr I. Murphy n/a
Teacher Governors
Mr K. Wright 9th November 2020
Clerk to the Full Governing Body
Mr Roscoe (LA) n/a
Clerk to Governors Sub-Committees
Miss D. Harrison (Haydock High School) n/a

Additional information, including record of attendance for 2015/2016 and pecuniary interests, can be found below.



We care. We support. We achieve.

At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.

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Haydock Curriculum

The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.

Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

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About Us
& Our School

We are proud of our School

We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress. 

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Haydock Leisure Centre

Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.

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