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:

Becoming a School Governor

Governing Body Position Date term of office started Date term of office expires Attendance at meetings 2017/18Pecuniary interests
Chair of Governors
Ms J.A. Devine 19th June 2015 18th June 201915 of 21None
Vice Chair
Mr N. Rouch 10th November 20169th November 202015 of 17None
Parent Governors
Mrs P. Bradshaw 25th March 201624th March 202016 of 16None
Mrs M. Foulds 10th November 20169th November 202012 of 16Staff governor at primary school
Mrs A. Halstead 10th November 20169th November 202015 of 16None
Mrs N. Winstanley 10th November 20169th November 202011 of 16Associate Governor at high school
Co-opted Governors
Mr P. Hughes
10th November 20169th November 202017 of 19None
Mr D.G. Marsh 1st September 201631st August 20204 of 12None
Mrs A. Scott 1st September 2015 31st August 2019 14 of 16None
Vacancy n/a
Local Authority Governors
Cllr A. Burns 10th November 20169th November 20204 of 12LA Councillor
Executive Headteacher
Mr C. Sheeran

18 of 19None
Staff Governor
Mr K. Wright 10th November 2016 9th November 202014 of 16Spouse is member of school staff

Full Governing Body 

Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee

Pupil Behaviour and Wellbeing Committee

School Outcomes and Teaching Committee

Audit and Governance Committee


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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