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Meet the Governors

The role of the Governing Body

  • To ensure a clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • To hold the Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils and the performance management of staff. 

  • To oversee the financial performances of the school and ensure it's money is well spent.


Please click on the following title for up to date Governor Information :

Ince CE Primary School Governor Details


If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs R. Wareing, then please write to her at school's address.


Meeting dates for the academic year 2019-2020:


 Full Governing Body Meetings       

  • 19th September 2019                         
  • 17th October 2019                         

  • 5th December 2019                                

  • 6th February 2020

  • 17th March 2020

  • 21st May 2020

  • 9th July 2020         


All meetings will begin at 5.00pm.  At every meeting the minutes are taken by an appointed clerk from Wigan Governor Services.


Who can attend meetings of the Governing Body?

Parents and other members of the public are welcome to attend by prior arrangement with the Chair of Governors.  However, where confidential matters are to be discussed, visitors will be asked to leave the meeting.


Attendance Records for Full Governing Body

School Year


13/09/18 13/12/18 14/03/19 04/07/19
Mrs R Wareing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr D Molyneux Apologies Apologies Yes Apologies
Miss J Hyde Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rev S Nicholson Yes Resigned Resigned Resigned
Mrs C Achilles Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs A Grundy Yes Apologies Apologies Yes
Mrs A Hardy Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs K Almond Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs S Molyneux Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs B Bennett Yes Yes Yes Yes


Attendance Records for Finance & Staffing Committee

School Year







Budget Setting



Mrs A Grundy Yes Yes Yes Apologies  
Mrs R Wareing Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Miss J Hyde Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Cllr D Molyneux Yes Apologies Apologies Yes  
Mrs S Molyneux Yes Yes Yes Yes  

Mrs T Roberts

(Business Manager)

Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Mrs B Bennett Yes Yes Yes Yes  


Attendance Records Curriculum Committee

School Year


22/11/18 05/03/19 16/05/19
Miss J Hyde Yes Yes  
Mrs R Wareing Yes Yes  
Mrs C Achilles Yes Yes  
Mrs A Hardy Yes Yes  
Mrs K Almond Yes Yes  


How do I become a Governor?

Governors usually serve a 4 year term of office.  From time to time, vacancies occur for Parent Governors on the governing body.  Parents/Carers will be informed of such vacancies and nominations will be sought.  However, should you wish to become a governor for any other school, you should contact the Governor Services department of the local authority; details of who to contact can be provided at the School Office.


Why should I consider becoming a Governor?

Education is one of the most important services that we can provide to our community.  Our aim is to equip children with the  skills and knowledge they need to become effective members of society as well as to enjoy life to the full.  By becoming a Governor, you will be able to play an active role in influencing how the school can best serve the local community and, in particular, the children who live there.

A word from our Governors.........


Chair of Governors - Mr Bernard Stuart

My name is Bernard Stuart and I should like to introduce myself as the school's Chair of Governors.

While I am new to Ince CE I have a wealth of experience in schools, having been a teacher for thirty years, followed by sixteen years as a schools adviser and a Diocesan Director of Education. I am now retired which means I have the time to commit to help Mrs Lawrenson and everyone else in the school community take Ince CE forward in what is an exciting stage of its development.


It is so thrilling and a genuine privilege to be part of a school where the team are so committed to improving opportunities for every pupil every day. Hopefully some of my own expertise, skills and experiences will prove useful as I serve the school community in my role as a governor.


I hope to meet many of you around the school and, should you have any questions for me, I can be contacted via the school. I am very much looking forward to becoming ever more involved in what is an excellent school.


  • Appointed - 01/09/2020
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Local Authority
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs Barbara Bennett

Link Governor for Year 2/Foundation Governor/Pupil Premium

I am married with two grown children who both attended Ince C of E Primary School. After running a successful family business for over thirty years, I now devote my time to foster care. Over the past fifteen years I have looked after over thirty children. I fully realise the importance of a good education and by being involved as a governor I hope to be able to support the next generation of school children.


  • Appointed - 01/02/2017
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Diocese
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - Governor at Newbridge Learning Community and Parent/Carer of pupils at Ince CE Primary School


Local Authority Governor - Councillor David Molyneux

I am a former pupil of Ince CE Primary School. My children attended this school. I have been a local councillor and school governor for over 35 years. I am a strong supporter of Ince CE Primary School and am interested in the children aiming to be the best they can be.


  • Appointed - 25/08/2014
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - Wigan Development Company, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Wife is also a governor at Ince CE Primary School


Foundation Governors


Mrs Angela Grundy - Link Governor for Year 3/ Health & Safety

I am currently a Foundation Governor and have been a governor for over 20 years. I am also a church warden at Christ Church. I thoroughly enjoy both of these roles.


  • Appointed - 05/09/2014
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Mrs Anne Hardy - Link Governor for Year 6/ SEND

I am Anne Hardy and I have been a governor at Ince CE Primary School for about 15 years. I am now a Foundation Governor representing Christ Church. Previously, when I worked at Ince, I was a staff governor.


I decided to stand as Foundation Governor when I retired from work because I wanted to continue to be involved in the life of the school and its pupils. As a governor I can continue to support the school in achieving the best for its pupils.


As a governor, I help to support the development of each child as they progress through the school. This not only includes a pupil’s academic development but also the social and emotional development of pupils.

The Christian ethos of the school is important to me. Along with a good education, it will ensure that our pupils are best equipped for secondary school and later life.


I see the role of governor as being both to support the Headteacher and senior management team whilst also challenging the outcomes achieved by the school. The governors ensure that the curriculum is taught and that the school is financially well run.


  • Appointed - 01/09/2013
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Mrs Lesley Finch

  • Appointed - 18/02/2021
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Parent Governors


Mrs Leanne Jones 

  • Appointed - 21/09/2020
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Elected by Parents
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Headteacher and Staff Governors


Mrs Sara Lawrenson - Headteacher

I am very proud to be the Headteacher at Ince CE Primary School and I am passionate about ensuring our families thrive.  My vision is for all children to be able to #Let Their Light Shine.


On a personal note, I am a mum of twin girls.  I have 10 years headship experience and am a National Leader of Education as well as being a Trauma Informed Schools UK Trainer.


  • Appointed - 01/09/2019
  • Term of Office -
  • Appointing Body -
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Mrs Cath Achilles - Acting Deputy Headteacher 

Link Governor for Year 1/ Data Governor/ Children Looked After

I have taught at Ince C of E Primary School since September 2000 after starting my career as a Year 6 teacher at a school in Cheshire. I thoroughly enjoy working at our school, helping the children achieve their potential and supporting the school in providing a quality education for all it's pupils. As a governor, I am able to help in ensuring the well being of both staff and pupils within our school community.


  • Appointed - 01/06/2018
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Elected by staff
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - Parent Governor at Garswood Primary School



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