The Governing Board


‘I can do all things because Christ gives me strength’


In these extraordinary and unprecedented times a strong and committed governing body is vital in ensuring that a clear vision, Christian ethos and strategic direction is maintained and championed to make sure that every child who attends Christ Church has the very best educational opportunities where they are happy, able to thrive and flourish, gaining in confidence and achieve excellence in body, mind and spirit.

Christian values underpin everything that happens in school, children, staff and governors living them out in our daily lives.

We are blessed to have a brilliant, inspirational Headteacher in Mrs Helen Brooks who leads a talented, dedicated and committed team of teachers and support staff who support a shared vision and mission for all the school community of “Inspired to learn, grow and flourish within our Christian family”.  As a governor herself, Mrs Brooks has a pivotal role in realising the governor’s vision, creating a learning environment where children are exposed to outstanding learning and teaching, developing a lifelong joy of learning.  Children who are happy, resilient, not afraid to ‘have a go’ and make mistakes, having the confidence to try again.  We also want all our talented and dedicated team of staff to achieve and feel fulfilled in an atmosphere of the highest professional standards, where everyone is valued and encouraged alongside structured opportunities for training and development.

The knowledge, talents, skills, enthusiasm and experience that governors from all walks of life bring to the governing body no doubt enhances and supports future school development and improvement.  This ensures that the school team prepares our children for their future, having high expectations and aspirations for every child, regardless of their innate ability or background, by helping them achieve their full potential as part of the Christian family who have a love and appreciation of life as members of the wider community.  We are extremely fortunate in the support, guidance and commitment given by Father Andrew Brown in providing spiritual guidance for all members of this community and worship both in school and church.

All the children who attend Christ Church, Charnock Richard are special, unique and precious. As a governing body we have high expectations and aspirations not only for their academic achievement and attainment but perhaps most importantly in their personal development and emotional well-being that allows them to grow into happy, confident, resilient and responsible young people ready to go on to the next stage of their educational journey and become the person God truly wants them to be.



NamePositionCategoryElected / Re-electedEnd DateSubjectDeclaration of InterestDate interest was registeredAppointed By
Mrs J HeatonChair of GovernorsFoundation Governor30.03.202130.04.2024SFVS / PHSE / Staff Development & WellbeingNothing to declare12.09.2020PCC Charnock Richard
Mr M PritchardVice ChairFoundation Governor09.09.201908.09.2023New Governor MentorSt Michael's School Governor16.09.2020PCC Charnock Richard
Mrs H BrooksHead TeacherHead Teacher01.09.2014PresentNothing to declare16.09.2020Ex-official
Mr P KewleyTeacher RepresentativeStaff Governor01.11.201931.10.2023Nothing to declare31.03.2020
Mrs J BennettGovernorFoundation Governor01.04.202031.03.2024Chair of Curriculum & Standards/ Child Protection & Math'sNothing to declare16.09.2020Principle Officiating Minister
Mrs V HodkinsonGovernorFoundation Governor20.02.202019.02.2024Nothing to declare21.09.2020Principle Officiating Minister
Mr S ArcherParent GovernorParent Governor11.04.202210.04.2026Nothing to declare28.03.2022Elected
Mr K RobertshawParent GovernorParent Governor30.10.201929.10.2023Chair of Resources / Blended LearningNothing to declare17.09.2020Elected
Mr A LockGovernorFoundation Governor09.02.202108.02.2025Nothing to declare09.02.2021Principle Officiating Minister
Ms T BartonClerk to GovernorsClerk to GovernorsCooper Barton Ltd- Director / National Governance Association - Consultant12.10.2020
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