Welcome to the Local Governors’ page
thank you for your interest in our School.
Elton Primary School is part of Bury College Education Trust. We have a Trust Board made up of 7 Trustees who provide strategic direction for the Trust as a whole.
Elton has its own Local Governing Body (LGB) which is a committee of the Trust Board and includes representatives from our local community.
Local governors are volunteers who make a positive contribution to the school by giving their time.
They come from all walks of life and offer a range of skills and expertise including areas such as management, premises and buildings, health and safety, special educational needs, parenting and much more. We welcome people who are interested, enthusiastic and committed. You do not need specific qualifications to become a local governor, but team working and problem solving are useful skills to possess.
Each school in Bury College Education Trust has an LGB which is accountable to the Board of Trustees and should comprise of:
The chair of each LGB is appointed annually by the Trust Board.
LGB meetings are supported by the clerk to the Trust Board, in collaboration with whom agendas locally are planned in line with areas of responsibility set out below.
The LGB meets at least once a term (three times per academic year)
The primary role of the LGBs is to provide support and challenge to the Headteachers of the schools in ensuring every child makes good or better progress and that parents and carers are fully involved in their child’s education. To maximise the ability of the local governors to focus on this key area, the LGB is not required to manage financial resources, staffing or many of the other areas traditionally associated with a maintained school governing body as these issues are dealt with at a Trust level. However, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the LGB does play an important role in safeguarding pupils.
Areas of responsibility for LGBs
LGBs have a critical role to play in supporting the work of the School and the Trust. Their role falls into two main areas:
When required, LGB governors may serve on committees of the Trust to:
The current Governing Body of Elton Primary School:
Elton Primary School LGB – (Date Appointed)
Julie Ainsworth - Chair (Elected Community Governor 12/10/2023, Chair wef 02/01/2024)
Emma Collopy - Head Teacher
Zosia Rodak-Drapalova - Community Governor (01/02/2022)
Jamie Tattersall - Community Governor (01/02/2022)
Carolyn Ashworth - Staff Governor (01/11/2022)
Heath Foxcroft - Parent Governor (24/05/2023)
Isha Wahid - Parent Governor (24/05/2023)
Gemma Capps (Parent Governor) November 2014 - October 2018
Jack Talbot-Bagnall (Appointed by the Trust) May 2017 - 2020
Jodie Lomax (Appointed by the Trust) November 2018 - October 2020
Sheree Ailion (Appointed by the Trust) Jan 2017-October 2021
Elizabeth Rogerson - Parent Governor (01/03/2019 - March 2023)
Kirsty Jones - Parent Governor (01/03/2019 - March 2023)
Jane Chapman - Chair (01/09/2020- January 2024)
The Chair of Governors, Community Governors and Associate Governors are appointed by the Trust Board.
The Staff Governor is elected by the staff. The Parent Governor are elected by parents.
Governors with Special Responsibilities:
Special Educational Needs Govenor (SEN) Isha Wahid
Safeguarding: Jamie Tattersall
Pupil Premium - Zosia Rodak-Drapalova
How do I contact a member of the Governing Body?
To contact a member of the Governing Body then please contact the School Office who will be able to help you: Tel: 01617052674, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need further information?
If you need more information about the work of the Governing Body or you are interested in becoming a School Governor at Elton, please contact the school office who will take your details: Tel: 01617052674, Email: email@example.com
Should you need to contact our Chair of Governors, Jane Chapman, then this can be done via the School Office:
Tel: 01617052674, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elton Primary School, Alston Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 1SB
Bury College Education Trust Scheme of Delegation:
You can view the latest version of Bury College Education Trust's Scheme of Delegation document here:
Please click below for the Governance Handbook and Committee Terms of Reference:
Local Governing Body Meetings - Agendas & Approved minutes available on request
BCET LGB Meeting Attendance