Meet the Governors
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|Rev. Stephen Fletcher, Ex Officio Governor
I have been Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Horwich, for the past 17 years, and Team Rector for the Horwich & Rivington Team Ministry and have happily served as an Ex-Officio Foundation Governor here at Horwich Parish School since I arrived. I hope that I bring the Christian care and perspective of my church ministry to the life of our Church School, along with experience as the parent of a former pupil, and a variety of skills that I’ve gained in my life and work. I particularly enjoy leading assemblies, preparing any Year 5 pupils who wish to be admitted to receive Communion in church before our normal age for Confirmation (15+), and supporting the staff at school events.
|Mrs Gillian Marlton, Diocesan Governor
My name is Gill Marlton. I am married with a daughter. My interests include photography and walking in the Lake District. I have enjoyed working as a primary school teacher for 30 years and now want to use my experience to give back to the school community as a governor, a role I have done for nearly 10 years. I serve on the School Improvement, Admissions and Pupils, Community and Parish committees. I look back fondly on my school days and firmly believe them to be ‘the best days of your life’ if given opportunities to participate in a wide variety of activities from the arts to sciences, and sport. I am the Diocesan Governor and seek to preserve the ethos of the church/school links which have been strong for the lifetime of the school.
|Mr John Shawcross, Chair of Governors
I am married with two children who both attend Horwich Parish. As a family we enjoy spending time together and try to camping as often as the weather will allow us.
|Mrs Nicola Gillard, Foundation Governor
I am currently a Foundation Governor with specific responsibilities for Looked After Children, Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding. My career history has provided an array of experience in both the education and voluntary sector. At present, I work for Urban Outreach, Bolton, as Team Leader for the Missing From Home Runa project. This provides a response and support service for vulnerable young people.
I worship regularly at Holy Trinity and I am a committed Christian. Studying at All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry, I am in my second year of training for ordination into the Church of England.
I live in Horwich with my husband, Stephen and my two children, Grace and Thomas, former pupils of the school.
Good quality education in a safe and nurturing environment is close to my heart and as a governor I strive for both quality and care.
Mrs Nicola Gill-Smith, Parent Governor
Elected parent governor.Elected by parents in school.
Mrs Janet Brock, Foundation Parent Governor
Foundation parent governor. Appointed by Holy Trinity Parochial Church Council
I’m a Foundation Governor, serving on the Pupils, Community and Parish and Resources and Pay Committees. I am currently the Head of Modern Foreign Languages at a secondary school in Preston. I have been teaching for over 20 years and Head of Department since January 2004. I hope my many experiences in my teaching career will help to guide my role as a governor. My daughter is currently in Year 3. My family regularly worships at Holy Trinity and I am one of the Sunday School Leaders within K4C. I want to support and contribute to the school community in order to be able to bring positive outcomes for all the children at Horwich Parish.