The Governing Body

Welcome to Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School Governing Body


Who are our school governors?

They are just people like you who want to make a positive contribution to our children’s education. Being a school governor is to be part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and our governors are all volunteers drawn from different parts of the community; parents, staff, LA, community and others who have skills and experience that they can bring to help the school. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of our school. Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management including that of the governing body.


What do governors at BGL do?

At Brindle Gregson Lane we have 9 governors at present, who work in partnership with the Mrs Wilson and the school staff to promote the very highest standards of educational achievement for all of our pupils.

The role of the governing board is a strategic, we aid the planning of the strategic direction of the school and we work closely with Mrs Wilson and all SLT to ensure that the school is making good progress towards its goals whilst underpinning the school visions and values. In order to do this we have delegated powers and functions for school finances, staffing and school performance. 

Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board, all decisions are the joint responsibility of the whole governing body.

In many ways it is a role that mainly happens behind the scenes and there are many decisions that we make as we work together with the school to make Brindle Gregson Lane the best school it can possibly be.

The below list details all our governors & their roles within the governing body. 


Governors 2022 - 2023 Committees

Name  Category Appointed From Appointed To Nominated Governor Area Resources  Curriculum Standards & Effectiveness
Mrs L Wilson Headteacher  01/09/2021     x x x
Mrs A Mills 


Co-opted Governor 

15/03/2016 14/03/2024

Safeguarding & Online Safety

Sports Premium 










Mrs A Hardman 

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor 

20/12/2018 08/12/2025


Health & Safety





Mrs C Grimbaldeston Co-opted Governor 12/03/2019 11/03/2023   x x



Mrs F Parker Co-opted Governor  13/10/2017 10/11/2025


x x x
Mrs L Latham  Co-opted Governor  14/03/2019 13/03/2026

Link Training


x x  
Mrs J Webster Co-opted Governor  22/01/2018 21/01/2026   x    
Mrs R Beard LA Governor  09/07/2022 09/07/2026


x x  
Miss K Pass Staff Governor  01/10/2022 30/09/2026


Vacancy Parent Governor            
Vacancy Parent Governor            
Vacancy Parent Governor            
Mr D Smith  Parent Governor 18/10/2018 17/10/2022        
Mrs S Barnes  Parent Governor  09/07/2022 15/11/2022        
Mrs D Macaulay Co-opted Governor 01/09/2015 08/02/2023      


Ann Mills, Chair of Governors undertook 'Child Protection and Safeguading for Governors' training on the 8th October 2021. Safeguarding is monitored termly as a standard agenda item within the Buildings, Health and Safety Comittee. The last safeguarding and online audit was undertaken by governors was on the 24th February 2022. 

The governors of Brindle Gregson Lane can declare that there are no business or financial interests; no governors hold governance roles in other institutions and that there are no material interests arising from relationships between ourselves and school staff (inclusive of spouses, partners and close relatives). 

The Chair of Governors can be contacted c/o school office - 

On the below link you will find a list of governing body meetings for this academic year along with attendances over the previous 12 months. 

You can request a paper copy of any of the information provided on our school website free of charge.

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Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School

Bournes Row, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston Lancashire PR5 0DR

Headteacher: Mrs Laura Wilson

01254 852