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 10 governors 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 2021 - 2022 Committees

Name  Category Appointed From Appointed To Nominated Governor Area Resources  Curriculum Standards & Effectiveness
Mrs L Wilson Headteacher  01/09/2021     x x x
Mr S Smith Deputy Headteacher 24/11/2015 23/11/2023     x  
Mrs A Mills 


Community Governor 

15/03/2016 14/03/2024











Mrs A Hardman 

Vice Chair

Parent Governor 

20/12/2018 19/12/2022






Mrs C Grimbaldeston Community Governor 12/03/2019 11/03/2023   x x x
Mrs F Parker Parent Governor  13/10/2017 12/10/2021

Training Link

Mrs D Macaulay Community Governor 01/09/2015 31/08/2023



x x


Mrs L Latham  Parent Governor  14/03/2019 13/03/2023


Health & Safety

x x  
Mrs J Webster Co-opted Governor  22/01/2018 21/01/2022   x    
Miss S Crane LA Governor 12/03/2019 11/03/2023   x x  
Mr D Smith  Parent Governor 18/10/2018 17/10/2022   x    
Mrs K Esa Staff Governor  08/12/20 07/12/24     x  


Ann Mills, Chair of Governors undertook 'Child Protection and Safeguading for Governors' training on the 17th October 2019. Safeguarding is monitored termly as a standard agenda item within the Buildings, Health and Safety Comittee. The last safeguarding audit undertaken by governors was on the 30th April 2021.

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