School governors form the largest volunteer group in the country. They are people from all walks of life, who care about children’s education and are prepared to work as a team to support their school and local community.

More than 9,000 people volunteer to be governors in Lancashire, bringing to their role experience of everyday life and a wish to help children and schools. They support schools in raising standards, by determining the conduct and direction of the school.

Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school, willing to ask questions and act as a critical friend. They also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team. The headteacher works closely with the governing body as its principal professional advisor. Governing body policy decisions will then be implemented by the headteacher in the day-to-day running of the school.

They will be supported by other governors on the governing body as well as by Lancashire County Council, through the Governor Services Team.

Governors can also get information at:


The Governing Body at Penwortham Primary School

The first point of contact for the Governing Body is Mrs Patricia Jones, Chair of Governors, via the school office. Mrs Jones will then contact you directly.


Governing Body Members
The term of office for each Governor is 4 years.










Mrs  Pat Jones

Chair of GovernorCo-opted

Mr Stewart Patterson

Elected Parent Governor


Miss Angela Flint   

Chair of Standards and Achievement Committee

Mrs  Zoe Kenealy  

Parent Governor





Mrs Mary McAuley


Mr Bob Barnish

Local Authority

Mrs Lisa Gaskell

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Elaine Lambert


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Christina Davies

Parent Governor

Achievement and Curriculum Committee

Mr Nigel Wright

Vice Chair, Chair of Finance, Resources and Finance Committee

Parent Governor

Mrs Rachel Duke


co opted 

Ms Jane Wilson

Acheivement and Curriculum Committee

co opted







Annual Reports to Parents

Governors' Annual Report to Parents 2023

Governors Annual Report to Parents 2022


Key Documents
Our Instrument of Government


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