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Bolton Primary School Governor details

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor

Mike Innerdale - Chair of Governors

I am a parent governor, having two children at Bolton Primary School and have been a Governor for six years. My role involves supporting Ruth in the leadership of the school and making sure we have a clear plan for the future and the Governing Body actively champions the values of the scool and monitors the priorities for improvement. I work full time as Regional Director for National Trust and live locally in Colby, spending our family time out and about in the Lakes.


Neil Austin - Chair of Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee

Neil is a parent governor with three children currently attending the school. He lives locally in Bolton, and is chair of the Staffing, Finance and Premises Committee.


Andrew Booth - Health & Safety Governor - Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee.

Andrew is a co-opted governor and is also a parent with two children currently attending school. Like Neil, Andrew lives just down the road from school in the village, his main area of governor work is a lead on Health and Safety.


Linda Dearden - Safeguarding Governor

Hi, My name is Linda Dearden and I have been a co-opted governor at the school for three years. I live in Bolton village and am a retired teacher, I spent most of my teaching career working in primary schools in Wigan and Bolton Lancashire. I have a particular interest in Early Years and I am currently the safeguarding governor.



Katie Armstrong Local Authority Governor

Hello! I Joined Bolton Primary School as the Local Authority governor in Septemebr 2017. I currently have two children at the school and another who attends Bolton Nursery. I grew up in sunny Devon and moved to Cumbria in 2007. I am a qualified accountant and since having my three girls, I now work from home on the family farm. In my spare time, I enjoy reading,running,fell walks with the dog and any opportunity I get to be by the beach or in the sea.

Jenny Hall - Chair of Children, Curriculum & Community Committee - SEN Governor

Hello, I am Jenny and I have been a parent governor at Bolton Primary School for almost 6 years. I am a community pharmacist working for Boots in both Appleby and Penrith.  I have three daughters, one at Sandgate at QKS in Kendal, one at Ullswater Community College and one in Year 5 at here at Bolton. I am governor for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and chair of the Children, Curriculum & Community Committee.

Ric Hall - Parent governor

Hi, I Am Ric and I have been a parent governor at Bolton Primary School since early 2019. My Family and I have lived in Bolton since 2016, having moved to the village so my daughter could attend school here. I also have a young son who currently attends the Nursery. I grew up in Penrith and have been very lucky to call the Eden Valley my home for over 25 years. I am a full time project manager for Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK, working from home and covering all of the UK between Birmingham and John O`Groats. During my free time I enjoy exploring The Lake District and surrounding areas with my dog and my camera.