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Governors Attendance Record September 2018 - July 2019

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 one child 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 school 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 Staff, Finance & Premises Committee

Neil is a parent governor with two children currently attending the school.

He lives locally in Bolton, and is Deputy chair aswell as Chair of the Staffing, Finance and Premises Committee.






Wendy Alexander - C0-opted Governor

Hi, my name is Wendy Alexander and I have recently been co-opted as a Governor of Bolton School. I am retired and have spent many years of my working life in administration and the pastoral care of young people with behavioural problems. The last 17 years, before my retirement, were spent at The Calvert Trust, an outdoor activity centre for people with disabilities. I have a grown up family of three sons and six grandchildren two of which, attend Bolton School.  I have a firmly held belief in the value of village schools to the local community. 

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

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


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.

Lisa Wilson - Parent Governor

I am a parent governor.  My two youngest children attend Bolton Primary School.  

I worked in Accounts up until my eldest was born with disabilities. He currently attends James Rennie in Carlisle and commutes daily.

We live on the family farm in Appleby.  In our spare time we enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors.

Kaya Bennett - Co-opted Governor 

Hi I’m Kaya, I have recently become a co-opted governor. I am also the manager of Bolton Nursery next door to the school. I’m on the education committee and my main area of interest is in the Early Years. I currently have two children attending the school in years 2 & 6 and another due to start reception in September. When not working I enjoy lots of walks in the countryside with my two dogs. I have a real passion for early education and look forward to supporting the school in any way I can.