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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. I have particular responsibility for monitoring Art and Design Technology throughout the school. 

Neil Austin - Chair of Staffing, Finance & Premises Committee

I am a parent governor with two children currently attending the school.

I live locally in Bolton, and I am currently Vice Chair alongside Chairing the Staffing, Finance and Premises Committee. I have a particular responsibility for Computing and French at Bolton Primary. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Hi, I'm a co-opted governor and my youngest daughter has just recently left Bolton Primary. I live just down the road from school in the village. My main area of governor work is leading on Health and Safety and the curriculum areas of Science and Geography.

 

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. My main areas of responsibility are PE and Music. 

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. My main curricular areas of responsibility are SEND and English.

Kaya Bennett - Co-opted Governor 

Hi I’m Kaya, I'm 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 Reception in Y3. 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. My main areas of responsibility are Safeguarding and the EYFS. 

Bronwen Maxwell - Co-opted governor

Having moved into the village eighteen months ago I am pleased to have recently been co-opted onto the governing body of Bolton Primary School. I am a Professor of Education at Sheffield Hallam University where I spend much of my time evaluating educational policies and practices and researching how school leaders and teachers can make best use of evidence to support children’s’ learning. I hope to use my professional experience to support the school in achieving its aims and have responsibility for monitoring maths and religion and world views across the school. In my spare time I enjoy fell walking, trekking, and gardening.

 Governing Body Membership 2020/21

 

Name of governor e-mail address Governor catergory Committee Term of Office Declarations September 2020
Ruth Elstone head@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk Headteacher All Ex-officio None
Mike Innerdale mike.innerdale@bolton,cumbria.sch.uk

Parent

FGB  Chair

CCC 18.9.2021 None
Debbie Tinkler eyfs@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk Staff CCC 17.6.2024 None
Lisa Wilson lisa@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk Parent SF&P 20.11.2023 None
Neil Austin neil.austin@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk

Parent

Chair of Finance

SF&P 18.09.2021 None
Andrew Booth andrew.booth@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk co-opted SF&P 04.10.2021 None
Ric Hall ric.hall@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk co-opted SF&P 25.03.2023 None
Kaya Bennett kaya@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk co-opted CCC 20.01.2024 None
Bronwen Maxwell bronwen@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk co-opted CCC 18.06.2024 None
Walter Head walter@bolton.cumbria.sch.uk co-opted SF&P 15.03.2024 None

 

 Attendance at full Governors meetings

 

Name 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Ruth Elstone 4/4 5/5 4/4
Mike Innerdale 4/4 3/5 4/4
Debbie Tinkler - appointed June 2020 n/a 1/1 3/4
Lisa Wilson - appointed November 2019 n/a 4/4 3/4
Neil Austin 2/4 5/5 4/4
Andrew Booth 3/4 5/5 4/4
Ric Hall 2/2 5/5 4/4
Kaya Bennett - appointed January 2020 n/a 4/4 4/4
Bronwen Maxwell - appointed June 2020 n/a 1/1 4/4
Walter Head - appointed March 2021 n/a n/a 1/1

 

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