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.
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.
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, Harry and Zach, attend Bolton School. I have a firmly held belief in the value of village schools to the local community.
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.
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.
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.