Governing Body


Since Baines School is a Non-denominational, Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School the Governing Body is responsible for all aspects of school life.

The Governing Bodies duty is to act as the ‘Critical Friend’ to the school encouraging everyone at the school to behave well and give of their best

The Governors employ all Members of Staff, and are tasked with looking after the way they conduct themselves in school and their wellbeing. This is carried out on behalf of the Governing Body by the Personnel Committee

The Governors are also responsible for the financing of the school meeting regularly with the Senior Management Team via its Finance and General Purpose’s committee to review spending and authorise any capital expenditure need to keep the school at the forefront of education in Poulton. Money is provide to the school by the Local Education Authority which in our case is Lancashire County Council

Additionally the Curriculum Committee meet, again with the Senior Management Team to review past results and encourage strategies for improvement where subject results are not up to expectations. This is carried out by reviewing the many statistics available to the school.

Most importantly the Governors are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all the pupils in the school ensuring that their time at Baines School is enjoyable and productive

The Chairman of Governors is Mr David Jesson; the Vice-Chairman is Mr Robert Fletcher.

Should you wish to contact either of them please do so through the school website at

Putting “FAO the Governors” in the subject line

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