Wigton Nursery and Infant School

  1. About Us
  2. Governors


Our Governors

The Governing Body of Wigton Infant School ensures high standards of achievement and care for all of our children and members of the school community by:-

  • setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent.

 Governor Attendance 2017-18.pdfDownload
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 Governor Attendance 2020-2021.pdfDownload
 Governor Attendance 2021-2022.docx.pdfDownload
 Governor Roles & Responsibilities 17-18.pdfDownload
 Governor Roles & Responsibilities 2018-19.pdfDownload
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The Governing Body sits as one committee, with other committees or panels made up as and when required  (e.g. recruitment).

 The Governors, with the Head Teacher and staff, have set the school's vision of 'Building Firm Foundations in Learning, Laughter and Love' and ensure that decisions and plans are made in line the school's caring and inclusive ethos.


Parent Governors: Parent Governors are elected by other parents of pupils registered at the school. They should be parents of pupils currently at the school but they may serve out their term of office if their child leaves.

Local Authority Governors: Authority Governors are appointed by the LA which maintains the school, in our case Cumbria.

Staff Governors: The Head Teacher of a school automatically becomes a Governor at the time of appointment. Other staff members are elected by and from the whole teaching and non-teaching staff. Staff Governors may not continue to be Governors if they cease to be employed by us.

Co-opted Governor: Governors may be appointed to the Governing Body because of a particular skill set or experience that would be of interest to the effective running of the whole Governing Body. These Governors may be co-opted to the board.


Please see below for a full list of our Governors, their role, terms of office and any pecuniary interests as recorded in the school's register of interests. 

Governor Name

Date of appointment

Re-election date due



Business Interests

 Mrs Elaine Lynch

24.11.21 23.11.25

Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Responsible for English


School Governor at NTS (Co-Chair)

Councillor and Chair of Wigton Town Council

Councillor - Allerdale Borough Council

Station Joinery- husband's business.

Mrs Joanne Lloyd

01.09.22 ex-officio Head Teacher FGB

Mrs Sara Dawson

11.09.20 10.09.24 Staff Governor FGB Family Support Worker at Cumbria Family Support

Mr Jonathan Marshall



Co-opted Governor 

E-Safety Governor

Responsible for Maths & School Website

FGB None

Mr Chris Scott

 09.07.19 08.07.23

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor

Attendance Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Child Protection Governor

 LAC Governor

 Health & Safety Governor

Responsible for SCR


Deputy Mayor of Wigton Town Council

Member of Wigton Emergency Response Group

Vice Chair of Governors at Thomlinson Junior School

Mrs Emma Budworth

04.10.19 03.10.23

Parent Governor

PSHE/SMSC Governor

Responsible for Early Years


Founder and Chair of Wigton Families Lunchbox

Rosley Baby & Toddler Group- Treasurer

Co-op Member Pioneer

Mrs Katie Rudd

30.10.19 29.10.23

Parent Governor

Link Governor

SEN Governor

Inclusion Governor

Pupil Premium Governor


FOWIS- secretary

Customer Service Advisor- Cumberland Building Society

Ms Lydia Foster

01.02.22 31.01.26 Co-opted Governor FGB

Governor at The Nelson Thomlinson School

Employee of Futamura Chemical UK Ltd

Employee & Shareholder of Clive Foster Ltd

Ms Lorna Meaghan 20.04.22 19.04.26 Parent Governor FGB


Co-opted Governor