Our Governing Board

The Governing Board wishes to offer a warm welcome to all visiting our school website.  Our governors are committed to supporting the school and our board meets regularly throughout the school year to perform the required statutory duties.

Below is our Governing Board Prayer which is spoken at the outset of all board meetings:

Heavenly Father,

We seek the guidance of your Holy Spirit in the business that is before us.

In planning for the future, give us vision.

In matters of finance, give us responsibility.

In dealing with people, give us love.

Watch over the children and staff of this school so that it may flourish according to your will.


You can contact our Governing Body via email with any Governor related queries at Governors@higham.lancs.sch.uk

Please note that this is for general queries relating to the Governing Body.   Any issues surrounding individual children, staff or the day-to-day running of the school should go via the class teachers / Headteacher in the first instance.

Link to the Schools Financial Benchmarking Website:

Financial Benchmarking


Foundation Governor -        Mr Neil Yates (Chair)

Foundation Governor -        Rev Lesley Hinchcliffe

Foundation Governor -        Mr David Saville (Vice Chair)

Parent Governor -                 Mrs Colette Thomas-Parker

Parent Governor -                 Vacancy

Headteacher -                        Mrs Helen Shaw

Staff Governor -                     Mrs Julie Lees

Local Authority Governor - Mr Robert Waring

Co-opted Governor -            Mrs Zab Khan

Co-opted Governor -            Miss Gemma Howard

Co-opted Governor -            Vacancy

Co-opted Governor -            Vacancy


Governor Attendance

Committee Membership - Updated July 2023

Governors' Register of Interests - Updated December 2022