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.




Queries about the Board should be addressed for the attention of the Clerk to Governors via the bursar email address.


Office email address: bursar@higham.lancs.sch.uk 


Link to the Schools Financial Benchmarking Website:

Financial Benchmarking


Making a complaint:

Complaints must be raised by following the procedure set out in the school's Complaints Policy.

Any concerns or complaints communicated directly by email will not be addressed. 

Schools will only respond to individual complaints on particular issues. 


Foundation Governor -        Rev Lesley Hinchcliffe

Foundation Governor -        Mr David Saville (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governor -        Vacancy

Parent Governor -                 Mrs Colette Thomas-Parker

Parent Governor -                 Mrs Katherine Dempsey

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 -            Mr John Halshaw (Chair)

Co-opted Governor -            Vacancy


Committee Membership Updated March 2024

Governor Attendance

Governors' Register of Interests - Updated December 2023