Governing Body Information

Welcome to the Governors' section.

The governors of Hoddlesden St. Paul's CE Primary School take pride in supporting the staff and children under the leadership of Mr Dugdale and the School Leadership Team.

The Governing Body is comprised of the Headteacher and governors who are appointed to represent The Dioceses of Blackburn, The Parochial Church Council and the Local Authority.
Staff and Parent Governors are appointed for 4 years and all parents are given the opportunity to participle in nominating and voting in parental elections.
The Governing Body meets at least once every term and has established a number of sub-committees which meet regularly to address issues delegated to them. These comprise of Standards & Effectiveness Committee and the Resources Committee.
In addition to the regular committees we have a Values Committee to undertake church/school self-evaluation and a Self-Evaluation Committee to involve Governors in the process.


We examine all aspects of school life with due diligence and are always pleased to hear from parents with views, questions and issues. Please feel free to contact us via school.

Governor Declarations of Business Interests

Chair of Governors: Mrs Louise McGaffigan (Foundation)

  • Safeguarding and Behaviour Link Governor 
  • Human Resources and Payroll Link Governor 
Vice Chair of Governors: Mr Simon Taylor (Foundation)
  • Sport Ambassador Link Governor 
Parent Governor: Mrs Victoria Walmsley  
  • Mathematics Link Governor 
Parent Governor: Mrs Liz Lythgoe 
  • TBC
Staff Governor: Miss Kirsten Riding 
  • SEND 
Ex Officio- Mrs Sue Witts (Lay Minister) 
  • Religious Education and Worship Link Governor  
Local Authority Governor: Mrs Vikki Blackburn
  • Training Link Governor 
Foundation Governor- Mrs Sarah West
  • English Link Governor 
Foundation Governor - Mrs Jocelyn Yates 
  • SEND
Foundation Governor- Mrs Clare Leadley
  • Data analysis Link Governor 

Foundation Governor- Mrs Rebecca MacBride

  • Online Safety Link Governor 
  • Website Link Governor 

Headteacher- Mr Chris Dugdale


Admissions Committee

Mrs Vikki Blackburn


Mrs Clare Leadley

Pay Appeal's Committee


Three untainted Governors 


Pay Review Committee


Mrs Louise McGaffigan 


Mr Simon Taylor 


Mrs Sarah West


Resources Committee


Mrs Vikki Blackburn


Christopher Dugdale


Mrs Sue Witts


Mrs Joanne Mackey


Mrs Louise McGaffigan


Mrs Helen Morris (Clerk)


Mr Simon Taylor (Chair)




Standards and Effectiveness Committee




Mr Christopher Dugdale


Mrs Clare Leadley


Mrs Rebecca Macbride (Chair)


Mrs Helen Morris (Clerk)


Mrs Victoria Walmsley


Mrs Sarah West



Term of Office

Governors who have left: 

Karen Mallord- November 2017 

Julie Slater- March 2018 

Rev Alice Cole- March 2018

Greg South- June 2018 

Marilyn Wiggans-November 2018

Jacqueline Brine- December 2018 

Attendance for Governors Meetings 2017/2018

Parent Governor Vacancy 2018/19- CLOSED & BALLOT COUNTED