Welcome from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of the governing body of Ashton under Hill First School, thank you for visiting our website.  We hope it conveys to you the welcoming and vibrant spirit of the school.  Our location, optimal size and core values and ethos all contribute to make Ashton a unique educational offering.

Our caring environment is built on respect, teamwork and partnership with parents and the community.   We aim high and celebrate achievements. The school seeks to offer the best education for pupils, so that the children can master the core curriculum, become successful learners and have a love of learning and a range of interests and personal qualities to take them on through life.

Our exceptional staff are the strength of the school and are key to the delivery of the high standards and creativity we aspire to.  We embrace new ideas and ways to improve and this is formalised within an annual School Development Plan 2017.  Governors are active members of the school community and are regularly in school to speak with staff & pupils as part of formal monitoring visits or indeed to participate and enjoy the many extra-curricular activities & events.  Our blog is a useful source of information. 

I am proud to be the Chair of governors and our governing body is there to uphold the strategic direction of the school, to be a critical friend to the head by monitoring the school performance and financial value for money and to ensure the school is statutory compliant.  We hold six formal full governing body meetings a year, however much work is done in smaller sub-committees.  Our committee structure and a list of individual governor roles and responsibilities are below.  We also issue an annual governors report summarising our contribution to the academic year and any future plans.

Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions about school governance or are interested in becoming a governor.  If you have any concerns, please get in touch with the school at the earliest opportunity.  The school welcomes constructive feedback at any time and seeks views on a regular basis; in which we would encourage you to participate.  Thank you again for your interest in our governor’s webpage.


Debra Lincoln  

Governors’ Blog 

Change to the Constitution of the Governing Body

Governors have held their final full meeting of 17/18. As you will be aware we have successfully filled one parent ...
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Grandparents Afternoon

Grandparents and adopted grandparents were given a real treat on Friday afternoon when we were invited into school to take ...
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Governors’ May Update

The Full Governing Body approved the school's budget to April 19 at it's meeting on Thursday 26th April.   Spend is ...
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Poetry Plate Competition

Delighted to be invited to join the judging panel for the Poetry Recital assembly, but goodness me, what a responsibility ...
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School Play

Please pass on my congratulations to all the children and staff for a magnificent performance this evening. I thought all ...
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Governors’ Meeting

Governors have been back in school for our first committee meetings of 2018 and they have proved all positive and ...
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Governors’ Letters to Parents

Governing Committees 2018


Declaration of Interest & Attendance of Governors at Ashton under Hill First School


                  Alison Peacey

                     Head Teacher


                      Debra Lincoln

                    Chair of Governors

                         Data Governor


                   Daniel Hughes

                Co-opted Governor



Fiona Smith

LEA Governor,

     Co-opted Governor 


Miss New

Staff Governor



Juliet Shiels

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding & ECO Governor

                Mental Health Governor


Charles Archer

Co-opted Governor



Rosemary Halliday

Co-opted Governor

Pupil Premium Governor

                        SEN Governor

                    Social Care Liaison


Louise Howard2

Louise Howard

                         Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Health & Safety 

                Pupil Premium Governor


       Nihan Gijsel

   Parent Governor

   E-safety Governor


Alice Garrett

Parent Governor

                     ECO Governor


               Lennox Gregorowski

                   Co-opted Governor,

Safeguarding Governor,

        Data Governor,

                    E-Safety Governor



      Anne Grant

     Clerk to the Governors 


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