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The governors meet on a regular basis and work alongside the Headteacher and staff to determine aims, agree policies, targets and priorities for development. This ensures continuous improvements to the standards of education and promotes a safe caring environment for the benefit of our pupils.


The following people are the governors of Kingsbury Primary School.


Nikki Clark - Chair / Co-opted Governor

My son has attended Kingsbury School from the age of 2 years until he left at 11 and I have been a governor at Kingsbury School for many years. I became a governor as I wanted to know more about how the school worked, how decisions were made and how I could help and make a difference within the school. I decided to stay on as a governor when my son left as I really enjoyed playing an active role within the school and I wished to give something back to Kingsbury for all the help and support they have given both me and my son over the years.  I enjoy volunteering in the school as it gives me the opportunity to get to know the children in other classes and participate in some of the fun activities that we do. Previously I have facilitated the summer holiday trips and outings and I also run the Kingsbury School Charitable Fund and enjoy organising activities and fundraising events which raise money to support the children in our school. 

Fiona Duggan - Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor

I became a governor at Kingsbury in 2011 having been approached by a fellow governor. I am committed to the importance of education and want to contribute to making the most of the opportunities available to them. In my working life I was a solicitor and for most of my career was an in house lawyer for home shopping and high street retailers. I hope that my commercial experience adds a different and useful perspective to the work of the Governors. I have also been a volunteer local magistrate since 2008. 

Jayne Wood - Co-opted Governor

I have been a member of staff at Kingsbury for 28 years. I started my career as a Teaching Assistant and worked my way to becoming a member of the senior leadership team responsible for Teaching Assistants, volunteers and many many other things involved in school life! I have 2 children aged 22yrs and 17yrs. In my spare time I volunteer for the North West Air ambulance and support the mighty Wigan Warriors! I have served on the Governing body for 12 years.

Katie Lyon - Headteacher Governor

I have been teaching for many years at Kingsbury Primary School and I have been a Governor at the school since September 2015 when I started my Deputy Headship. I completed my teaching degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. Following my training I taught in a mainstream school for 14 years before joining Kingsbury. Previously I have had the opportunity to be a Parent Governor at my daughters school and Nursery and in my previous role as Deputy Headteacher at Brookfield Park I attended all the Governors meetings.  

I am a busy full time working mum with 3 young children so enjoy spending time with friends and family during the weekends and holidays.

Fran Haygarth - Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Board in March 2019. I am passionate about equality and supporting children of all abilities to engage with education to empower them for the future. I have worked at Edge Hill University since 2016, working within the Quality Assurance Unit, where I am involved in supporting new curriculum developments and changes in the University. Prior to that I worked at Lancashire County Council for 5 years in various Departments, including within social care commissioning and as an Administrator for the Shared Lives Service. I am also the Secretary to my local CLP Women's Forum, which is also an area of interest for me. I hope that my career experience to date, especially my links to Edge Hill University and my time within the local authority will prove useful for the School and support its continued growth. My skills and knowledge relate primarily to administration, in areas such as I.T, GDPR and academic governance, as these are a key part of my day-to-day role.

Ian Price - Co-opted Governor

Previously having experience as a governor for seventeen years at West Lancashire Community High School, I feel privileged to be able to support both the Governing Body and Management Team at Kingsbury.  From my previous experience, I have a good understanding of the responsibilities and importance of the governance of a special school and look forward to taking an active part within the life of the school.  I have been a Boys’ Brigade officer at Ormskirk for over forty years and Junior Section Leader for twenty-two years.  In addition to this, I am a member representative trustee at Emmanuel Methodist United Reformed Church.  My employment was within the Engineering and Manufacturing sector, most recently as a Commercial Project Manager for customer orders. My experience includes health and safety risk analysis and assessments for walk around inspections.

Paul McMaster - Parent Governor

My son has attended Kingsbury since he was three years old and I joined the governing board in 2021.  The staff at Kingsbury have done so much for my son and I wanted to give something back.  I believe our children deserve a school where they are safe, cared for and encouraged to reach their full potential.  I believe Kingsbury is such a place and I look forward to supporting the work of the school in the coming years.  In my day job I am an electronics engineer, developing sonar equipment for offshore industries.

Kevin Brooks - Parent Governor

My daughter Olivia joined Kingsbury in 2020 and has made amazing progress in just a few short months.  I've served as a school governor at Olivia's previous school since 2017 and have recently become a tribunals advisor for IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice).

I've been a commercial manager, company secretary and paralegal across various industries for the past 20 years and have just started working for a provider of IT support and equipment in the education sector.

I hope to be able to bring some useful experience to the governing body and to participate in, and learn more about, Kingsbury.

Kerry Noon - Co-opted Governor

I am a newly appointed School Governor and joined the Governing Board in June 2021.

I have been a people manager for many years in various sectors ranging from banking to social housing and now in the higher education sector at Liverpool John Moores University.

My skills lie within customer service, training & development of people and mentoring and I am passionate about delivering a positive and memorable experience with every interaction I am involved in.

Working at the university in the Estates and Facilities Management Department and being a key member of the Strategic Estate Group has facilitated a greater understanding of the education sector and in particular how students navigate their way through their journey. Having a positive experience is vital to that journey for students; making key decisions and providing a supportive and nurturing environment plays a huge part in that from day one.

I have worked with diverse communities and people and believe in equality, diversity and inclusion for all.

My aim is for my skills and attributes to make a valuable contribution to the Board and in turn to the school and I aim to bring my positive energy to what is already a great school to be a part of.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, reading and holidaying abroad, with a new found passion for running.  

Michelle Bolton - Staff Governor

I am a Learning Support Assistant in Kingsbury School, I have worked across all of the classes during my time at our school which has helped me gain lots of knowledge on the best ways to help support our children and gain experience in all aspects of school life . I recently decided to put myself forward to be a governor because I wanted to become more involved in our amazing school and to learn new skills. I enjoy fundraising and have fundraised for our school before and this is something I’d like to do more of in the future. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, husband, family and friends. I also like walking, running and holidaying in the sun!

Clerk to Governors - Ann Culshaw

Governor Vacancies

There is currently one vacancy for a Co-opted governor on the governing body of Kingsbury School.

Governors have an important and influential role to play in the life of our school. The governing body is seeking to appoint  applicants  who can offer skills  in the areas of business, finance, HR, facilities management or someone with a background in health.

If you are interested or require further information please contact the headteacher on 01695 722991 or email










Mrs Katie Lyon



The Governing Body


Staff Governor since 22/09/15

Headteacher since 01/09/21


Campus Committee


Mrs Jayne Wood


The governing body

03/11/18 – 02/11/22

Governor since 15/11/06

Support Staff governor 15/11/06

Co-opted governor 03/11/14


Health & safety governor



Miss Nikki Clark


The governing body

13/10/20 – 12/10/24


Governor since 16/09/08

Parent governor 16/09/08

Co-opted governor 13/10/16

Chair of governors

Safeguarding governor

Pre-formal curriculum (Explorers) governor


Campus Committee

Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

Mrs Fiona Duggan


The governing body

03/11/18 – 02/11/22

Governor since 17/01/11

LEA governor 17/01/11

Co-opted governor 31/11/14

Vice Chair of governors

Chair of Campus Committee

GDPR governor

EYFS curriculum (Finders) governor


Pay Committee

Campus Committee


Mrs Fran Haygarth


The governing body

07/02/19 - 06/02/23

Governor since 07/02/19

Co-opted governor 07/02/19

Wellbeing governor

Formal curriculum (Adventurers) governor


Headteacher's Performance Management Committee



Mr Ian Price


The governing body05/12/19 - 04/12/23

Governor since 05/12/19

Co-opted governor 05/12/19

Informal curriculum (Sensory Seekers) governor

Pupil Premium governor


Headteacher's Performance Management Committee

Mr Paul McMaster


Parents27/01/21 - 26/01/25Governor since 27/01/21Semi-formal curriculum (Discoverers) governorCampus Committee

Mr Kevin Brooks


Parents05/02/21 - 04/02/25Governor since 05/02/21

Website & IT governor

Informal curriculum (Seekers) governor

Pay Committee

Miss Kerry Noon


The governing body20/05/21 - 19/05/25Governor since 20/05/21Semi-formal curriculum (Experimenters) governorPay Committee
Mrs Michelle BoltonStaff14/09/21 - 13/09/25Governor since 14/09/21Training & development governor 










Fiona Grieveson



Katie Lyon 



Jayne Wood



Nikki Clark 



Fiona Duggan



Dawn Davies 



Claire Gee 



Ian Price 


James Greenlees 0/20/1N/AN/A

Fran Haygarth 



Paul McMaster 


Kevin Brooks 2/3N/AN/AN/A
Kerry Noon 0/1N/AN/AN/A



Name of Governor

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of appointment/


Date of cessation of interest

Fran Haygarth


Edge Hill University


Administration Manager, providing teacher training placements to local schools



Jayne Wood







Nikki Clark







Fiona Duggan







Katie Lyon







Ian Price





Paul McMaster


Kevin Brooks


R M Education Ltd


IT hardware, software & services for schoolsEmployee22/02/2021 
Kerry NoonN/A    
Michelle BoltonN/A    


Kingsbury School is a member of SHARES (Skelmersdale & Upholland Headteachers’ Association Raising Education Standards) a company limited by guarantee.



Name of Governor

Name of School


Date of appointment/election



Kevin Brooks St Johns C of E, Primary School, BurscoughParent23/01/2017Member of the Risk Committee
Katie LyonWest Lancs Community High SchoolCo-opted21/06/2021 



Name of Governor




(teaching/support staff/governor)

Katie Lyon



Jayne Wood


Hannah Wood, Support Staff

Nikki Clark

Family member

Toni Jones, Support Staff

Fran Haygarth



Fiona DugganN/A 
Ian PriceN/A 
Paul McMasterN/A 
Kevin BrooksN/A 
Kerry NoonN/A 
Michelle BoltonN/A 

Contact The Governors

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Get in touch

  • Headteacher: Katie Lyon
  • Deputy Head: Acting Deputy Head Ruth Watkinson

Term dates

Summer Term 1 Begins - Tuesday 19th April 2022

Summer Term 1 End - Friday 27th May 2022

Summer Term 2 Begins - Wednesday 8th June 2022

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