Meet the Team
John Ashworth
John Ashworth

John Ashworth

Governor Services Manager

In his role as Governor Services Manager, John maintains, develops and manages the provision of a quality, cost effective clerking, training and development service for governors and school leaders. His main duty is to provide local authority governor support services in order to empower governors in fulfilling their statutory duties in leading and governing their schools. Through his management, John ensures that all team members maintain up to date knowledge and awareness of governance legislation and initiatives to enable them to provide strategic guidance to school leaders and governing boards.

Carole Brooks
Carole Brooks

Carole Brooks

Governor Support Officer

As a Governor Support Officer, Carole works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Marie Foley
Marie Foley

Marie Foley

Governor Training Officer
(01204) 33 2116
marie.foley@bolton.gov.uk

In her role as Governor Training Officer, Marie co-ordinates the annual centre based training programme for governors. Through the Team and her contact with Governors, Marie maintains and develops a comprehensive and varied programme of training and events to equip governors with the necessary skills to manage their schools and academies effectively. Marie, with the Governor Services Manager, works closely with both internal and external trainers to quality assure the training programme to ensure all sessions and events meet the desired developmental and professional outcomes.

Janet Gill
Janet Gill

Janet Gill

Governor Support Officer
(01204) 33 2107
janet.gill@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governor Support Officer, Janet works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Annette Harris
Annette Harris

Annette Harris

Governor Development Officer

In her role as Governor Development Officer, Annette supports the development of governors and governing boards through training, information sharing, audit and self-evaluation, to enable them to fulfil their strategic role in school improvement. Annette assists governing boards by assessing their development needs in order to design and deliver bespoke training and development to empower governors and give them the necessary knowledge and skills to provide effective governance within their schools.

Denise Hark
Denise Hark

Denise Hark

Governor Support Officer
(01204) 33 8059
denise.hark@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governor Support Officer, Denise works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing body meetings but working and statutory committees.

Jim Haslam
Jim Haslam

Jim Haslam

Governor Support Officer
(01204) 33 2105
jim.haslam@bolton.gov.uk

As a Governor Support Officer, Jim works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Lesley Horne
Lesley Horne

Lesley Horne

Governor Support Officer

As a Governor Support Officer, Lesley works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing body meetings but working and statutory committees.

Judith Pollard
Judith Pollard

Judith Pollard

Senior Governor Support Officer

As Senior Governor Support Officer, Judith monitors the delivery of a quality and cost effective Clerking and Support Service for governors and leaders, and assists the Governor Services Manager in quality assuring this part of the service. Judith provides support to governing boards in fulfilling their strategic responsibilities and also line manages the team of Governor Support Officers to ensure that high service standards continue to be maintained.

Janice Regan
Janice Regan

Janice Regan

Governor Support Officer

As a Governor Support Officer, Janice works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing board meetings but working and statutory committees.

Emma Stoddard
Emma Stoddard

Emma Stoddard

Governor Support Officer

As a Governor Support Officer, Emma works with school leaders and governing boards to provide effective support and guidance in order to strengthen school leadership and governance. All team members have undertaken the National Clerks Training Programme and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of clerking enabling them to provide advice and support on governance regulations and procedures. All team members have the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to support not only full governing board meetings but working and statutory committees.