Governors

Our Governors are made up of a people from all different roles inside and outside of the Academy. These include staff and parents.  If you wish to contact our Chair of Governors please write to Rev’d Canon Andrew Holliday via the Academy office. 

Our current Governors are:

Mrs K Ashton

Mrs E Berry

Mr S Colothan (Headteacher)

Mr D Grundy - David has been  a foundation governor since 2014. He is married to Suzanne and they have a daughter Molly who attends St. Wilfrid's. David is a sidesperson at St. Wilfrid's church, which is an important part of his life, as is his input into our Academy. He works as a Logistics Analyst for a local company. His spare time includes fell walking, music and taking Molly to endless training sessions at Wigan Wasps swimming club. 

Rev’d Canon Andrew Holliday (Chair) –  Andrew has been a governor since 2011 as part of his role as Rector of St Wilfrid’s Church. In 2012 he took over the role of Chair of the Governors. Andrew was born in 1962 and before Ordination worked in the catering industry. He is married to Vanessa and they have lived in Standish since 2011.

Mrs J Kneale (Advisor)

Mrs G Kohler

Mr L Mortlock

Mrs L Roberts – Linsey is married to Nigel and they have 2 children who have both attended St Wilfrid’s.  She works in Local Government as an Internal Auditor and if she has any spare time she enjoys watching Wigan Warriors, helping at St Wilfrids Infant Sunday School, mountain walking and watching live musicals. 

Mr A Stokes (Vice Chair) – Andrew has been a Foundation Governor since January 2006.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the Governors, and has responsibility for the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception).  He moved to Standish in 1997 from Rochdale, and is married to Julie and has two daughters, both currently at Standish High.  He is a member of the PCC and has served as Church Warden at St Wilfrid’s Church. His day job is a civil servant helping businesses pay the right amount of VAT. 

Mrs V Walder – Victoria is a Foundation Governor and has been in the role since May 2011. She has two children who attend St Wilfrid’s and, as a Foundation Governor, is committed to maintaining the Christian Ethos of the Academy. She studied law at University and completed professional legal examinations at Law School. She joined the Civil Service in 1996 and specialises in Social Security Law.

Mr P Witkiewicz – Paul has been a Parent Governor since 2012. He works as a Financial Adviser and is also an Orchestral/Choral Conductor. He is originally from Ashton-in-Makerfield and has lived in Standish since 2000. Paul has worked as a Financial Adviser since 2006. Previously he was Head of Music in various Secondary Schools. His passion is still music and in the evenings he regularly conducts various music groups around the North West. Paul is married to Alison and has two children who attend St. Wilfrid’s.

Jan Grant – Clerk to Governors

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Wigan WN6 0XB


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