Freckleton Church of England Primary School

Parish School of Holy Trinity Church

School Lane, Freckleton, Preston, Lancashire PR4 1PJ

01772 632350

  1. School Information
  2. Our Governing Board


Gwen Hughes

Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

I am a retired primary school deputy headteacher and committed Christian worshipping at Holy Trinity Church.  Community life is very important to me and I was the village Beaver Leader for 18 years.  I love working with children and now retired I would like to use my experience to make an active contribution to the governing body.

I am also the Chair of the Standards & Effectiveness Committee.


Rachael Ainsworth

Headteacher, Ex-officio Governor

I am responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the school under the strategic direction of the Governing Body.

As Headteacher I serve on all the committees.

Nikki Bell 

Local Authority Governor

I have two daughters, now both at high school who attended Freckleton CofE . I wish to assist in the continuation of excellent education and values the school provides.  I bring 25 years of Financial Management experience to help the Governing body achieve its aim in providing for pupils, staff and the wider community.

I am the Chair of the Resources Committee.

Reverend Jane Greenhalgh

Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Freckleton; Ex-officio Governor

David Fare

 Foundation Governor

As a parent whose daughters have been educated here, I believe when our young people are happy, confident and feel their voices will be heard, they have the best chance to achieve academically. I have gained various skills over 33 years in farming business and a lifetime in Freckleton which I put at the governing body's disposal.

Phil Heighway

Foundation Governor

Emma Preston

Foundation Governor

Fred Taylor

Foundation Governor


Robert Willetts

Vice-Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

Helen Garlick

Parent Governor

Charlotte Birtle

Parent Governor 

Rachel Leaper

Staff Governor 

Gillian Cowell

Governor Observer 

Cllr St John Greenhough

Associate Governor 


Photographs courtesy of Studio D Photography; BDP Design & Tempest

Who chooses the Governors?

The Headteacher and incumbent of Holy Trinity Church are 'ex-officio' Governors and serve on the Governing Body for as long as they are in post.

All other Governors serve a four year term of office.

Foundation Governors are recommended by the PCC of Holy Trinity Church and appointed by Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education.

Parent Governors are elected by the parents.

Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school. 

Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority.

Associate Governors are co-opted onto the governors to strengthen the team.

Governor Roles, Responsibilities and Attendance

Please click on the document below:

2020 2021 Governor roles and responsibilities.pdf

2019 2020 Governor roles and responsibilities.pdf

2018 2019 Governor roles and responsibilities.pdf

Governor Roles, Responsibilities and Attendance 2017-2018.pdf

Governor Record of Business Interests

Please click on the document below:

Completed register_of_interests_2020.pdf

Completed register_of_interests_2019.pdf

Completed register_of_interests_2018.pdf