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Committee Membership 23-24

NameSurnameDesignationCommittee membership
(in addition to the Full Governing Body)
PamelaCatherallFoundation GovernorFinance and Resources and Link Governor for Learner Voice and for Curriculum.
PhillipCollierFoundation Governor; Vice Chair of Governing BodyChair of Quality and Standards and Link Governor for Curriculum.
KateWattsStaff GovernorQuality and Standards
MarkHigginsFoundation GovernorAudit
MadisonBryanStudent GovernorQuality and Standards
PamTateFoundation Governor;
Chair of Governing Body
Chair of Finances and Resources; Quality and Standards and Link Governor for Skills
PeterMcGheePrincipalQuality and Standards; Finance and Resources
AnneWhiteCo-opted GovernorChair of Audit; Quality and Standards; Link Governor for Safeguarding and Wellbeing; Link Governor for SEND
CatherineMorganFoundation GovernorAudit and Link Governor for Equality and Diversity
JensenGradyStudent GovernorQuality and Standards
MarkDumicanFoundation GovernorFinance and Resources and Link Governor for Curriculum
ChrisChandlerStaff Governor
Quality and Standards
PeterCudlipParent GovernorAudit

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College Governors

Pam Catherall
Pam Catherall

Pamela is a Careers Adviser and is a qualified food technologist. She is the college learner voice link governor, having a great interest in the learner experience and has extensive experience supporting students with additional needs, and with progression routes available to young people.

She works at young people’s service in Lancashire. Pam enjoys music-especially Kirsty MacColl- caravanning, visiting new places, going to the theatre, reading and taking walks with the dog.

Phil Collier
Phil Collier

Phil is he Head of Engineering at Wigan and Leigh College where he has worked for 28 years.  He enjoys most sports and has been a season ticket holder at Wigan Warriors for many years.  He also enjoys playing golf and walking, and has completed many charity running events.
Mark Higgins

Mark was a student at the College from 1987-89. He went on to read French and Russian at Bradford University and Hertford College, Oxford before pursuing a career in Law. He is now a partner at a law firm in Manchester, specialising in employment law.

Peter McGhee

Peter began his career as a Teacher of Mathematics in Oldham. He then moved to Loreto College in Manchester where he became Head of Mathematics and Senior Tutor. After 11 years he left to take up post as Head of a new Sixth Form Centre in Ardwick and before coming to SJR he was Deputy Principal at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching and participating in various sports and attending music concerts

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Mark Dumican

Mark is a product of the Catholic Education system in Wigan, having attended St Aidan’s Primary school in Winstanley, St Thomas More CHS in Newtown and St John Rigby College – leaving in 1988. After teaching in secondary schools around the North West, Mark returned ‘home’ in 2004 to St Edmund Arrowsmith CHS, spending the last 18 years there, at first as Deputy Headteacher and for the last 8 years as Headteacher. Mark supports all things Wigan, especially Wigan Warriors. 

Dr Catherine Morgan
Dr Catherine Morgan

Catherine went on to study Medicine at the University of Sheffield. Her postgraduate qualifications include the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice Education. Catherine is a GP at Pennygate Medical Centre in Hindley.  She has a particular interest in education and is the Director of the Wigan GP Speciality Training Programme, a Primary Care Medical Educator with Health Education North West and moderation chair for GP recruitment in the North West. Catherine is committed to ensuring the continued growth and development of St John Rigby College, in line with our Mission Statement.

Jensen Grady
Jensen Grady

Jen is a Year 12 student studying BTEC L3 Business Studies.  He is a former student of Hawkley Hall High School where he was deputy Head Boy. 

He hopes to attend University and study Business Management.  When not in college he is attends two drama classes, he has a part time job as a pot washer at a restaurant/bar and socialises with friends. 

Madison Bryan

Madi is in Year 13 studying A levels in History, Government & Politics and Economics.  She is a former student of St John Fisher High School (where she held the position of Head Girl).

Madi plans to progress to university to study History. 

When not in College or studying, Madi has a part time job in retail and enjoys socialising with friends.

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Anne White

Anne is Wigan born and bred, and with the exception of her first post spent her career in education in Wigan. She joined the teaching staff at St John Rigby Sixth Form College as a P.E. teacher in 1990 and moved into special education and student support in 2001. Anne served as Vice Principal (Students) for 12 years until her retirement from St John Rigby in 2018. She has been married to Allan for 40 years and they have 2 sons. Since retirement Anne and Allan have been able to travel more widely and enjoy the ‘great outdoors’.

Kate Watts

Kate is a former SJR student who started working at the College in 2012 after graduating university with a BA Hons in Law and Criminology.

Kate was firstly appointed as a Learning Mentor and is now Learning Support Team Leader. Over the last 10 years Kate has worked with a number of students, supporting and guiding them throughout their time at St John Rigby College.  

When she isn’t working Kate enjoys playing Netball, spending time with friends and family and walking her dogs. 


Chris Chandler

Chris started working at St John Rigby College in 2011 as an English Teacher. Before this, he trained emergency services in First Aid and Life Saving techniques for The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He has had a varied career, during which he has completed two university degree courses: A BA in English and a BSc in Psychology. He is now the Head of Department for English. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, music and spending time with his family.

Pam Tate

Pam is an ex pupil of St John Rigby College, leaving in 1981.  She then studied at Manchester Polytechnic after which she joined an accountancy practice in Manchester as a trainee accountant.  Pam qualified in 1995 and has worked as an accountant in private accountancy practice, private industry and now in the NHS.

Outside work she enjoys watching tennis and films, going to concerts and to the theatre.  She is also a volunteer with the Wigan & District fundraising branch of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.  

Peter Cudlip

Peter is a partner with a one of the UK’s largest accountancy firms.  He has a keen interest in governance, risk and internal control matters.  His career has brought him into contact with a large variety of large and small organisations.

Peter enjoys spending time with his family and attending a wide range of events with them. As “Dad’s Taxi” he travels most weekends and sees a wide range of life!

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes

Click the links below to view the Minutes from Full Governing Body meetings.

Minutes from committee meetings are available on request. 

Audited financial statements

Click the links below to view the Report and Financial Statements for the year ending July 31st.

Governing Body Meeting Schedule

Click the links below for the schedule of meetings of our Governing Body. 

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