Meet Our Governors
The Governing Body consists of:
- The headteacher
- One elected staff governor
- One appointed local authority governor
- Two elected parent governors
- Seven co-opted governors
- One Associate Governor
Chair of Governors: Nicola Jackson, appointed November 2018
Co-opted governor: 01.09.15 – 31.08.19
Vice Chair: Dr Meriel Jones A co-opted governor from 2018 to present day
I am a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool in the Institute of Integrative Biology. I am a biologist specialising in how plants and fungi interact so both can be more successful, and also how plants make their many colours, flavours and fragrances (especially onions and garlic).
I am also the Institute’s Director of Postgraduate Studies. That means that I have an overview of our students studying for MRes and PhD degrees. I work with administrative staff in advertising and recruiting students, as well as advising my academic colleagues. Once students have started, I oversee the organisational parts of their studies and some of their training.
I have been involved in outreach to schools and the community about plants and studying at university for many years.
Irene James: A co-opted governor, 2015 to present day,
Nominated Governor for: Literacy, Pupil Council and Art
Gill Ledgerton: A co-opted governor from 2018 to present day
Nominated governor for: Finance, Website
Angela Keaveney: A parent governor from 2017 to present day
Nominated governor for: computing, Early Years and Maths
Sue Fielding: Co-opted governor since 2015 to present day.
Nominated governor for: training link, portal and community cohesion
Em Sephton: Associate governor since 2015 to present day
Caroline Whiteside: Staff governor from 2018 to present day
Claire Tjaveondja: Head teacher, 2018 to present day
We currently have several vacancies for co-opted governors and are actively looking for suitable candidates. If you are interested and have an expertese in finance, governance, education, human resourcing or any other skill you feel is suitable and you agree with our ethos and values please contact the school
The Full Governing Body meets three times each year. Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by individual governors coming in to school to observe and create reports to bring back to committees which meet every term. We have the following committees.
- Standards and Effectiveness (SEC)– Monitors all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress, teaching and learning, standards including the School Improvement Planning (SIP)(Chair: Dr Meriel Jones);
- Resources – Monitors the income and expenditure throughout the year of all delegated and devolved funds against the annual budget plan, looks at staffing, resources and Health ansd Safety issues (Chair: Gill Ledgerton).