Governors Information

The Governing Body

School governors are members of their school’s Governing Body, known as a corporate body. A corporate body has a legal identity that is separate from its members and as a result, individual governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the Governing Body’s decisions and actions provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.

Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the Governing Body except where the whole Governing Body has delegated a specific function.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the local authority, the community and other groups.

Governor Responsibilities

The Governing Body is responsible for all of the decisions made at the school. It ratifies all policies and procedures and has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·        Setting targets for children’s achievement and progress

·        Managing the school’s finances

·        Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based

·        Appointing staff

·        Reviewing staff performance and pay

·        Developing the vision for the school

The Governing Body meets regularly, at least once per term. When a governor has served their term or has resigned, elections are held to appoint a new governor. Election information is displayed in the school as and when vacancies arise.

What is a parent governor?

Parent governors are an important part of our Governing Body. It is an interesting and rewarding role and a wonderful opportunity to have a voice in your child’s education. We welcome and support all new parent governors. Parent governors are elected by parents from our school community as and when vacancies occur. We will advertise when a vacancy occurs; in order to stand for election prospective parent governors need to be nominated by another parent.

We are currently looking for a new parent governor; if you are interested please speak to one of the staff when you are in school.


If you need any additional information, the following document may be useful:



Chair of Governors

Alison Cretney

No business or financial interests. Chair of Governors at Woodchurch CE Primary School

Vice Chair of Governors

Anne McMullan

No business or financial interests. Chair of Governors at Leasowe Nursery School and Family Centre. Vice Chair of Governors at St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

Chair of Finance Committee

Jackie Grannell

Managing Director of Bryn Oka Consulting

Chair of Teaching, Learning and Community Committee

Anne McMullan

Local Authority Governor

Roy Wood

No business or financial interests

Headteacher Governor

Catherine Hughes

No business or financial interests

Staff Governor

Helen Appleby-Perry

No business or financial interests

Parent Governor

Kathryn Magnall

No business or financial interests

Rebecca Wellman

No business or financial interests


Safeguarding and SEND Governor

Alison Cretney

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