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Meet the Governors


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Our School Governors

 

The Local Governing Body of St Thomas CE Primary School plays a crucial role in the life and work of our school. It is made up of 10 volunteers from the local and wider community, plus the Headteacher and two members of staff. The role of the Local Governing Body is defined in its constitution.

 

Our school is part of the Liverpool Diocesan School Trust (LDST), a multi academy trust led by Liverpool Diocese which, “welcomes young people of all faiths and none and is committed to providing each of them with a high quality education and environment where Christian values and principles permeate all that is done”. More information on LDST can be found on the school website and at https://www.ldst.org.uk/

 

The main work of the Local Governing Body is outlined below:

 

  • Acting as a critical friend to the school and being accountable for its decisions.
  • Continuously developing the partnership with parents, carers and pupils and seeking their views to help the Governing Body, Senior Leadership Team and all staff in moving the school forward.
  • Establishing the strategic direction of the school by ensuring there is clarity of vision, values and objectives.
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with appropriate priorities and targets.
  • Ensuring accountability by appointing and performance managing the Head Teacher.
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets.
  • Contributing to the school’s self-evaluation.
  • Overseeing financial performance by setting the budget, monitoring spending against the budget and ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained.

 

You can find out what we have been doing by looking across the school website which has further information on governing teams, roles, biographies info and links.

St Thomas’ CE Primary School Local Governing Body 2022/23

 

Executive Headteacher: Mr Mark Ward

Head of School: Mrs Emily Alty

Chair of Governors: Mrs Rachael Baker 

Vice-Chairs: Mrs Joely Gibbons & Mrs Debra Walker

Clerk to the Governors: Mr Steve Travis

 

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Roles and Committees

Mrs Emily Alty

Associate

13/03/19

Local Governing Body

N/A

Head of School

Local Governing Body

Safeguarding/SEND/ Pupil Premium

Mrs Rachael Baker

Foundation

12/10/18

Diocese

4 Years

Co-Chair of Governors

Local Governing Body

Mrs Joely GibbonsFoundation11/03/20Diocese4 Years

Co-Vice Chair of Governors Safeguarding / SEND /

Pupil Premium Link Governor

Local Governing Body

Mrs Gina Harvey

Parent

01/09/ 21

Staff

4 Years

Health & Safety Link Governor

Local Governing Body

     

 

Mr Mark Ward

Executive

Headteacher

01/01/16

Local Governing Body

N/A

Executive Headteacher

Local Governing Body

 

Mrs Debra WalkerFoundation27/07/2020Diocese4 Years

Co-Vice Chair of Governors

Local Governing Body

Mr Peter DonaldsonFoundation01/09/2022Diocese4 YearsLocal Governing Body
Mr Rob JoyFoundation01/09/2022Diocese4 Years

Safeguarding / SEND /

Pupil Premium Link Governor

Local Governing Body

Mrs Claire IllingworthFoundation14/09/2022Diocese4 YearsLocal Governing Body
Mr Mark WilksFoundation 17/09/2022Diocese4 YearsLocal Governing Body
Rev Dr Susan Saltex-Officio10/05/2022Diocese4 YearsLocal Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

Former Governors

 

Name

Category

Date Appointed

Appointed by

Term of
Office

Stood Down

Mrs Jane DunnFoundation01/01/06Diocese   
Mrs Cheryl Dahner Foundation01/10/12Diocese 4 Years2022
Mr Paul IllingworthParent01/10/18Parents4 Years2022

Mrs. Kate Rogers

Staff

01/01/20

Staff

4 Years 

2021

Mrs Sarah Ellis

Parent

17/10/18

Parents

4 Years 

2021

Mr Paul Gradden

Foundation

01/08/15

Diocese

4 Years 

2021

Mr Sean Reck

Foundation

13/03/18

Diocese

4 Years 

2021

Mrs Jean Cropper  

Foundation

01/09/17

Diocese

4 Years 

 2020

Mrs Karen Pouton

Foundation

01/03/16

Diocese

4 Years 

2020

Rev Paul Robinson

Foundation

01/09/17

Diocese

4 Years 

2020

Mrs Holly Prince Associate01/01/20Staff 4 years 2020

School Business Manager

Local Governing Body

Register of Interests

 

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

Mrs E Alty

No business interest declared

Mrs R Baker

No business interest declared

Mrs L Ben-Ali

No business interest declared

Mrs C Danher

No business interest declared

Mr P DonaldsonNo business interest declared

Mrs C Illingworth

No business interest declared

Mrs J GibbonsNo business interest declared

Mr M Wilks

No business interest declared

Mrs G Harvey

No business interest declared

Mr Rob JoyNo business interest declared

Mr M Ward

No business interest declared

 

Please note: Any declaration of personal interests between Governors and staff of St Thomas’ CE Primary School are made to the Chair of Governors and Headteacher.

 

Record of Attendance 2022/23

 

Name

Scheduled MeetingsMeetings AttendedApologies AcceptedAbsent 
Emily Alty1616  
Rachael Baker13112 
Mrs Laura Ben-Ali66  
Peter Donaldson7421
Mrs Jane Dunn871 
Mrs Joely Gibbons981 
Helen Gray11  
Mrs Gina Harvey761 
Claire Illingworth55  
Rob Joy972 
Holly Prince22  
Rev Dr Susan Salt211 
Mr Steve Travis1091 
Mrs Debra Walker871 
Mr Mark Ward12102 
Mark Wilks752 
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