Information about the Governors

Information about the structure and responsibilities of the governing body including details of each governor.

Chair of Governors: Rev. Mike Griffin 

Board of Governors are:

[Current term of office start date in brackets, four years]

Foundation Governors:

Rev M Griffin {1/9/14 to 31/8/18}

Miss H Marsden {1/9/14 to 31/8/18}

Mrs B Garner {1/12/16 to 30/11/20}

Mr K Molloy {1/12/16 to 30/6/20}

Mrs A Brownbill {12/4/17 to 11/4/21}


Head Teacher:

Mrs J Forshaw {31/5/06 to 31/12/50}

Staff Governor:

Mr I Saunderson {19/11/14 to 18/11/18}

Parent Governors:

Mr P McCall {1/9/15 to 31/8/19}


Clerk to Governing Body:

Mr T Brown {School Improvement Liverpool}


Personal, Business and Pecuniary Interests Register

All the governors of Kirkdale Saint Lawrence Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School listed above have signed the Register of Personal, Business and Pecuniary Interests.

  • This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school.  This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for schools or being a governor of another school.
  • If any interest a governor has, could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned.  This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first.
  • If there is a potential conflict it is shown.

DETAILS OF ANY CONFLICTING INTEREST (business, work, relationships, governor of another school)

Rev M GRIFFIN YES Governor at Arch Bishop Blanch CE VA High School
MR K MOLLOY YES Spouse is a member of staff



Review membership Autumn 2017

Resources Management:

Personnel, Finance,Premises, Health & Safety

Members: Mrs J Forshaw, Mr I Saunderson, Mrs B Garner, Rev M Griffin, Mr K Molloy

Quoram: At least three governors


HT Performance Appraisal 2016/17

Pay Review All Staff 2016/17 

Curriculum, Standards and Monitoring:

Curriculum, Ethos, Standards, Quality of Provision, Pupil Welfare, Inclusion, Community, Church


Members: Mr P McCall, Mrs B Garner, Mrs J Forshaw, Miss H Marsden, Mrs A Brownbill

Quoram: At least three governors

School Development Group/Working Party: [operating informally]

The group has no delegated powers.  Its purpose is to better inform the deliberations of the Governing Body and its various committees.

Members: All governors are invited to attend.

Quoram: At least three governors.


Staff Appeals and Dismissal: grievance, discipline, capability, sickness, absence, staff review.

At least three governors (excluding the Head Teacher ) to be drawn from a panel of available members of the Governing Body, to be called upon on a rota basis in alphabetical order, subject to availability. [Must be equal in number and different to the governors who heard the case at the first stage]

Quoram: At least three governors (excluding the Head Teacher and staff)


Curriculum, SEN and General Complaints:

Members: At least three governors (excluding the Head Teacher and staff) drawn from a panel of available members of the Governing Body, to be called upon a rota basis in alphabetical order, subject to availability.

Quoram: At least three governors.


Pupil Discipline:

Members: At least three governors (excluding the Head Teacher and staff) to be drawn from a panel of available members of the Governing Body, to be called on a rota basis and in alphabetical order, subject to availability.

Quoram: At least three governors


Admissions Committee:

Members: At least three governors (may include the Head Teacher).  Governing Bodies are reccommended to include a parent governor - subject to availability.


Governors Information and Duties:

The Governing Body is responsible for raising school standards through their four strategic functions:

  1.   Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2.   Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and its pupils
  3.   Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent
  4.   Acting as its own admission authority, setting policies, making decisions and defending admission appeals.

The Governing Body works in partnership with:

Our churches, St Lawrence's with St Paul's, Kirkdale;

Our Head Teacher, our staff, our parents;

The Liverpool Diocese and Local Authroity;

As a body we meet regularly and our members are involved in dealing with the school's finance, personnel and performance, admissions, premises, vision and values, standards and quality.  The school development plan supports this process.

A lot of work goes on outside of the formal meetings and committees with governors scrutinising results, visiting classes and events, speaking to teachers, parents and staff, attending training, receiving reports and updates from the Head Teacher and ensuring they know every aspect of the school.

Our governors work to agreed Terms of Reference which are reviewed each year.  These set out the duties and responsibilities in detail and which they agree to follow each year.

A number of the governors have a particular interest and responsibility for an area of the curriculum and meet regularly to discuss this area with key staff.

The governors are supported in their work by the clerk who attends meetings in a non-voting capacity.


Attendance at Governing Body Meetings over this academic year:

NAME 19-10-16 2.3.17



17.5.17 19.4.17
Rev M Griffin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miss H Marsden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs B Garner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr K Molloy Yes Yes A R AR AR
Mrs J Forshaw Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr I Saunderson Yes A R Yes Yes Yes
Mr P McCall Yes Yes Yes A R Yes
Mrs A Brownbill N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

Actual    Attendance

7 6 6 5 7

Possible Attendance

7 7 7 7 8


100 % 86% 86% 71% 86%
AR Apologies Received  

Staff Appeals  

Full attendance by panel of governors    

7.11.16 10.2.17