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The Governing Body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management of the school, the Governing Body sets the school’s aims and policies.

Key roles of Governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent
    The Governors also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent

  • The appointing and dismissing of staff

  • Hearing appeals and grievances

  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship

  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline

  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe

  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

    How we work in practice:

    There is a meeting of all Governors at least once each term. However, some of the work takes place in working groups. Some Governors also have specific roles, such as the SEN Governor and Safeguarding Governor.

    At the meeting Governors receive and discuss reports from the working groups as well as from the headteacher.

St Anne's Catholic Primary School Governing Body consists of:

•  The Headteacher

•  One elected staff governor

•  One appointed local authority governor

•  Two elected parent governors

•  Seven foundation governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chairperson is Mr M Shaw, who can be contacted via the school office or by emailing the Clerk to the Governors


 At St Anne's Catholic Primary we have the following sub-committees

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

In consultation with the Headteacher, this committee:-

  • Drafts/approves the first formal budget plan of the year and establishes and maintains an up to date 3 year financial plan.

  • It oversees all financial activities within school and ensures the school operates within the Financial Regulations of the City Council.

  • Drafts and keeps under review the school staffing structure.

  • Establishes and reviews the Performance Management policy for all staff and oversees all personnel processes in school.

  • Advises the Governing Body on premises priorities, including Health and Safety, for the maintenance and development of the school’s premises.


Monitoring Committee

  • This committee monitors and evaluates pupil progress and attainment, standards of teaching and learning, Leadership and Management and all School Development Priorities.

Link to statutory guidance-


Any Catholic parishioners who are interested in becoming a School Governor and would like further information please contact Mrs G Wilson, Clerk to Governors on 0151 709 1698 or email


        St Anne's Catholic Primary Governing Body for 2018-19


Name Category Date Appointed Appointed By Term of Office Roles and Committees
Mrs Janice Shields Head-teacher 01/09/1997 Governing Body N/A


Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

 Monitoring Committee

Mr Mike Shaw



01/09/2016 Archdiocese 4 Years


Chair of Monitoring Committee

Link- Assessment

Mrs Pauline Warrington



01/09/2015 Archdiocese 4 Years

Vice Chairperson

Finance, Personnel & Premises


Monitoring Committee 

Safeguarding & PREVENT

Link - RE

Link - SEND

Link - Maths

Mr Mike Armstrong LA Governor 06/11/2016 Local Authority 4 Years

LA Governor

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Link - E-Safety

Link - Inclusivity

Ms Michelle Croughan Foundation Governor 01/09/2016 Archdiocese 4 Years

Foundation Governor

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Link - Wellbeing

Mr John Doyle Foundation Governor 28/11/2016 Archdiocese 4 Years

Foundation Governor

Monitoring Committee

Mrs Joan Davies Foundation Governor 16/12/2016 Archdiocese 4 Years

Foundation Governor

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Link - English

Miss A O'Callaghan Foundation Governor 21/12/2016 Archdiocese 4 Years

Foundation Governor

Monitoring Committee

Link - Early Years

Link - Curriculum

Mr Jordan Davies Teacher 08/10/2016 Staff Election 4 Years

Year 2 Teacher

Monitoring Committee

Link  - Pupil Premium

Mr Michael Embaye Parent Governor 30/12/2015 Parent Election 4 Years

Parent Governor

Link - Sports Premium

Mrs Omolola Ayangbayi Parent Governor 11/02/2019 Parent Election 4 years  
Vacancy Foundation Governor






                                    Register of Pecuniary Interests 2018-19


Name                     Declaration of Interests
Mrs Janice Shields None Declared
Mr Mike Shaw None Declared
Mrs Pauline Warrington                                Governor at Bishop Martin School in Woolton
Mr Mike Armstrong None Declared
Ms Michelle Croughan None Declared
Mr John Doyle Director of Joseph Parr Ltd
Mrs Joan Davies None Declared
Miss Aoibhinn O'Callaghan None Declared
Mr Jordan Davies None Declared
Mr Michael Embaye None Declared
Mrs Omolola Ayangbayi  



 Governor Meeting Schedule 2018/19

Autumn Term 2018

Finance Committee

Personnel & Staffing Committee

Tuesday 27th November 2018 1.30 p.m.

Health & Safety Premises Committee

Friday 16th  November  2018 10.00a.m.

Monitoring/Post Ofsted Committee

Tuesday 16th October 2018 3.30 p.m.

Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 4th December 2018 5.00 p.m.


Spring Term 2019

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Tuesday 5th February 2019 3.30 p.m.

Monitoring/ Post Ofsted Committee

(Challenge Board Meeting 1.30 p. m.)

Monday 1st April 2019 2.30 p. m.

Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 12th March 2019 5.00 p.m.


Summer Term 2019

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Tuesday 7th May 2019 3.30 p.m.

Monitoring/ Post Ofsted Committee

TBC- Following Challenge Board Meeting

Full Governing Body Committee

Thursday 23rd May 2019 5.00 p. m.