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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 SEND 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 & Standards 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 2019-20


Name Category Date Appointed Appointed By Term of Office Roles and Committees
Mrs G Murphy Head-teacher 01/09/2019 Governing Body N/A


Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

 Monitoring & Standards Committee

Mr M Shaw



01/09/2016 Archdiocese 4 Years


Chair of Monitoring & Standards Committee

Link-  Attendance & Behaviour

Mrs P Warrington



01/12/2019 Archdiocese 4 Years

Vice Chairperson

Finance, Personnel & Premises


Monitoring  & Standards Committee 

Safeguarding & PREVENT

Link - RE & Maths

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

LA Governor

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Link - Health & Safety
Art & DT

Mrs J McKenna Foundation Governor 25/02/2020 Archdiocese 4 Years

Foundation Governor

Monitoring & Standards Committee

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Links- Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Y6

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

Foundation Governor

Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee

Link- PSHE

- British Values & SEND

Mrs J Davies Foundation Governor 15/12/2016 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 & Standards Committee

Link - Curriculum Assessment

Mrs  Ayangbayi Parent Governor 11/02/2019 Parent Election 4 years

Parent Governor

Link - Science

Ms Serir Parent Governor 13/01/2020 Parent Election 4 Years Parent Governor
Ms L Doherty Staff Governor 23/09/2019 Staff Governor 4 years

Staff Governor

Link- History, Computing & Geography 

Vacancy Foundation Governor






                                    Register of Pecuniary Interests 2019-20


Name                     Declaration of Interests
Mrs G Murphy                                                                 None Declared
Mr M Shaw None Declared
Mrs P Warrington                                Governor at Bishop Martin C.E. School in Woolton
Mr M Armstrong None Declared
Ms M Croughan None Declared
Mr J Doyle Director of Joseph Parr Ltd
Mrs J Davies None Declared
Miss A O'Callaghan None Declared
Mr M Embaye None Declared
Mrs O Ayangbayi None Declared
Ms L Doherty None Declared
Mrs J McKenna Governor at Broad Square Primary
Ms D Serir None Declared

Governor Meeting Schedule 2020/21


Autumn Term 1 2020

Challenge Board Meeting


Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 8th September 2020 5.00pm


Autumn Term 2 2020

Challenge Board Meeting


Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 10th November 2020 5.00pm



Spring Term 1 2020

Challenge Board Meeting


Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 12th January 2021 5.00pm


Spring Term 2 2020

Challenge Board Meeting


Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 16th March 2021 5.00pm



Summer Term 1 2020

Challenge Board Meeting


Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 18th May 2021 5.00pm


Summer Term 2 2020

Challenge Board Meeting


Full Governing Body Committee

Tuesday 15th June 2021 5.00pm

Governors’ Induction Pack (Link below to open and download)

New governor induction pack produced by St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School. This pack helps to explain the roles and responsibilities of being a governor, how the governing body is structured in our school and how the governing body carries out its duties.

This pack includes the following:

  • The responsibilities of a governor
  • The different types of governor
  • The responsibilities of the Head teacher, Leadership Team and the Chair of Governors
  •  Being an effective governor
  •  The governing body membership and structure
  •  Useful terms and abbreviations

Relevant supporting information can be found on the school website

Governor Induction Pack