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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of our schools. All governors are valued members of our federation and their contribution to the running of our schools is highly valued.

The Federation Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of a total of 14 governors:

  • 8 foundation governors
  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 executive headteacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 co-opted governor

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, it's key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the schools
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the schools are making towards achievement of their aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the senior leaders (a critical friend)

Meet our Team:

 

Sheila Marren

Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor 

Committees: Strategic Committee and All 3 School Committees

Date Appointed: 17 Jan 2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: None 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 15/15

 

Damien Thorpe

Executive Headteacher

Committees: All committees

Date Appointed: 4 April 2016 

Term of Office: Ex-officio foundation governor

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 14/15

 

Adam Ainsworth

Staff Governor

Committees: St Michaels 

Date Appointed: 10 Jul 2017 (and reappointed July 2021)

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 5/7

 

Ken Merry

Parent Governor

Committees: St Helens & St Michaels

Date Appointed: 28 May 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 0/1

 

Emma Wanless

Foundation Governor

Committees: Sacred Heart & St Michaels

Date Appointed: 10 Mar 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 1/1

 

Gloria Marks

Foundation Governor

Committees: St Helens & St Michaels

Date Appointed: 29 Jul 2020

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 6/7

 

Kevin Turner

Foundation Governor

Committees: Strategic, Sacred Heart & St Helens

Date Appointed: 29 Apr 2019

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 9/11

 

Paul Lemon

Parent Governor

Committees: Sacred Heart & St Helens

Date Appointed: 11 Dec2017

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 7/9

 

Marie-Louise Archibald

Foundation Governor

Committees: Strategic, Sacred Heart & St Michaels

Date Appointed: 3 Dec 2017

Term of Office: 4 Years

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 11/12

 

Steve Watson

Co-opted Governor (Left)

Committees: Strategic & St Michaels

Date Appointed: 6 Feb 2018 End Date: 22 Jun 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years  

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 2/8

 

Adrian Kemp

Parent Governor (Left)

Committees: St Helens

Date Appointed: 18 July 2018 End Date: 1 Apr 2021

Term of Office: 4 Years  

Business, Personal & pecuniary Interests: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 0/5

 

 

 

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