Governing Body

The Governors are the formal strategic body who meet at least once each term to set priorities for the school and agree on the long term plans including the school budget. They agree the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school including policy and procedures, with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and pastoral care. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Specific duties include agreeing the school budget, setting staffing levels, ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered whilst ensuring that management of the school premises is given high priority which includes monitoring the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors.

The Governing Body is made up of parent governors, elected by the parents of pupils at the school, staff governors including the Headteacher, Local Authority appointed Governors and Community Governors.  The team is made up of a variety of people from different backgrounds but who all share the passionate belief that Leamington Community Primary School should be a happy and successful school where every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Governing Body has three sub committees which meet at least once each term: Finance, Pay and Personnel, Curriculum and Building and Resources.  These committees report actions/recommendations to the full Governing Body which also meets at least once a term.

To find out more information please read the latest Governance Handbook published by the DFE.

Contacting Governors

If you would like to contact any of our Governors please send a letter for their attention via the Mrs. J Thompson –

Parents are asked to put their requests or complaints in writing to the Governing Body; most Governors are not based in school and generally only meet formally once each term.

If you have any questions about our Governing Body, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. J Thompson (School Business Manager and Clerk to Governors). Our Governors are volunteers from the community who work together to ensure that the school is well managed.  The Headteacher and staff representatives are also members of the Governing Body.

Governor Vacancies

We currently do not have any vacancies.

Governors at Leamington:



Role Date of Appointment

(End date)

Business/Financial Interests Governance Roles in other School  

Attendance at FGM 2022-23

Sept 22/Dec 22


Pat Monaghan


Chair of Governors 25th March 2019 (2023) Related to a member of Staff None Y Y
Kathy Kerwin


25th March 2019 (2023) None None N Y
Dawn Mercer


Vice Chair of Governors 25th March 2019 (2023) None Vice Chair of Governors at Corinthian Primary Y Y
Rachel Atherton


Midday Supervisor 8th July 2019 (2023) None None Y Y
Cllr John Prince


01/09/2020 (2024) Liverpool City Council

TES Teaching Agency

Unite Community Board

 None Y/N
David Smith

(Parent Governor)

Parent 8th July 2019 (2023) None None Y/N
Carly Gibbons

(Parent Governor)

Parent 01/09/2020 (2024) None None Y Y
Alma Shaw


8th July 2019 (2023) None None Y N
Jennifer Evans


Class teacher 23rd September 2019 (2023) None None N N
Kerry Hartwell Parry


Class Teacher 01/09/2022 (2026) None None Y/Y
Rachel Mellor


Deputy Headteacher None None Y/Y

Paul Vine


Head Teacher None Chair of Governors Governor at Ursuline Catholic Primary, Sefton. Y/Y


For more information regarding the make up of our sub committees please click on the following link:

Committee’s 2022-23