School Governors

The governing body of Forefield Junior School plays a crucial role in the life and work of our school. Governors make decisions about many aspects of the school, including the curriculum, staffing and finance. The governing body consists of members of staff and parents, as well as representatives from Sefton Education Authority and the local community.

Forefield Junior School Governing Body 2020/21 Headteacher: Mr Paul Swift
Chairperson: Dr C Breeze
Vice-Chairperson: Mr M Rigby
Clerk to the Governors: Mrs M Jones
Name Category Date Appointed Appointed by Term of
Office
Roles and Committees
Mr Paul Swift Head-teacher 01/09/2017 Governing Body N/A Headteacher
Dr Charles Breeze
Chair
Co-opted 25/06/2019 Governing Body 4 Years Finance, Premises Health & Safety, Pay Review, Staff Dismissal
Mrs Helene Miles Co-opted 20/03/2020 Governing Body 4 Years Finance, Premises Health & Safety, Staffing (Chair), Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal
Cllr Janet Grace Local Authority 28/01/2021 Local Authority 4 Years Curriculum, Staffing, Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeal, Complaints
Miss Laura Cain Staff 01/01/2020 Staff Election 4 Years Curriculum, Staffing
Mr Matthew Rigby
Vice-Chair
Parent 18/06/2018 Parent Election 4 Years Finance, Premises Health & Safety (Chair), Pay Review, Complaints
Mrs Victoria Ellis-Jones
Safeguarding Governor
Parent 18/06/2018 Parent Election 4 Years Curriculum, Staffing, Staff Dismissal Appeal
Mrs Jane Williams Parent 25/03/2019 Parent Election 4 Years Curriculum, Staffing Appeals
Mrs Lindsey Morgan
SEN Governor
Parent 25/03/2019 Parent Election 4 Years Staffing, Finance, Premises, Health & Safety, Staff Dismissal
Mrs Angela Houghton Co-opted 25/03/2019 Governing Body 4 Years Curriculum, Pupil Discipline

Governor Vacancies

Number of current governor vacancies: 7

Former Governors 2019/20

Name Category Date Appointed Appointed by Term of
Office
Stood Down
Mrs Elizabeth Gilkes Co-opted 01/01/2016 Governing Body 4 Years 31/12/2019
Mr Joseph Lambert Co-opted 01/09/2019 Governing Body 4 Years 12/12/2019
Mrs Susan Hughes Co-opted 12/03/2018 Parent Election 4 Years 11/10/2020

Committees

Curriculum Finance, Premises, Health & Safety Staffing Pay Review
Chair
Mrs Victoria Ellis-Jones
Chair
Mr Matthew Rigby
Chair
Mrs Helene Miles
Chair
Dr Charles Breeze
Miss Laura Cain Dr Charles Breeze Miss Laura Cain Mr Matthew Rigby
Cllr Janet Grace Mrs Helene Miles Cllr Janet Grace Mr Paul Swift
Mrs Jane Williams Mrs Lindsey Morgan Mrs Victoria Ellis-Jones  
Mrs Angela Houghton Mr Paul Swift Mrs Lindsey Morgan  
Mr Paul Swift   Mr Paul Swift  

Register of Interests

Name of Governor Declared Interest
Mrs Angela Houghton Member of Lister Junior School governing body

Record of Attendance 2019/20

Name Scheduled
Meetings
Meetings Attended Apologies
Accepted
Absent
Mr Paul Swift 12 12 0 0
Dr Charles Breeze 8 8 0 0
Mrs Helene Miles 8 7 1 0
Cllr Janet Grace 8 6 2 0
Mrs Elizabeth Gilkes 7 6 1 0
Mrs Susan Hughes 6 6 0 0
Miss Laura Cain 8 7 1 0
Mr Matthew Rigby 7 7 0 0
Mrs Victoria Ellis-Jones 8 7 1 0
Mrs Jane Williams 6 6 0 0
Mrs Lindsey Morgan 8 7 0 1
Mrs Angela Houghton 6 6 0 0

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