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Governing Body

Governors play an important role in our school and there are several committees that meet regularly to support the management of different aspects of the school.
 
If you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body or require further information on being a governor, please contact Mrs D Welch, Clerk to Governors:

 

Mrs D Welch

Headteacher's PA and Clerk to the Governors

Bidston Avenue Primary School

Tollemache Road

Birkenhead

Wirral, CH41 0DQ

 

Email: dwelch@bidstonavenue.wirral.sch.uk
 
The Governing Body consists of:
 
1 x Headteacher Governor (ex-officio and classed as a staff governor):
Mr S.G. Brady, B.Ed. (Hons), NPQH.
 
1 x Local Authority Governors (placed on the governing body by LA):
Cllr. G. Davies           (Chair of Governors)
 
4 Parent Governors (voted on by parents/carers of our school):
Mr D. Crawford
Mrs. D. Pendlebury

Vacancy

Vacancy
Chair of Govs and Headteacher are currently assessing the skills needed on the governing body to bring in new governors.
 
8 Co-opted Governors (chosen by governing body for their expertise):
Mrs P. Caldicott

Cllr S. Foulkes

Mrs. D. McDonald       (Chair of Health, Safety and Buildings Committee)

Mrs. J. Monty          (Safeguarding and SEN Governor)
Miss D. Smith          (Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee and Literacy Governor)
Ms J. Yee             (Mathematics Governor)

Vacancy

Vacancy
 
1 x Staff Governors (voted on by school staff):
Miss L. Mearns

 

All governors have full voting rights in full governing body and committee meetings.

Governing Body Committees

 

Finance & Personnel Committee

Miss D. Smith (Chair)

Mr S.G. Brady

Cllr. G. Davies

Mrs. D. McDonald

Mrs. J. Yee

 

Health, Safety & Buildings Committee

Mrs. D. McDonald (Chair)

Mr. D. Crawford (Vice Chair)

Mr S.G. Brady

Mrs. P. Caldicott

Mrs. D. Pendlebury

 

Standards & Curriculum Committee

Mr S.G. Brady

Mrs. D. McDonald

Miss L. Mearns

Mrs.J. Monty

 

Register of Interests

 

Mr S.G. Brady

  • Married to a staff member.  
  • Board Member of Wirral City Learning Centres.  
  • Board Member of Liverpool John Moores University Astrophysics Research Institute.  
  • Board Member (Vice-Chair) of Wirral Early Help Strategic Board.  
  • School Improvement Associate (SIA) for Wirral Primary Schools (Black Horse Hill Infants, Overchurch Infants, St Peter's Heswall, Portland Primary and Millfields Primary).
  • Governor of Birkenhead Park School.

 

Mrs. Caldicott

  • Married to a provider of gardening/landscaping service to schools (Prestige Garden Care).

 

Miss D. Smith

  • Sister to a staff member.
  • Employee of Local Government Pension Scheme.

 

Mrs. J. Monty

  • Commissioning and Contracts Manager for Children & Young People's Dept., Wirral Council.

 

Cllr. G. Davies

  • Father-In-Law to a staff member.  
  • Governor of Birkenhead High School (Girls) Academy.
  • Governor of St. Anselm's College.

 

Terms of Office for Governing Body.

 

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM FROM

TO

1

Denise McDonald

Co-opted

3/10/12

2/10/17

2

Donna Smith

Co-opted

15/6/11

14/6/17

3

Pat Landsborough

Co-opted

3/10/12

2/10/17

4

June Yee

Co-opted

27/11/13

26/11/17

5

Danny Crawford

Parent

19/11/13

18/11/17

6

Denise Pendlebury

Parent

1/3/14

28/2/18

7

Steve Foulkes

Co-opted

1/9/14

31/8/18

8

Janice Monty

Co-opted

15/4/11

14/4/18

9

George Davies

LA

1/9/14

31/8/18

10

Paula Caldicott

Co-opted

1/10/12

30/9/17

11

Lynne Mearns

Staff

12/11/10

11/11/18

12

Stuart Brady

Staff

01/09/2007

Current (ex-officio)

13

 

Parent

 

 

14

 

Parent

 

 

15

 

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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