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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 Governor (placed on the governing body by LA):
Cllr. G. Davies : Chair of Governors
 
4 Parent Governors:
Mr D. Crawford 
Mr S. Buckley

Mrs H. Measures

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

Mrs K. Eugenie

Cllr S. Foulkes : Literacy Governor

Mrs D. McDonald 

Mrs J. Monty : Vice Chair, Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and SEN Governor
Miss D. Smith 
Ms J. Yee : Mathematics Governor

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

Ms J. Yee : Vice Chair

Mr S.G. Brady

Cllr. G. Davies

Mrs D. McDonald

Mrs H. Measures

 

Health, Safety & Buildings Committee

Mrs D. McDonald : Chair

Mr D. Crawford : Vice Chair

Mr S.G. Brady

Mr S. Buckley

Mrs P. Caldicott

 

Standards & Curriculum Committee

Mrs J. Monty : Chair

Mr S.G. Brady

Mrs K. Eugenie

Mrs D. McDonald

Miss L. Mearns

 

 

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.
  • Trustee of Shaftesbury Youth Club.

 

Mr S. Buckley

  • Chair of Bidston Avenue Home School Partnership
  • Trustee of Bidston Avenue Home School Partnership

 

Mrs P. Caldicott

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

 

Mr D. Crawford

  • Member of staff at Birkenhead High School Academy.
  • Youth Worker with Wirral Council Youth Support Service.

 

Cllr. G. Davies

  • Governor at St Anselm's College
  • Governor and Vice Chair at Birkenhead High School Academy
  • Councillor : Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Councillor : Liverpool City Region 
  • Councillor : Education J.C.C. Committee
  • Father in law to a member of staff

 

Mrs K. Eugenie

  • Executive Trustee : The Johnson Foundation
  • Chair of Education Board : British Chambers of Commerce
  • Director : Wirral Chamber of Commerce

 

Cllr. S. Foulkes

  • Member of staff at Unilever
  • Board Director : Megenta Living
  • Elected member : Mersey Travel
  • Councillor : Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Trustee : Tom O'Shanter Urban Farm

 

Mrs D. McDonald

  • Member of staff at Bidston Avenue Pre-School.
  • Management Committee Member of Bidston Avenue Pre-School.

 

Miss L. Mearns

  • Member of staff

 

Mrs H.Measures

  • No Pecuniary or Business Interests Declared

 

Mrs J. Monty MBA

  • Chief Executive, Shaftesbury Youth Club 

 

Miss D. Smith

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

 

Ms J. Yee

  • Trustee: Wirral Grammar School for Girls Parents Association.

 

 

 

 

Terms of Office for Governing Body.

 

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM FROM

TO

1

Mrs Denise McDonald

Co-opted

03/10/2012

04/10/2018

2

Ms Donna Smith

Co-opted

15/06/2011

04/10/2018

3

Mr Pat Landsborough

Co-opted

01/10/2012

02/10/2017

Resigned 12/10/2017

4

Ms June Yee

Co-opted

27/11/2013

04/10/2018

5

Mr Danny Crawford

Parent

19/11/2013

04/10/2021

6

Mrs Denise Pendlebury

Parent

01/03/2014

04/10/2021

Resigned 10/01/2018

7

Cllr. Steve Foulkes

Co-opted

01/09/2014

04/10/2018

8

Mrs Janice Monty

Co-opted

15/04/2011

04/10/2018

9

Cllr. George Davies

LA

01/09/2014

04/10/2018

10

Mrs Paula Caldicott

Co-opted

01/10/2012

04/10/2018

11

Miss Lynne Mearns

Staff

12/11/2010

04/10/2021

12

Mr Stuart Brady

Staff

01/09/2014

Current

(ex-officio)

 13 Mr Stephen Buckley  Parent  21/03/2018  20/03/2022

14

Mrs Helen Measures

Parent

21/03/2018

20/03/2022

16

Mrs K. Eugeni

Co-opted 

21/03/2018

20/03/2019

17

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 18  Vacancy  Parent    

 

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