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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 : Literacy Governor 

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 

Mrs J. Monty : Vice Chair, Safeguarding and SEN Governor
Miss D. Smith 
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

Ms J. Yee : Vice Chair

Mr S.G. Brady

Cllr. G. Davies

Mrs D. McDonald

 

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

Mrs J. Monty : Chair

Mrs D. Pendlebury : Vice Chair

Mr S.G. Brady

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.

 

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

 

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 J. Monty MBA

  • Chief Executive, Shaftesbury Youth Club 

 

Mrs D. Pendlebury

  • No interests declared.

 

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

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

Resigned 12/10/17

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 x 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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