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List of Governors

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, every state school has a governing body, consisting of specified numbers of various categories of governors depending on the type and size of school. Governors are unpaid, but they may be reimbursed for expenses for such as the care of dependants or relatives and travel costs. Under section 50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996] employers must give anyone in their employment who serves as a governor reasonable time off their employ to carry out their governor duties. Employers can decide whether this time off is given with or without pay


There are four types of Governor at the Sefton Park Schools, with one governing body covering the federated schools.  These Governor types are:


  • Parent Governors: parents of children at the school;
  • Staff Governor: members of the school staff;
  • Authority Governors: (previously known as LEA Governors): nominated by the Local Authority; and
  • Co-opted Governors (previously known as Community Governors): members of the local community (appointed by the rest of the governing body).


Governor Name Governor Type Additional Role Date appointed Date stepped down Term of office Committee Membership Declared Interests Percentage of meetings attended in 2017-18
Alia Ataya-Williams Authority   12/07/2017 9/10/19 3 years CSC None 58%
Andrew Haynes Co-opted   10/12/19   3 years F&R None 88%
Andy Lillie Co-opted   01/09/2016   3 years   Children in school 66%
Cerys Stevens Parent   23/05/2014   4 years CSC Children in school 60%
Dan Simson Co-opted Deputy Head Teacher 01/09/2015   3 years

F & R


Children in school; Employee at school 66%



Co-opted   01/12/2019   3 years CSC Child in school n/a
Jan Lonsdale Staff Head Teacher 01/09/2007     F&R Family members work at school; Employee at school 66%
Jane Wheelock Co-opted Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee, Heath and Safety Governor 01/09/2015     CSC Grandchildren in school 58%
Maggie Smithson Staff   06/02/2013   4 years CSC Employee at school 75%
Mukesh Solanki Associate         F&R None n/a
Sally Dore Co-opted

Safeguarding Governor

Vice Chair; Chair of Finance and Resources Committee

01/09/2015   3 years F&R Governor at Red Maids' High School, Bristol 75%
Sarah Davidge Clerk to Governors       n/a   None 100%
Tom Morrison Co-opted   10/12/19   3 years F&R   100%
James Cox  Co-opted   10/12/19   3 years F&R   100%
Corrie Bell Co-opted   10/2/19   3 years CCS   83%