Governors

Welcome to our Governors

Mr Brian Johnson 

I was appointed to the governing body of Bishop David Sheppard CE Primary School as a foundation governor in May 2015 and became Chair of Governors in September 2016. I really enjoy being part of this welcoming, caring and vibrant school with wonderful staff and amazing boys and girls. Working with the governors, Mrs Bayliff and her staff to ensure the children receive the very best care and education within the love of God is an absolute privilege.

Until July 2014 I too was a Headteacher of a C of E primary school in Southport, having previously worked as a teacher in Sefton since 1976.

I now work for Edge Hill University as an Associate Tutor as well as Co- Facilitator of the Southport Learning Partnership which includes 27 Southport schools. I am a very active member of the Southport Salvation Army and a long suffering supporter of Southport Football Club.

Mrs Diane Swarbrick

I have been a governor at Bishop David Sheppard School for a number of years and feel privileged to have been involved as the school has grown into the vibrant, happy and caring school where all pupils are encouraged to strive for the top by our enthusiastic team of staff.

I am married and have 2 sons who both attended Bishop David Sheppard School. I am a member of St Simon and St Jude’s Church and work as a Registered General Nurse within the Local Health Authority.

Mrs Helena Knapton

High Park has been where I have lived with my husband Keith for over 20 years and where my daughters have grown up. We consider the area to be our home and have been hugely impressed at the commitment and impact of the teachers of Bishop David Sheppard School in the local community. The education of children is very important to me – I work at Edge Hill University and for many years have been involved directly in the training of teachers. In addition, together with my husband, I take an active role within St Simon and St Jude’s Church as a reader and Bible study group leader.

Mr Mike Molyneux

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor at Bishop David Sheppard School in June 2021 and look forward to serving the school and the local community during my time as Governor.

I was born and brought up in Manchester and have lived in High Park for the last 24 years with my wife, Anne, who is originally from Southport. We have two grown up children who both now live in the Midlands. I retired in 2018 after a 40 year career in Town Planning and Economic Development across the North West and North East of England working in areas with high levels of deprivation.

I am an active member of St Simon and St Jude’s Church where I currently serve as one of the Churchwardens and lead a Bible Study on Sunday evenings.

Governing Body Information 2023-24

Governor Committees and Responsibilities 2023-24

 

Name

Governor

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Committees

Responsibility

Register of business / financial interest

Appointed by

Mrs S BayliffHeadteacher1.9.16AllHeadteacherNilGoverning body
VacancyDioceseNil
Rev A LigginsFoundation1.9.2031.8.24

Finance, Staffing & Safeguarding

Distinctiveness

NilDiocese
Mrs D SwarbrickDiocese1.9.1431.8.23

Finance, Staffing & Safeguarding

Curriculum & Standards

Pay Committee

Performance Management

Admissions

Discipline

Chair of Curriculum & StandardsNilDiocese
Mr B JohnsonFoundation1.5.1531.4.23

Curriculum & Standards

Finance, Staffing & Safeguarding

Pay Committee

Premises

Appeals

Chair of
Finance, Staffing & Safeguarding 
NilDiocese
Mrs H KnaptonFoundation1.9.1531.8.23Curriculum & StandardsNilDiocese
Mr M MolyneuxFoundation9.6.218.6.25

Finance, Staffing & Safeguarding

Performance Management 

Admissions

Discipline

Chair of GovernorsNilDiocese
Mrs H ClarkeStaff1.9.1731.8.21

Curriculum & Standards

Premises

NilStaff Elections
Mrs S MurrayParent1.9.1931.8.23PremisesNilParent Elections
Mr B Lean Diocese1.9.2231.8.26Finance, Staffing & SafeguardingNilDiocese
Mr D Holding Local Authority1.3.2328.2.27

Curriculum & Standards

Premises

Chair of PremisesNilLocal Authority
Mr A NorcrossParent10.10.2310.10.27 NilParent Elections

Governing Body Committees 2023-24

Statutory

Admissions – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Molyneux, Mrs Swarbrick, Rev Liggins (Advisor)

*Discipline (Pupils) – Mr Molyneux, Mrs Swarbrick

*Discipline (Staff) – Mr Molyneux, Mrs Swarbrick

*Appeals – Mr Johnson + 2 available Governors

*These committees are as and when required.

 

Non-statutory

Premises – Mrs Bayliff, Mrs Clarke, Mr Holding, Mr Johnson, Ms Murray, Mr Fox (Site Manager)

Curriculum & Standards – Mrs Bayliff, Mrs Clarke, Mr Holding, Mr Johnson, Mrs Knapton, Mrs Swarbrick

Finance, Staffing & Safeguarding – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Johnson, Mr Lean, Rev Liggins, Mrs Swarbrick, Mr Molyneux

Pay Committee – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick

Performance Management – Mr Molyneux, Mrs Swarbrick

Distinctiveness – Mrs Bayliff, Rev Liggins, (vacancy), Miss Pilkington (Associate Member)

Governor Responsibilities 2023-24

Maths – Diane Swarbrick

English – Helena Knapton

SEND – Bev Lean

Humanities – Andy Liggins

RE and Rights Respecting Schools Award – Andy Liggins

Computing – Duncan Holding 

Science – Duncan Holding

Safeguarding & Attendance – Mike Molyneux

Equality & Diversity – Brian Johnson

Looked After Children – Helen Clarke

EYFS – Brian Johnson 

Music – Brian Johnson 

PSHE – Sharon Murray

Physical Education – Sharon Murray

Art and D&T – Sharon Murray

Languages – Brian Johnson 

Governor Roles In Other Schools

None

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2022-2023

 

Governor

Full Governor Meeting

Premises

Curriculum and Standards

Finance and Staffing

Pay

Distinctiveness

Performance Management

Total

Mrs S Bayliff42219
Vacancy
Rev A Liggins4239
Mr K Hamnett213
Mrs D Swarbrick32218
Mr B Johnson42219
Mrs H Knapton426
Mrs H Clarke325
Mrs S Murray3
Mr M Molyneux4228
Mr B Lean224
Mr D Holding 22
Miss K Pilkington- Associate Member134

 

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2021-2022

 

Governor

Full Governor Meeting

Premises

Curriculum and Standards

Finance and Staffing

Pay

Distinctiveness

Performance Management

Total

Mrs S Bayliff433313
Vacancy
Rev A Liggins336
Mr K Hamnett336
Mrs D Swarbrick3339
Mr B Johnson4228
Mrs H Knapton437
Mrs H Clarke2327
Mrs S Murray33
Mr Molyneux437
Mr J Travers – Associate Member11

 

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2020-2021

Governor

Full Governor Meeting

Premises

Curriculum and Standards

Finance and Staffing

Pay

Distinctiveness

Performance Management

Total

Mrs S Bayliff51222
Vacancy
Rev A Liggins412
Mr P Middleton522
Mr K Hamnett412
Mrs D Swarbrick522
Mr B Johnson1
Mrs H Knapton512
Mrs H Clarke511
Mrs S Murray31
Mr J Travers – Associate Member42

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2019-20

Governor

Full Governor Meeting

Premises

Curriculum and Standards

Finance and Staffing

Pay

Distinctiveness

Performance Management

Total

Mrs S Bayliff311
Vacancy
Mr I. Singleton1
Mr P Middleton2
Mr K Hamnett2
Mrs D Swarbrick211
Mr B Johnson311
Mrs H Knapton31
Mrs H Clarke3
Mrs S Murray21
Mr J Travers – Associate Member1
Vacancy – LA

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