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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Our School Governors


The Local Governing Body of St Helen's CE Primary School plays a crucial role in the life and work of our school. It is made up of volunteers from the local and wider community, plus the Headteacher and a member of staff. The role of the Local Governing Body is defined in its constitution.


Our school is part of the Liverpool Diocesan School Trust (LDST), a multi academy trust led by Liverpool Diocese which, “welcomes young people of all faiths and none and is committed to providing each of them with a high quality education and environment where Christian values and principles permeate all that is done”. More information on LDST can be found on the school website and at


The main work of the Local Governing Body is outlined below:


  • Supporting and challenging the school and being accountable for its decisions.
  • Continuously developing the partnership with parents, carers and pupils and seeking their views to help the Governing Body, Senior Leadership Team and all staff in moving the school forward.
  • Establishing the strategic direction of the school by ensuring there is clarity of vision, values and objectives.
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with appropriate priorities and targets.
  • Ensuring accountability by appointing and performance managing the Headteacher.
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets.
  • Contributing to the school’s self-evaluation.
  • Overseeing financial performance by setting the budget, monitoring spending against the budget and ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained.


You can find out what we have been doing by looking across the school website which has further information on governing teams, roles, biographies info and links.

St Helen's CE Primary School Local Governing Body 2022/23


Headteacher: Mrs Catherine McDonald

Chair of Governors: Mrs Gemma Holmes 

Vice-Chair: Mr Mark Walker

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Maria Warburton

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