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Our Governors

Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.

Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers.

Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers in every school. Along with the Head Teacher, it is the job of a governing body to set the school’s aims and objectives around how the school will develop and improve. They set policies, formulate plans and agree targets to help the school achieve these objectives, as well as regularly reviewing their strategic framework in light of that progress.

Meet Our Governors

Our Governors are all part of our School Effectiveness Committee or our Resources Committee.  They also attend Full Governing Body Meetings which are held each term.


Category of Governor:   Co-opted


Appointed by:  Local Authority


Committees served on: School Effectiveness & Resources


Areas of special interest: helping to ensure that Mersey Drive provides a rich and varied curriculum that supports all children to achieve their best.


Why did you chose to become a school Governor?  I volunteered to become a governor because as a former teacher and headteacher in primary education I know the important role that Governors play in the wider school community.


What do you do when not attending school Governor meetings? When I am not attending governors meetings I’m either busy as an active member of the Labour Party and as a volunteer for Citizen’s Advice


Term of Office: 1/11/21 - 10/10/23


Category of Governor:   Co-opted


Appointed by:  Local Authority


Committees served on: School Effectiveness & Resources


Areas of special interest: helping to ensure that Mersey Drive is an inclusive school.


Why did you chose to become a school Governor?  I volunteered to become a governor because I wanted to contribute to education.  I find it fulfilling and enjoyable.


What do you do when not attending school Governor meetings? When I am not attending Governors' meetings I’m busy being a Besses Councillor and CEO of a charity. 


Term of Office: 


Category of Governor:   Co-opted


Appointed by:  Local Authority


Committees served on: School Effectiveness


Areas of special interest: Helping to ensure that Mersey Drive has a broad and inspiring curriculum including across languages, history, geography and develops its intercultural and community links.


Why did you chose to become a school Governor?  I volunteered to become a Governor because education was key to me overcoming challenges and being the first of my family to attend university. I believe a quality education and dedicated teachers help to create life chances and inspire young people to fulfil their potential. As a Governor, I see my role as facilitating the structures for that to happen.


What do you do when not attending school Governor meetings? When I am not attending Governors meetings I’m either busy in my day job at a national cancer charity, doing CrossFit, or trying to grow my own vegetables (with mixed results!)


Term of Office: 18/9/20 - 18/9/24

Category of Governor:   Head Teacher


Appointed by: Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher



Category of Governor:   Co-opted


Appointed by:  Local Authority


Committees served on: Resources


Areas of special interest: helping to make sure that every child at Mersey Drive gets to reach their potential.


Why did you chose to become a school Governor?  I volunteered to become a governor because I am passionate about a good education for all


What do you do when not attending school Governor meetings? I am a Labour councillor for Besses ward, a Mum and work full time for a charity


Term of Office: 28/8/19 - 28/8/23


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Category of Governor:   Co-opted


Appointed by:  Local Authority


Committees served on: School Effectiveness


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Why did you chose to become a school Governor?  


What do you do when not attending school Governor meetings? 


Term of Office: 25.05.2021-25.05.2024

Attendance at Meetings 2019 - 20