The Governing Body 2019 2020

The school’s governing body operates a fully delegated budget under the local education authority’s scheme for the local management of schools.  It is also responsible for the management and delivery of the national curriculum and for improving and maintaining the quality of teaching and learning in the school.

Chair of Governors
Mr Dave Sweeney appointed 01.09.18

Co-opted
Mr J. Donnelly appointed 01.09.18
Miss L. Evans appointed 01.07.19
Mr Peter Reed appointed 01.09.18
Mr Simon Smith appointed 01.09.18
Vacancy

Parent Governors
Mrs E. Watson appointed 01.05.17 (4 years office)
Mr M. Grieve appointed 01.05.17 (4 years office)
Vacancy

Staff Governors
Mrs Joely Gibbons appointed 06.03.19
Mrs Sarah Clarke appointed 06.03.19

Headteacher
Miss S. Greer appointed 01.09.08

Resigned
Mrs J. Davies appointed 01.06.14 (4 years office) Resigned 30.09.16
Mrs S. Hargreaves appointed 11.02.14 (4 years office) Resigned 20.02.17
Mrs D. Hassall (resigned 31.10.15 )
Mr R. Pritchard appointed 01.09.15 Resigned 01.09.18
Miss R. Evans appointed 01.09.18. Resigned October 2018
Mr D. Lewis appointed 01.09.18 Resigned 07.19
Mrs Joy Potter appointed 01.09.18 Resigned 31.08.19

Associated Members (advisory no voting rights)
Mr S. Towler (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs K. Sears (Pastoral lead)

Governor Register of Business Interests 2019 2020

Governor Profiles

Mr D. Sweeney
I am the Corporate Change Manager at Produban UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Santander UK. My responsibility is to ensure standardised methods, processes and procedures which are used for all IT Infrastructure and Software changes, facilitate efficient and prompt handling of all changes, and maintain the proper balance between the need for change and the potential detrimental impact of changes.
I started working for Girobank in 1977 and have seen many changes in IT on the Bootle site in the last 40 years. I have staff across two sites, here in Bootle and in Carlton Park, Leicester.
I started as a governor at Litherland Moss in September 2002 and I am currently Chair of Governors. My chief motivation is to try and ensure that every child is able achieve their full potential and leave our school confident and well prepared for the next stage in their education.

Peter Reed
“I have been married for forty years to my dear wife Alex, I have three tremendous sons, and two wonderful grandchildren; our third is imminent. I retired from teaching four years ago, and now spend five months a year ‘chilling out’ in Portugal; I also provide new induction training for newly appointed governors in Cheshire.
I taught for 36 years; 27 as a Senior Manager; 18 as a secondary Headteacher. I have run one of the most socially disadvantaged secondary schools in the North West of England, and, also, one of the most successful. I loved both schools, and relished the role I fulfilled.
I have been a governor at five secondary schools and three primary schools; and an Interim Executive Board member at two secondary schools and two primary schools. I enjoy the opportunity to work with committed Heads to improve the life opportunity of our exceptional youngsters as they move through the four key stages from infant to young adult, and hope that I can offer some experience to enrich their journeys.”

Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly grew up in Belfast and started teaching in 1968.  His early teaching career was spent in Belfast, Halewood and Nottingham before he became headteacher of Litherland High School.  He says: “I consider it a great privilege to be a school Governor.  It is a great way to put something back into the education system, after 46 years in the classroom.  School was important to my life and I believe that it is no less important to children now.”

Simon Smith

Mr M. Grieve
I am a full-time engineer working for a brewery. In my spare time I enjoy scuba diving and spending time with my family. I keep fit in the gym and walk my 8 year old labrador Millie.
I became a governor because my daughter is currently in year 1 and I felt that it would be in her interest for me to be involved in the school. I am keen to ensure that Litherland Moss provides a high standard of education, not just to my child but, to every child in school.

Mrs E. Watson
I have been part of Litherland Moss for the past eight years, my children attend Litherland Moss.
I enjoy doing charity events and helping the local community. I run my own support group for people who have children with additional needs.

Sarah Greer
I graduated from Edge Hill University in 1992 with a BSc (hons) in Mathematical Studies with Qualified Teacher Status. I was awarded the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2001. I have worked in 5 primary schools. I started my career at Linaker Primary School in Southport and took my first deputy head post in 1997 – at Christ Church CE School in Bootle. I have held two deputy headteacher posts in contrasting schools and this is my second headship.

During my time at Litherland Moss we have seen many changes and developments; it has been quite a journey. We have a tremendous staff team who are individually and collectively determined to create a school climate that promotes great learning. We are determined that every pupil who walks through our doors has the best care and education with equal chances for all within a framework of high expectation.

All members of the governing body are individually skilled – the balance of both their challenge and support has always been a key strength in driving improvement.

I love coming to work each day and being part of this community. It is a privilege to be working with the Litherland children, parents and families that we have got to know so well.

Governor Committees 2019 2020

We have three committees which meet at least termly made up as follows:

1B Performance
Mr J. Donnelly
Miss S. Greer
Mrs J. Gibbons
Mr P. Reed
Mr S. Smith
Mr D. Sweeney

1A Finance
Mr J. Donnelly
Miss L. Evans
Miss S. Greer
Mrs J. Gibbons
Mr P. Reed
Mr S. Smith
Mr D. Sweeney

2. Safeguarding and Inclusion
Mrs s. Clark
Mr J. Donnelly
Miss L. Evans
Mrs J. Gibbons
Miss S. Greer
Mr P. Reed
Mr D. Sweeney
Mr M. Grieve

In addition
Governors are allocated to the following areas of school life:

Attendance: Mr J. Donnelly (school link Mr Towler)
Safeguarding: Mr J. Donnelly (school link Mr Towler)
SEND and inclusion: Mr J. Donnelly (school link Mr Towler)
Health and safety: Miss L. Evans (school link Mrs Oliver)
EYFS: Mr D. Sweeney (school link Miss Patterson)
Curriculum: Miss L. Evans (school link Mrs Gibbons)
Pupil Premium: Mr P. Reed (school link Miss Greer)

Governor attendance 2018 2019

Record of attendance 2018 2019

Governor attendance 2017 2018 

 Scheduled meetingsMeetings attendedApologies acceptedAbsent no apologies
Jim Donnelly151320
Rachael Evans6420
Sarah Greer151410
Mark Grieve8710
Daniel Lewis 4112
Joy Potter151410
Rob Pritchard15780
Peter Reed151230
Dave Sweeney151320
Emma Watson8620
Simon Smith1173 1

Governor attendance 2016 2017

 Scheduled meetingsAttendedApologies acceptedAbsent
Emma Watson11
Joanne Davies (resigned 30.09)1011
Jim Donnelly181622
Rachael Evans7611
Sarah Greer18180
Sarah Hargreaves4034
Daniel Lewis7413
Rob Pritchard151045
Joy Potter18180
Peter Reed15867
Simon Smith9712
Dave Sweeney 15141
Mark Grieve11