The Governing Body 2020 2021
Chair of Governors (interim)
Mr Dave Sweeney trust appointed 01.09.18
Mr J. Donnelly trust appointed 01.09.18
Miss L. Evans trust appointed 01.07.19
Mr Peter Reed trust appointed 01.09.18
Mr Simon Smith trust appointed 01.09.18
Mr Danny Williams trust appointed 09.01.20 – 08.01.24
Mrs E. Watson trust appointed 01.05.17 (4 years office)
Mr M. Grieve trust appointed 01.05.17 (4 years office)
Mrs Joely Gibbons trust appointed 06.03.19
Mrs Sarah Clarke trust appointed 06.03.19
Mrs J. Davies appointed 01.06.14 (4 years office) Resigned 30.09.16 – parent
Mrs S. Hargreaves appointed 11.02.14 (4 years office) Resigned 20.02.17 – parent
Mrs D. Hassall (resigned 31.10.15 ) – staff
Mr R. Pritchard appointed 01.09.15; Resigned 01.09.18 – local authority
Miss R. Evans appointed 01.09.18.; Resigned October 2018 – staff
Mr D. Lewis appointed 01.09.18; Resigned 07.19 – parent
Mrs J. Potter appointed 01.09.18; Resigned 31.08.19 – staff
Ms S. Allan trust appointed 26.02.20 – 25.02.24; Resigned
Associated Members (advisory no voting rights)
Miss S. Greer (headteacher)
Mr S. Towler (assistant headteacher)
Register of business Interests (current)
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.
“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 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.”
I am married with 2 children, who are growing up fast, my son has just started high school and my daughter is in Year 5. I am a Solicitor of nearly 20 years and I currently act in case where people have, unfortunately, suffered serious injury as a consequence of an accident.
I first became a Governor at Litherland Moss in 2012, when my son was first beginning school; it had been quite a number of years since I had been involved in education. This was an opportunity for me to put something back in to the community and also to re-connect with education in some way, so that I could understand and appreciate what my children would be experiencing and what went on “behind the scenes”.
I have to confess this was a real eye opener and I am constantly impressed by the dedication and hard work that is being put in by all at the school to shape the future of so many.
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.
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.
I have worked for Santander for the last 15 years across various positions within Retail and Business Banking as well as Fraud and my current role as a Financial Crime Risk Manager. In my current position I am responsible for the ongoing service management and performance governance within the Financial Crime Operation, whilst ensuring cost effective processes.
I’m married to my very supportive wife Clare, with 3 brilliant girls aged 8, 7 and 10 months. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, usually as a family, and socialising with friends and family. I have lived in Litherland for 34 years, growing up as a child attending English Martyrs Primary School and later St. Wilfrid’s High School, to now living in the area raising my own family. I applied to become a school governor to support the local community in any way I can.
Governor Committees 2020 2021
We have three committees which meet at least termly:
Governor attendance 2019 2020
Governor attendance 2018 2019
Governor attendance 2017 2018
Scheduled meetings Meetings attended Apologies accepted Absent no apologies
Jim Donnelly 15 13 2 0
Rachael Evans 6 4 2 0
Sarah Greer 15 14 1 0
Mark Grieve 8 7 1 0
Daniel Lewis 4 1 1 2
Joy Potter 15 14 1 0
Rob Pritchard 15 7 8 0
Peter Reed 15 12 3 0
Dave Sweeney 15 13 2 0
Emma Watson 8 6 2 0
Simon Smith 11 7 3 1
Governor attendance 2016 2017
Scheduled meetings Attended Apologies accepted Absent
Emma Watson 1 1 Joanne Davies (resigned 30.09) 1 0 1 1
Jim Donnelly 18 16 2 2
Rachael Evans 7 6 1 1
Sarah Greer 18 18 0
Sarah Hargreaves 4 0 3 4
Daniel Lewis 7 4 1 3
Rob Pritchard 15 10 4 5
Joy Potter 18 18 0
Peter Reed 15 8 6 7
Simon Smith 9 7 1 2
Dave Sweeney 15 14 1
Mark Grieve 1 1