Everton Primary School

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The Governing Body




The Governing Body of Everton Primary School is responsible for:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and 
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 





The Governing Body of Everton Primary School is determined by an instrument of government and re-constituted (11th March 2015) as per the requirements of The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.  The Governing Body is now made up of 10 Governors:


3 Parent Governors - elected from the parent body;

1 Local Authority (LA) Governor - appointed by the LA;

2 Staff Governors (including the Head Teacher);

4 Co-opted Governors - appointed by the Governing Body for specific skills and to represent the community.


The current membership of the Governing Body is:


Chair - Richard Kirbyshaw - Local Authority Governor (04/12/19 to 03/12/23), Chair of the Finance Committee.


Vice Chair -  Tracy Crowe - Co-opted Governor (03/02/23 to 02/02/2026), a member of the Finance Committee and Staffing Committee.


Susan Hughes - Co-opted Governor (11/03/15 to 28/02/2027), Safeguarding Governor, Chair of the Staffing Committee.



Ryan Griffiths - Parent Governor (16/02/2017 to 15/01/21, 1/03/2021 to 28/02/2025).


Head Teacher - Andrew Green - Staff Governor (01/09/2021 to present).


Anna Mallinson - Parent Governor (01/03/2021 to 28/02/2025).


Vivienne Preece - Co-opted Governor (04/12/19 to 03/12/2023), a member of the Staffing Committee.


Emma Spencer - Staff Governor (07/12/2022 to 31/08/2027).


Douglas Brodie Good - Parent Governor (15/03/2023 to 14/03/2027).


Michelle Mahoney - Co-opted Governor (06/12/2023 to 05/12/2027).



A key document for anyone interested in the governance of the school or in becoming a governor is at:


Historical Members 

Jane Backhouse - Co-opted Governor (09/02/16 to 17/05/23)

Alison Bowers - Staff Governor (06/12/21 to 31/08/2022)

Hannah Ryan - Parent Governor (01/03/2021 to 12/10/2022)

Anna Backhouse - Co-opted Governor (10/03/2021 to 01/11/2022)

Tracy Crowe - Parent Governor (03/02/2018 to 02/02/2023)




Work of the Governing Body


The work of the Governing Body is in the public domain, subject to confidentiality, and all documents are available via the school office.





Governance is included in the Leadership and Management section of OFSTED's school inspection that was rated Good in April 2023.


'The work of the Governing Body is well organised and systematic. It has ensured that it has a broad skill set. Governors routinely challenge and support leaders.'




Governors Code of Conduct









Governor Monitoring and Visits at Everton Primary School

Governor Monitoring and Visits at Everton Primary School

Class 2 dissecting owl pellets with one of our governors - Mrs Sue Hughes.





Governor Register of Business Interests




Governance roles in other schools

Any interest declared


Richard Kirbyshaw



Tracy Crowe



Susan Hughes



Andrew Green



Emma Spencer



Ryan Griffiths


Yes - Treasurer of the Metcalfe Recreation Committee from which the school hires the village hall and the sports field.

  Vivienne Preece  None   None
  Anna Mallinson  None  None
 Co-opted Governor Vacancy vacancy vacancy
 Parent Governor   Vacancy vacancy vacancy