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Key Information > Governors



The Governing Body is made up of:

  • Parents
  • Teachers at the school
  • Representatives from the community and the world of work

The Governing Body are appointed to help:

  • decide upon the curriculum
  • set standards of behaviour
  • interview and select staff
  • decide how the school budget is spent

School Governors:

  • have legal duties, powers and responsibilities
  • can only act together: they cannot act individually

Parent Governors:

  • have a child in school
  • are elected by parents of the school for a four year period
  • bring the views of the parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals, not as delegates of the parents.
  • they have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and have voting rights

West Derby School Governing Body

West Derby School Governing Body

Member Appointed Governors (Trustees)

Karen Callant (Chair)
Charlie Birch (Vice Chair)

Jonathan Atkinson
John Duncan

Co-opted Governors (Trustees)

Ian Andain
Andrew Keen
Joseph Orme

Parent Governors (Trustees)

Susan Price 
David Barlow
Ann Parry
Susan Poynton



Staff Governors (Trustees)

Sian Graham (Headteacher)
Carmel Jones
Maureen Deakin

Associated School Staff:

Claire Fletcher (Finance Manager)
Viv McGarry (Clerk)
Erica Briscoe (Data Manager)
Senior Leadership Team 


Please click here for the 2017 - 2018 Governing Body register of interests including business interests and any relationships with school staff.
Please click here for the Governing Body Scheme of Delegation.
Please click here for the Governing Body Committees.
Please click here for the Terms of Reference.
Please click here for the Articles of Association.
Please click here for the Attendance at Governors' Meetings.
Please click here for the Articles of Association.


West Derby School
364 West Derby Road
Liverpool L13 7HQ
Headteacher : Sian Graham Contact Member of Staff : Lorraine Rigby
Chair of Governors : Karen Callant SENCO : Helen Howe



How do you find us?

Travelling By Car: Visitor parking is off Bankfield Road
Travelling By Train: Broad Green/Wavertree Technology Park.
By Bus: From Liverpool city centre – Numbers 15, 13 and 12 routes

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