The Governors at St James are responsible for the conduct of the school and have to ensure that the education provided, and the way in which the children, staff and parents are treated, are in accordance with the law and with the various regulations laid down by the authorities.

There are a number of different Governors, Staff, Local Authority, Parent and Foundation. When a parent governor vacancy arises all parents are notified and given the opportunity to volunteer. Should more than one parent volunteer, then there will be an election.  You don’t need to have any special skills to be a governor, apart from the willingness to help the school.

If you would like any more information about becoming a School Governor at St James, please contact the school or alternatively please click on the link below

Be a Governor –

TLS = Teaching, Learning and Standards Committee

F&S = Finance and Staffing Committee

PH&S = Premises, Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee

FGB = Full Governing Board

LGB = Local Governing Board


Governor Attendance 2019-2020

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

Governor Attendance 2021-2022

TypeNameAppointed byStart TermEnd Term
Chair of GovernorsMr William Wiswell Admissions CommitteeLiverpool CE14/09/202113/09/2025
HeadteacherMrs Jan Holmes Admissions CommitteeGovernors01/09/2015
Vice Chair of GovernorsMr Joe Heavey Admissions CommitteeLiverpool CE01/09/201907/02/2023
Parent GovernorMiss Helen SparrowLiverpool CE09/07/202108/07/2025
Associate MemberCyril BarrettLDST13/10/202112/10/2025
Foundation GovernorMrs Gill Haydock Inclusion/SENDLiverpool CE14/09/201713/09/2025
Foundation GovernorMs Carole Bond Pay CommitteeLiverpool CE14/09/201713/09/2025
Staff GovernorMrs Debra RobinsonLiverpool CE26/09/201825/09/2022
Parent GovernorJoanne NelsonThe Governors01/12/202130/11/2025
Parent GovernorPaula DaviesLiverpool CE08/02/201907/10/2021
Chair of GovernorsFather Andrew WelsbyLiverpool CE26/09/201830/06/2021
Co-opted GovernorMrs Janet HallLiverpool CE21/04/202017/06/2021
Parent GovernorMrs Rachel HiltonLiverpool CE26/09/201804/03/2021
foundation GovernorHolly LaneLiverpool CE01/09/201900/03/2021

Competency Framework

Making Sense of School Finance

Governance Handbook

Scheme of Delegation