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Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is a sub-committee of the Autism Initiatives Board of Trustees and acts as our Governing Body.  The Autism Initiatives Board of Trustees has a Nominations Committee, which appoints members of the Governance Committee.

The Committee includes Parent Representatives as well as members of our local community.  We welcome applications for membership - please contact the school for more information or to express an interest.

 

 

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Liza Slater

Acting Chair w.e.f. 17.7.19

Trustee

On Governance Committee since 17.1.2018

Also serves on the following Committees:

- Autism Initiatives Group and Autism Initiatves UK Main Board of Trustees  

- Autism Spectrum Disorders Initiatives Ireland Main Board of Trustees

- Autism Ventures Main Board of Trustees

- Autism Initiatives Group:  Board of Trustees Nominations Committee

- Autism Initiatives UK: Board of Trustees Audit Sub Committee

- Autism Spectrum Disorders Initiatives Ireland Audit Sub-Committee

- Autism Initiatives Scottish Committee

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  4 out of 4 full meetings, 0 out of 1 planning meeting (apologies)

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  0 out of 1 full meeting (apologies)

 

Cllr Mhairi Doyle

Local Authority Representative

On Governance Committee since 1.7.2019

Also serves on the following Committees:

- Bosco Society: Vice Chair / Trustee

- Newstart Homes: Trustee

- Councillor for Norwood Ward, Sefton Council

- Governor at Norwood Primary School

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  1 out of 1 full meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meeting

 

Phil Henshaw

External Advisor

On Governance Committee since 11.04.18

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19 :  3 out of 4 full meetings (apologies), 0 out of 1 planning meeting (apologies)

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meeting

 

Eileen Heron

External Advisor

On Governance Committee since 01.07.2018

Also serves on the following Committee:  Sefton Children's University

Senior Professional Tutor for Partnership & SEND at Liverpool Hope University

Non-Executive Director at "Hopes, Dreams and Horses"

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  3 out of 4 full meetings (apologies), 1 out of 1 planning meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meeting

 

Janet Allan

Headteacher

On Governance Committee since 5.7.2006

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  4 out of 4 full meetings, 1 out of 1 planning meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meeting

 

Elizabeth Price

Non-Teaching Staff Representative

Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator

On Governance Committee since 7.11.2018

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  4 out of 4 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meeting

 

Calvin Wallace

Deputy Headteacher

On Governance Committee since 15.7.2009

Also serves on the following Committee:  Parent Governor at St Michael's Church of England School in Chorley 

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  3 out of 4 full meetings, 1 out of 1 planning meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meeting

 

Associate Members:

Meeting attendance for associated members has been optional with effect from Jan 2018

 

Karen Taylor

Children's Home Manager

On Governance Committee since 14.10.2009

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  0 out of 4 full meetings, 0 out of 1 planning meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  0 out of 1 full meeting

 

Sharon Williams

Head of OSSME

On Governance Committee since 18.1.2017

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  0 out of 4 full meetings, 0 out of 1 planning meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  0 out of 1 full meeting

 

Karen Burt

Headteacher, The Haven School

On Governance Committee since 4.4.2019

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  1 out of 1 full meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  0 out of 1 full meeting (apologies)

 

Clerk to the Governance Committee

Conny Brandt (since March 2014)

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  4 out of 4 full meetings, 1 out of 1 planning meeting

Meeting attendance 2019/20 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meeting

 

Committee members no longer serving

 

Cllr Richard Hands

Joined Governance Committee 20.10.2015

Left June 2019

Local Authority Representative

Other education establishments governed:  Governor at Birkdale Primary School

Meeting attendance 2018/19 (to date):  0 out of 3 full meetings (apologies), 0 out of 1 planning meeting (apologies)

 

Hayley Tasker

Associate Member

Children's Home Manager

Joined Governance Committee 5.7.2017

Left July 2019

Meeting attendance 2018/19 (to date):  0 out of 3 full meetings, 0 out of 1 planning meeting

 

Alan Stedman

External Advisor

Joined Governance Committee 19.4.2017, appointed as Chair 17.1.2018

Left 12.7. 2019

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  3 out of 3 full meetings, 1 out of 1 planning meeting

 

Gill Burnell

Teachers’ Representative

Deputy Headteacher

On Governance Committee since 5.1.2006

Left August 2019

Meeting attendance 2018/19:  4 out of 4 full meetings, 1 out of 1 planning meeting

 

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