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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

Chair w.e.f. 17.7.19

Trustee

On Governance Committee since 17.1.2018

Also serves on the following Committees:

- Autism Initiatives Group Main Board of Trustees

- Autism Initiatives UK  Main Board of Trustees

- Autism 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 Initiatives Ireland: Board of Trustees Audit Sub-Committee

- Autism Initiatives UK: Board of Trustees Scottish Committee

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2019/20:  2 out of 3 full meetings (apologies)

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  3 out of 3 full meetings

 

Cpt Hedley Midgley

Parent Representative

on Governance Committee since 15.7.2020

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  2 out of 3 full meetings (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 2019/20:  2 out of 3 full meetings (apologies)

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  3 out of 3 full meeting

 

Stan Rimmer

Community Representative

On Governance Committee since 15.07.20

Also serves as a Trustee at Marshside Methodist Church .

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  0 out of 3 full meetings (apologies)

 

Eileen Heron

Community Representative / Trustee

On Governance Committee since 01.07.2018

Also serves on the following Committees: 

- Autism Initiatives Board of Trustees

- 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 2019/20:  3 out of 3 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  3 out of 3 full meetings 

 

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 2019/20:  3 out of 3 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  2 out of 3 full meetings (apologies)

 

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 2019/20:  3 out of 3 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  3 out of 3 full meetings 

 

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 2019/20:  2 out of 3 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  3 out of 3 full meetings 

 

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 2019/20:  0 out of 3 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  0 out of 3 full meetings 

 

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 2019/20:  0 out of 3 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  0 out of 3 full meetings 

 

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 2019/20:  1 out of 3 full meetings (apologies)

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  3 out of 3 full meetings 

 

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 2019/20:  3 out of 3 full meetings

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  3 out of 3 full meetings 

 

Committee members no longer serving

 

Phil Henshaw

Community Representative

On Governance Committee since 11.04.18

Left February 2021

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2019/20:  2 out of 3 full meetings (apologies)

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  0 out of 1 full meetings (apologies)

 

Kevin Robertson

Parent Representative

on Governance Committee since 15.7.2020

Left March 2021

Does not serve on any other Committees.

No relevant business interests

No relationship with any members of school staff.

Meeting attendance 2020/21 (to date):  1 out of 1 full meetings

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