Governance and Structure
GOVERNANCE & STRUCTURE
There are five members of the Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust.
|Mr Mike Eastwood||Chair of the Board of Members|
|The Right Reverend Beverley Mason||Bishop of Warrington|
|Mr Stuart Harrison||Diocesan Director of Education|
|Fr Crispin Pailing||Rector of Liverpool|
|Dr David Dennison||Board of Education Representative|
Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust has a single Board of Directors responsible for the whole Trust. The Board will include ten non-executive directors, and the Chief Executive Officer, and will be accountable to the Department for Education for all schools within the Trust. Eleven directors have been appointed to date.
"Members of the board of directors have considerable experience and expertise. Directors welcome their involvement with schools at a local level."
|Canon Margaret Swinson||Chair of the Board of Directors|
|Canon Dr Jon Richardson||Director|
|Christine Roberts||Director - Secondary LGB Representative|
|Neil Lockwood||Director - Primary LGB Representative|
|Reverend Mark Wade||Director|
|Dr Helen O'Keeffe||Director|
|Laurie Kwissa||Chief Executive Officer and Ex-Officio Trustee|
|Hollie Stott||Clerk to the Board of Directors|
Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)
All of the Schools in the LDST are accountable to their individual Local Governing Bodies, which in turn is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Trust.
The Local Governing Body has delegated powers in order to oversee the running of its individual school. The LGB may choose to delegate some of these powers to smaller committees or to the Headteacher as it deems fit to fulfil its responsibilities.
The Governors will be formally appointed by the Board of Directors following recommendations from LGB, will include PCC (in church schools), staff and parent representatives. The LGB in each school will be responsible for the day-to-day operational matters.
"Members of the local governing bodies attribute their enhanced knowledge and skills to the work that the trust's executive leaders have done to strengthen arrangements for governance."
For more specific information on Governance in individual schools, please click on the links below to be taken to their websites;
Local Governing Bodies are the “eyes and ears” of the Trust as they feedback information and provide assurance to the Board, that:
The vision for the school is in line with the overall vision of LDST.
Each school is well led and managed.
All Trust Policies are being implemented.
Safeguarding and Health and Safety are managed effectively.
Quality of Education is good.
Christian Distinctiveness of schools is being upheld.
Our LGBs focus on:
Learn, Love and Achieve, Together with Jesus