Melling Primary School

Meet the Governors

Governing Body Terms of Office and Attendance


Melling Primary School Governing Body




The HeadteacherMs Vivienne Ainsworth-Brown
One Staff Governor

Mrs Joanne Hargreaves

Two Parent Governors

LesleyAnne Cantwell

Claire Millen

Eight Co-opted Governors

Mrs Lesley Bond

Mr Brian Lawlor

Mrs Doreen Scott

Mrs Beryl O'Brien

Mrs Kate Hogan

Mr Steve Duggan

Dina Ouko


One Local Authority GovernorMr Andrew Kyle


Governing Body Committees


Melling Governing Body follows the Circle Model of Governance so meets as a full governing body every half term and is chaired by Kate Hogan. Other committees/panels, as listed below meet during the year:


Finance Committee meets termly  
Headteacher Performance Management meets in the Autumn Term 
Pay Committee meets in the Autumn Term 
The Finance Panel meets when required 
The Attendance Panel meets when required


There is a number of ad hoc committees which meet only if needed.  Details are available from the Clerk to the Governing Body.

Roles of our Governors


Chair of the Governing BodyMrs Kate Hogan
Vice-Chair of the Governing BodyMr Brian Lawlor
Clerk to the Governing BodyMrs Susan Hart

Inclusion and Equality Governor (including SEND & Pupil Premium)

Mrs LesleyAnne Cantwell

Mr Andrew Kyle 

Safeguarding and Child Protection GovernorMrs Kate Hogan
Curriculum GovernorsMr Brian Lawlor, Mrs Doreen Scott,  Mrs Beryl O'Brien
Budget and Finance Governors Mr Steve Duggan, Mr Brian Lawlor
Staffing GovernorsMrs Beryl O'Brien, Mrs Kate Hogan, Mr Andrew Kyle
Appraisal and Performance ManagementMrs Kate Hogan, Mr Andrew Kyle, Mrs Beryl O'Brien
Mental Health and Well Being (staff and children)Mrs LesleyAnne Cantwell
EYFS Link GovernorMrs Lesley Bond
Health and Safety GovernorsMr Andrew Kyle 
Discipline and Exclusions Mrs Kate Hogan, Mr Brian Lawlor
Admissions Ms Viv Ainsworth-Brown
Training & Development GovernorMrs LesleyAnne Cantwell


The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Susan Hart. Contact details are:


telephone 0151 547 3349
address for correspondence

Mrs Susan Hart

Clerk to the Governing Body

Melling Primary School

Wheeler Drive



L31 1DA

At the Annual General Meeting of the Governing Body held on Tuesday 28th September 2021  there were:

no declarations of business interests made

no declarations of financial interests made

no declarations of material interests with regards to governors being related to other governors or members of staff

no declarations of governance roles in other schools made.