This section contains information about our school’s governors, including:

  • details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees
  • information about each governor, including their:
    • full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
    • business and financial interests
    • governance roles in other educational institutions
    • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
    • attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

Meet our Governing Body

  Clare Clegg

Parent Governor/Link Safeguarding/More Able Governor

My name is Clare and I have two daughters at Florence Melly – Macy in Year 6 and Madison in Year 4. I work as a VAT Tax Specialist within HMRC and I am currently completing a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Taxation. I became a parent governor in June 2016 following an Ofsted inspection of the school. As a parent I wanted to understand what had led to that Ofsted report and to ensure that our children were being provided with the best education possible at Florence Melly. Having seen the work that goes into educating our children and how dedicated the staff are, I am confident that this is the case. My girls and I love Florence Melly and thoroughly enjoy all of the brilliant events, activities and opportunities that our school provides for the children. I know my girls will look back on their time here with fondness.

  Janet Matthews

Co-opted Governor/Link Safeguarding/SEND Governor

My name is Janet and I am the Vice-Chair of Governors. I attended Florence Melly myself and after my eldest daughter and son had been in the school a few years a vacancy became available on the governor body and I applied to become a parent governor in 2014. I really enjoyed being a governor and when my parent governor term came to an end, with the backing of the full governing body, I became a co-opted governor in 2018. After receiving a lot of help and support when Ben (who has significant special educational needs) started in the Nursery, I really wanted to be able to help the school move forward and support and challenge the staff. I have a particular interest in Safeguarding and SEND, I am an active member of PATCH and I really enjoy volunteering in the school library. I am married to David, who is a chef in Alder Hey and we have 3 children…Ava who has now moved to Year 8, Ben in Year 3 and Chloe in Year 2.

  Aaron Leach

Associate Governor

My name is Aaron Leach and I am the Deputy Headteacher and an Associate Governor at Florence Melly. I live in West Kirby with my partner and two wonderful children. I have worked in our school for seven years and really feel part of this community. I initially came to the school as a student teacher and was lucky to secure a teaching post in Year 5 a couple of years later. I have experience of teaching across the phases from EYFS to upper Key Stage 2 and have worked in requires improvement, good and outstanding schools. I am also a Governor at another school with responsibility for Pupil Premium and Assessment.

   
 

Revd Jean Flood B.E.M

Co-opted Governor/Link Community Governor

As the local Team Vicar at St Aidan’s I have only been part of the Florence Melly Governing Body for a fairly short time. It has, though, been a very rewarding experience and a huge learning curve. Many of our parishioners are long standing members of the Florence Melly family. I have learnt much of the rich history of the school from the older members! After running a family business for many years I was ordained 11 years ago and work in the Walton Parish Team as well as Chaplain to St John’s Market. Bill and I have a son and 3 daughters and 6
grandchildren up to now! Florence Mell y is a great school which takes community seriously. I am always amazed by the connections with local, and national, groups that are made for the benefit of the students. We hope that the connection with St Aidan’s adds to their education in ‘British Values’ but also extends their learning about the importance of the global community My prayer is that they enjoy their school now and can look back with gratitude and happiness on their primary school days. I’m sure they will.
 

 

 

Ken Heaton

Headteacher

My name is Ken Heaton and I am the Headteacher and a Governor of our school. I am married and have two grown-up children. I grew up in Cherry Lane and attended Florence Melly Primary School from the age of 4 years to 11years and really enjoyed my time at the school. I have been a Headteacher in a number of schools and I have also worked as an Ofsted Inspector, Learning Network Director and School Improvement Partner with many schools in Liverpool. I also set up education centres in Everton and Liverpool football clubs. I took on the post of Headteacher of Florence Melly in September 2015 and my aim is always to ensure that your children are safe, happy and enjoy the best possible education. Who knows, perhaps one of your children could be the future headteacher of Florence Melly Community Primary School

 

Instrument of Government

This document explains how the governing body of Florence Melly Community Primary School is constituted. Section 20 of the Education Act 2002 requires all maintained schools to have an instrument of government which determines the constitution of the governing body and other matters relating to the school. Part 5 of the 2012 Constitution Regulations makes provision regarding the contents and form of the instrument and the procedure for making and reviewing it.

Governors’ Information and Duties – 2018/19

This document contains details about the structure and responsibilities of the governing body. It also identifies the dates of appointment, term of office, dates where governors have stepped down and who appointed each governor to post. This document shows any business and financial interests the governors may have, any other governance roles they hold in other educational settings and any material interests arising from relationships between governors and/or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Governor Attendance Record 2018/19

This document contains information about governor attendance at governing body meetings for this academic year. It will be updated after each governor meeting.

Governor Attendance Record 2017/18 Governor Attendance Record 2017/18

This document contains information about governor attendance at governing body meetings for this academic year. It will be updated after each governor meeting.

 
Governor Attendance Record 2016:17  

Governor Attendance Record 2016/17

This document contains information about governor attendance at governing body meetings for the 2016/17 academic year.