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governing body

Maghull High School, as a sponsored academy within the Southport Learning Trust, has a Local Governing Body (LGB). 

The focus of the LGB will be on monitoring standards and local governance issues, as well as holding the academy leadership to account.  The LGB will meet monthly through the academic year. 

The LGB Chair will also be a Member Trustee and sit on the Board of Trustees/Directors to ensure representation of Maghull High School on the Board. 

The delegated roles of the Maghull High School LGB are to:
  • appoint the Chair and Vice Chair
  • support and challenge the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team
  • comply with child protection and safeguarding legislation and procedures
  • appoint a designated Child Protection and Safeguarding Governor
  • propose the School Development Plan
  • review progress against School Development Plan using internal and external data
  • review performance against the agreed school budget
  • approve the school curriculum plan
  • approve and monitor pupil behaviour policies
  • review a permanent exclusion
  • monitor Health and Safety and premises
  • ensure effective links are in place to support areas of intervention
  • attend all relevant training and research and read the latest developments in education to ensure high quality governance.
The constitution of Maghull High School’s LGB is:
  • Headteacher
  • six co-opted governors
  • three community governors
  • one parent governor (2 vacancies)
  • two teaching staff governors
  • one support staff governor

One of the parent or co-opted governors will be elected chair, and that individual will be a member of the MAT board.

Governors will be selected via an application process to ensure commitment and skills leading to high performance. In the first instance, the NGA Skills Audit will be used to assess the current governing board in relation the competency framework.

An application process for any vacant positions will be in place and managed by the Clerk to the Governors.

The Chair of Governors is Mr Geoff Howe 

The Clerk to Governors is Mrs Laura Williamson

If you have any queries concerning the school or your child please contact Mrs Huyton in writing or via email

Chair of Governors

I have been Chair of Governors at Maghull High School for more than 10 years and have a wealth of experience in education, teaching in Liverpool for many years and working as a primary school Headteacher before my retirement. In addition, my own children attended Maghull High School and my grandchildren are now pupils. So, my personal involvement with the school continues!

I have been resident in Maghull since 1977 and was a Councillor for many years, serving as Mayor twice. During my time as a Councillor I represented Sefton Council on the Merseyside Police Authority.

I know I speak on behalf of all of the Governors when I express our commitment to ensuring the continued success of Maghull High School in providing the best educational experience possible for our pupils.

Should you wish to contact me, via L Williamson (Clerk to the Governors) please email

Geoff Howe

Chair of Governors

Governors’ Information – including Register of Business Interests

Governors’ Attendance

Governors’ Attendance
September 2020

Governors’ Attendance
October 2020-July 2021

Governors’ Attendance