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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 Peter Reed 

The Vice Chair of Governers is Mrs Vicki Garside

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 Williamsonl@maghullhigh.com

Chair of Governors

I feel very proud to have been elected as Chair of Governors at Maghull High School. Following in the footsteps of Geoff Howe is a daunting task, but I look forward to the challenge with genuine enthusiasm.

Every child deserves a quality education. Throughout my 36-year career in education, 26 as a school leader and18 as a Secondary School Headteacher, I was totally driven by that belief. To further support young learners, I have been a Governor at nine schools (chairing three); a member of Sefton’s Interim Executive Board, with the brief of supporting so called ‘Inadequate Schools’; and an Educational Consultant providing governor training on Ofsted and Academisation. I co-founded the Maghull and District Cluster of Schools, fulfilling the role of Secretary for six years, and occupying the same position with Sefton’s Association of Secondary Headteachers.

Maghull High School is deservedly a ‘Good’ school with the genuine potential to become ‘Outstanding’. I like to think that I have made a small contribution on its improvement journey, and now want to increase my support for their dynamic leadership team and governing body. I understand the process of school improvement; I can make difficult decisions; and, I have been challenged by some very demanding scrutineers and external agencies; and, I like to think, I have a good sense of humour and relate well to people. I relax gardening, walking, playing bridge and enjoying the company of my wife, sons, grandsons and, not forgetting, Monty my dog!

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

Peter Reed

Chair of Governors


Vice Chair of Governors

I am currently Vice Chair of Governors and as well as having two children who have been through the school (my daughter is currently in Yr12), I am also a former pupil myself. I started as a parent governor in 2016, before becoming a community governor and have been involved in numerous OFSTED inspections in my time. I am proud to be a part of the journey that we have taken and excited to see what the future holds.

I am link governor for Pupil Premium, Computer Science, Personal Development and Spanish and enjoy spending time in school finding out about the progress that has been made and seeing the students in action so to speak.

An important part of our role is being visible to staff, students and families; you will often find me helping out at Open Evenings and mornings, celebrating the success of students at assemblies, school productions and performances, and supporting the careers department at Business Breakfasts.

Outside of school, I am a Civil Servant currently working in guidance and policy after spending 20 years working in complaints, which has helped me to be able to analyse data and challenge senior leaders. I enjoy spending time with my family, albeit that might be on a car journey to extra-curricular activities and am learning to take more time for myself!

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

Vicki Garside

Vice Chair of Governors

Governors’ Information – including Register of Business Interests

Governors’ Attendance

Governors’ Attendance
September 2020

Governors’ Attendance
October 2020-July 2021

Governors’ Attendance

Governors’ Attendance