The Governing Body of The Academy of St. Nicholas is committed to ensuring that every student achieves their full potential.

The Governing Body can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Catherine McGoohan, at 51 Horrocks Avenue, Liverpool, L19 5NY.

Mr C. Cleugh is the Chair of the Local Governing Body and Mr B Marsh is the Chair of the Trust Board. Both Chairs are contactable via Catherine McGoohan, Executive Officer to the Trust, at 51 Horrocks Avenue, Liverpool, L19 5NY and on 0151 230 2570.

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Welcome to the Academy of St Nicholas.
I am honoured to have been asked by the Trustees to Chair the Governing Body. I have recently retired after 41 years in the teaching profession including 23 years as the Head of two Catholic Schools and will endeavour to use my experience in guiding the strategic development of the Academy. All the Governors here are committed to ensure that St Nicholas’ provides the best possible education for our pupils. We work very closely with the Executive Head and the Headteacher in implementing our challenging strategic plan. I hope to meet many of you at the many varied functions at the Academy in the year ahead.
May God bless you and yours always
Chris Cleugh


Academy of St. Nicholas Governors: All Saints MAT – Trust Board The Members
Mr Christopher Cleugh (Chair) Mr Brynley Marsh (Chair) Mr Brynley Marsh (Chair)
Fr. Edward Cain (Vice-Chair) Mr Alex Scott (Vice-Chair) Mr Alex Scott
Dr. Edward Boyes Mr Peter Alcock The Liverpool Catholic & Church of England Education Trust
Miss Carol Chapman Mr Christopher Cleugh
Ms Samantha Fong (Parent Governor) Mr Matthew Elliott
Miss Alexandra Hughes (Staff Governor) Mrs Erica Hedley
Dr. Simon Hulme Mr Darren Melling
Mr Dave Lancaster (Headteacher) Fr. Richard Peers
Mrs Barbara Murray Mr Timothy Warren
Mr James Richardson


Academy of St. Nicholas Governors: Nominated by Date of appointment Term of office Notes
Mr Christopher Cleugh (Chair) The Diocese of Liverpool July 2017 4 years
Fr. Edward Cain (Vice-Chair) The Archdiocese of Liverpool November  2015 4 years
Dr. Edward Boyes The Archdiocese of Liverpool November  2015 4 years
Miss Carol Chapman The Archdiocese of Liverpool November  2015 4 years
Miss Heather Duggan The Diocese of Liverpool January 2017 4 years Resigned September 2018
Ms Samantha Fong (Parent Governor) Representative of the Parents March 2018 4 years
Miss Alexandra Hughes (Staff Governor) Representative of the Staff March 2018 4 years
Dr. Simon Hulme The Diocese of Liverpool January 2019 4 years
Mr Dave Lancaster (Headteacher) Board of Trustees September 2018 4 years
Mrs Barbara Murray Local Authority November  2015 4 years
Mr James Richardson Volunteered November  2018 4 years
Mr Marc Whitmore Co-opted member March 2019 4 years

Link Governors

English & Literacy – Barbara Murray

Ethos & Spiritual Life – Fr. Ed Cain

Humanities – Chris Cleugh

Maths – Dr. Eddie Boyes

PP – Chris Cleugh (interim)

Safeguarding – Carol Chapman

Science – Dr. Eddie Boyes

SEND – Carol Chapman

Sixth Form – Chris Cleugh

Teaching & Learning – Chris Cleugh


Percentage Attendance at Governor Meetings

Full governing board ASN Governors’ meeting ASN Governors’ meeting ASN Governors’ meeting ASN Governors’ meeting ASN Governors’ meeting
Governor Governor Type 26 Sep 2018 22 Nov 2018 24 Jan 2019 21 Mar 2019 16 May 2019 01 Jul 2019 % attendance
Dr Edward Boyes Trust Governor Y Y Y Y Y Y 100
Fr Edward Cain Trust Governor Y N Y Y N Y 67
Carol Chapman Trust Governor N Y Y Y Y Y 83
Mr David Clayton CEO Y Y Y Y Y N 83
Mr Chris Cleugh Trust Governor Y Y Y Y Y Y 100
Ms Samantha Fong Parent Y Y Y Y N Y 83
Miss Alexandra Hughes Staff Y Y Y Y N Y 83
Dr. Simon Hulme Foundation N Y Y N 50
Mr Dave Lancaster Headteacher Y Y Y Y Y Y 100
Mrs Catherine McGoohan Outgoing Clerk Y Y Y Y Y Y 100
Jan McLeod Clerk Y Y Y Y 100
Cllr Barbara Murray Trust Governor Y N Y Y Y N 83
Mr James Richardson Trust Governor Y N Y Y Y 80
Mr Marc Whitmore Co-Opted Y Y N 67

Register of Interests for Academy Governors

Name of Governor Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment or Acquisition
Dr. Edward Boyes N/A N/A N/A  N/A
Mr James Richardson N/A N/A N/A  N/A
Fr. Edward Cain St. Ambrose Primary Primary School Governor 1998
Fr. Edward Cain St. Christopher Primary School Governor 2010
Miss J. Carol Chapman Much Woolton Catholic Primary School Primary School Chair of Governors
Miss J. Carol Chapman Palmerston Special School School Chair of Governors
Mr Christopher Cleugh St. Columba’s College (St.Albans) School Chair of Governors September 2009
Mr Christopher Cleugh St. Anselm’s School Governor September 2017
Mr Christopher Cleugh St. Mary’s (Crosby) School Trustee September 2005
Dr Simon Hulme Sefton LAC School School Governor
Dr Simon Hulme St Michael’s VE High School School Headteacher/Governor August 2011
Dr Simon Hulme Liverpool Hope University School Governor
Mr David Lancaster N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ms Samantha Fong N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miss Alexandra Hughes N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cllr Barbara Murray Liverpool City Council Council Elected Member May 2007
Cllr Barbara Murray Alder Hey Childrens Trust Hospital Council of Governors Appointed Governor May 2010

Register of Interests for Trust Directors

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Additional Documents

Terms of Reference
Articles of Association for the Trust
Funding Agreement
MAT Funding Agreement
Scheme of Delegation
Trust Memorandum of Association