The Governing Body of The Academy of St. Nicholas is commited 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


Governors' Committees

Committee Members
Challenge Board Mr C. Cleugh
Miss C. Chapman
Dr E. Boyes
Ms B. Murray
Ms H. Duggan
Finance and Business Mr C. Cleugh
Ms B. Murray
Fr E. Cain
Admissions, Inclusion and Ethos Miss C. Chapman (Chair)
Dr E. Boyes
Fr E. Cain
Miss Alex Hughes
Mr D. Ellis


Roles & Responsibilities

       Teaching & Learning - Mr C. Cleugh
       Safeguarding - Miss C. Chapman
       Attendance - Dr. E. Boyes
       Ethos - Fr. E. Cain
       Pupil Premium - Ms H. Duggan
       Parent Governor - Mr D. Ellis
       Staff Governor - Mrs E. Maddocks 

Percentage Attendance at Governor Meetings

Meeting Attendance %
17 November 2016 8 out of 8 attended=100%
12 December 2016 (extraordinary) 8 out of 8 attended=100%
28 March 2017 8 out of 9 attended = 89%
29 June 2017 7 out of 9 attended = 78%
Average governor attendance for 2016/2017 period = 91.18%


Register of Business Interests for Academy Governors

Name of Governor Details of Business
Interests Declared
Details of any Business
interests of immediate
Members of Family
Date of last
Mr Chris Cleugh None None N/A
Dr Edward Boyes None None 24th November 2015
Fr Edward Cain None None 24th November 2015
Ms Carol Chapman Chair of Governors -
Palmerston Special School

Chair of Governors - 
Much Woolton CPS
  24th November 2015
Councillor Ms Barbara Murray Chair of Governors - 
Blueberry Park Primary School

Member of Council of Governors - 
Alder Hey Children's Foundation
Hospital Trust

Elected member -
Liverpool City Council

Member -
Audit and Governance Select Comittee

Lead Member for Scrutiny and
Performance on Merseyside Fire and
Rescue Authority

Member of the Labour Party

Member NASUWT Teaching Union
  24th November 2015
Ms Heather Duggan Headteacher -
Archbishop Blanch School
None September 2014
Mr David Ellis None None N/A
Mrs Emma Maddocks None None N/A


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The Academy of St Nicholas

51 Horrocks Avenue
L19 5NY
Tel: 0151 230 2570
All email to David Lancaster
Email: lancasterd@theacademyofstnicholas.org.uk

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The Academy is a member of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust. All Saints Multi Academy Trust is the operating name for The Liverpool Joint Catholic and Church of England Academies Trust, company number 07007398.

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