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Governance

Our governors are responsible for the management of the academy.

They must ensure that resources and finances are used with maximum efficiency and strong value for money.

Find out more about our Co-op Academies Trust governance, on our trust website

 

Contact the Governors

Governors can be contacted by writing to the regional governance manager. Contact details below.

Katie Whitmore (smgovernance@coopacademies.co.uk)

Co-op Academy Hillside

Ridgeview Road

Prenton

Wirral

Merseyside

CH43 9HG

0151 677 9960

Our Academy Governing Council

Claire Henderson (Chair of Governors)

I have been Chair of Governors at another primary school on the Wirral since 2018 and have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in education and making a difference in children’s lives.  My children are now coming towards the end of their secondary and university education which means I have a little more time on my hands to support the community.  The opportunity to work with another primary academy, supporting them on their journey, is really exciting to me and I hope we can work together to make sustainable change for the benefit of our children, staff, parents, and the wider community.

Full Name

Claire Henderson

Date of appointment

01/05/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Sponsor; Chair of Governors

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

  1. Entity

Trafford Synchronised Swimming Club

Nature

Chair

Date

Nov 2018- Apr 2021

 
  1. Entity

Oasis Community Hub

Nature

Trustee

Date

June 2022- present

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

2/2

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a

Lisa Wockenforth

Over the many years of being a parent at Hillside, I have always tried to be involved as best I can. I enjoy helping out within the school environment.

I love being a mum to 5 children.

Full Name

Lisa Wockenforth

Date of appointment

01/05/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

Entity

Co-op Academy Hillside

Nature

Employee, Lunchtime supervisor

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

0/2

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a
 

Nikki Leising

Full Name

Nicola Leising

Date of appointment

23/10/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Declarations of Interest

None

Gugu Masuku

I’m passionate about being within the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) space. I am a governor because I want to be part of driving positive change and ensuring that all children at Hillside get the best outcome in their education. I am looking forward to engaging with staff, parents and the community for the betterment of our children’s education. My hobbies are weightlifting and tennis.

Full Name

Gugulethu Masuku

Date of appointment

01/05/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

2/2

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a

Melissa Pugh

Full Name

Melissa Pugh

Date of appointment

01/05/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Sponsor

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

1/2

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a

Loti Nambombe

Full Name

Loti Nambombe

Date of appointment

19/10/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Declarations of Interest

Employee at Milk Education (Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador)

Sophie Lewis

Full Name

Sophie Lewis

Date of appointment

01/05/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Staff

Appointed by

Elected by staff

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

2/2

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a

Amy Arthur

Full Name

Amy Arthur

Date of appointment

13/10/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Sponsor

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

n/a

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a

Ryan Lewis

Full Name

Ryan Lewis

Date of appointment

01/09/2023

Term of office

n/a

Category of Governor

Ex-officio

Appointed by

By virtue of appointment as Headteacher 

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

0/0

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a  

Resignations in the last 12 months

Lesley McGinley. Parent Governor. Resigned on 16 May 2023.

Michael Yeates. Community Governor. Resigned on 5 October 2023.

Janet Devine. Community Governor. Resigned on 15 May 2023.

Roy Wood. Community Governor. Removed on 15 May 2023.

Lyndsey Thompson-Broom. Ex-officio governor (Headteacher). Resigned on 31 July 2023.

Jenny Murphy

Full Name

Jenny Murphy

Date of appointment

26/06/2023

Term of office

4 years

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents                       

Subcommittee membership (2022-23)

n/a

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings (2022-23)

1/1

Attendance at subcommittee meetings (2022-23)

n/a