Liverpool Governance Forum’s 8th Annual Conference for School Governors and Trustees


Headteacher & Staff Wellbeing – How can GBs ease the pressure?

Saturday  16th November 2019  –   09:30 to 12:15

 Partnership for Learning, South Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PZ

An interactive session with Ruth Town, now a consultant in school leadership.

Ruth has over 30 years experience in teaching and leading education in Liverpool, including headships at Breckfield Primary and St Michaels-in-the-Hamlet, and Chair of LPHA and LLP.

Ruth understands the many challenges which staff face on a daily basis. The conference should ensure we have a clearer understanding of these issues together with actions and solutions that we as governors / trustees can provide to support our staff.

Please book-in via the LGF E-mail account:


  1. Places are limited – so book early.
  2. For schools registered with LGF, through the Liverpool Headteacher Associations, the event is free; otherwise there is a nominal charge of £20:00 per person.
  3. Refreshments (bacon/veggie barms, tea and coffee) will be available on registration – from 9am.
  4. When booking, please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.
  5. There will be a £15 charge for any cancellations received after 5pm on Wednesday 13th November 2019                                       

Rhema Theatre Company

Dear teachers,

We would like to pass on information about three of Rhema Theatre Company’s drama days. Rhema’s Anti-bullying day (based on David and Goliath) is designed to give your pupils vital tools in raising self-esteem, resisting bulling and peer pressure, gaining empowerment and building confidence.
The Anti-Bullying day is available from 1st-22nd November
For more information log onto

Anti Bullying

Another Rhema drama day offered this term and next is ‘Cyber Tales’: An Interactive Drama Day about Internet Safety & Cyber Bullying – exploring how we can take care of ourselves & others whilst online.
Available 25th – 29th November ’19 & 27th Jan – 7th Feb ’20.
For more information log onto

Cyber Tales

And finally, Rhema’s Easter Drama Day for 2020. Yes- It’s not too early to book for Easter! (In fact some weeks are almost sold out already – so get yours in quick to avoid disappointment!)
Details of all our productions can be found on our web site by following the link below.


St Michael’s CE High School

St Michael’s students and staff are celebrating their best ever set of A level and vocational results today. The pass rate, average grade, average points score per student and value added measures have all risen to record highs.

Student Mark McParlan gained the highest honours with a straight sweep of A grades: A*, A , A  whilst Heather King achieved an excellent A*, A*, B. Joe Martin  scored a superb A*, A, B.

Headteacher Dr S J Hulme commented, ‘All students deserve great credit for their sustained efforts to gain some fantastic A level and vocational grades. It is always a pleasure to see our young people succeed and they are now well equipped to move on to the University or College of their choice. Well done to all!’

Brand New Theatre Tour for Autumn 2019

Dear all,

I am currently booking our brand new professional tour, Kaleidoscope, across the UK for Autumn 2019.

We have some dates available in our tour w/c 28th October, and we’d love to come to Liverpool.

We’d love to share this flexible and dynamic tour, designed to fit in with the unique landscape of each community it visits with you. We can offer a variety of workshops for schools, community groups and prisons, and our new show, Breaking Ground, is packed full of extraordinary stories to challenge the status quo, ignite new possibilities and bring stories of hope and forgiveness to a world full of questions.

What our audiences have said so far:

“It sparkled; it was brilliant.”

“The creativity and energy were just fantastic!”

If you’d be interested in hearing any more about this opportunity, I’d be delighted to hear from you

Best wishes

Louise Barclay Johnson
Tour Booker and Office Assistant

Phone: +44 1904 655 317



Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020  18th to 25th January 2020

The 18th to 25th January 2020 is marked as a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Churches of all faiths are called together to form a vibrant and prayerful witness for Christian Unity by heeding Jesus’s prayer “that they all may be one.”

The initial work on the theme for 2020 was prepared by a group of representatives from the Christian Churches in Malta and Gozo.  Fr Richard has received advance notice of the theme which is: “They showed us unusual kindness” (Acts 28:2). The Scripture reading which will be used in the service marking the Week of Christian Unity, describes a perilous sea voyage by the Apostle Paul. A boat is also symbolic of the sometimes tempestuous journey Christians make together towards unity.

As soon as a final text of the service becomes available, we shall send the link to you. The service is well suited to involve schools and children, both in the service itself, possibly with the addition of a boat or large model boat in the centre of the worship space!

Whilst it is some time off, given that the week is marked shortly after the return to school in the New Year, Fr Richard wanted to alert you to this, should you wish to plan something around it in school.

CPAS School Ventures

CPAS School Ventures are two-night residentials for clusters of CE primary schools that aim to help Year 4/5 pupils investigate the core concepts of the Christian faith, explore their own personal response and, should they wish, connect with a suitable local church children’s programme.

In this way, School Ventures help meet some of the more challenging aspects of SIAMS, enhance pupils’ RE experience, contribute to CE schools’ Christian ethos, draw schools and their local church(es) into closer partnership; and build confidence, resilience and independence amongst pupils, all within the context of a fun and safe residential. Pupils take part in two outdoor pursuits, plus a variety of games, crafts and challenges.

These residentials are massively subsidised (currently £69/pupil), running from a Friday to Sunday at a nearby activity centre, with 10-15 pupils and 1-2 staff from each participating school. CPAS is a Church of England charity running 100 holidays with 3,000 volunteers for 4,000 children annually, including School Ventures for Blackburn, Chester, Hereford, Leicester, Nottingham and Winchester dioceses.

For further information, please see flyer attached below.

CPAS School Ventures Flyer