Governing Body

All schools have a governing body to support the headteacher and staff.  They are accountable to their stakeholders for the school's overall performance and for decisions they have made.

They have a strategic role in the promotion of high standards and set targets for educational achievement. Amongst other things they also manage the school's budget, including determining the staff complement and making decisions on staff pay.

Governor Status/Term Committee Subject Links Register of Interests
>Andrew Tremarco Chair
All Maths/PP None
>Karen Smyth Headteacher All None
>Brenda Owens Foundation
C&A  English/SEN None
>Graham Rusk Elected Parent
C&A Science None
>Dave Glover Local Authority
F&F Maths None
>Kirstie Carroll Vice Chair
Foundation (Parent)
F&F RE None
>Paul Armstrong Foundation
C&A Science None
>Carol-Anne Murphy Elected Parent
C&A RE/Safeguarding None
>Sheila Cummings Foundation
F&F RE/Safeguarding None
>Nick O’Hare Elected Staff
C&A None
>Martine Corrigan Clerk None

There are currently no declarations of business interests for the governing body.

Various committees report into Cardinal Heenan’s governing body including:

  • Curriculum & Attainment (C&A)
  • Finance and Facilities (F&F)

They each meet half-termly.

Details of Governor attendance for the 2014/15 Academic Year can be downloaded here:

Please contact the governing body via the Clerk to Governors, Martine Corrigan.

If you would like to find out more about the role of a governor please visit Liverpool City Council's website

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?


MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

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