A Welcome from our Chair of Governors

The Governing Body are committed to providing the best possible quality teachers, support staff and facilities available for the provision of education of all students attending the Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Whilst student progress and development is our main priority, their safety and welfare is also of paramount importance.  Governors will ensure that the appropriate systems are in place which will provide all students with a safe and secure learning environment.

The Academy is dedicated, through our excellent staff, to the creation of a challenging personalised environment which encourages growth and development towards independence and preparation for further education and employment.  This will be undertaken within the context of our commitment to our Christian faith and Gospel values.

We are also committed to supporting the wider community and welcome the opportunity for joint enterprises with local groups.

Our role is to provide a framework of leadership and oversight over the running of the Academy, and to monitor and review the work of the Academy management.

Peter J Alcock

Chair of Governors

Board of Governors

Board of Governors: Name Date of Appointment
Nominated by Bishop of Liverpool Lady Erica Hedley (Vice Chair) September 2005
Nominated by Bishop of Liverpool Raymond Bissex September 2013
Nominated by Bishop of Liverpool Brian Ricketts February 2016
Nominated by Archbishop of Liverpool Peter Alcock (Chair of Governors) September 2005
Nominated by Archbishop of Liverpool Darren Melling September 2014
Nominated by Archbishop of Liverpool Sharyn Duffey December 2016
Head of School of the Academy Tracey Greenough May 2015
Rep. of the Staff of the Academy  Gareth Jones December 2014
Rep. of the Parents of the Academy Julie Scott February 2016

Register of Governor’s Business Interests

A register of The Academy Governor’s Business Interests is available HERE

A register of The Trust Governor’s Business Interests is available  HERE

Terms of Reference (click on a committee name to see individual TOR)


Admissions, Inclusion & Ethos Committee

Local Governing Body Committee

Finance and Business Committee


The Chair of the Local Governing Body is Mr P Alcock and the Chair of the Trust Board is Mr B Marsh, both of whom can be contacted by writing to the Academy’s address.

Articles of Association

ASFA Scheme of Delegation

ASFA Funding Agreement

MAT Funding Agreement