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The Governors of Savio Salesian College share a common belief that children should receive an education of the best possible quality.

Among Governors’ responsibilities are:

  • Overseeing the college’s aims, values and ethos;
  • Planning the long-term development of the college;
  • Promoting high standards of achievement;
  • Setting performance measurement indicators and targets;
  • Monitoring the performance of the college against those standards

Governing Body membership includes representatives from the staff, parents and the Local Authority, as well as Foundation Governors. 

Staff Governors are teachers or other employees of the college who are elected into office by their colleagues.

Parent Governors are elected onto the Governing Body by parents of students currently attending the college.

Local Authority Governors are appointed by the LA that maintains the college.

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Trustees of the college to represent and sustain their interests and priorities. In the case of this college, the Trustees are the Salesians of Don Bosco.

Code of Practice for Governors 

The Governing Body of the college has responsibility for the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the college operates: they determine such matters and subsequently monitor them and keep them under review. Governors appoint the Headteacher to manage these responsibilities on their behalf, and recognise that the Headteacher, together with the leadership team, is responsible for the implementation of policy, the effective day-to-day operation of the college and the delivery of the curriculum. 

Being a Governor requires a significant commitment of time and energy. All Governors involve themselves actively in the work of the Governing Body and accept their share of duties, including serving on committees and working-parties. They also seek and accept appropriate training through attendance at courses and seminars. 

The Governors of Savio Salesian College have developed and maintain effective working relationships with the Headteacher, leadership team, teachers, staff, parents, the LA, the Archdiocese and other relevant agencies as appropriate.

Full Governing Body 2018 - 2019



Termination Date

Foundation Governors

Mr J Toye

August 2015

August 2019

Fr M Cunningham

August 2015

August 2019

Fr B McAllister

August 2015

August 2019

Mr A Waller

August 2015

August 2019

Mrs S McCormick

December 2016

August 2020

Mr J Thornhill (Chair)

November 2017

August 2021

Fr J McGarry

December 2017

August 2021

Local Authority

Mr J Farrell (Associate)

September 2018



Mr T Costello

September 2017

Standing Place

Mrs J Norbury

January 2018

January 2022

Elected Parents

Miss V Lyon

July 2015


Mrs J Gibson

September 2018

September 2022


Mrs B Vincent

September 2017

Standing Place


Fr J Ruszniak

September 2017

September 2021


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Declarations of Interest 2017-2018

Mr A Waller

Governor at Carr Hill High School & Sixth Form, Lancashire



Fr M Cunningham

Foundation Governor at Notre Dame Catholic College

Accountant for the Sisters of Notre Dame (Trustees of Notre Dame Catholic College)


Attendance at Meetings

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Savio Salesian College 

1         The name of the school is Savio Salesian College. 

2.         The College was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church. The College is to be conducted as a Catholic School in accordance with Canon Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Salesians of Don Bosco and in particular:

(a)        Religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline and general and particular norms of the Catholic Church; 

(b)        religious worship is to be in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and liturgical norms of the Catholic Church; and at all times the College is to serve as a witness to the Catholic faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

3.         The College is a voluntary aided College in the trusteeship of the Salesians of Don Bosco and is an exempt charity for the advancement of the Roman Catholic religion and the advancement of education.  

4.         The name of the governing body is: The Governing Body of Savio Salesian College. 

5.         The governing body shall consist of:

(a)        seven (7) foundation governors;

(b)        two (2) parent governors;

(c)        one (1) head teacher;

(d)        one (1) staff governor;

(e)        one (1) authority governor; 

6.         Total number of governors: twelve (12) 

7.         Foundation governors shall be appointed and may be removed by the Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco or any other person exercising jurisdiction on his behalf. 

8.         The term of office for every foundation governor shall terminate on 31st August following the third anniversary of the date of appointment.  The term of office for other governors is four years.  

9.         This Instrument of Government comes into effect on 1st September 2015. 

10.       This Instrument of Government was approved by the Trustees of the Salesians of Don Bosco on the 10 July 2015 and the Archdiocese of Liverpool on 15 July 2015 and made by order of Sefton on16 July 2015 .

11.       A copy of this Instrument of Government must be supplied to every member of the governing body (and any head teacher if not a governor), the Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Archdiocese of Liverpool.