Trustees and Governors

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Trustees and Governors

The trustees and governors are strategic in leading the vision of the school, which is, 'Let your light so shine before all, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven' (Matthew 5:16).

Name Category of Governor Curriculum Committee Business & Operations Committee Office Expires Register of Interests
Baxter, Dr T (Vice) Member Appointed *   07.11.25 Director of Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services, working as Science Consultant with secondary schools on Wirral (DfE funded) Spouse employed in school
Cowley, Mrs B Parent *   11.11.25 Family Liaison Officer – Bidston Village Primary
Cumberland, Mr D Member Appointed Chair   07.11.25 Executive Dean – University of Chester Director & Chair - London Diocesan Board of Schools Academy Trust 1 Director & Chair - London Diocesan Board of Schools Academy Trust 2 Board Member – Chester Diocesan Board of Schools
Gilbertson, Dr M Member Appointed   * 07.11.25 Director – Chester Diocesan Board of Finance Director & Chair – Chester Diocesan Board of Education Trustee – Melanesian Mission UK Trustee – Sir Thomas Moulson Trust
Jones, Mrs V Co-opted *   08.12.25 None
McArdle, Mr I Parent   * 11.11.25 Self-employed family law barrister Doctoral candidate
Moore, Mrs H Member Appointed   * 07.11.25 Senior Professional Tutor – Liverpool Hope University
Owen, Mrs R Co-opted   * 08.12.25 Trustee at Hilbre High School Volunteer with Cruse Wirral
Phillips, Ms R Headteacher * * N/A None
Renshaw, Mrs E Member Appointed * * 07.11.25 Director/Trustee – Chester Diocesan Board of Education Director/Trustee/Chair – Chester Diocesan Multi Academies Trust Trustee/Governor – Church Commissioners for England Director Trustee – (National Church Institutions) Joint Employment & Common Services Board Director Trustee – (National Church Institutions) Church of England Central Services
Simpson, Mr G Staff *   21.09.25 Spouse employed in school
Smith, Mr A Staff   * 21.09.25 Spouse employed in school
Smith, Mr T (Chair) LA - Lab * Chair 28.11.23 Councillor with Local Authority


The governing body is responsible for the conduct of the school and must promote high standards of education achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body. Parent and staff representatives are elected to the governing body along with other representatives from the local authority, relevant faith bodies and community governors.


Becoming a Governor

"Parent Governors are elected from parents of children currently attending Woodchurch High School. At present we have no vacancies, but if you are interested in becoming a Parent Governor in future, please contact the Clerk via the school office".