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Our Governors

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of all the Governors, welcome to The Prescot School.

We play an important role in monitoring the school Development Plan, the safety, welfare and educational progress of all our students.

There is no doubt that there are challenging times ahead, but we have every confidence in the staff and school leadership.

Parent interest and support in promoting the school is invaluable and ensures TPS has a strong partnership with the local community.

Together we can all work towards school improvement and the standards that ensure our students prosper.

Mrs M Cassin
Chair of Governors
The Heath Family (NW) MAT

The LGB operates under a Scheme of Delegation determined by the Trustees of The Heath Family. To find out about who the trustees are, their roles in the Trust and details of their appointment and pecuniary interests – please click here

To read minutes of their meetings, please click here.

Our Governing Body comprises:

Margaret Cassin - Trust Appointed 

Margaret is Chair of Governors of both The Prescot School and Bridgewater Primary.

Margaret is a retired teacher with over 25 years experience in middle and secondary schools. She has over ten years experience in Senior Leadership. She achieved Specialist Leader in Education status for Behaviour and Inclusion. Margaret now works part-time as an Education Consultant across the North West in School Improvement.

She has been in post for over 4 years and seen the school go from strength to strength. She is particularly passionate about all students, particularly the disadvantaged, achieving their potential.

Thalia Bell - Trust Appointed 

Thalia has over 20 years’ experience within the education sector having taught at primary, secondary and 16+ establishments. Since 2015 she has been the Deputy Principal for Curriculum at a top performing college in the area. Thalia carries an overall focus on curriculum and learners. In addition to this she is the senior designated Safeguarding Lead, meeting with variety of stakeholders within the community, and is also an Ofsted Inspector.

Prior to her arrival in the UK, Thalia has taught in 5 different countries focussing on various aspect of teaching and learning for both children and adults. She is passionate about seeing learners of all ages develop and succeed.

Andrew Frith - Trust Appointed

Andrew has worked in the area of education, employment and skills, and regeneration for over 30 years within both the public and private sectors.  His current role includes working across the Liverpool City Region and the NW with employers, schools, colleges and local authorities, with a strong focus on Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance. He’s passionate about supporting and enabling all pupils to better understand the learning and employment opportunities open to them both locally and further afield. His current role also includes working extensively with the NHS and wider Health and Social Care Sectors.

Lesleyann Coleman - Staff

Lesleyann has been a teacher for 25 years working in both Secondary and Further Education. Lesleyann joined The Prescot School in 2019 and is now second in English.

Lesleyann has a wide knowledge and understanding of both the curriculum and teaching strategies to enable learners to develop and achieve. She has a passion for reading.  

Gary Chadwick - Staff 

One of two staff governors, Gary has worked at the school since September 2009.  He is currently the ICT Network Technician, having previously held the role of Design and Technology Technician.  He has also worked as a Technician at another local secondary school in the Design, Technology, ICT and Food departments. 

Gary is trained in Health and Safety holding the NEBOSH General Certificate in occupational Health and Safety, as well as having previous experience working in the Aviation Security and Food sectors, before moving into Education in 2003.

Gary has a strong interest in ICT and Technology, having built his own computers and has a keen interest in 3D printers. 

Mibin Boban - Trust Appointed 

Mibin Boban is a civil servant, currently working as G7 officer at the Office for National Statistics.

He has been responsible for planning, monitoring and ensuring quality of digital services and processes. He has experience in promoting quality education and building success models in the education sector. He is also working as secretary of a religious charity, based in Prescot.

He is ambitious to do his best for the education sector and motivate students to reach their goals.

Jennie Bell - Parent 

Jennie has worked within education in a support capacity for many years. She has an interest in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Child and Young Person well-being.

Jennie is currently a mature student at Liverpool John Moores University, studying for a BA (Hons) in Learning, Development and Support. She hopes that in undertaking this course, it will enable her to further support children and young people to reach their full potential.

Michelle McLeod - Parent

Michelle has worked in the NHS for over 16 years as a Speech and Language Therapist working with people with Learning Disabilities.  During her career she has held a transition lead role supporting young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to maximise their potential within the education system. 

Over the last four years she has been working as a Team Manager and is also the local safeguarding lead for her team. She has a keen interest in inclusion; ensuring every child has a voice and is offered the right support for their learning and development.  Michelle is a mum to a son with autism and a daughter with underlying medical conditions so also has the personal experience which consolidates her professional knowledge of what inclusion and support should look like.

Joanne Moorhead - Trust Appointed

Bio to follow


Historical members: (from the last two years)

  • McGunigle, Laura, Trust Appointed, 03.02.19 – 12.05.22
  • Wignall, Lee, Parent, 14.11.18 - 31.08.22
  • Murphy, Peter, Trust Appointed, 04.10.18 - 13.09.22
  • Ruth, Jenna, Staff, 17.12.21 - 27.02.23
  • Paul Hennessey, 14.01.22 - 14.09.23
  • Andrew Frith, Parent Governor, 30.11.20 - 27.07.23

Information about being a school governor can also be seen on the website of the National Governors Association.