Governors and Trustees

As a non-maintained school & college we are required by the Department for Education to have a Governing Body. The Governing Body of Wargrave House School & College works closely with the Trustees, Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Management Team to set the future direction for the school & college and decide how the budget should be spent.
Our governors make decisions, collectively, on matters such as performances targets, school & college policies and the school & college improvement plans.
Our Chair of Governors is Viv Beecroft who can be contacted by post at the school address which is Wargrave House School & College, 449 Wargrave Road, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, WA12 8RS.

Governors are committed volunteer’s who want to make a difference.

Our current governors are:

Viv Beecroft Parent Governor/Chair Mar 2020
Kelley Garth Parent Governor Mar 2019
Sharon Hughes Staff Governor Mar 2020
Stuart Jamieson Head of Education July 2019
Melanie Peake Trustee Governor Sept 2018
Kelly Pearson Community Governor Sept 2018
Gillian Pierre-Louis Moore Community Governor Dec 2020
Philip Round Community Governor/Vice Chair Sept 2018

The Governing Body meets once per term. Dates of the meetings for the current academic year are:

  • Monday 13th September 2021
  • Monday 6th December 2021
  • Monday 28th March 2022
  • Monday 4th July 2022


The Trustees ensure our charity has a clear strategy, and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. They safeguard our charity's assets and our reputation, ensuring our charity runs sustainably.

The day-to-day running of the Charity is delegated to the staff, led by the Chief Executive Officer. The Trustees play the role of a ‘critical friend’ to the CEO and Senior Leadership Team by giving support and by challenging – in a supportive way – to help manage effectively.

Our Trustees meet once a term and are all volunteers committed to making a difference.

Our current Trustees are:

Stuart Bell July 2020
Anika Ephraim July 2020
Tom Harte July 2020
Caroline King Nov 2020
Paul Leigh Nov 2020
Muir Miller July 2020
Melanie Peake April 2021
Claire Reece April 2019
Steve Whalley Mar 2020

Interested in Becoming a Governor or Trustee?

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference – we are a unique setting as we operate as both a charity and a non-maintained special school and college.  This role will give you the chance to contribute to our charity, leading to a great sense of satisfaction and achievement.

It is also a unique opportunity to learn more about us and the work we do here.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor or Trustee, and have the time and enthusiasm then please contact our Clerk to Trustees, Tracy Smith on 01925 224899 or email

Click on link below for further details.
Wargrave House School and College
449 Wargrave Road
Newton Le Willows
Merseyside WA12 8RS

E: enquiries
T: 01925 224899
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