LDST Governance and Structure

We are proud to be a member of the LDST.

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust

St James House

20 St James Street


L1 7BY

Telephone: 0151 705 2190




There are five members of the Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust.

Member Position
The Right Reverend Richard Blackburn Chair of the Board of Members
Mr Mike Eastwood Diocesan Secretary
Mr Matt Elliott Diocesan Director of Finance
Fr Crispin Pailing Rector of Liverpool
Dr David Denison Board of Education Representative 



The Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust has a single Board of Directors responsible for the whole Trust. The board will include nine non-executive directors, and the Chief Executive Officer, and will be accountable to the Department for Education for all schools within the Trust. Seven directors have been appointed to date.

Director Position
Fr Richard Peers Chief Executive Officer and Ex-Officio Trustee
Canon Dr Jon Richardson Chair of Director Board
Canon Margaret Swinson Vice Chair of Director Board
Mr Jonathan Nichols Director
Mrs Rachael Coulthard Director
Fr Harry Wood Director
The Venerable Roger Preece


Mrs Christine Roberts Director - Secondary LGB Representative
Mr Neil Lockwood Director - Primary LGB Representative

Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)

All of the Schools in the LDST are accountable to their individual Local Governing Bodies, which in turn is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Trust.

The Local Governing Body has delegated powers in order to oversee the running of its individual school. The LGB may choose to delegate some of these powers to smaller committees or to the Headteacher as it deems fit to fulfil its responsibilities. 

The Governors will be formally appointed by the Board of Directors following recommendations from LGB, will include PCC (in church schools), staff and parent representatives. The LGB in each school will be responsible for the day-to-day operational matters.

For more specific information on Governance in individual Schools, please click on the links below to be taken to their websites;

Bishop Martin CE Primary School - Governor Information

Cronton CE Primary School - Governor Information 

Halewood CE Primary School - Governor Information

Holy Trinity CE Primary School - Governor Information

Huyton with Roby CE Primary School - Governor Information

Parish CE Primary School - Governor Information

St Andrew's CE Primary School - Governor Information

St James CE Primary School - Governor Information

St Michael's CE High School - Governor Information

St Thomas CE Primary School - Governor Information

The Beacon CE Primary School -  Governor Information

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