Ofsted, March 2024: “This is a school where pupils learn to be themselves, to respect difference and to speak out when they see injustice….Pupils respond to the school’s high expectations for their academic outcomes….Pupils’ excellent behaviour means that staff can focus on the joy of teaching.” Ofsted, March 2024.



St. Luke's C.E. Primary Governing Body     
Headteacher: Mrs S Cowey      
Chair: Mrs Tanya Wright        
Vice-Chair: Rev Dr Matt Davis      

Clerk to the Governors: Mr Steve Travis


Our Governing Body is made up of people elected by parents, staff, the Parish Council (Foundation Governors) and the Local Authority. 

We also have co-opted and associate governors that offer skill and/or experience in an area that supports school improvement.

Associate governors do not have voting rights.


Effective governance has 3 core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for the school.
  • Holding the leadership to account.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school.





The Full Governing Body meets four times a year.

We have three committees:

Curriculum and Achievement (CA) meets each term

Resources (R): meets each term

Performance and Pay Review (PPR) meets once per year to consider staff performance and agree staff pay increments


Governing Body 2023-24

Name Category Date Appointed Appointed by Roles and end date
Mrs S Cowey Headteacher 01/09/2002 Governing Body Headteacher
Mrs D Ashworth Foundation 14/10/2021 St Luke's Church PCC 13/10/2025

Mrs V Ashworth

Co-opted 12/12/2023 Governing Body 11/12/2027
Mrs G Croft Foundation 22/11/2011 St Luke's Church PCC  Chair PPR, 29-04-2023
Rev Dr M Davis Foundation 22/09/2020 Bishop  
Mrs C Edger
Co-opted (non teaching staff)
Staff election
Mrs F Govan Associate 01/09/2014 Governing Body 31/08/2021
Mrs E Gordon Foundation 29/11/2023 St Luke's Church PCC 28/11/2027

Mr A Green

Parent 30/11/2023 Parent Election 29/12/2023
Mrs J Harper Staff 01/09/2020 Staff election 31/08/2024
Mrs C Kerr LA 21/12//2022 LA 20/12/2026
Mrs M Palmer Parent 01/12/2019 Parent Election 30/11/2023
Mr G Stockton Parent  20/01/2023 Parent Election


Mrs S Walker Parent 28/01/2019 Parent Election 04/05/2027
Mrs T Wright Parent 25/09/2018 Parent Election 29/11/2027
Former Governors 2022/23      
Name Category Date Appointed Appointed by Stood Down
Miss V Bartlett Co-opted (non teaching staff) 01/09/2015 Staff Election 06-11-2022
Mr B Hough Parent 20/02/2023 Parent Election 31-10-2023
Mrs C Payne Foundation 29/01/2019 St Luke's PCC 28-01-2023
Mrs S Walker Parent 28/01/2019 Parent Election 27/01/2023



Record of Attendance 2022/23      
Name Scheduled Meetings Apologies Accepted Absent
Mrs S Cowey 9 1 0
Mrs D Ashworth 8 2 0
Mrs V Bartlett 8 1 1
Mr G Stockton 4 1 0
Mrs G Croft 4 2 0
Mrs C Kerr 5 0 0
Mrs F Govan 6 3 0
Mrs J Harper 3 4 0
Mr B Hough 4 1 0
Rev Dr M Davis 10 0 0
Mrs M Palmer 6 1 0
Mrs C Payne 2 2 0
Mrs S Walker 4 2 1
Mrs T Wright 9 1 0

to learn, to succeed, to value one another

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. A value is a belief or principle that guides our thinking and behaviour. Our values underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to be happy and confident and to to take an active role in their community and the wider world.

Each year group has adopted one of our Christian values: Kindness, Forgiveness, Courage, Thankfulness, Hope, Faithfulness and Respect. Our over-arching Christian Value is Love. Throughout the year children are helped to explore, have opportunities to practise and then given time to reflect on what each of our Christian values means to them.


St Luke's CE Primary School

Jubilee Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 2HW

Mrs L Carrigan | Bursar

01704 872692

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