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Lancaster Girls' Grammar School's Governing Body is made up of the following members, who bring considerable expertise and knowledge to the governance of the school. 

The committees meet at least termly, and there are five full Governing Body Meetings each academic year. 

Chair of the Governing Body Mrs Sarah Bain (elected October 2018)
The Clerk to the Governors Mrs D Burns

If you would like to contact any of the Governors or obtain redacted minutes of Governing Body meetings, please contact us via: 

LGGS Governing Body

Sarah bain


Chair of Governors and member of the Finance and Audit Committee

Sarah is a former pupil and parent of daughter at LGGS. Graduated from Jesus College Oxford with a degree in Engineering.
Director of Commercial Banking for NatWest working locally in Cumbria, Lancaster and the Fylde coast. 

Sue hodgson


Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Academic Committee and member of the Finance and Audit Committee

I have been involved with the school as a parent of two former pupils and as a Governor for the last 25 years. I have always encouraged girls to achieve their potential in school and in their careers and hope that my skills in my professional life as a Solicitor in a local practice (recently retired) assist me in my role on the Governing body at LGGS. 

Tony caper


Chair of the Health and Safety Committee and member of the Buildings Committee

I am Managing Director of the UK arm of msg-global, a software consultancy.
I have two daughters at LGGS.
In addition to being a Parent Governor at LGGS, I am a 
Co-opted Governor at Tatham Fells Primary School

Mrs Amanda Morgan


Member of Students, Parents and Community Committee

I currently work as the HR and Communications Manager at Beetham Paper Mill, and as well as core HR I am also responsible for managing the internal and external communications plan, diversity and inclusion plan and interestingly the Health and Well-being plan. 
I have two daughters at LGGS. 

Randall Paley


Appointed Governor in 2011.  Chair of Finance Committee.

Graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in English Studies. Qualified Chartered Accountant - trained with KPMG in London and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA). 
Director of Finance at Lancaster University with a £200M turnover.  Also, Director of North West Universities Purchasing Consortium. Married with one son.  

Dr Alison Palmer


Member on the Academic Committee  

I have two daughters at LGGS.

I qualified with a degree in medicine from the University of Birmingham in 1995. I then undertook further training to qualify as a General Practitioner. I currently work as a GP Partner and qualified GP Trainer at a practice in Lytham St Annes.

Leanne Sharples


Staff Governor and a member of the Health and Safety Committee. 

An old girl of LGGS Sixth Form and appointed Teacher of PE and Schools Sports Coordinator in 2009. Currently Head of PE Department and part of the Teaching and Learning working party. My main focus at LGGS is building resilience and aspirations across all years and personalities.

Julia Stables


Staff Governor and member of the Students, Parents and Community Committee

I have worked at LGGS since 2007 and have been a staff governor since 2013. I am also an alumna. My role in school is Assistant to the Heads of Sixth Form, supporting both dedicated staff and talented and compassionate students, a job that I thoroughly enjoy. 

Richard Taylor


Chair of the Buildings Committee, member of the Health and Safety Committee and the Strategy Committee.

Self-employed Chartered Surveyor. Graduated from Liverpool Polytechnic more years ago than he cares to remember.

Alison Whittaker


Chair of the Students, Parents and Community Committee

As an old girl of LGGS, parent of former pupil and daughter of a former pupil, my family have a long association with the school. I became a governor in 1998, worked for National Westminster Bank for ten years.
After a career break, become involved in education working in several schools as a school secretary. Have also served on the IT committee, Health and Safety committee and the Sixth Form Centre Fundraising committee.

Terms of Reference


Page Downloads Date  
Term of Office Governing Body 2019 -20 15th Sep 2020 Download
Governing Body - Register of Interests 2020 21 26th Mar 2021 Download
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