• Lander Road Primary School,
  • Pennington Road,
  • Litherland,
  • Merseyside,
  • L21 8HY
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Governor Updates

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Governing Body, please do so through the school office by popping into reception or calling 0151 922 5760.

Dear Parents and Carers,

While we look forward to another year in the life of Lander Road Primary School, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect upon some of the many highlights from 2017/18. In March 2018 we were inspected by Ofsted. The subsequent report:

is overwhelmingly positive and recognises the high expectations and aspirations of Lander Road and the significant progress made by our children from their start to when they leave us. What was also very pleasing about the report was the recognition given to the breadth of our curriculum. While attainment in reading, writing and maths remain a priority, the school is committed to a rich and varied curriculum including the importance of local, national and international visits and the opportunity for our children to undertake a wide range of activities. In reading the report it is clear that the stars of the report are the children - whose voice is clearly heard throughout.

Another highlight in 2017/18 was the school gaining the ‘Gold’ Award for ‘Investors in People’. This is one of the highest awards granted and, in addition, the school was shortlisted by ‘Investors in People’ for the Gold ‘Employer of the Year’ award and placed in the top 10 for employers employing between 2 and 49 staff. This reward recognises the excellent leadership of the school and teaching provided by our staff.

We now look forward to 2018/19.

The Governing Board will continue to support and challenge the school as we continue our journey of continuous improvement. In September, the governors agree the School Improvement Plan. The governors monitor and review the progress of the school through:

  • Committees – please see the list of committees and members on the Governors Information page
  • ‘Lead Governors’ who specialise in aspects of the work of the school such as ensuring safeguarding, use and impact of PE and Sport funding, quality of Special Educational Needs provision, use of Pupil Premium funding etc
  • Learning walks - when groups of governors visit the school to focus on one area of improvement identified in the School Improvement Plan.

Governors make sure that ‘pupil voice’ is a focus for our monitoring. We regularly meet the children to ask them about their experiences at Lander Road.

It is also important for the governors to continue to improve. In 2018/19, we have set ourselves the following priorities:

  • Succession planning to ensure the governing board is effective for the future
  • Developing our communication with you, our parents and carers
  • Developing links with other governing boards in the local community.

Finally, I would like to say on behalf of all the governors how proud we are to be part of Lander Road Primary School.

Yours sincerely,


Paul Davies (Chair of Governors)

Whole School 95.7%
  • Year 1 93.7%
  • Year 2 97.2%
  • Year 3 96.9%
  • Year 4 95.4%
  • Year 5 96.6%
  • Year 6 95.7%
  • Delamere 909
  • Mersey 882
  • Sherwood 921
  • Great North 744