• 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 2018/19. The school continues to provide a curriculum which has breadth and balance. Governors, during our monitoring visits last year, found that the children really enjoyed school and had many favourite subjects and topics. The children also told us about the many opportunities to participate in clubs and school trips. Most of all, it was apparent that the children respected the teaching staff and have a great relationship with them. The children feel part of the “Lander Road family” in which the happiness of all our children is central to all that we do.

At the end of the summer term I asked the school staff to list some of the extra activities provided for the children beyond being in the classroom with their teachers. The list came to over 150 activities and events! So I can only highlight some main highlights. Last school year Lander Road gained the ‘Philosophy for Children Bronze Quality Mark’ and is now working towards the ‘Silver’. The school is about is be awarded the ‘Sports Quality Mark Silver’ award. Building upon our well established international links with Spain, in which children from Year 6 visit Spain each year, the school has successfully bid for funding to be part of a 2 year Erasmus Project with a focus on “coding” working with 5 other European Partner schools in Spain, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Finland. These highlights plus the many daily and weekly additional activities and events provided by our dedicated staff enrich the lives of all our children and provide opportunities for each child to fulfil his or her potential.                                                                                                                               

We now look forward to 2019/20.

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 below
  • ‘Lead Governors’ who specialise in aspects of the work of the school such as ensuring safeguarding, quality of Special Educational Needs provision, use of Pupil Premium funding etc
  • Governor Impact Visits - 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 2019/20, we have set ourselves the following priorities:

  • Succession planning to ensure the governing board is effective for the future
  • Working in partnership with others including local school governing boards, the pupils, staff, parents and carers to support the continued development of Lander Road Primary School
  • Focusing on the impact of school actions through talking to pupils and staff.

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 96.3%
  • Year 2 95.1%
  • Year 3 96.8%
  • Year 4 96.1%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96%
  • Delamere 909
  • Mersey 882
  • Sherwood 921
  • Great North 744
Following the government's directive school is currently only open to a limited number of children. Our nursery and 2 year old provision remain open as usual. For Reception to Year 6, we are only open to the children of critical workers (if needed) and vulnerable children.