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LGF: Leading Governance Forward

The welfare and education of children are at the heart of all that we do.


Welcome to the Liverpool Governance Forum Website.

The Liverpool Governance Forum (‘LGF’) was formed in 1996 to represent the views of all governing boards of Liverpool schools and academies. It is the voice of governance on various strategic education committees within Liverpool. The LGF seeks to:

  • liaise with all bodies connected with education, both locally and nationally
  • provide a forum for discussion and mutual support
  • promote best practice in fulfilling statutory and other responsibilities with sensitivity
  • raise awareness of educational issues
  • provide a basis for pursuing common ideals and objectives

All Liverpool Schools are members of LGF, and all governors/trustees are welcome to attend LGF meetings and engage with keynote speakers. Meetings are held in local schools roughly every month during term time – dates, venues, agendas and minutes for the current academic year are published on this website. In addition, twice-yearly informative conferences offer the opportunity to network, share best practice, and learn from high profile speakers from the world of education. LGF committee members offer on-going support to all involved in school governance.


LGF Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Statement

Liverpool Governance Forum is fully committed to equality, inclusion and respect for all. We aim to create a safe and inclusive culture for all individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, including colour, ethnic or national origins and nationality, religion or belief or sexual orientation. We are committed to establishing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment in any form, and in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Issued: 07-11-23