Our Governing Body consists of 12 governors: (7 x Co-opted, 1 x Head, 1 x Staff, 1 x Local Authority, 2 x Parents)

Our governors serve for a 4 year term except staff governors who will serve for 2 years.

Please read on to find out what some of our governors say about themselves and their role as a governor:

Phillipa Watton: "My son, Charlie, now attends a local Secondary School after completing his Primary education at this school. I started as a Parent Governor for the school and I am now the Chair of Governors. I really enjoy coming in to work with the children and seeing their confidence and knowledge grow with each school year."

Anne Thompson:  "I worked in various Admin roles during my working life, ending with (early!) retirement after nearly seven years at Sutton High School where I was PA to the Year Heads. It's very different working with Primary School age children!  I am really enjoying reading with the children each Friday and seeing the continuous improvement. The thing which has made the biggest impression on me is how very polite all the students are - all the time! I am Vice Chair of Governors."

Kathleen Spain: "I have had four children attend this school over the years and now have a stepson attending in the Reception Class. I really enjoy my time in the school and love to hear the 'voice of the children' and to help be part of a team who is focused on helping the future of this school."

Kath Lloyd: "I have been a school governor at nursery, primary and secondary schools and have spent 20 years working in Children’s Services in different Local Authorities.  I spent 3 very happy years as Children’s Centre Manager at Westminster Community Primary School." 

Kenny Spain "I am very pleased that I have been a governor since 1991. I have accepted the responsibility and continue to fulfill the commitment. Since this time, I have witnessed the school improve tremendously. There is always a positive feeling when I enter the school and a tremendous buzz of activities."

Sue Mayers: "I have taught in a variety of schools and completed my career in the largest Primary School in North Lincolnshire as Assistant/Deputy Head. I am passionate about teaching and relish the prospect of being very involved at Westminster Primary as a Governor. I love coming into school and supporting children with their learning and the warm friendly atmosphere radiating throughout the school makes me realise what a privilege it is to be part of the team. I enjoy using my teaching and senior management experiences to benefit the school."

Toni Elliott: "My son Jake attends Westminster Community Primary School and I started as a parent governor in March 2018.  I work full time in a solicitors office and I attend family lunches, open afternoons etc as much as I am able. I like chatting to the children in Jake's class in the playground in the mornings having seen most of them grow since reception class.  I look forward to continuing to develop my involvement with such a special school".

Jo Seaward:  "I started teaching here in 2007, and I am the Maths Subject Leader.  I have enjoyed working in Westminster over the years, taking part in all school activities and residentials.  I have been a Teacher Governor for  a number of years and I am very proud to be part of the School Team, who are devoted to the development and success of the school."

Sue Finch: "I have been Head Teacher here since 2006. It is a pleasure to work at Westminster Community Primary School and to be part of the excellent team. We work well together to provide a good education for the children and as well as working hard, we work with a sense of enjoyment and fun. There is much to celebrate within our school community and our website will give you a clear picture of our good work."

Each governor has a link area within the school. The tables below give you information about each of our governors. There are also documents that you can download. You may also wish to visit the NGA website and access the Department for Education Governance Handbook.

Name Position End of Tenure   Declaration of Interest
Sue Finch Head     None
Phillipa Watton Chair/Co-opted 23-02-2023   Relative works for Edsential and School
Lisa Chapman Co-opted 24-03-2022   None
Kath Lloyd Co-opted 08-06-2020   None
Jo Seaward Staff 16-02-2021   None
Kathleen Spain Co-opted 18-12-2020   Relative of a governor
Emma Dunn Associate Member 17-10-2019   None
Anne Thompson Vice Chair/Co-opted 09-07-2022   None
Laura Turner Co-opted 07-10-2019   None
Susan Mayers Co-opted 14-02-2022   None
Toni Elliott Parent 24-03-2022   None
Kenny Spain Local Authority 27-03-2023   Relative of a governor
Tracey House Co-opted   reisgned Sept 2017  
Claire Rennie Co-opted Staff   resigned Oct 2016  
Tracey Jones Chair/Co-opted   resigned Mar 2016  
Marlene Hill Parent   resigned Oct 2015  
Lucy Turner Co-opted   resigned Sept 2015  
Hannah Gaynor Associate   resigned Aug 2018  
Jo Hutchinson Parent  Oct 20 resigned Sep 2019  


Sue Finch All
Phillipa Watton Pupil Premium, Website, SMSC, Maths, French, RE
Anne Thompson Safeguarding, Children in Care, SEN, English, Staff Well-Being
Lisa Chapman Reading, Music
Kath Lloyd Attendance, Governor Training, Data Protection
Jo Seaward Science
Kathleen Spain Maths, Computing
Laura Turner Mental Health
Joanne Hutchinson EYFS
Sue Mayers English, Maths, Data
Toni Elliott Governor section of school website

Files to Download

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Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224