Governors

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

We also have 2 x Associate Members

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:

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. This senior role meant that I was involved with all aspects of school life.  During this time I was also very involved with the governing body. I have been a governor at Westminster Community Primary School for almost four years and am now in my second year as Chair. I relish any training that I may have access to so that I can be as an effective governor to the school as possible. I feel that my senior management skills and teaching experiences benefit the school. I am very proud to be involved with Westminster Community Primary School. 

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."

Phillipa Watton: "My son, Charlie, now attends a local Secondary School after completing his Primary education at this school. I really enjoy seeing the children's confidence and knowledge grow with each school year and I always visit the children on their residential trips."

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." 

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."

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."

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."

Laura Turner: "I have been a governor at this wonderful school since 2015 after previously leading a weekly after school club in school. I am also a qualified counsellor and work as a mental health lead for a local third sector company and have a passion to promote positive mental health in young people".

Lisa Denson: "Two of my children attended Westminster Community Primary and I myself attended this school in the days it was known as John street.  I have been running a community group Westminster families for the last 8 years and I am the Local Councillor for the Westminster Ward.  I became Mayor of Ellesmere Port in 2021. I feel really privileged to be part of this team and the amazing school community".

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 Co-opted 23-02-2023   Relative works for Edsential and School. Tenant of a Governor.
Kath Lloyd Co-opted 08-06-2024   None
Jo Seaward Staff 16-02-2023   None
Kathleen Spain Co-opted 18-12-2024   Relative of a governor
Emma Dunn Associate Member 17-10-2025   None
Anne Thompson Vice Chair/Co-opted 09-07-2022   Landlord of a Governor
Laura Turner Co-opted 07-10-2023   None
Susan Mayers Chair/Co-opted 13-02-2022 Chair 21/09/2021 - 21/09/23 None
Kenny Spain Local Authority 27-03-2023   Relative of a governor
Lisa Denson Parent 19-01-2024   Friend of a member of staff
Lisa Hughes Associate Member 08-07-2023   None
Leslie Poole Co-opted 17-11-2025   None
         
Tracey House Co-opted   resigned 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  
Toni Elliott Parent Mar 22 resigned Jan 2020  
Lisa Chapman Co-opted Mar 22 resigned Nov 2021  

 

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Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 832 3672
head@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Sarah Davenport

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