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Meet our Governors

David Wearing (Principal)

David has worked at Kelsall Primary School for 8 years where he was integral to achievement of its outstanding Ofsted judgement. During that time has been successful in securing Teaching School status for the school which was designated in cohort 2.


Martin Little - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor – Term of Office 21.06.17 – 20.06.21

Register of Interests: None

Martin has worked in many sectors in education, starting his teaching career in secondary before moving into primary education where he taught children in all age groups including reception.

After holding a senior management position, he moved to initial teacher education and then to a local authority as the mathematics adviser .

Since then, Martin has worked for the National Strategies where he held a variety of posts that included the national director for learning networks and the senior primary adviser for the north of England. He has also been seconded to the DfE to act as a best practice adviser and to work particularly on Making Good Progress and 1-1 tuition.

Chloe Creek

Staff Governor - Term of Office - 29.06.17 - 28.06.21

Register of Interests: None


Sarah White

Staff Governor - Term of office 12.03.20 - 11.03.24

Register of Interests: None

Holly Stowells

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office 08.05.2019 - 07.05.2023

Register of Interests:

Employed by Woolston Primary School (part of One Community Trust)

Husband is sole trader electricial: M Stowell Electrical

I am a local resident and deputy headteacher in another local primary school, and have been a qualified teacher for 10 years, during which time I have enjoyed being part of the associated governing bodies and senior leadership teams as well as completing my Masters in Teaching and Learning, and National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership.  My educational leadership and teaching experience will hopefully enable me to support and share good practice to build on the successes at Kelsall Primary School. 


Lorraine Hammond

Co-Opted Governor

Term of Office 15.10.20 to 14.10.24

Register of Interests: None


Melissa Goodyer

Parent Governor

Term of Office 04.07.19 - 03.07.23

Register of Interests: None

I am a friendly, down to earth mum of two young children.  My eldest starts in the main school in September 2019.

I am currently at home with my children and I have set up my own business and previously worked in HR.

I am fully CIPD qualified, have 12 year HR experience and am a university graduate from Keele.

I have been an active member of the preschool committee in the year leading to the merger with the school.


Jane Briggs

Parent Governor

Term of Office 04.07.19 - 03.07.23

Register of Interests: None

I live in Kelsall with my husband and children, my eldest daughter is a pupil at Kelsall Primary School and by 2021, all my children will attend there which is one of my reasons for becoming a school governor.  Like any parent, I want the best for my children and by taking the role and being involved in the vision and strategic direction of the school and nursery, I feel I can contribute to this.

I have 20 years experience of working in a corporate environment with the latter 6 years working as a senior leader for Shop Direct Group.  I lead a team of 30 people and alongside them work with other departments to set the strategic direction in line with the overall company strategy.

As a senior leader, and more recently, mum of 3, my strengths are people, negotiating, creative thinking, networking and influencing.


David Bingley - Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office 01.09.19 to 31.09.23

Register of Interests: None


Emma Gildea 

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 15.07.21 - 14.07.25

Register of Interests: Teacher at Tarporley High 


Natalie Kirkness

Parent Governor

Term of Office 15.07.21 - 14.07.24

Register of Interest: Teacher at Huntington Community Primary School


Sarah Currell

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 14.10.21 - 13.10.25

Register of Interest: TBC


Governors who have left in the last 12 months:

Helen Simpson (no declared interests)


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