Chair of Governors
Responsibilities: Chair, Finance and our 'New Build'
Other interests: All sports, particularly cricket which I coach at Kingsley CC.
Cuddington Primary School is my second school as a Headteacher - my first Headship was at Frodsham Weaver Vale. I was the Deputy Head Teacher at Sandiway Primary for 7 years before this. We are in an exciting time of change as due to increasing numbers of children attending our school, we are in the process of building an additional 4 classrooms. I have just become an Associate Governor at Hartford High School with the responsibility for Pupil Premium achievement.
School Responsibilities; Safeguarding Lead, Educational Visits Lead, Quality of Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Management.
I am a class teacher with 11 years experience having gained my PGCE at Chester University in 2006. In my time at Cuddington, I have taught Years 1, 3, 4, and 5, despite my PCGE specialism being an early years specialism. I am Key Stage 2 leader and lead Mathematics throughout the school. I am member of the senior leadership team and currently teach Barn Owls class.
Other interests: I am an avid endurance runner, competing for Vale Royal AC and have represented Cheshire at senior mens level. I am currently studying a Masters degree in Educational Leadership at Chester University
Responsibilities: Early Years Link Governor
I was appointed as a Co-opted governor in March 2015. My current term of office expires in March 2019. I have had a long association with the school working as a teacher, being a member of the senior management team and supporting community events for 28 years. I retired from the teaching profession in July 2015 and therefore, have more time to dedicate to my role as a governor to make a positive impact upon the children’s education, welfare and safety. As well as taking an active role in our monthly full governor meetings I am the school’s link governor for early years.
I have been a LEA appointed Governor at Cuddington Primary School since 1996, a role I relinquished two years ago and now serve as a co-opted Governor. During my time at Cuddington I have served as Chairman (for one year, taking over to cover a sabbatical year) and then many years as Vice Chair. I also chaired the Curriculum Committee for many years.
My main area of responsibility continues to be as Literacy Link Governor and Finance. Currently I am working on the Building Sub Committee helping to oversee the new buildings project.
I have lived in the village since 1972, have two married children, four adult grandchildren and one grandchild that has just started Reception in her home village. As always, my aim is to help Cuddington Primary School to be the best it can be.
As a historical point of interest, there have been 11 Secretaries of State for Education during my time as a Governor!
I am happy to have been associated with the school for over 20 years and currently serve as the Vice Chair of Governors.
I was an active member of the school PTA for many years before joining the governing body in the late 1990’s where I have served on and chaired various sub-committees over the years.
I worked the major part of my career for a major Pharmaceutical Company and have recently moved to work for an International Clinical Research Organisation.
I live in the village and my interests are country walks, swimming and field hockey – watching now rather than playing.
I have been a primary school teacher since 1994. I have taught in four schools in both rural and city settings and have been lucky enough to hold a variety of leadership roles with the opportunity to teach in both key stages. I have an MEd in SEND and have led a variety of subject areas including English, Eco and Assessment. In September 2016 I took on the position of Deputy Headteacher at Cuddington and look forward to being part of a growing school and supporting the pupil's on their journey forward.