Meet The Board

Meet the Board

Chapelford Village Primary School is led by a board of governors, a Headteacher and a senior leadership team. Each individual has been chosen on the basis of their experience and expertise, as well as their commitment to achieving the very best results for Chapelford Village Primary School. Together, members of the board of governors develop policies and strategies for implementation by the Headteacher and senior leadership team.

 

  • Mrs Joanne Hewson

    Headteacher

    Committee membership: All
    Responsibilities: Is responsible for the strategic leadership of Chapelford Village Primary School and to implement the strategy and policy approved by the board.
    Appointment to the board: Joined the school in September 2002 and appointed as Headteacher in September 2007.
    Current directorships/business interests: Staff Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.
    Career experience: Joanne has worked in primary schools across Warrington since 1996. Her teaching career began at Cobbs Infant School and Nursery and after four years she was seconded to a school requiring special measures to support school improvement at key stage 2. Following this experience she secured a post teaching at Cinnamon Brow Primary School leading key stage 1 and then became Deputy Headteacher of Sycamore Lane Primary in 2002. As part of her career she was a leading teacher for Literacy and undertook some worked alongside the Department of Education on the development of the Primary Literacy Strategy as part of this role.
    Skills and experience: Joanne has a vast amount of experience working across all key stages in various educational settings since qualifying in 1996. She has experience of leading a variety of subjects and whole school initiatives and improvements. Her subject specialism is in Literacy and the Arts and she also has significant experience in teaching, learning and assessment across the primary age range. Joanne has gained a National Professional Qualification for Headship and Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership with the University of Manchester. She works alongside an alliance of schools on school improvement and system leadership.

  • Mr Steve Tottie

    Chair, Co-opted Governor

    Committee membership: Finance & Resources, Premises and Health and Safety

    Responsibilities: Is responsible for the leadership of the board, setting its agenda and ensuring its effectiveness on all aspects of its role. Close working relationship with the Headteacher.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body in 2007. Appointed as Chair in 2008.

    Current directorships/business interests: Chair of Governors at Chapelford Village Primary School.


    Career experience:


    Although retired, my profession was with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service for 35 years where I was fortunate to be responsible for fire stations in and around the Warrington area and later further afield in mid and south Cheshire.

    Skills and experience: Through his professional life and governance experience, Steve brings a wealth of strategic, commercial and business management experience to the governing body.

  • Mr Joe Ashton

    Vice-Chair, Authority Governor

    Committee membership: Finance & Resources, Pupil Progress & School Improvement, Premises and Health and Safety

    Responsibilities: Chair of the Pupil Progress and School Improvement committee, responsible for leading the committee, setting its agenda and ensuring its effectiveness on all aspects of its role.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body in 2012. Appointed as Vice-Chair in 2014.

    Current directorships/business interests: Vice-Chair of Governors at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career experience: Currently general store manager for Morrison's food retailer. 30 years’ experience in food retail management. 25 years’ experience in senior management roles in developing operational effectiveness

    Skills and experience: Food retail is, and has been for decades in a permanent position of change. Being part of the evolution of food retail has equipped me with the skills, knowledge and experience to support our school as education continues to evolve in today’s challenging environment

    Joe brings a wealth of experience on which to draw in his role as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Pupil Progress & School Improvement committee.

  • Mrs Ann Raymond

    Associate Governor

    Committee membership: Finance & Resources, Pupil Progress & School Improvement

    Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement information.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as a Co-opted governor in 2009

    Current directorships/business interests: Co-opted Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career experience: I taught in special education for many years and I have also been a youth officer and college lecturer. I then moved into child protection and worked for NSPCC for several years before becoming an independent safeguarding consultant and trainer in 2006.

  • Mr Naheem Shafiq

    Co-opted Governor

    Committee membership: Finance & Resources, Premises and Health and Safety

    Responsibilities: Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee. Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement information.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as a Local Authority governor in 2013 and appointed as chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee in 2015.

    Current directorships/business interests: Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career experience: I am a qualified Chartered Accountant & have worked in the public sector for over 15 years. Currently I am working as a Finance Manager and remit includes Education services at a local authority and have also held a number of Senior Finance jobs over the last 10 years.

  • Mr Ian Farrar

    Co-opted Governor

    Committee membership: Pupil Progress & School Improvement

    Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement information.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as a Co-opted governor in 2015

    Current directorships/business interests: Co-opted Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career experience: Initially trained as a primary teacher and taught year 5 or 6 for 7 years before moving across to the secondary education sector.

    Now currently Transition manager and Head of Maths at Penketh High School

    Skills and experience:

    Having taught a range of subjects across key stages 2, 3 and 4 I have experience of working with many faculties and departments with particular strengths in Teaching & Learning and Behaviour for Learning strategies

  • Mr Clive Stannard

    Co-opted Governor

    Committee membership: Finance & Resources, Pupil Progress & School Improvement

    Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement information.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as a Co-opted governor over 30 years ago.

    Current directorships/business interests: Co-opted Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career experience: I retired in 1990 from North West Water where I worked for 15 years as their trouble-shooter and emergency planning man. Before that I was in the Royal Navy and spent most of my 22 years in the submarine service, where I was in the engine room branch

    Skills and experience: Management of resources and personnel, report writing and planning.

  • Mr Worrall

    Co-opted Governor

    I have worked within the Communication and IT field for the past 20 years, obtaining many technical and training qualifications to progress within this area. In addition to qualifications directly related to my career, I am currently undertaking a Degree in IT and Project Management with the Open University.

    I have two daughters who are now at different stages of their education; one just starting A-Levels and the other just starting their GCSE studies. I have seen all the stages of their education and have been actively involved with their education and with the school. Now that I am approaching the end of my personal relationship with the Primary and High School sectors, I still feel that it is important to be involved for the generations that are going to come through these systems.

    I work in a very technical field, in a role that did not exist when I was at school. This constantly changing landscape is something that can be difficult to adapt to and work toward and in my observation, many schools struggle to keep up to the current tech levels, much less look forward.
    In addition, as the father of two daughters, I am passionate about the need for girls to be involved in non-traditional subjects and to ensure that equal opportunities are available for all students, regardless of background.

  • Mrs Rutter

    Co-Opted Governor

    Career experience: I have 12 years public sector experience working across Business Intelligence, Performance, Quality Assurance, Strategy Development and Policy. Working in the challenging environment of Public Sector in a time of unprecedented change has equipped me with the skills, knowledge and experience to support Chapelford Primary to make intelligence led decisions ensuring the best possible education for our children.

  • Mr Charlie Woan

    Parent Governor

    Career Experience: Charlie began working at Wade Deacon High School as a PE teacher in 2002 and was promoted to the Senior Leadership Team in 2010. Wade Deacon was graded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted in 2011 and won the TES Secondary School of the Year in 2012. Charlie has led on numerous whole school responsibilities such as Assessment, Examinations, A*/A Attainment, Year 6 into 7 transition, Educational Visits and currently line manages all of the Subject Leaders. He also has experience of supporting other schools within the Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching Alliance at Wade Deacon.
    Skills and experience: Charlie completed a Master’s Degree in Education specialising in Leadership and Management in 2014 and has presented at national conferences for the SSAT and The Key on Assessment and Feedback. He was elected as a Parent Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School in February 2017.

  • Ms Heather Da Luz Vieira

    Parent Governor

    Committee membership: Finance & Resources, Pupil Progress & School Improvement

    Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement information.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as a Parent Governor in 2010.

    Current directorships/business interests: Parent Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career experience: heather has previously worked as a Project Manager on large European Funded projects most recently at the University of Manchester and currently works on a self employed basis as the Finance Officer for a Laser Engineering company specialising in research and exports to China as well as running her own craft supply business.

    Skills and experience: Heather has been a Parent Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School since 2010 and has supported the school in a number of roles in this time including Pupil Voice Governor, Community Cohesion Governor and is currently the Maths Governor.

  • Mrs Clare Earps

    Associate Governor (also a member of staff)

    Committee membership: All

    Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement information.

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as an Associate Governor in 2009 prior to this Chair of Governors of Sycamore Lane CPS from 2004-2008

    Current directorships/business interests: Associate Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career experience:


    21 years working in a bank leaving in 2009 to work at Sycamore Lane school in the office as part of the admin team. Completed the Certificate of School Business Management, followed by the Diploma and then completed her degree in Business Management in 2013. Clare has been the school business manager since 2011.




    Skills and experience: Clare has over 25 years’ experience in ensuring that systems and processes are followed, setting agendas and leading strategic meetings. Clare has also had two children go through Sycamore Lane Primary School and has over 10 years of Governance experience. Therefore, through her professional life and governance experience, Clare brings a wealth of strategic, commercial and business management experience to the governing body.

  • Mrs Helen Buckley

    Co-Opted Governor (also a member of Staff)

    Committee membership: Pupil Progress & School Improvement
    Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement
    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as a Parent Governor in 2004 and was appointed as a Co-opted governor in 2015. Helen then subsequently joined the school as a member of support staff, but has remained as a Co-opted governor.
    Current directorships/business interests: Co-opted Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.
    Career experience: I graduated with a 2:1 in Human Psychology and Law, followed by a Master Degree in Industrial Psychology from Liverpool University, and am a graduate member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. I have worked extensively in administration, recruitment and selection and in staff training, in the Service, Manufacturing and Education sectors. I worked at Sycamore Lane Community Primary School and then Chapelford Village Primary School since February 2011 initially as a Parent Governor (since 2004), a Midday Assistant, in Admin Support, and for the last 4 years as Office Manager.
    Skills and experience: I have 2 children who have both attended Chapelford Village Primary School in the past, My 17 year old Daughter now attends Rare Performing Arts College in Liverpool, and my 13 Year old Son attends Great Sankey High School in Year 8. Having seen our school grow and evolve under the stewardship of Mrs Hewson, I am passionate about ensuring that we are able to meet and exceed the needs of the children in our community both now and in the future as our numbers on role continue to increase. I am in a very privileged position as I witness every day the commitment and dedication of the teaching and support staff in our school, who continually strive to ensure our children thrive and progress. I love being part of our school community, being able to help and support Parents and Children on a daily basis, while also providing support and challenge to the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team on the strategic direction and effective management of the school.

  • Mrs Tracey Marshall

    Co-opted Governor (also member of staff)

    Committee membership: Pupil Progress & School Improvement

    Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring the robust review and challenge of the financial information provided to the board and of the curriculum and school improvement

    Appointment to the board: Joined the governing body as a staff Governor in 2006 and was appointed as a Co-opted governor in 2015.

    Current directorships/business interests: Co-opted Governor at Chapelford Village Primary School.

    Career: Tracey originally worked as a medical secretary at Warrington Hospital for 15 years. During this time Tracey became more involved with school and the PTA, holding various positions including Chair. Tracey worked in the school office whilst undertaking her Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification. Tracey has now worked at school for 7 years, working in Reception, Year 1 and currently Year 2. Tracey is the current Subject Lead for School Council.