Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  ​•  F: 0151 327 8244
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Willaston Church of England Primary School


Mrs J Chambers Head 

Mrs J Chambers
Head Teacher  
Term of office from 01.09.06.

Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-Employed at the school, Governor at Bebington High Sports College

Willaston CE Primary School 
Neston Road
Neston CH64 2TN 
0151 338 2421

It has been a privilege to be Headteacher at Willaston CE Primary School for the past eleven years. Working every day with engaging children, dedicated, passionate and hard working professionals and a team of committed and talented Governors is incredibly rewarding. I have spent the whole of my career in the teaching profession working in four different schools predominantly in school leadership. I believe that every child deserves the very best education we can provide. Every area of the curriculum is important and it is our responsibility to encourage every child to be the best they can be. It is a pleasure to lead Willaston's great team.

Mr S Kennedy

Mr D Edwards
Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor 
Term of office 18.03.17.-17.03.21. 

Area of Responsibility Safeguarding
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-None

I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of Governors for Willaston School. We have experienced members on the governing team, who are here to support the children, parents and teachers. Many of the governors have children who attend Willaston and value the importance of working together to meet the best educational outcomes for all the children.

I have been a Parent Governor for over 2 years. I have two children at Willaston one child who left in 2014. As a parent, I know how important Primary School years are and like you, want the best for the children.

I will strive to ensure any comments, queries and aspirations regarding your child's education are heard with a commitment to shared values and collaboration between parents, governors and teachers. I look forward to replresenting you and all of the children of Willaston Primary School.


Revd S Bazely


Revd S Bazely
Ex-Officio Foundation Governor
Term of office from 19.02.15.

Area of Responsibility Church Governor
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-None

Christ Church
Neston Road
CH64 2TL
0151 327 3639

I have been the Vicar of Christ Church since February 2015 and I am married to Joanna, we have a daughter who is already at Willaston Church of England Primary School and a new baby. I find children always ask the best questions and I have the joy of taking Collective Worship in school each week. I hope that everyone knows I am around to chat whether pupil, staff member, parent, or carer.

God bless, Stephen.

 Mrs S Schwab

Mrs S Schwab
Foundation Governor
Term of office 07.04.14.-06.04.18.

Area of Responsibility Data
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-None

I have been a member of Christ Church for over twenty five years now, and have been a foundation Governor for several years. I have had a varied teaching career covering both primary and secondary spheres, concentrating mostly on secondary Geography.

Now my husband has retired, we write and advise on educational resources for a variety of companies, publishers and charities. I am a member of the Standards and Performance and Community committees and take special interest in the core curriculum areas.

Mr S Kennedy

Mr R Pattison
Parent Governor 
Term of office 24.01.17-23.01.21

Area of Responsibility
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments

I have two children, both of whom are pupils at Willaston CE Primary School.

Whilst success is often measured at an academic level, I believe that there is an equally great importance to inspire and nurture our children's understanding of caring and kindness, friendship, the environment, music, creativity and sport.

I am devoted to supporting the school to ensure that it is run efficiently, and every child enjoys the best possible education.

I am friendly, approachable and committed to building on the continued success of our school.


Mr G M Ridgway
Co-opted Governor

Area of Responsibility Finance
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-None

I have lived in the village since 1986 and both my children were pupils at the school. I was a parent Governor at the time and, until recently, I have been involved as (temporary!) auditor of the school fund for almost 20 years. I am a Chartered Accountant by profession.

I am keen to ensure that the available financial resources are put to their best use to ensure that education provided by the school continues to be

of the highest standard.



Miss E Chapman
Staff Governor
Term of office 02.09.16.-02.09.20.

Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-Employed at the school

Willaston CE Primary School
Neston Road
Neston CH64 2TN
0151 338 2421

I have been SENCo at Willaston CE Primary School for the past twelve years supporting children and their families through the primary school journey. I have recently achieved a postgraduate certificate from Edge Hill University for the National Award in SEN Co-ordination. Through these studies I have become very interested in further developing my knowledge of the role of a governor in school.

On a personal note, I am also keen to support the community side of the governing body as my grandparents moved to the village of Willaston from Essex in 1947 to start a local family business and my father is an ex-pupil of the school.

 Mr S Roberts

Mr P Arista
Co-opted Governor
Term of office 18.03.17.-17.03.21.

Area of Responsibility Safeguarding
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor Appointments-None

I am the Deputy Chair of Governors for Willaston C of E School. Personally, I have a real passion for education, as I work in this field, and want the best for all children who attend our school. I also live in the Village and love the community ethos the school is part of.

I have been a parent governor for a few years now and am now a co-opted Governor. I currently have a child in Willaston CE Primary and two other children who have attended the school. As a co-opted governor, I use my experience to support and challenge the school to ensure the very best outcomes for our children are achieved.

If you have any queries or comments please let me know and I will try and ensure I help in any way. I look forward to representing you and all of the children of Willaston C of E Primary School.

Mrs V Ley

Mrs A Mitchell
Co-opted Governor
Term of office.16.10.17.-16.10.21.

Area of Responsibility Early Years
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments - None

I count myself privileged to have lived in the Village for almost eight years with my husband, Mark and two ‘moderately’ independent teenage sons.

Having been brought up in a farming community in Yorkshire, I have always had a passion for village life and playing a small part in the village community. I am fortunate to have joined the Reading Ranger team at Willaston Primary School two years ago and I am passionate about helping children to read. I have been involved with our family business for thirty years and hope to bring some of my commercial and personnel skills to the work of the Board of Governors.

Mrs J Collins
Local Authority Governor
Term of office 19.11.17.-18.11.21.

Area of Responsibility Community
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-None

Hello, my name is Jill Collins and I’m delighted to be taking over the role of Local Authority Governor from my husband Martin, thereby continuing our family’s long association with Willaston Primary School which now spans four generations.

As a parent I was Chair of the PTA back in the 80s and a regular classroom helper, and it was with the support and encouragement of the school staff at that time that I decided to go back to college full time and retrain as a primary school teacher.

Now, thirty years later and the proud grandma of two little boys, (one of whom is already a pupil at Willaston and the other will be so within the blink of an eye) I am thrilled to be able to repay my debt of gratitude by taking an active role in the future of this inspirational school.

Warm wishes, Jill.


Mr J Hilditch
Parent Governor
Term of office 05.12.17.-04.12.21.

Area of Responsibility Tbc
Pecuniary Interest and other Governor appointments-Tbc

I have recently been appointed as a Parent Governor and look forward to serving my time with commitment, enthusiasm and honesty.  I will support the school in continuing to move forward with challenge and rigour to ensure it delivers the best quality education to our children.

I have been a member of the community for 45 years and believe the school plays a pivotal role in bringing us all together.  I feel privileged that both my children attend the school and with the support of the staff are flourishing both socially and academically.  The involvement of parents to work alongside the school is crucial for this to continue and I hope to be a line of communication during my term.



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