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About our Governors:

Steve Whatmore

I joined the Governing Body in October 2013.

I am a National Leader of Governance. (NLG)

In addition to my governor role at St. Andrew's where I chair the Curriculum and Data Committee I am also Chair of Governors at Bridgewater High School Academy (secondary), Chair of Governors at New Horizons School (pupil referral unit) and Chair of the SOAC/IEB at University of Chester Academy Northwich (secondary.)

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. (FCA)

Married with two daughters aged 30 and 28.

Wendy McKinnon

I am proud to be part of such a dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic governing body.

I became Head teacher at St. Andrew’s in November 2014 and, as a team of staff and Governors, we are continually striving to improve our academic performance. Alongside this we are passionate in ensuring that the children are given the opportunity to experience learning outside the classroom.

I am committed to ensuring that every child achieves more than they think they are capable of doing.

Tracy Robinson

I am the School Business Manager at St Andrew's and also the business manager at another local school. I provides detail and respond to questions governors have about finance, premises, personnel and health and safety.

I am the  training link governor. I am also a long serving governor at a large primary school in Liverpool and often share ideas and learning from there.

Gemma Moulsdale

Claire Rixham

I am an Assistant Principal at Beamont Collegiate Academy and having worked at the school for 19 years I feel a real part of the local community. My current role includes responsibility for transition work with primary schools and we have a strong relationship with St Andrews working alongside the school as part of the BOLD cluster.   

I am delighted to have joined the Governing Body at St Andrews as an Associate Governor and see this as an opportunity to support the community at St Andrews whilst offering strong links with Secondary education.

David Littlewood

I was appointed to the governing board by the PCC. I am currently Chair of Governors and my commitment is to support and do all I can to help the children and staff at the school.

I have been a Warrington primary school headteacher, school adviser and school improvement partner.

I’m married with two daughters and two grandchildren.

Clare Swann

I am very happy to have been appointed as the Local Authority Governor at St Andrew’s School.  I have previously been a governor at 2 schools in the North East of England and currently I am Chair of Governors at Oughtrington Primary.

I have worked in primary and secondary education throughout my professional life and enjoy all the challenges and rewards of supporting children and their families.

I have been made very welcome by the school community at St Andrew’s and I am looking forward to working with other governors and  staff at this amazing school.

Louise Wass

I was appointed to St Andrew’s governing body by the diocese of Liverpool in 2019. I taught for 30 years in primary education and retired after 17 years as a deputy head in a local CE school. I have been on two other governing bodies as a teacher governor and a parent governor. I also currently serve as a Local Authority Governor in another Warrington primary school.

I am excited to be part of St Andrews and look forward to working with staff, governors and parents to help all our children achieve their very best.

Shane Weston

I joined the school Governing body in 2019.  I have two children in the school and because of this have a strong desire to ensure our school can be as successful as possible.  I have over 5 years’ experience in people management, health and safety and much more. I hope these assets can help me in my role as governor.  I look forward to working with all at the school.

Katy Jones

I wanted to be a parent governor to help the school I attended and also where my two children are. I have a child in Year One and one in Year Two. I found myself getting involved in school life and being a governor allows me to be more hands on.  As I am local, I can be at school whenever I am needed, spending time with the children and helping behind the scenes.

My spare time is dedicated to my family; my children enjoy sports. A large pastime of ours is supporting the local  rugby team Warrington Wolves and also swimming. When we are not taking part in these, we genuinely enjoy just having fun. 

It is important for children to get the best out of school, making friends and memories within school is what makes you the person you are. I will be doing everything I can to help this happen.

Jon Callister

I am head of Health & Safety and Facilities management for the largest private pension company in the UK. I have been there over 15 years and hope to bring some of that experience to the school.

I am church leader locally at Hebron Church and I will be taking on a Foundation Governor role to help support the superb Christian ethos at St. Andrew's School.

I am married with two sons and enjoy most sports, especially football but I won't tell you which team I support.

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