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About our Governors:

Rachel Brougham : Chair of Governors

Fr Michael Raynor

Education is an opportunity for children to explore the world and develop to their full potential. It extends beyond the subjects of the curriculum, important though they are. In addition, church schools offer a unique opportunity to explore and develop a child’s spirituality in a safe environment. As vicar of St Andrew’s Church and foundation governor of the school, I am keen to develop the Christian ethos of our school. I also want to help the children in our care get the most out of their time with us so that they might enjoy their lives in the adult world.  

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.

Sandra Pope

I am delighted to have recently joined the governing body here at St. Andrew’s. Since September 2014, I have had close links with this school as the seconded Deputy Head teacher and on leaving, my wish was to remain part of the growing success of this school.

My connection to this school also extends further a field; I am a Deputy Head teacher in a local primary school, which is part of a cluster of schools working alongside St Andrew’s.

I am looking forward to working with a strong and committed governing body, dedicated Staff and hard working, delightful children. 

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.

Joanne Swanton

My name is Joanne Swanton. I have two children currently at this fantastic school and my son has just left this school with really good grades and happy memories.

I would like to see the school become more integrated in the community, building links with parents, carers and our local church. I attend family learning sessions, help on school trips and any other opportunities that the school offers me – they are always a good way to meet other parents. 

Kathy Rowan

 I was asked to stand for the position of school governor by the Parochial Church Council and I was successfully voted in to the post. I have served as a governor for twelve years and have served on a number of different committees.

As a former pupil of  the school I felt honored to have been asked.

Holly Dixon

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.

Leanne Driscoll

I am a former pupil of St Andrew’s and I have many happy memories of my time here. I have two daughters who currently attend the school (KS1 & KS2) and my eldest daughter also previously attended.

In my role as a Parent Governor, I aim to promote the importance of the role that a parent plays in the partnership within a school. I welcome this opportunity to continue to help the school succeed for the benefit of all our children’s education now and in the future.

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