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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.

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 two schools in the North East of England and have been Chair of Governors at Oughtrington Primary for over four years until May 2021.  I am a trustee of the Beam Education Trust.

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 enjoy 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.

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.

Rev Oliver Kinchin

I was appointed to St. Andrew's Governing Body by the Diocese of Liverpool in 2020. I am an ordained Minister with the Congregational Federation and currently serve as Vice Chair of their Training Board. I also serve as a Governor for Northern College, part of Luther King House Educational Trust in Manchester. 

I am very excited to be working alongside the local community supporting the teachers, students and parents.

I am married, with a three year old boy, and we live in Great Sankey.

Rev Gill Hitchen

I am the C of E Priest for St Andrew's Church, Orford.  Before moving here I served with parishes in Kirkby and Saint Helens and have training in Biblical, Pastoral and Applied theology.  

I have newly joined the governing body in 2021 and am a link governor for Personal Development.  

I am thrilled to be working with children in this area and hope to be a point of extra pastoral support for staff too.  

I shall work closely with classes as they continue to develop in their excellent response to the core Christian values of the school. 

This is my first time being a school governor so I'm delighted to be part of such a dynamic hard working team in a school that's so friendly and welcoming.

I have three step children with husband Mike. 

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