Our Governing Body is drawn from Parents, members of the Community, Local Authority and School Staff. We are here to support the School and to act as the School's 'critical friend' helping it to achieve its aim of securing high professional standards and academic attainment.
We meet at least once a term in three committees:
We meet once each term as a Full Governing Body.
If you would like to find out more about the role of the Governing body, wish to bring anything to our attention; or would be interested in future positions on the team, please do let us know! We can be contacted via the School Office.
Our attendance record and termly governor reports can be found on the link page.
The governing body is made up of the following members:
Jenny Davies Chair of Governors co-opted 08 09 14 started new term of office September 2018
John Robinson Vice Chair co-opted 26 06 14 started new term of office June 2018
Rachel Bulkeley co-opted 26 06 14 started new term of office June 2018
Andrea Sanders co-opted 09 12 15
Pecuniary Interest: Employee of Brine Leas School — feeder school
Andrew Taylor co-opted 09 12 19
Terry Whalley co-opted 19 01 17
Lesley Midwinter Parent Governor 19 01 17
Gareth Lindop Staff Governor 30 09 19
Bessa Cador Headteacher 01 01 15
OUR GOVERNOR PROFILES
I joined Wrenbury Governing Body in September having just retired from a 25 year career in education. I was a Headteacher for 16 years in three very different schools, my first headship at Wrenbury Primary. Alongside this, I was a Local Leader of Education supporting other Headteachers and I continue to work for Cheshire East on Appeals for admissions and exclusions.
I was brought up in the local area and am married with two children. I also have two grandchildren, one registered gifted and talented and the other with special educational needs so I am very aware of the vast spread of needs that have to be met by any school.
I am looking forward to working alongside the school management and hope my knowledge and experience can support the drive to maintain a first class education for all pupils of Wrenbury School and making it a central part of the local community.
I am John Robinson and live in Wrenbury. I have been involved with the school since my son attended. I am the Deputy Chair of Governors and chair the Leadership and Management Committee.
I am Rachel Bulkeley, mother to Joseph who has now left Brine Leas School and Libby who was at Wrenbury (Year 6 in 2014-15). It was nine years ago when I began my role as 'parent governor' and more recently was re-elected as a 'Local Authority' Governor. I work as a Specialist Teacher for the Cheshire West Autism Team and use my knowledge to support the school's SENCO, having an additional role in school as SEN link governor.
Andrea Sanders joined the governing body in 2015-16. She is Head of ICT and computing at Brine Leas School.
I am Andrew Taylor and I am a Community Governor, and have lived at Broomhall for 25 years. I am currently employed by Churches Together in Cheshire, charged with encouraging and supporting churches and people of faith to work together as much they can. For eight years before that I was the minister of a church in Crewe. Most of my working life, however, has been in the Probation Service, and for twelve years I was the Chief Probation Officer for Cheshire. My concern is that every child is given the opportunity to make the best of the abilities and talents that they have.
I joined Wrenbury from Wybunbury in January 2015 and described the move as 'Leaving home to come home!' having lived locally as a child and attending Sound Primary School, Brine Leas High School and Malbank Sixth Form, before beginning my teacher training.I am passionate about making a positive difference for every child at Wrenbury Primary School and ensuring that the school is a successful and special place at the heart of its community.
Hello, my name is Terry and I was co-opted as a governor in January 2017. I'm excited about the opportunity to be a part of the governing body, to help inspire as we aspire to achieve great education outcomes for our children, a fantastic education experience for children and importantly for staff who work so hard to educate, and of course to make the most of the resources we have. I work as a director in the NHS, and I see many parallels between what is happening in education and in our health service. I hope to bring learning from the health system to the education system, and of course to learn from the great things happening in schools like Wrenbury. I grew up locally, and went to Sound School, Brine Leas and Danebank before moving away for work. I now live in Nantwich again and I'm passionate about contributing to our children's potential in whatever way I can.
I joined Wrenbury Primary School as a newly qualified teacher in November 2018. I'm really happy to be a part of the Wrenbury team and am pleased to be able to bring my experience to the governing body. Before starting my teaching career, I have been a governor in primary schools and an FE college. I also worked for 12 years in further and higher education, training and supporting young people to influence local and national policy. As such, I'm passionate about the voice and experiences of learners being at the heart of policy and governance.
I moved to the area in 2010 when my son was 6 months old. I now have 3 children that all attend Wrenbury Primary school in one form or another. My day job is in waste management in which I have worked since leaving university. Prior to my role as governor I was a trustee for Wrenbury Pre-school and Out of School Club charity before the service was transferred to Wrenbury Primary School as the Little Wrens nursery provision. Whilst Trustee for Wrenbury Pre-School and Out of School Club I occupied the role as Treasurer and Chair. This gave me valuable experience in how such organisations work. I am glad to be given the opportunity to support the school in the role as governor and I hope my experience can offer a different perspective that helps further this very important community institution.