Governor Information and Duties

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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:

  • Leadership and Management with its Finance subcommittee
  • Teaching, and Learning Committee
  • Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

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 annual governor reports can be found on the link pages.

The governing body is made up of the following members, their role and the start of their term of office:

Terry Whalley Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor 19 01 2021
John Robinson Vice Chair Co-opted Governor 26 06 2018
Jenny Davies Co-opted Governor 02 09 2018
Rachel Bulkeley Co-opted Governor 22 06 2018
Andrea Sanders Co-opted Governor 09 12 2019
Pecuniary Interest: Employee of Brine Leas School — feeder school
Lesley Midwinter Co-opted Governor 12 12 2021
Oliver Caunce Co-opted Governor 26 11 2019
Kate Ramscar Parent Governor 23 11 2021
Rebecca Young Parent Governor 23 11 2021
Becky Barber LA Governor 23 11 2021
Rev Amanda Pike Co-opted Governor
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OUR GOVERNOR PROFILES

Terry Whalley

Hello, my name is Terry and I was co-opted as a governor in January 2017. I'm proud to be Chair of the governing body, who's role it is to provide strategic leadership and support to the School, to help inspire as we aspire to achieve great education outcomes and a fantastic education experience for our children and importantly for staff who work so hard to educate. I grew up locally and went to a small rural School very close by, so I understand just how vital a flourishing School is to the community. I live in Nantwich and work full time in the NHS. I see many similarities between what is happening in education and in our health service, and I hope I can bring learning from the health system to the education system. In my spare time I like to run and to cook, finding both to be a great way to relax and recharge.

John Robinson

I am John Robinson and live in Wrenbury. I have been involved with the school since my son attended. I am the Vice Chair of Governors and chair the Leadership and Management Committee.

Jenny Davies

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.
Having enjoyed the last seven years as Chair of Governors, I am happy now to pass that role on but to continue supporting the board as a community governor. 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.

Rachel Bulkeley

Hi, I am Rachel Bulkeley. I have been a Governor at Wrenbury Primary School for 15 years. Originally I was a Parent Governor as my children attended this school and was later re-elected as a Local Authority Governor. Due to many years of committed membership I bring experience and a wealth of knowledge about Wrenbury Primary School to the board. I also still live locally and have an invested interest in how links can be made with the community.

My main key role is Link Governor of Special Education Needs and Vulnerable Children. I work full-time with The Cheshire West and Chester Autism Service as a Specialist Teacher and can transfer my skills across the roles. Meeting the needs of children with SEN, as well as those who are vulnerable is a priority of the school and a legal responsibility. I support directly in school, meeting regularly with the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and also report directly to Governors.

I have been a member of each of the committees over the years; currently I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.
I thoroughly enjoy my role and feel proud to work with such a wonderful team of staff and parents.

Andrea Sanders

Hi my name is Andrea Sanders and I joined the governing body in 2015. I have a background in education, and I am currently Head of ICT and Computer Science at Brine Leas School.

I am passionate about helping young people to achieve their potential through education. This includes ensuring they have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring citizens. I look forward to continuing to work with the amazing staff, students, and parents at Wrenbury.

Lesley Midwinter

Hello everyone, my name is Lesley Midwinter and I started as a Parent Governor in 2017 and am now a Co-opted Governor serving on both the Teaching and Learning and Personal Development, Welfare and Behaviour Committees. Both my children have attended Wrenbury Primary School, starting in the Early Years and my eldest is now at Brine Leas.
My background is in Hospitality and Business; I worked overseas for over a decade and enjoyed the experiences offered by working and living in a culturally diverse environment. Before I started as a Governor I volunteered to be as involved with school as possible, helping with visits, in classrooms and with fundraising through the Friends Of Wrenbury School and would highly recommend the experience to anyone who is able to do the same.

Oliver Caunce

I moved to the area in 2010 when my eldest child of three was 6 months old. I currently have two children at Wrenbury Primary school and the eldest now going to Brine Leas. 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.

Becky Barber

Rebecca Young

Kate Ramascar

I'm Kate, I live locally in Nantwich and my daughter Grace loves it at Wrenbury Primary School. I believe school should be a happy place for children to be safe, thrive, have fun and get the confidence and skills they need in their early years to support them through life. This is the reason I was keen to be a School Governor, along with offering the school support from my career and experience in Human Resources.

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