School Governors

Governors of Pear Tree Primary School


Simon Holden

Co-opted Governor 

Chair of Governors   

Has been a Governor since 2003. Background of working in the NHS and Finance 


Rosemary Jones

Co-opted Governor 

Vice Chair of Governors

Lead Governor for Safeguarding

Pear Tree School Governor Representative on the Nantwich Partnership Governance committee



Co-opted Governor


Julie Angus

Was a Parent Governor now a Co-opted Governor

Over four years as a Governor

Lead Governor for SEN & Pupil Premium

Member of the Strategic Development Committee 

A local GP



Co-opted Governor


David Gallagher 

Co-opted Governor

Elected in September 2015

Previously employed as Head of Retail Stores, I now use my skills in Customer Experience, Colleague Engagement and Business Transformation as a Consultant.  I am passionate about supporting the school to be the best it can be.


Jane Saunders-Bain

Parent Governor

Elected in October 2017

Jane originates from the South of England but moved North at a young age, growing up in Cheshire and moving to Nantwich in 2013.

Having worked nationally within the healthcare sector since 2009, Jane now works as an Associate Director in mental health commissioning within the NHS. Jane brings skills in corporate governance, outcome-based delivery models, data analytics and quality assurance. Jane’s passion is children’s mental health and believes education should be about supporting children’s growth emotionally as well and intellectually and fully supports Pear Tree’s emotionally healthy school programme. Jane has a young son currently in the school.


Zoe Buggie 

Parent Governor 

Elected in September 2014

Lead Governor for Health & Safety

I have a broad range of skills from working in Local Government.  

Having previously worked as a Chartered Environmental Health Officer responsible for the enforcement of health and safety in the workplace and food safety I can assist the school in ensuring these legal requirements are met.    

I also bring experience as a qualified Lead Auditor and can support the School in the on-going maintenance and improvement of quality management systems.


Keeley Shand 

Parent Governor

I am AAT qualified and have worked within Accountancy and Finance for the last 10 years.

I have three children, two of which attend Pear Tree School.


Jo Hillman 

Parent Governor

Lead Governor for the Arts

Elected in November 2015

I am an active member of our community and currently Vice-Chair of the Parish Council.  I am also the Vice-Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, and an organiser of a week-long words and music festival in Nantwich. 

I have a PhD in Software Engineering and run a consultancy company that specialises in responding to Public and Private sector bids and tenders for Managed Print Services.  My background includes Research, Sales, Account Management and Tender writing and compliance.  I have one child in Yellow Class and one in Red Class.


Kay Morrell

Staff Governor

Elected December 2017

KS1 Teacher

Member of the TLC Committee


Boo Edleston


Headteacher at Pear Tree School from September 2016.  

Born and bred in Cholmondeley. Nantwich has always been my home town. Coming from farming stock I was the first person in my family to go to university back in 1989. Qualifying in 1993 with a B.Ed (Hons) degree specialising in drama. I returned home and began my teaching career in the Autumn  of that year in Sandbach. Over the next twenty years I worked in a wide range of both small and large, faith and non-faith primary schools within Cheshire. I took my first headship in 2010 and am delighted to have finally returned to my home town in 2016 to serve as Head at Pear Tree.

I take a keen interest in literacy, drama, special needs and early intervention. I have additional qualifications in Headship (NPQH) and am a qualified specialist Reading Recovery Teacher which I qualified as in 2014.

Away from school I have been married to Rob for over 20 years and we have two sons; Max who is currently studying for a degree and Charlie who is an A level student. I enjoy sport, cooking and time spent with our three dogs. 



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Pear Tree Primary School

Pear Tree Field





Headteacher - Mrs Boo Edleston

SENCO- Mrs Lesley Wrenshall

General Enquiries - Mrs Jane Nixon

Tel: 01270 685155

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