Governors of Pear Tree Primary School
Chair of Governors
Has been a Governor since 2003. Background of working in the NHS and Finance
Vice Chair of Governors
Lead Governor for Safeguarding
Pear Tree School Governor Representative on the Nantwich Partnership Governance committee
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
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.
Local Authority Governor
Member of the Teaching, Learning & Community Committee
Mayor of Nantwich
Has been a practising Solicitor since 1995
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.
I am AAT qualified and have worked within Accountancy and Finance for the last 10 years.
I have two children, both of whom attend Pear Tree School
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 Orange class and one who is hoping to start in September 2017.
SENCO for Pear Tree School and the Nantwich Education Partnership
Member of the TLC Committee
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.