School Governors

Governors of Pear Tree Primary School

Simon Holden

Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor, Elected in 2003.

Has been a Governor since 2003. Background of working in the NHS and finance. Member of the Strategic Development and Finance committees.


Rosemary Jones

Vice Chair of Governors, Lead Governor for safeguarding, Co-opted Governor, Elected in 2007.

Has been a Governor since 2007. Retired GP. Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Communities Committee.


Julie Angus

 Co-opted Governor, Lead Governor for SEN & Pupil Premium. Elected in 2010.

A local GP. Member of the Teaching, Learning and Communities Committee.


David Gallagher 

Co-opted Governor, Elected in September 2015. 

Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Strategic Development Committee.

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.


Anne Wilkes

Parent Governor. Elected in October 2021.

Lead Governor for Health & Safety. Has experience in finance as a partner in a chartered accountancy firm.

Member of the Strategic Development and Finance committees.


Samuel Dale 

Parent Governor. Elected in November 2021.

Is a partner in a local law firm. Member of the Teaching, Learning and Communities, and Strategic Development committees


Jo Hillman 

Co-opted Governor, Lead Governor for Music and IT, Elected in November 2015

I am an active member of our community and currently Vice-Chair of Stapeley & District Parish Council, Beaver Scout Leader for the 41st Stapeley Beavers, and play an active part in wider community activities. 

I have a PhD in Software Engineering and run a consultancy company that specialises in supporting clients to respond to public and private sector bids and tenders for managed print services.  My background includes research, sales, account management and compliance.  I have one child in Indigo Class.


Matthew Greasby

Staff Governor since September 2019.

Member of the Teaching, Learning and Communities 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.  I enjoy sport, cooking and time spent with our two dogs. 



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