School Governor Profiles
Tim Whitehill- Co-opted Governor. Chair of Governors
I have lived in the Tattenhall area since 2001 with my wife and two children, both of whom attended Tattenhall Park Primary from their pre-school years all the way through to year 6.
With a background in civil engineering and business, I own and manage two companies based in Chester, FCE Projects Ltd and Project Five Consulting Ltd, and I hold the honorary position of Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Science in Malaysia. I am also a member of the Institute of Directors.
With many other personal and social links to the village I am fully committed to working alongside my colleagues on the Governing Board in ensuring that a happy and successful educational environment is provided for all.
Brenda St John Brown - Co-opted Governor
My family and I moved to Tattenhall in 2013 from London and have fully embraced village life and all this area has to offer.
I have a Master’s degree in English and have taught English as a Second Language in Tokyo, Japan, as well as high school English in New York State in the US. Prior to moving to Tattenhall, I was the Director of Training and Development for a data centre consulting firm in London. I now write novels, and have nine published titles currently available.
I am committed to working with the Governing Board to ensure the school meets its aims and objectives, and provides a quality education for all.
Andy Freeman – Co-Opted Governor
Job title: Sainsbury’s Head of HR
I am fortunate to be an experienced senior manager in a fast paced FTSE 100 business. This has allowed me to develop a variety of skills and areas of expertise which I hope might be useful in my role as School
Governor. I have a strong track record of using judgement frequently balancing conflicting demands and agendas. I am values driven and will always think of the possible consequences of various options in order to support us in making optimal decisions. I have very limited knowledge of the primary school world, but I look forward to learning from my fellow, governors, staff, parents and children. I am also a qualified Coach, which I hope to be able to draw upon throughout my time as a Governor, and also use to provide support wherever it might be necessary. I really look forward to becoming a valuable member of a great team at Tattenhall Park Primary School.
Ruth Morgan- LA Governor
My husband and I moved to Tattenhall 18 months ago and after a warm welcome at St Albans church I immediately became involved in the PCC. I was appointed as Church Warden this year and I’m actively organising events and support for our community. I am involved in the Tattenhall Community Help Group and setting up the Helpline organising our volunteers in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
I have 27 years experience of education as a teacher and senior leader in several Cheshire High Schools. I have been a SENCO and Assistant Head with responsibility for safeguarding and pastoral care and transition to high school programmes. I have a passionate belief in educating the whole child, inclusivity and the importance of home/school/community partnerships. I believe, “It takes a village to raise a child”.
Rebecca Wright- Parent Governor
Our family moved to Tattenhall in 2016 and our two children currently attend the school. I joined the board as parent governor in November 2020.
I have a twenty year career working in the aviation and manufacturing industry. I am a qualified accountant but am currently working as a business manager, where I am responsible for project management, budget delivery and driving development strategies.
I enjoy being a Sunday school teacher for 3-6 year olds at my church in Chester and have been treasurer for our toddler group since 2015. My free time is spent with friends and family, enjoying the great outdoors, food and book club.
I am passionate about education and the opportunities learning gives children, believing that a positive experience in primary school lays the foundation for the rest of our lives.
Peter Brown- Parent Governor. Vice Chair of Governors
We moved to the village several years ago and very much enjoy living here.
I have two children in the school and joined the Board of Governors as a Parent Governor in November 2020.
I have background in adventurous and educational activities, and leisure and tourism and I am currently Managing Director of a European leisure business. My voluntary roles include Chair of the Board of Directors for a trade association and Chair of a British Standards Institute Expert Panel involved in the writing of new international safety standards.
I am keen on being active and outdoors and I have a particular interest in enrichment activities and ensuring children have the opportunity to experience a broad base education to allow them to thrive and excel.
Elaine Bowerman- Co-opted Governor
I have lived in Tattenhall for 22 years and my three daughters attended Tattenhall Park PS between 2003 and 2015. They loved their time at Tattenhall Park PS, especially the creative and enrichment activities on offer.
My working life has been spent in Education, beginning as a Humanities Teacher in a London High School, moving to the Co-op as an Education Liaison Officer and teaching English to Toyota Motors personnel in Japan.
In 1995 I trained as a Child and Educational Psychologist and have worked for variety of Local Authorities including Flintshire, Wirral and currently CWAC. I enjoy working collaboratively with different agencies, e.g. social workers, safeguarding officers, family support workers, SEN Officers etc. I contribute to CWAC’s ELSA Training Programme and deliver training to Foster Carers and Social Workers on multiple issues, e.g.: attachment, loss and bereavement, trauma etc. For many years I sat on CWAC’s Permanency Panel where we explored potential matches with adoptive parents.
My core belief is we should all be supported to realise our potential and enjoy meaningful, happy, and fulfilling lives. I am committed to making a positive contribution to School’s Governing Board and the lives of children, teachers, and families.