School Governor Profiles

Lis Oats- Chair of Governors

I have been a member of the Governing Board since May 2015 and I was elected Chair in June 2017. I am lead governor for Special Educational Needs (SEN). I am a member of the Resources, Performance and Pupil Welfare and Community Engagement sub committees. I have three daughters at Tattenhall Park Primary School and I believe that the School are providing them with a challenging and creative environment for their “roots to grow; wings to fly”.

From 1999 until 2014, I worked for the National Probation Service. My managerial positions required me to have knowledge of legislation, safeguarding and child protection procedures. I worked in a number of settings, including Magistrates and Crown Court, Approved Premises and custodial institutions. I chaired Domestic Abuse MARACs and MAPPA meetings in order to assess and manage the risks of high risk offenders in the community.  I have worked with the Youth Offending Service and



Tim Whitehill

Co-opted Governor

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.



Sam Evans- Vice Chair of Governors 

I have been a member of the Board of Governors since 2016 and was elected vice chair in 2018. I have been a member of a number of committees and I am health and safety governor.

I have a background in finance and qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2008. I have recently had a career change and now work in financial services. This background is very beneficial to my role as governor.

My wife and I have two children,both of whom attend Tattenhall Park Primary School. We believe this is a wonderful place for children to grow and develop.


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

My huImage.jpegsband 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

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.  

Our Aims

For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

Tattenhall Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

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