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 and Chair of Resources

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 grey change it now work in financial services. This background is very beneficial to my role as governor.

My wife and I have two children, one of whom Currently attends at Tattenhall Park in key stage 2. 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.        

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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