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.








Steve Williams- Chair of Performance and Pupil Welfare

It is a privilege to serve as a governor at our school and to ensure that every child has the opportunities that will prepare them for their futures. I am a dad with three children , two who now attend Bishop Heber and my daughter is in upper key stage 2 at Tattenhall .

I am an experienced national leader of education, education adviser and primary school senior leader. I have worked with school leaders on all aspects of school improvement, to raise standards in school through leadership and management as well as the quality of teaching and curriculum design.

I am excited to have the opportunity to be working collaboratively with senior leaders and school staff on securing the very best outcomes for the pupils at Tattenhall .





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.


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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