The Governing Body Structure

The Governing Body shall consist of:

  • 3 parent Governors
  • 1 LA Governor
  • 1 staff Governor
  • The Headteacher
  • 9 Foundation Governors
  • 1 co-opted Governor

The total number of Governors is 16.

Foundation Governors, other than the Ex-Officio Foundation Governor, shall be appointed as follows:

4 Governors by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education

4 Governors by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education in consultation with the Parochial Church Council of Eccleston St Mary and Pulford St Marys.

Sub Committees

Teaching, Learning and Personnel

Chair - Helen Glaze

Vice Chair - Michael Fair

Finance, Buildings and Health and Safety

Chair -Nayland Southorn

Vice Chair - Keith Ivens

Pupil Welfare and Safeguarding

Chair -Stephen Miller

Vice Chair - Vacancy


Pecuniary Interests/Relationships with staff

Nayland Southorn (Chair)

Appointed May 2015 by the DBE with  PCC approval

None declared


Helen Gaze (Vice Chair)

Apponted July 2014 by the DBE with  PCC approval

None declared

Mr Stephen Miller

Appointed January 2016 by the PCC with Diocese Approval

Governor at Chester International School



Susanne Wearden

Appointed July 2013 by the staff of the school

None declared

Rob Hughes

Appointed June 2018 by the DBE with PPS Approval

None declared

Keith Ivens

Appointed November 2016 by the parents of the school

None decalred

Jon WIlliams

Appointed June 2018 by the DBE with PCC Approval

Commerial LLP

Chartered Surveyors

Katie Cade (headteacher)

Appointed September 2010

Associate for Literacy Counts

Associate work for ECM Consultants

Mark Prescott Home Services

Governor at Woodlands Primary School


 Emma Coupe

Appointed July 2014 by the FGB

None declared

Sue Willan

Appointed October 2013 by the DBE with  PCC approval


None declared

Janet Middlehurst

Appointed February 2017 by the DBE with  PCC approval

Awaiting form

Michael Fair

Appointed September 2016 by the Local Authority

Senior clerk for Edsential

Canon Roger Clarke

Appointed December 2015 as incumbent of the Parish

None declared

Vacancy (Parent Governor)




Link Governors

Helen Glaze

Literacy Governor, Training Governor, Vice Chair

Canon Roger Clarke

RE & Collective Worship Governor

Michael Fair

Vice Chair, Marketing Group Chair, Pupil Voice Governor (School Council)



Keith Ivens

Geography Governor, Health & Safety Governor

Nayland Southorn


Sue Willan

SEND  Governor, Pupil Premium Governor, Maths Governor

Emma Coupe

Safeguarding Governor

Mr Stephen Miller

Science Governor

 Governing Body Attendance

Full Governing Body Meetings 2014/15

Emma Coupe             2/3

Helen Glaze               3/3

Sue Willan                 3/3

Naomi Moffatt            3/3

Gary Newbould           3/3

Keith Ivens                 3/3

Katie Cade                 3/3

Susanne Wearden      3/3

Nayland Southorn       3/3

Wes Bluhm                3/3

Anna Sweeting          2/2

Stephen Miller           1/1

Canon Roger Clarke    2/2


Full Governing Board Meetings Attendance 2015/6

Miss K Cade          3/3

Mrs E Coupe          1/3

Rev R Clarke         2/2

Mr W Bluhm          1/3

Mrs H Glaze         3/3

Mr G Newbould       3/3

Mr N Southorn       3/3

Mrs N Moffatt        3/3

Mrs S Willan         2/3

Mr A Wilkinson       1/1 

Mr K Ivens           3/3

Mrs S Wearden       3/3

Mr S Miller           3/3


Full Governing Board Meetings Attendance 2016/7

Mrs Emma Coupe - 1/3

Rev Roger Clarke - 3/3

Miss Katie Cade - 3/3

Mr Wes Bluhm - 2/3

Mrs Helen Glaze - 3/3

Mrs Janet Middlehurst - 1/2

Mr Stephen Miller - 0/3

Mr Nayland Southorn  3/3

Mrs Naomi Moffat - 1/2

Mrs Susan Willan 2/3

Mr Michael Fair - 1/3

Mrs Sue Gribbin - 2/3

Mr Keith Ivens - 2/3

Mrs Louise Lewis - 2/2

Mrs Susanne Wearden - 3/3


Full Governing Board Meetings 2017/8

Mr Nayland Southorn - 3/3

Mrs Helen Glaze - 2/3

Mr Michael Fair - 2/3

Miss Katie Cade - 3/3

Mrs Stephen Miller - 3/3

Mrs Sue Gribbin - 1/3

Mrs Sue Willan - 3/3

Mrs Susanne Wearden - 3/3

Mrs Louise Lewis - 0/1

Mr Keith Ivens - 3/3

Mr Wes Bluhm - 1/2

Canon Roger Clarke - 2/3

Mrs Janet Middlehurst - 1/3

Mrs Emma Coupe - 0/3

Mr Rob Hughes - 1/1

Mr Jon Williams - 1/1










Eccleston Cof E Primary School, Eaton Road, Eccleston, Chester, Cheshire CH4 9HD