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Governing Body


As with all schools, the Governing Body of our Federation is made up of a group of individuals from various sectors of the community, who volunteer their time to work with the schools. The Governing Body welcomes comments, suggestions and ideas from parents, pupils and the local community. If you wish to meet with one of the Governors, please phone either school office or write to The Chair of the Governing Body, c/o The School Office, Great Budworth Church of England Primary School, School Lane, Great Budworth, Cheshire, CW9 6HQ


Teresa Nixon - Chair of  the Federation Governing Body

Foundation Governor, term of office ends 01/09/2022.

Specific responsibility for Art, Music, DT & Collective Worship

"I became a Governor when my oldest child joined Great Budworth school in 2009.. My earlier career background within recruitment and HR in the Financial Services industry has provided me with valuable knowledge and experience that is useful in this role. I am a mother to our three boys and love sewing and running our smallholding. As a family, we are active members of St John's Church, Hartford, where I run the Mothers and Toddlers group on a voluntarily basis. I also work part time at the church as the Children's Outreach Worker. This involves working with the preschools, nurseries and primary schools in our parish, inviting them into our church and taking the church into their schools. I am passionate that children of all ages have an opportunity to learn Biblical truths and have enjoyed the challenges as a Governor of a faith school to ensure that our Christian ethos shows through, not just in Collective Worship, but in all aspects of the life of the school."


Bev Harding

Foundation Governor, term of office ends 01/09/2022

Specific responsibility for Literacy 

"In my role as a Business Intelligence Manager for Children, Families and Adults in a local authority I have a wealth of knowledge around educational development and monitoring together with Safeguarding in a school environment. Prior to this I spent 10 years working in commercial banking supporting companies and schools with the management of their finances. I passionately believe that everyone has the right to free education and that a happy and positive experience in school from an early age is the key to unlocking individual achievement. I hope that in my role as a Governor I can help to ensure that all the children that come to Antrobus St Marks & Great Budworth CE schools have access to a great education and fulfil their own ambitions."


Ann Bolshaw

Foundation Governor, term of office ends 01/09/2022

Specific responsibility for Science


Rev. Christina Westwell

Foundation Governor, term of office ends 01/09/2022

Specific responsibility for Safeguarding (Antrobus St Marks) and SEN


Rev Michael Field

Foundation Governor, term of office ends 01/02/2022

Specific responsibility for RE


Rev Alec Brown

Foundation Governor / Ex-officio Governor. 

Specific responsibility for Safeguarding (Great Budworth) and French (both schools)

"Known to the children as "Mr Vicar", I have a particular interest in Collective Worship, Religious Education and general relations between the schools, the church and the wider community."


Mr Richard Elias

Parent Governor, term of office ends 05/10/2022

Specific responsibility for Maths and Health & Safety

I live in Great Budworth with my wife and two children who both attend Great Budworth School. I have worked in the Financial Services and in particular Learning and Development roles for the past 15 years. The skills and knowledge I have gained whilst working within this business sector will be useful in my role as a governor. One of the main drivers for me becoming a parent governor is that I think it is important for parents to play a part in their children's education and that all children are able to access the education and support they require to fulfill their potential."


Mrs Lisa Rigby - Vice-Chair of the Governing Body

Parent Governor, term of office ends 05/10/2022

Specific responsibility for Foundation Stage and PE


Mr Andrew Robins

Local Authority Governor, term of office ends 02/12/2023 

Specific responsibility for IT, the schools' website and Data protection

" Becoming a Governor is a fantastic way to share your life and career experience (mine being in Financial Services Technology) for the benefit of our children and I would always urge parents to consider what skills and knowledge they can bring in this way. As a Governor I've served at a time of considerable change in the educational environment and appreciate the considerable pressures this brings. However, as a parent I always expect our schools will do the very best for our children and I believe the best way to do this (whether a Governor or not) is always to approach matters in a supportive and constructive way, trusting in the professionalism of the staff whom I know strive all the time to see our children succeed and our school go from strength to strength.


Michael Hathaway

Staff Governor, term of office ends 01/09/2022


Sandra Finney

Head Teacher

Disclosure - spouse is a Building Contractor.


Rachel Corradine

Associate School Governor & Deputy Head Teacher

Currently serving on Curriculum Committee. 


Rhian Perry

Associate School Governor & Deputy Head Teacher

Currently serving on Curriculum Committee. 


Governors who have resigned in the previous 12 months

Karen Hammond, Foundation Governor





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