School Governors

The Governing Body at Eccleston Primary School is an incredibly effective and hard working group that play a vital role in school development. Governors are involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school, such as: curriculum, premises, budgets, staffing and setting standards.

Governors also help to make decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support the Head Teacher, but also ask questions to ensure that the Head Teacher is taking the school in the right direction.

The full Governing Body meets three times a year. A committee for teaching and learning looks at aspects such as: attainment, progress, targets, subject leadership and school improvement. A committee for staffing and finance looks at aspects such as: budget monitoring, buildings, health and safety and staff. Smaller groups meet more regularly to discuss specific issues.

Each Governor contributes a broad range of skills and expertise to the school, from across business and commerce and education sectors, such as; finance, health and safety, management and educational awareness. All governors are linked with a subject/focus area and are in contact with the school subject leader, creating a comprehensive understanding of current  subject themes and initiatives. Additionally, each governor is associated directly with a class and follows that class on their journey through school. Governors are welcomed into classes and are actively involved in school life.

As Chair of Governors and a resident of Eccleston, I am honoured and privileged  to represent Eccleston Primary School and to be part of a great team of teachers and governors. We value the community in which we serve and offer a warm welcome to both current and prospective parents and children.

Lee Finch

Governing Body



Governor Class Role Committee Subject(s) Area Area
Mrs Cathy Armstrong Year 4 Co-opted Teaching & Learning


SEN Pupil Premium
Mrs Kate Cranage n/a Deputy Headteacher Teaching & Learning

Staffing & Finance

Miss Stephanie Phillips n/a Teacher Teaching & Learning


Mr Stuart Heaton Year 6 Co-opted Teaching & Learning

Staffing & Finance




Discipline (Staff)


Online Safety


HT Appraisal

Mrs Debbie Holden Year 3 Co-opted
Mrs Rachel Faris Year 2 Authority

Vice Chairperson

Teaching & Learning

Staffing & Finance

Maths Pay


Mr Lee Finch Year R Co-opted


Staffing & Finance Pay Extended Schools
Mr George Brindle n/a Teacher Teaching & Learning

Staffing & Finance

Mr John Dunlop Year 1 Parent Teaching & Learning

Staffing & Finance


Attendance at Governor Meetings

Full Governors 5th March, 2020
Kelvin Wilkins Steph Phillips Debbie Holden Lee Finch John Dunlop Rachel Faris Cathy Armstrong Caroline Parr
Teaching & Learning 27th February, 2020
Kate Cranage Caroline Parr George Brindle Cathy Armstrong Steph Phillips Debbie Holden Rachel Faris
Staffing & Finance 27th January, 2020
Kelvin Wilkins Kate Cranage Rachel Faris Caroline Parr Lee Finch Stuart Heaton John Dunlop
Full Governors 6th November, 2019
Kelvin Wilkins Steph Phillips George Brindle Stuart Heaton John Dunlop Rachel Faris Cathy Armstrong Caroline Parr
Staffing & Finance 30th October, 2019
Kelvin Wilkins Kate Cranage Caroline Parr Stuart Heaton John Dunlop Rachel Faris
Teaching & Learning 18th September, 2019
Kelvin Wilkins Steph Phillips George Brindle Stuart Heaton John Dunlop Rachel Faris Cathy Armstrong Caroline Parr


Copy of Govs Attendance Matrix 16-17