Governors Information

Name of Governor/TrusteeCommittee 

Position held


Curriculum Responsibility

(Under Review)

Will HowellPersonnel/Finance 

Vice Chair of Governors


Danielle Arathoon 

SPD & Curriculum


Tim Askham 



Jilly Atherton 



Stephen BoothroydFinance 

Finance Chair


Emma GillisSPD & Curriculum




Michael Hennessey 

SPD & Curriculum


Judith Lukey 

SPD & Curriculum



Hannah Middleton



Amy Nisbett






Clair Peers





Governors responsible for supporting Finance are Tim Askham and Steven Boothroyd.


Staff Governors:


Paul Lambert– School Principal – attends all meetings

Becky Swift – Head of Education – attends Curriculum and SPD and Full Governors meetings

Noel Conreen – Business & Finance Manager – attends Finance, Personnel and Full Governors meetings

Paddy Boyle – Teacher Governor – Assistant Head of Education – attends Curriculum and Full Governors meeting

Simon Ratcliffe – Staff Governor – Site Manager – attends Full Governors meetings

Louise Cairns – Teacher Governor – Science Teacher – attends SPD and Full Governors meetings

Ruth Myers – SENCO – attends Curriculum and Full Governors meetings

Iolen Strettle-Jones – attends SPD and Full Governors meetings

Clerk to the governors is Allison Stewart.


The Committee meetings are held every term with Finance having two meetings in the Autumn Term and the Spring Term.  The Full Governors meetings are held every term.


If you would like to contact Will Howell (Chair of Governors) please use the email address or alternatively address your correspondence to Will Howell, Chair of Governors, Chaigeley School, Thelwall, Warrington. WA4 2TE

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Name:                                                         Will Howell – Chair of Governors

Meetings attended:                                     All

Governor responsibility:                            ICT and Careers  


After spending sevral years as Vice Chair of the governing body I steeped up to Chair in Summer 2020

I worked for ICL/Fujitsu for 33 years and have since worked at a small IT company that supply business systems and services for the last 10 years.

My ICT skills are not really technical (though not surprisingly I am pretty well up to date), but more on the business and management side.

My highlights through my reasonably lengthy time at Fujitsu include managing the whole validation and release process  for our large computer operating system (like releasing Windows 7 but on a small scale) and then as part of the then start up Internet business managing all our projects  and services as we grew a 500 person business from nothing.