Our Governors

Ellesmere Primary School is part of the North West Academies Trust.

The Governance structure for Ellesmere Primary School is as follows; Governors are selected by application and interview, and our Governing body has a mixture of different people with different key skills. However, all Governors share a common goal and purpose in that they want the very best for the pupils who attend.

Details about the Trust and the Governance structure of North West Academies can be found at the following link:  The North West Academies Trust.

Governors and staff at the school are very aware of their¬†integrity in relation to ‘The Seven Principles of Public Life‘.

    Trustees
    • Simon Knox

      Chair Of Governors

    • Lesley Else

      Vice Chair Of Governors, Chair Of Teaching & Learning Committee

    • David Martin

      Vice Chair Of Finance, Staffing & General Purposes Committee

    • Alison Utting

      Governor

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    Simon Knox

    Chair Of Governors

    Co-opted Governor until 23rd April 2019

    I started as a Community Governor in 2010, and chaired the Finance Committee for a time.
    I moved into the area about ten years ago, and all four of my children attended Ellesmere Primary School.
    Before moving Ellesmere, I was a project manager in the supply and distribution industry from there I progressed in the IT side of the business. I set up the original school website and wrote the recently updated site.
    I enjoy Rugby and have coached junior sides at Oswestry RFC (where I am the current mini and junior chairman) and at Ellesmere Primary School.

    Business Interests: Big No.3 Website Design, Knox and Lowe Developments

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    Lesley Else

    Vice Chair Of Governors, Chair Of Teaching & Learning Committee

    Co-opted Governor until 23rd April 2019

    I am one of the parent governors at Ellesmere Primary School, I joined in June 2013 and chair the Pupil Progress committee and am the link governor for English.
    I moved to Ellesmere from Wrexham six years ago and my daughter Olivia is now in year five. I have been a teacher within Shropshire for twenty years and even taught in Ellesmere Primary many moons ago. I am now a self-employed tutor of English and maths and work as an inspector for Ofsted, I am joint secretary on the school PTA.
    In my spare time I enjoy days out with the family, gardening and reading.

    Business Interests: OfSTED Inspector

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    David Martin

    Vice Chair Of Finance, Staffing & General Purposes Committee

    Parent Governor until 23rd April 2019

    I have been a governor at Ellesmere for 4 years and have one child currently at the school and one that has been through the school. I am a Director of Brownlow Veterinary Group based in Ellesmere and I hope this brings experience to the Governing Body from the business world in terms of back office functions such as Health and Safety. I am also the link governor for Safeguarding. I currently sit on the Finance, Safeguarding and General Purposes Committee.
    I am married and my wife sits on the PTA. In my free time I enjoy time spent with the family, particularly outdoors and reading.

    Business Interests: Brownlow Veterinary Centre

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    Alison Utting

    Governor

    I moved to Ellesmere in 2013 (from St Martins) and my youngest two children are at Ellesmere Primary, having attended Ducklings and Nursery previously. I care deeply about this school, both as the learning environment for my own children and in a wider sense as a vital part of this community.
    I am a qualified teacher of English (secondary) although not currently teaching. Over the years, I have worked as a nursery nurse, a retail supervisor and a local government clerk. I also served as a Parish Councillor for many years. I volunteer with several charities that support bereaved families. I enjoy drama, music, walking with my dogs in the hills of Shropshire and Wales, reading, and knitting.