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We would like to welcome you to Huntington Community Primary School.

The Governing Board is made up of parents, staff, representatives of the community and the Local Authority. As well as sharing a common desire to support the School, the Governing Board have statutory duties by which they are legally bound. We are ultimately responsible for all matters relating to the School including teaching and learning, safeguarding, health and safety, staffing, premises and ensuring financial accountability. We work closely with the head teacher, children and staff in an open, inclusive and caring atmosphere to agree the School’s vision, ethos and strategic direction. All our Governors share a common goal in wanting the very best for the children who attend.

I would like to thank all parents and staff for the support and encouragement they give to Huntington school. For children, this support nurtures key social and creative skills, especially in these early years and helps build confidence and self-esteem. Parent interest and support in promoting the school is invaluable, it ensures Huntington School has a strong partnership with the local community and helps us continue to improve the school experience for every child, on an ongoing basis.

Brian Turner
Chair of Governors


Mr Brian Turner - Chair of Governing Board
Local Authority Governor

Committees: Finance and Personnel (Chair), Curriculum; Premises and Health & Safety
Designated Governor: Pupil Premium, Looked after Children
Appointed: November 2018

I now live on the Saighton Camp development but have lived in Chester for over 35 years. I worked as an economist but later trained as a teacher and was a senior head of department in a secondary modern school. Following my research, I lectured at colleges of education and universities. I am currently engaged on a local history project looking at the development of Huntington.


Mr Andrew Wentel - Vice-Chair of Governing Board
Parent Governor

Committees: Premises and Health & Safety (Chair); Finance and Personnel
Elected: April 2019

Andy has two daughters at Huntington, in Year 3 and Year 6. Andy’s career is in the Merchant Navy and he now serves as a Marine Pilot in the Port of Liverpool.


Dr Stephen Ball
Parent Governor

Committee: Curriculum
Elected: April 2019

Stephen is a qualified teacher with over 15 years' experience. He is the Head of Physics at a local independent school, teaching pupils from ages 11 to 18. He has two daughters in the school, one in year 6 and one in year 3.


Mrs Claire Callaghan
Parent Governor

Elected: June 2021


Mrs Holly James
Parent Governor

Elected: June 2021


Mrs Caroline Willis
Parent Governor

Committee: Curriculum (Chair)
Designated Governor: Data Protection
Elected: April 2019

Caroline is a qualified teacher who has worked in several primary schools in Cheshire. Previously she enjoyed careers in higher education and marketing. Caroline has two sons who both attended Huntington from Nursery class, and have now moved on to high school.


Mr David Whitehead 
Co-opted Governor

Committees: Premises and Health & Safety; Finance and Personnel
Co-opted: November 2019

David is the Chairman of Huntington Parish Council. He has a son in Year 3.


Mrs Louise Gibson
Co-opted Governor

Committee: Curriculum
Designated Governor: Safeguarding
Co-opted: December 2020

Louise is Clerk to Huntington Parish Council and has a keen interest in the Huntington community as well as education, having been a primary school teacher/Assistant Head in her previous career.


Mrs Gail Thomson
Staff Governor

Committee: Curriculum
Elected: February 2019

Gail has worked at Huntington Primary as a teacher for several years across Key Stage 1 and Early Years. She is the school's Science Co-ordinator.


Mr Duncan Rose

Committees: Finance and Personnel; Curriculum; Premises and Health & Safety
Appointed: April 2009

Duncan has worked at Huntington since 2002, and became the headteacher in 2009. He was formerly a lead teacher for Cheshire.



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