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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.

Louise Gibson
Chair of Governors


Ms Louise Gibson - Chair of Governing Board
Co-opted Governor

Committee: Curriculum
Designated Governor: Safeguarding
Co-opted: October 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.


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

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

Andy’s career is in the Merchant Navy and he now serves as a Marine Pilot in the Port of Liverpool. Andy has a daughter at Huntington Primary in Year 4. 


Mrs Claire Callaghan
Parent Governor

Committees: Premises and Health & Safety; Finance and Personnel

Claire has 15 years' experience working in Financial Services but following a change in career in 2019 she is now a School Business Manager at a local primary school. Claire has 2 children who attend Huntington Primary School in Year 3 and Year 6.

Elected: June 2021

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Mrs Holly James
Parent Governor

Holly has a Son in Year 6 and moved to Chester 5 years ago. Holly works for Bank of America as a Benefits Manager within Global Human Resources and is also qualified as a Mental Health First aider.  She has a passion for mental health and breaking the stigma this carries.

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 4.


Mrs Nicola Harrison-Smith
Co-opted Governor

Committee: Curriculum
Co-opted: March 2022

Nikki has worked at Huntington for many years as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. She is also our lead First Aider and Religious Education subject leader (teaching the subject herself to Years 1-4). Nikki is also the school's Unison Representative.



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 Design and Technology 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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