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

The Governing Body 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 Body 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.

Brendan Hennessy
Chair of Governors


Mr Brendan Hennessy - Chair of Governing Body
Parent Governor

Committees: Premises and Health & Safety; Finance and Personnel
Designated Governor: Health & Safety
Elected: November 2016


Mrs Jen Hughes  -  Vice Chair of Governing Body
Co-opted Governor

Committee: Curriculum (Chair)
Designated Governor: Safeguarding, SEND
Co-opted: November 2015

Jen enjoyed an 8 year career in a national Sales management role before taking time out of the workplace to spend with her young family . Having children and becoming passionate about their learning when they started school, resulted in Jen training as a teaching assistant.  She has since enjoyed both a class TA and 1:1 special educational needs support roles.  Over the past 6 years Jen has been both a governor and  more recently,  chair of governors, at primary school level, locally. Her children are in year 6 and at high school.


Mrs Caroline Willis
Parent Governor

Committee: Curriculum
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 Andrew Wentel
Parent Governor

Committees: Premises and Health & Safety; 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.


Mr Brian Turner
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 Mark Pugh
Co-opted Governor

Committees: Finance and Personnel 
Designated Governor: Press & Publicity
Elected: November 2012

Mark is a senior consultant with a multi-national financial services firm. His daughter is in Year 5, and his son, now at high school, also attended Huntington throughout his primary years.


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 Carol Morgan
Co-opted Governor

Committee: Curriculum
Co-opted: June 2017

Carol has worked at Huntington Primary as a teaching assistant for several years, across both Key Stage 1 and 2. Previously she worked in a similar role in a secondary school.


Mrs Gail Crompton
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 is currently the school's subject leader for History and was formerly a lead teacher for Cheshire.


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