Meet the Governors
Our Governors support Tilston School, the headteacher and the staff by helping with the leadership and management of the school. Their formal role involves setting the main objectives, policies and targets for the school. These include targets for educational improvement, the Strategic School Development Plan, the budget and staffing policies. The role of Governors includes monitoring the progress and success of the school and challenging the headteacher in a constructive and supportive way.
To get in touch with any of the Governors, contact the School Office on (01829) 250204 or e-mail email@example.com
Our Governors are local people with an interest in helping make Tilston a thriving and successful school. Eleven Governors make up the Governing Body and most are appointed for a four year term of office.
The full Governing Body meets once a term and committees of Governors do more detailed work in areas such as Achievement and Safeguarding, Staffing, Finance and Buildings. Most Governors have an individual role to take a special interest in areas such as Safeguarding and Health and Safety.
Full details of Governors' roles, responsibilities and terms of office can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and opening the 'Governing Body Details' document.
Our current Governing Body consists of:
Reverend Tim Robinson: hair of Governors and Rector of St Mary’s Church
I moved to Tilston in January 2020 with my wife, Norma, who is the Associate Minister in the benefice of St. Mary’s and St. Edith’s.
I was trained as a Geologist and taught in a state grammar school on the Wirral for 22 years, after obtaining a Ph. D. at Liverpool University. I also worked for the Open University, teaching general sciences. In 2005 I left teaching to become a Vicar in the Church of England and have moved around Chester Diocese several times since being ordained. Tilston Parochial CE Primary School is the fifth school I have been a governor of, and I have been Chair of Governors in the past.
In our free time Norma and I walk a lot with our pet collie, Beth. We also play golf together and support Tranmere Rovers football club. I also play brass instruments (trombone, tuba, sackbut), and have played in various types of musical organisation in the past.
Lucy Cheshire: Co-opted Governor
I am a mum of three, Lilla at Tilston, Tom at university and Annie an interior designer. I have lived locally since 2002 and currently work part-time in mutli-channel marketing for my husband's estate agency business whilst completing a diploma in nutrition, specialising in children and adolescents. I have a background in sport and play an active part in captaining a young hockey development team playing in the Cheshire League. I enjoy most sports though it's often from standing on a side-line and watching one of the children!
Sue Fryers: Foundation Governor
I have lived in Tilston for over 30 years and became a governor at Tilston School in 2011. Before I retired, I worked as a language teacher in a Wirral school, where I was Head of Russian and also taught French. Whilst there I was Staff Governor for 8 years. On the Tilston Governing Body, I am Chair of the Achievement and Safeguarding committee, with repsonsibility for speacial needs and safeguarding. In my free time I enjoy going to the theatre and concerts, bell-ringing, playing the piano and walking.
Su Tedham: LA Governor
I am a retired Primary school teacher with a qualification in teaching children with dyslexia. I am passionate about literacy and love volunteering at Tilston School. I have lived in Tilston for over 30 years and am a churchwarden of Tilston church. I love music and I sing with the Border Singers, and with my husband we enjoy travelling to visit our children and grandchildren, abroad and in Scotland.
Christy Bryan: Staff Governor
I graduated at Chester University as a teacher back in 2003 and have thoroughly enjoyed my career ever since. I have worked at Tilston for 18 years and over the years have worked with many wonderful children and their supportive families in both key stage 1 and 2. I currently teach the Robins class (Year 1/2) 4 days a week and I am responsible for developing Science, Phonics, PE, Global and Design and Technology throughout the school.
When I am not working, I love nothing more than spending my time with my husband, Rob, and our son, Zachary. We enjoy family days out and lazy days in.
Jo Huxtable: Co-opted Governor
My name is Jo Huxtable, I have been involved with Tilston School for over 18 years, firstly as a parent and then for the past 14 years as a member of staff. I am currently working in both key stage 2 classes sharing my time between The Kestrels and The Housemartins; this is something I love as it gives me the opportunity to work with the children across both age groups. My role has taken on a different emphasis over the past few years as I have been able to put my mental health training into practice, working with children with specific needs, this part of my job is very important to me as I believe mental health and wellbeing plays a vital part in creating a happy and inclusive environment helping children being the best they can be.
Kelsey Mort: Staff Governor and Headteacher
I was appointed as Headteacher at Tilston School in January 2018 and I thoroughly enjoy my role. I have been in the teaching profession for 20 years and have worked across Nottingham, Stoke-On-Trent, Shropshire and Cheshire. I have been a senior leader for the past 12 years. I love learning and have continued my own professional development in special educational needs. I am very proud to be part of such a hard working, caring staff and feel very well supported by our dedicated Governing Body. Our core principal is to 'Bring out the best in everyone.' Together we work hard to achieve this.
Rob Hall: Community Governor
I moved to Tilston in 2009 with my wife Julie and our two sons. I am the Chairman of Mitchell Charlesworth Chartered Accountants and am based in Chester. I am a keen golfer and skier and a regular at Molineux to watch my beloved Wolves. On the Governing Body I am Chair of the Finance Committee and also sit on the Buildings Committee.
Poppy Lucas- Parent Governor
I studied Psychology at university, specialising in child development and educational psychology. I spent considerable time working with young children in various settings and am passionate about a strong education and the importance of a safe, happy environment for children to learn and to thrive.From university, I qualified as a lawyer and have spent the last 16 years working as an Employment and Immigration solicitor. I currently work for the London firm, Harbottle & Lewis. It is a privilege to volunteer as a parent governor and I wholly support the school’s vision of bringing out the best in everyone.When I am not working or juggling 3 children, I can often be found walking around the Bickerton & Peckforton hills and I like to escape to the North Wales coast as much as possible.
Martin Shaw: Parent Governor
My wife and I live in Malpas with my three young children, Lawrence (8), Julian (6) and Verity (2). I work for Fujitsu, a global IT hardware and services provider, where I develop new commercial models. Robotics, AI and process automation are going to transform the workplace of the future and I’m particularly interested in ensuring that our children receive an education, and build the skillsets, that will support them in a rapidly changing world.
For me, enjoying what you do is an imperative. As such school must be fun and our children must take enjoyment from their learning.
I don’t have that much free time, but should I get a chance I love all sorts of games - computer, board or tabletop being a favourite.
I also love a good barbeque.