The Governing Team

To view the full list of documents relating to the governance of the school, please view the Governance page under the School Information tab, or follow this link.

Co-opted Governor: Mike Whitaker

Chair of Governors 

I have been a governor at Winsford High Street for a number of years. I am very proud, pleased and privileged to be associated and involved with such a good school.I enjoy working with the staff and children and seeing the school develop and flourish.  I call into school whenever possible and enjoy meeting the School Council and other children in their classes. I have been fortunate to visit the children on some of their residential visits and share the belief that the first hand experiences which the school provides the children are most valuable. I specifically enjoy the children’s performances which I am invited to. I also enjoy my role as Special Educational Needs Governor and finding out how the children with such needs, progress through the school.

Prior to becoming a governor I worked in the education sector as a teacher and a Head Teacher. I spent the latter stages of my career as the Chair of the Cheshire Association of Primary Head Teachers and as a lecturer at Universities of Chester and Edge Hill.

Co-opted Governor: Christine Rose

Joint Vice-Chair of Governors

I have taught in Winsford for 42 years, and for 33 of them I have worked at Winsford High Street Community Primary School. You could say that the school has been my passion and I support the school with my vast wealth of experience.  Since my retirement 7 years ago I have been the Community Governor at this school. I attend the full Governor meetings as well as Chairing the the Environment committee and being a member of the Resources Committee.

As Safeguarding Governor I take my role very seriously. I regularly attend the Base (Early Years) and Curriculum (Languages) meetings held each week. As a very hands-on Governor I help with the new Nursery and support the school on educational visits and concerts etc. I also represent the school at the WEP Lead Governor meetings and I am committed to furthering my own knowledge by attending Governor courses and conferences.

Co-opted Governor: Phil Anderson

I have been a governor at Winsford High Street since October 2017 following my retirement.

I enjoy the role and am pleased to support the school in delivering the best possible outcomes for the children.

I am a member of the Environment Committee and also attend regular base team year 3 and 4 staff meetings and Technology curriculum meetings where I can get involved and offer my viewpoint.

As a governor I'm also tasked with termly discussions on planning and progress with leaders in PE, sports premium, staff well being and Health and Safety.

Prior to becoming a governor I worked in training and development roles in industry with a focus on sales, marketing, technical and health and safety.

Community Governor: Andrew Morley

Local businessman who lives in Winsford with wife and two children. Former high street pupil and school governor for 4 years. Heavily involved in local sporting community, especially cycling and swimming. Believe high quality education should be accessible to all.

Parent Governor: Nathan Ollier

Co-opted Governor: Mike Fox

Co-opted Governor: Yvette Lockhart

Parent Governor: Rachel Saunders 

Staff Governors:

Mark Joule

My name is Mark Joule. I have served as Head teacher of Winsford High Street for 14 years and have manged the growth of the school from a setting with a pupil admission number of 37 in 2003 to the present day where we take 75 pupils on an annual basis.

In addition to my role as Head teacher I am the Winsford representative on the Cheshire West and Chester Association of Primary Head teachers and also support three other schools in the borough in the capacity of Associate School Improvement Advisor

Caroline Lowe

My name is Caroline Lowe. I have been Deputy Head teacher at Winsford High Street for 12 years. I serve as a co-opted governor. I'm non teaching, but will boost Y6's during their final year at High Street  as well as working alongside Mr Joule to ensure the smooth running of the school. I am also a moderator for the Local Authority and in this capacity I help to ensure that the assessment process in writing, in the borough, is rigorous. In addition to this, I am also a Specialist Subject Leader (SSL) and visit other schools to support their work in English.


Ryan Allen

My name Ryan Allen. I joined High Street as a teacher in 2015  and now I also serve as a staff governor.



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Julie Griffiths

Associate Governor (no voting rights)

I am the School Business Manager here at Winsford High Street, commencing work in September 2021,with a background in school business and governance management.