Meet Our Governors

Alicia Parry-Chair (co-opted)

Mark Hampson-Vice Chair (co-opted)

I am a 47 year old father of 2. My youngest son left Weston in 2016 to move up to the Heath School, and really enjoyed coming to Weston. I have been on the board of Governors for 5 years and have seen the school grow into the fantastic place that it has become. I enjoy football, despite being a Bolton supporter, and cycling.

Lesley Davies-School Business Manager (associate)

Karen Lawton-Head at Palace Fields Primary School (associate)

I am a mum of three and currently Head of School at Palace Fields Primary School, a role I took up in October after working at Weston as the Assistant  Head and SENCo. I have been teaching for 23 years across a range of primary schools in different settings both in the UK and abroad including several years as SENCO in an MOD school in Gibraltar. Until taking up the Headship at Palace Fields I was a Specialist Leader of Education for SEN and Behaviour and believe passionately in inclusion and every child's right to a quality primary educational experience. Weston Primary School, the children, parents and staff are very close to my heart and I am delighted to still be able to support the school in its journey as a school governor.

Thy Meah (co-opted)

Nicky McNamee (Co-opted)

I have been in education for over 20 years and am currently Vice Principal in charge of Assessment and Curriculum at a local high school, I enjoy teaching mathematics up to A level.  I have a keen interest in Teaching and Learning and am a Specialist Leader of Education providing support to other schools. I am currently completing my NPQH, with a view to becoming a head teacher in the next 18 months. I have two children, one who teaches Pre-school and another currently in year 11 who hopes to study medicine in the future.

I am a recent addition to the governing body at Weston, and look forward to working together with colleagues to secure an outstanding provision for the children here.

Russel Houghton (Parent Governor)

My name is Russ Houghton and I'm a new Parent Governor having been elected in November 2016. I have one child at Weston, Jack, currently in reception class. I'm really keen to work with and support the rest of the governing body to help create and maintain an outstanding school for all our childrren. My current responsibilities at the moment are the finance committee. Outside of school, I am a Digital Sales Manager at Telefonica O2 and manage a team of sales professionals selling digital solutions to SMB sized business' throughout the UK.

Lisa Parkes (Parent Governor)

Ros Atkins-Headteacher (Staff Governor)

I have been in the teaching profession for 17 years, where I began as a reception teacher following graduating from St Martin's College in Lancaster in 1999. Throughout my career I have taught across all the age ranges from reception up to year six, and love the different challenges and rewards each age group has given me.

I have been headteacher here at Weston Primary for 6 years, during which I have taken on the role as Senior Designated Person for Child Protection. I look forward to exciting times in the future here at Weston, securing strong partnerships and growing our school in heart of this community. I will continue to ensure every child receives the best possible learning experience, working alongside our families and our Governing Body.

Tim Bullock (Staff Governor)

I am a recent addition to the governing body, as one of the staff governors. I have been at Weston for all of my teaching career of 4 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here which boasts both fantastic children and parents. I am currently the Year 2 teacher, leader of Computing and PE, and NQT Mentor at Weston. In addition to this, I am currently completing my NPQML and look forward to contributing effectively to the future provision and success of the school.

John Manning (Associate)

Liana Johnson (Associate)

Andy Kelly (Associate)

I have been teaching at Weston for 6 years and I am a recent addition to the governing body. Since the moment I started, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Recently, I was appointed Assistant Head and I'm currently Year 3 teacher, Literacy co-ordinator, Curriculum Leader and Key Stage 2 co-ordinator. I have also been PE co-ordinator during my time at Weston. In addition to this, I have recently completed my NPQML and Safer Recruitment training.

Outside of school, I enjoy playing football and following my beloved team, Liverpool.

Alison Dunabin-Clerk to Governors

Councillor Joan Lowe (Local Authority Council member)

I have been a school governor for approximately 23 years serving on various schools in Runcorn. I have held a number of posts on governing bodies, one being chair, and during my time have been part of panels that have interviewed for various posts within the schools. I have found my time as a school governor very rewarding. In 2007 it was a privilege to be elected as a local councillor in Grange Ward in Halton Borough Council. I am on a number of committees, one being the Health Policy and Performance Board, which I chair.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01928 574544

Email: head.weston@halton.gov.uk


Headteacher: Ros Atkins

Weston Primary School,

Lambsickle Lane, Runcorn,

Cheshire WA7 4RA