Meet Our Governors

Mark Hampson-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)

Lesley started work in the Education Sector in 2002 as a School Improvement Adminstration Officer in the Local Authority, working alongside Education Advisors, Consultants and Head Teachers. From here she moved into Weston Primary School and has seen her role change over the years from School Secretary to that of Business Manager. She supported on Primary School to reform the entire admin function to enable them to become more efficient and compliant. This led to her being appointed as a 'Specialist Leader of Education' in Business and Administration in 2013. In September 2014, Lesley was appointed to the Heath Family Multi Academy Trust as their Primary Business Manager, but continues to work closely with Weston Primary School through a Service Level Agreement. 

She has completed both the Certificate in School Business Management (CSBM) and the Diploma in School Business Development (DSBM) and is currently studying for Level 2 in AAT.

Prior to this, Lesley had a successful 12 year career in the Railway industry working in Payroll, Human Resources and Employee Relations before taking voluntary redundancy to spend time with her young children.

Russell Houghton-Vice Chair (Co-opted 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 (Co-opted Governor)

My name is Lisa Parkes and I was elected as a parent governor in November 2016. I am a mum to four boys the youngest of which William is currently in year one at Weston. I am currently a chair of Governors in another local school and find both roles informative and rewarding, especially as you are able to have a positive influence into how the school is run and how we can work together to raise standards and improve outcomes for all children. Outside of school I work part time as an Send teacher at a school in Liverpool and feel that my own experience of the education system allows me to bring different views and ideas to our meetings to help move the School forward. As parent governor I am always available if you need to discuss any issues or ideas you may have to help Weston carry on being a warm and inclusive school.

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 5 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 DT, and NQT Mentor at Weston. In addition to this, I have recently completed my NPQML and look forward to contributing effectively to the future provision and success of the school.

John Manning (Associate)

I have been teaching at Weston for 10 years, which has seen me teach across Key Stage One and Two. I have seen the school grow in so many positive ways and I am proud to say that I teach at Weston. My roles in school are Assistant Head, Year 1 class teacher, Whole School Data and Curriculum lead, as well as being the Art and Design Co-ordinator.

Outside of school, I am a proud father and I enjoy spending time with my son. I am also a movie lover and enjoy torturing myself at the gym at 4am in the morning.

Liana Johnson (LA Governor)

I'm a wife, mum, daughter, nannie, childminder to many. Jesus is my saviour, and I am a lay minister at St John's in Weston. I am the Chaplain at the school, Weston Primary School is a wonderful place to be part of the team. My chaplaincy role enables me to give spiritual help and a listening ear to anyone who needs it. I love taking assemblies and engaging with the children, who are our future.

If you feel I could be of any help spiritually or practically do not hesitate to contact me through school. I will do my best to help - or point you in the direction of someone who can. God bless.

Andy Kelly (Associate)

I have been teaching at Weston for 8 years and I am a recent addition to the governing body. Since the moment I started, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. My roles in school are Assistant Head, Year 4 teacher and Teaching & Learning Lead (Maths & Literacy). 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

Wendy Killan (Parent Governor)

My name is Wendy Killan. My daughter Cerys is in year two at Weston school. I am very proud to be a parent governor. I wholeheartedly agree with the values of the school. Every child is an individual and the school appreciates this. It is very community led. I will do everything I can to uphold these values and support the amazing staff at Weston.

Margaret Ratcliffe (Co-opted Governor)

My name is Margaret Ratcliffe. I live in Park Road, Runcorn. I am married to Ernie and have two grown up children and five grandchildren. Two of my grandchildren attend Weston Primary School.

Lois Oddie (Parent Governor)

Contact Us

Telephone: 01928 574544


Headteacher: Ros Atkins

Weston Primary School,

Lambsickle Lane, Runcorn,

Cheshire WA7 4RA

SENCO: Laura Simpson