School Governors

The Purpose of Governance 

To provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. 


 Three Core Functions 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As a local governing committee our governing committee works closely with the principal and school community. Our board has one committee: school improvement  this committee meets regularly and provides reports and recommendations to our full governing committee meeting held termly.

Individual governors have extra responsibilities in different areas, these are known as link governors and also report to the full governing committee meetings.

All of our governors take pride in being a part of our school community and attend regular events within the school calendar.

As a local governing committee within a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), we also work closely with The Samara Trust and our extended school community.


   Mrs Zoe Carciero Executive Head   

Role: Teaching Staff Governor
Term of office end date: On-going
Committees: School Improvement  
Responsibilities: Executive Head 
Declaration of pecuniary interests: None
Pen Portrait:



    Sharon Evans -  Chair of Governors   

Role: Co-opted Governor
Term of office end date: 15.05.20
Committees: School Improvement & Personnel
Responsibilities: Chair, Early Years Foundation Stage
Declaration of pecuniary interests:  Invigilator at Neston High School
Pen Portrait: Little Sutton C. of E. Primary School has been part of my life for many years, with all my children attending the school until moving on to High School. I became a Parent Governor in 2008 as I wanted to be able to give a parent's voice. Having gained experience over the years on the governing board, firstly within my role on the School Improvement committee and more recently taking on extra responsibilty,  I now feel able to volunteer and look forward to my role leading the board as  Chair.


    Rev. Keith Howard.  

Role: Ex Officio Foundation, PCC
Term of office end date: On-going
Committees: School Improvement 
Declaration of pecuniary interests: None
Pen Portrait: I have been a Foundation Governor  at Little Sutton C. of E. Primay School for  over 12 years. As a Foundation Governor I represent St. Paul's Church of England which first set up the school. I believe every child is precious and that a truly holistic educational experience needs a spiritual dimension.     


    Sarah Wood     

Role: Foundation Governor PCC
Term of office end date: 31.08.20
Committees:  School Improvement 
Responsibilities: Inclusion Link Governor 
Declaration of pecuniary interests: None
Pen Portrait: As a regular and active member of the local church, and also a parent of two teenage daughters who previously attended the school, I was asked by the previous Chair of Governors to join the team of governors. The decisions we collectively make help the school to maintain and further develop a happy family learning environment for the benefit of all the children, staff and parents.


    Gwendoline Wale   

Role: Foundation Governor - Diocese
Term of office end date: 29.11.21
Committees: School Improvement 
Declaration of pecuniary interests:
Pen Portrait:
I have recently retired as a Community Library Manager on the Wirral, and being very involved with local schools, when asked if I would consider being a Foundation Governor, I accepted. I have been a Governor in the past. I am an active member of St. Paul's Church and with a team have run the Sunday Club for the past 20 years.


    Katie Sykes   


Role: Parent Governor
Term of office end date: 25.10.21
Committees: School Improvement 
Responsibilities: Chair of School Improvement Committee 
Declaration of pecuniary interests:
Pen portrait: My daughter started at Little Sutton Primary School in September 2017. There was never any doubt in my mind that this was the school I wanted her to attend. I decided to become a Governor to be able to support the school team and the pupils. I have worked as a Training Adviser for over 15 years providing support to young Apprentices and their employers within the workplace. I know that young people all learn differently and felt I could help ensure that the start to children's school life remains as positive, engaging, enthusiastic, caring and enjoyable in the future, as it is today.



  Vikki Walker  

Role: Parent Governor

Term of office end date: 27.03.23

Committees: School Improvement 

Responsibilities: Safeguarding Link Governor 

I come from a background in education, having worked as a Teaching Assistant a a local primary school for the past 11 years. I applied to be a Parent Governor because I want to support the school to continue to grow and improve. By working together we can ensure that all pupils reach their full potential and have a positive experience at primary school.


   Callum Bowness 

Role: Teaching Staff Governor
Term of office end date: 06.09.22
Committee: School Improvement 
Declaration of pecuniary interests: None
Pen Portrait: After gaining a 1st Class B.A. Honours degree in P. E. I went on to complete by PGCE at the University of Nottingham through the SCITT scheme. I started my career in Sheffield before moving home to Chester to teach in Blacon and now Little Sutton. I have spent the majority of my career teaching Year 1. I am currently studying to obtain my M.A. degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Chester. I wanted to join our governing body to gain a deeper understanding of the running of our school and play an important role in the decisions that affect our day-to-day life. I want the children at Little Sutton Primary School to reach their full potential and leave Year 6 prepared for the next stage of their education. As a staff, our goal is for the children to leave primary school with lasting, happy memories and the belief that they can achieve anything they set their sights on.



    Nicholas Hebson   

Role: Local Authority Governor 
Term of office end date: 21.03.21
Declaration of pecuniary interests: Governor at The Oaks Primary School, Ellesmere Port.
Pen Portrait: I was a Governor at Childer Thornton Primary School until November, 2012. I represent the LA and contribute what I can to the school and its governing body, hence, the local community.





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Little Sutton Primary School

Berwick Road, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 4PP

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Executive Principal: Mrs Zoe Carciero

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