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Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our schools governors and the work that they do. The main role of the governors is one of monitoring and evaluation to support the Headteacher and their staff.


We have a legal responsibility to:
• Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed
• Oversee the school's budget
• Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds
• Ensure that Special Educational Needs are met

Each school has a Governing Body comprised of parent governors, people from the local community, teaching staff and the Headteacher. As a church school, our Governing Body also includes the parish vicar.  

Governors are responsible for the effective management of our school, acting within a framework set out by national legislation and the policies of the Local Authority and the Diocese. A key responsibility is helping to set strategic direction for the school and we share a committed focus on continuing to drive school performance. 

The Full Governing Body meets half-termly. The minutes of Governor meetings are held in school and may be viewed upon request.


Who are we?

The Governing Body currently comprises of the following Governors, plus the Headteacher.

Co-Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor - Mrs Ruth Downes ruth.downes@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk

Co-Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor - Mrs Sarah Thompson sarah.thompson@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk

Headteacher - Miss Lauren Hill

Staff Governor - Miss Kaye Russon

Foundation Governor - Mrs Victoria Nagle-Pickering 

Foundation Governor - Mrs Gillian Edwards 

Foundation Governor - Vacant 

Foundation Governor (ex-officio) - Vacant

Associate Member - Mr Richard Thorne (non-voting)

Local Authority Governor - Mr Charles Fifield

Parent Governor - Mrs Nicola Morrant

Parent Governor - Mrs Rosy Astbury

Name Role Responsibility  Term of Office 
Mrs Ruth Downes Co-Chair of Governors 

Pastoral, Christian Ethos and Finance 

4th November 2020 - 3rd November 2024

Mrs Sarah Thompson Co-Chair of Governors 

Finance, RE and Collective Worship

29th January 2024 - 28th January 2028

Miss Lauren Hill


Safeguarding, Finance, Health and Safety, Curriculum, Staffing, School Improvement, Church Distinctiveness and Admissions 

1st April 2024 - No end date
Miss Kaye Russon Staff Governor 

Curriculum and Church Distinctiveness 

1st September 2023 - 31st August 2024

Mrs Gillian Edwards Foundation Governor  English 

7th December 2023 - 6th December 2026

Mrs Victoria Nagle-Pickering  Foundation Governor 

Geography and Maths 

8th November 2022 - 7th November 2026

Mr Richard Thorne Associate Member (non-voting)

Health and Safety / Premises and Science 

14th March 2021 - 13th March 2025

Mrs Nicola Morrant Parent Governor

Finance, Admissons and SEND

19th October 2022 - 18th October 2026

Mrs Rosy Astbury Parent Governor 

Safeguarding and EYFS

19th October 2022 - 18th October 2026

Mr Charles Fifield 

Local Authority Governor

History  12th June 2023 - 11th June 2027


Proposed Meeting Schedule 2023-2024

Full Governing Body Meetings

Committee Co-Chairs: Mrs Ruth Downes and Mrs Sarah Thompson

Tuesday 5th December 2023 4:30pm

Tuesday 23rd January 2024 4:30pm

Wednesday 20th March 2024 4:30pm

Tuesday 14th May 2024 4:30pm

Tuesday 25th June 2024 4:30pm

Files to Download


Crowton Christ Church C of E Primary School

Kingsley Road,Crowton, Near Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2RW

Miss L Hill | Headteacher

01928 788230


School Opening Times: School opens at 8.45am and closes at 3.15pm