Governor Profiles

Mrs Natalie Eastwood - Chair of Governors

Natalie is a Foundation Governor, member of Norley St John's church and also parent of two children at the school. Natalie, her husband and children live in Gorstage and enjoy the outdoors, especially walking and camping.

Having a real interest in teaching and learning, Natalie has worked in Education for many years. As the Chair of the Governing Body she has many roles and specific responsibility for SEND, vulnerable groups, pupil admissions, and Design Technology. 

   

Vicar Pete Rugen

Officially titled the Rev’d Peter Rugen, he is mostly known as ‘Vicar Pete’. He has been a Vicar for many years, but particularly enjoys being a Vicar in Norley, Crowton and Kingsley (NCK). Previous to this, he was a teacher and is therefore interested in seeing children reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives. He is also keen on making sure that a relevant and living faith in Jesus Christ plays an important part in our school and community.

Mrs Harriet Pearson - Vice Chair of Governors

As a parent governor at Norley CE Primary School, Harriet chairs the Curriculum and Community Committee and has a special interest in literacy and modern foreign languages.

She lives in Norley with husband Mark, and their two sons. Harriet works as a freelance copywriter and any spare time left over is spent out running, or walking the family dog.

Mr Roger Hoyle

Roger is a Foundation Governor. A Law graduate, he also studied as a Post Graduate at Harvard Business School.

His executive background was in NHS leadership nationally and locally. In 2003, following a stroke, he retired and has since focussed on Non Executive appointments, He is currently the Chairman of Belong, an innovative provider of care for older people in the North West.  

​As a member of the Business and Resources Committee, Roger's focus as a Governor is on strategy, finance and HR. He brings an external and  hopefully objective view to the work of the Governing Body. ​ 

Mrs Deryn O'Connor

Following a career as a Police Officer in Cheshire Constabulary, Deryn retired in 2011. She has lived in Norley since 1997 and retirement has given her the time and opportunity to become more involved in the village. Deryn is a Parish Councillor, secretary for the Norley Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Group and a trustee for the North West Police Benevolent Fund. 

Deryn has wide experience and skills in recruitment and personnel matters and within the governing body she is a member of the Business and Resources Committee and a Safeguarding and Health & Safety Governor. She feels the school is a vibrant and happy learning environment and considers the governors play a vital role in the school's development. Deryn is married to Simon and enjoys travelling the world with him. In her spare time she jogs and shops.

Mr Paul Corbishley

Paul Corbishley is Parent Governor and has a daughter who attends Norley school.

Paul is a Chartered Engineer, currently working as a Quality Director at an international bio-pharmaceutical company. He also volunteers as a STEM ambassador to encourage young people with Science, Technology, Enginering and Mathematic subjects. 

Paul is a member of the Curriculum & Community Committee and has responsibilites for Science and ICT subjects

Mrs Gail Young

Gail is a Foundation Governor who regularly attends Norley Church and has two children who attend the School. She is a qualified Accountant who works for a global company and in her Governor role sits on the Business and Resources Committee with specific responsibilties for the Environment and Curriculum outside the classroom. 
 
Gail has a great love for the outdoors and enjoys walking, cycling and camping.  She is keen to encourage the younger generation to get outside.
 
She is an Assistant Cub Leader and thrives on the opportunities this brings.  Gail likes to organise social events and in down time can be found enjoying a good book.

Mrs Charlotte Blinkhorn

Charlotte, known as Lottie, is a Foundation Governor who is a member of Norley St John’s Parochial Church Council and was a former pupil at the school. She now lives in Cuddington with her husband and two sons. When she finds the time, Lottie enjoys playing netball and sewing.
 
Lottie is a mature student who is currently studying her Nursing degree at the University of Chester.  Within the Governing body she is involved in the Curriculum and Community Committee, as well as having responsibility for PSHCE & ECM, Art & Music.

​Her priority is to ensure that pupils can flourish in a safe and happy environment.


Mr Julian Osborne

Having taken early retirement from a career in Corporate Banking, Julian is currently an Ordinand, training towards ordination in the Church of England. Studying at St Mellitus College in Liverpool, his training will also involve working within the parishes of Norley, Crowton and Kingsley.

He is married with two children and has lived on Delamere Park for the last thirty years. The role of  Foundation Governor is a new one, but being married to a maths teacher has given him a passion for the importance of early years education. He is a member of the Business and Resources Committee, and has specific responsibilities for Maths within the school. 

​Julian enjoys playing golf, walking and spending time with his family.

Mrs Linzi Garratt
Linzi is a Parent Governor, with two children at the school.  She has lived in Norley since 2009 and loves living in the village.  

Linzi has worked in education for the last seventeen years, mostly as a Teacher of English.  She is currently a part time teacher of English at The County High School Leftwich.  However, she also worked at Edge Hill University for six years within the Widening Participation team.  

Linzi and her family have a keen interest in travel and holidays.  She also loves reading, and getting together with friends and family.

Mrs Alison Eaton

Alison retired from teaching in 2013 after a career spanning 42 years, more than 20 spent here at Norley CE Primary School.  Needless to say, Norley holds a place close to her heart. 

Alison wants to be involved in the work we do to ensure our children are getting the very best start to thier education. She wants the children of our school to thrive educatonally, socially, emotionally and most of all spiritually, knowing about God's love for us. Being a church school and living the Christian Values is important to Alison as well as being a village school with that 'family' feel. Here every child is known as an individual.

Alison is a member of a church group in Frodsham and St John's, Kingsley. She likes to spend tme with her 3 grandsons and makes time for hill walking, golf and running.

 
   

 

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