At Whittingham Primary Academy we are proud to have a Governing Body with a diverse background and where every member is able to contribute to the school with unique skills and experience.

All governors have confirmed that they have no pecuniary interests to declare.

We are delighted to say that we have recruited two new Parent Governors, who are energetic, talented and committed. The governing body is going from strength to strength, and the Trust has just appointed the Reverend Stella Olukanmi as a new Community Governor. We are still looking for more Community Governors, and would especially welcome someone who could represent another religious faith.

To contact Whittingham governors, please email

For details of the Trust Board, the Trust’s Scheme of Governance, Governance Charter and Trustee Attendance Records, please click here.

Governor Roles

Finance - Sarah Parsons
Provisions, Standards and Curriculum - Helen Smith
Safeguarding - Helen Smith
SEN and Inclusion - Chris Rayner
Health and Safety and Premises - Chris Miller
Teacher and Family Flourishing - Sarah Parsons
Website, social media and community interaction, and Diversity Champion across the Trust - Maeve Cantwell-Hope

Governor Attendance

Whittingham Governor Attendance          
First name Second name Role Sep-16 Mar-17 Jun-17 Nov-17 Jan-18
Sarah Parsons Chair and Parent Meeting cancelled Yes Yes Yes  
Helen Smith Staff  Meeting cancelled Yes Yes Yes  
Christopher Miller Staff  Meeting cancelled Yes Yes Yes  
Maeve Cantwell-Hope Parent Meeting cancelled NR Yes Yes  
Christine Rayner Community Meeting cancelled Apologies sent Yes Yes  
Stella  Olukanmi Community Meeting cancelled NR NR Yes  
NR = not required (not a member of the LAC at this time, or has resigned)