Leigh CE Primary School

Local Governing Body

Mrs C Oxborough - Headteacher
Mrs C Oxborough - Headteacher

Staff Governor

Mrs B Hughes
Mrs B Hughes

I have been teaching for 14 years and have held roles leading KS2, Maths, PE and music. In 2018, I delivered training in China to primary teachers delivering a more collaborative approach to teaching. I have been working at Leigh CE since December 2018, where I worked in Y1/2 after I moved from Leicester back to Leigh. I then made the jump to Year 5 and then Year 6 and I now work alongside Mr Greaves and Miss Brown in Year 5/6. I am the maths lead working closely with the Maths Hub to ensure quality teaching and learning across the school.

Trust Governor

Mrs Andrea Atherton - Chair
Mrs Andrea Atherton - Chair

I have been a school governor for ten years, My first post as a governor was at Atherton St George's CE Primary School and for a short time I was a governor at Hesketh Fletcher High School. At St George's I chaired the Curriculum Committee before becoming Chair of Governors in 2014. In 2015 when St George's became part of a federation with St Mark's CE Primary School, I was elected Chair.

I worked as a senior manager in a 11-18 High School and I have experience and a strong interest in the performing arts. 

Mrs Lynn Hayes
Mrs Lynn Hayes

I have been a Governor for 16yrs and I am vice Chair of Governors at Leigh C E. I am very excited to see the school becoming an excellent school with wonderful pupils and great staff. I am local and my children went to this school over twenty years ago. I manage a Community Hub and work within the community helping young people and families. I am also Vice Chair of Governors at Bedford High.

Mrs Rosemary Panting
Mrs Rosemary Panting

I have thirty-five years experience working in various accounting roles and have been a governor for over sixteen years. I am delighted to be serving as part of the Board of Trustees for The Wings’ CE Trust and look forward to making valuable contributions to the schools in our Trust. I have two children and strongly believe every child should be nurtured to achieve everything of which they are capable….. and then a little bit more. In my spare time I enjoy visiting  the theatre, reading and puzzles.

Mrs Alice Aldred
Mrs Alice Aldred

I have been a governor at St George's Primary School for 11 years, I am the Chair of Finance and Premises Committee, also I am involved in St George's becoming part of a federation with St Mark's CE Primary School.

I am an active member of St John's the Baptist, Atherton Parish Church.

Rev. Reg Sinclair
Rev. Reg Sinclair

I am the Team Rector of the Parishes of Atherton and Hindsford and of Howe Bridge, a proud governor of Leigh CE School and an enthusiastic Trustee of the Wings' CE MAT. I have lots of experience of being a school governor having served almost continuously for over 25 years in 5 different Church Schools, and seeing vast changes in education during that time.

I have seen a great positive change in Leigh CE Primary School and I am always inspired by the dedication and hard work of staff and children. My strong focus in all that we do as trustees and governors is to improve our children's education in its broadest sense within a loving Christian environment. I strive to ensure our children to have a real love of learning and aspirations to be the very best they can be. These are the leaders of the future so it's a privilege to play a small part in helping their growth and development.

Mr Phil Rhoden
Mr Phil Rhoden

I have worked in the IT industry for over thirty years as a programmer, systems analyst, project manager, team leader, implementer and troubleshooter. I try to use the analytical skills developed over the years in the governor role. I have been a scout leader for over thirty-five years so know the challenges of working with children as well as the rewards that this can bring. As a former Group Scout Leader I also have experience of dealing with the management of adults. I was raised in Atherton and lived in Leigh for over twenty years, regularly attending St.John the Evangelist church before its closure. Having moved back to Atherton I now worship at St.John the Baptist, which most people know a Atherton Parish Church. I played rugby for over thirty years for Atherton RUFC, Leigh RUFC and at Bradford University. Also, I have been known to play the odd game or two of cricket and occasional round of golf. I have been a keen supporter of Leigh Centurions since the 1970s - a true 'leyther'.

Mr Paul Hersnip
Mr Paul Hersnip

I have worked in education for the last 16 years in various capacities ranging from College Lecturer to High School Pastoral Support. In recent past I worked as a Pastoral Guidance Officer at Bedford High School, a role I held for for 8 Years. During this time I was responsible for overseeing the day to day Safeguarding, Attendance and behaviour of a year group. I currently work for Wigan Council as a Lead Attendance Officer. In this role I am responsible for supporting schools across all sectors of education to improve and maintain high standards of school attendance. In my spare time I pursue my passion which is Rugby League. I am currently Assistant Coach for my local open age Rugby League team. I am extremely proud to be a governor at Leigh CE Primary School. I have personally worked with Leigh CE for many years and I am passionate about contributing to the amazing work that is taking place at this School

Parent Governor

Ms Gemma Rullo
Ms Gemma Rullo

I have been a governor at Leigh CE Primary School for over a year.

I have worked in education for most of my adult life, firstly as an English teacher and then as a Head of Department. In September 2021, I took up a post in senior leadership at a local secondary school. I am Leadership Director for Curriculum at Lowton Church of England High School, and believe strongly in the community of Leigh, Lowton and the surrounding areas. 

Education plays a crucial role in the aspirations and successes of young people, and I am proud to play a part in the nurture and development of children in the Wings Trust and the Leigh CE school family.

Miss Christina Lowton
Miss Christina Lowton

I was appointed as a Parent Governor of Leigh CE Primary School in April 2021. I volunteered for this position as I was proud of the developments the school was making and felt I had the time, drive and personal experience to help the school further on this journey. I share the school's vision of raising children's aspirations as I believe this is so important for the future generations of Leigh. 

I have worked in supporting and managerial roles within various educational establishments throughout my working life. I currently work in Medical Education for the NHS.

Mrs Nicola Sentance
Mrs Nicola Sentance

I am a Human Resources specialist with over 15 years experience in the public sector. Over the last 4 years I have supported schools across the Wigan borough providing advise and guidance on a range of HR matters and business focused solutions. 

Whilst I am new to the education governance, I have a real passion for learning and I am really looking forward to supporting in ensuring the best possible outcomes for the children and helping them to realise their full potential.