Learn about our Governors
This page gives people more of an opportunity to learn more about our Governors, who they are, how long they have been a governor and some general background information.
Mark Walker (Chair of Governors)
I have three children attending St Helen's School (one in Key Stage One and two in Key Stage Two) Education has been a constant in my life having grown up with both parents and grandparents involved in education as teachers. As a senior leader within my church I have an extensive understanding on a range of areas that overlap with the governor role.
Mark Sandford (Vice Chair of Governors )
I am a father of four, two children are university graduates. The other two are pupils who have attended or currently attend here at school. As such I feel that it is important to offer support to the school, staff and pupils to ensure the best possible education for our children. I am of a technical background, primarily based in the electrical/telecommunications sector, Health and Safety being very important in my line of work. I am very approachable and regularly take my children to school, so if needed other parents are always welcome to ask advice.
Alan Domville (Foundation Governor)
I have been a school governor since 1985 and served as Chair for 16 years until 2014. Education has been a key aspect of my church life (I have been a Sunday School teacher for 57 years) and also my working life (I initiated and edited a weekly supplement for schools within my newspaper).
Paul Clarke (Foundation Governor)
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the PCC of Hollinfare St Helen. I am also the parent of two pupils at the school and so you will see me on the playground from time to time. I have the aspiration to improve the school environment and opportunities for our children. I hope my background as an architect and in particular my experience on educational projects will provide a valuable resource for the benefit of the school.
Veronia Prowting (Foundation Governor)
I have been involved with the school as a governor for many years. Appointed by the PCC of Hollinfare St Helen's, I am also the Governing Body's representative on the Warrington Educational Trust. Before I retired, I was a maths teacher at Irlam High School. I am a regular visitor to school. As well as accompanying the children on many of their educational visits, I also offer support in maths for some Year 6 pupils each year.
Gemma Holmes (Parent Governor)
My husband and I moved to Hollins Green 18 months ago to raise our children aged 4 and 2 and to be part of a small village community. I work for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and have done for the last 14 years - I have knowledge in HR, creating various statistical reports and data and some areas of finance. My eldest daughter has just started reception class and I am really keen on becoming part of the school and helping shape the way forward for my little ones and the whole community.