Meet Our Governors
Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)
I feel privileged to be Chair of Governors at Charles Darwin Community Primary School. I have worked in education over the past twenty years in a variety of roles, including that of headteacher and am a former member of staff at Charles Darwin. Currently, I am working as a consultant for an education training company improving the skills and knowledge base of staff and governors in schools both in the UK and overseas.
Vice –Chair of Governors (LA Governor)
I have been a member of the Governing Body of Charles Darwin Community School for seven years and it has been a pleasure to be involved in the school’s continuing drive for excellence in all it does. As a retired Headteacher and Early Year’s educator, I take a special interest in the younger children in the school and enjoy my regular visits to their classrooms and activities.
George Studd (Co-opted Governor)
I spent the whole of my working life as a teacher, the last twenty two as head teacher of a local high school. Two years ago I was delighted to accept an invitation to join the governing body as a co-opted member. It has proved to be a very rewarding experience. This is my first direct involvement in a primary school although I have wide experience as a governor having previously served on the governing body of a local high school, Sir John Deane’s 6th Form College and finally Mid Cheshire College of F.E. where I was Chairman for 8 years. I live locally and both my children attended local primary and secondary schools.
Rebecca Skelly (Co-opted Governor)
I have been a Governor at Charles Darwin for the past three years and have enjoyed every aspect of it. I was the Link Governor for Gifted and Talented pupils at the school and am now focussed on making sure the curriculum continues to be broad balanced and vibrant. I am a Property Solicitor at Mosshaselhurst Solicitors in Northwich and have been qualified for 4 years. I also enjoy taking an active role in my community and working with the school has helped me to develop this further.
Peter Skelly (Co-opted Governor)
I started as a Governor at Charles Darwin at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year and it has been a really interesting challenge. I am currently the Governor for finance. I work in the financial services industry as a manager at Zedra Trust Company in Knutsford where I have worked for 5 years. In my spare time I can be found walking my border terrier, Murray, or at a pub quiz.
Marianne Bennett (Staff Governor)
I joined Charles Darwin in 2015 as a class teacher and Deputy Head. Having been a teacher for 17 years and having worked in a number of local schools (both secondary and primary), I have had the privilege of working with many children from the Northwich area and have enjoyed seeing them grow in understanding and confidence as their time in school progresses. I am delighted to represent the staff as Staff Governor at Charles Darwin.