Meet Our Governors

Gail Maguire

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.   


Sally Gray  

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.


Claire Harrison (Co-opted Governor)

I am excited to have joined the Governing Body of Charles Darwin Community Primary School. I have been a head teacher for the last 14 years at a local primary school and I hope that the skills I have developed, and my experience, will enable me to offer support in my role at Charles Darwin. I am really looking forward to working with staff, children and governors alike.


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.


Adam Jones (Parent Governor)

I have had the privilege of being a parent Governor at Charles Darwin Community Primary School for over 5 years and have greatly enjoyed the opportunity. I currently have 2 children at Charles Darwin who both really love their school. As a Governor I share the responsibility of Pupil Premium Link Governor with Emma, we help to ensure that Pupil & Sport Premium funding is spent as effectively as possible. I work as a team leader for Enterprise Software in Altrincham where I’ve been developing software for the logistics industry for over 20 years.


Emma Tomlinson (Parent Governor)

I am delighted to have been elected twice as Parent Governor at Charles Darwin School governing for nearly six years.  I have two boys at the school who are both taking all the great opportunities that the school offers; they have loved every year there. I live and work around the corner from the school. In my day job I work full time in housing sales and lettings for an independent business, which is a very varied role. During my time as Governor I have spent as much time in school as I can and have been involved in many projects. Currently I am looking at Pupil Premium with our other Parent Governor Adam. I am lucky to be part of an amazing group of Governors and look forward to new challenges each term to ensure the best outcomes for pupils and staff at all times.



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.

Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mr Adam Croft (Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mrs Gail Maguire
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