Our vision at Mickleton Primary School, is to develop enthusiastic, confident and resilient learners, who have the knowledge and skills they need to fulfil their aspirations as responsible citizens.

Mickleton Primary School

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Governor Who's Who

Governing Board

 and Roles




Name: Anthony Pritchard

Roles and responsibilities: Chair of Governors

Favourite children’s book: Danny, the Champion of the World

Childhood ambition: Helicopter pilot

What I do now: I am a father of three, boys currently at Mickleton with their little sister set to join them in September 2020. I am Director and Co-owner of a land surveying company where we specialise in surveying rivers, lakes and coastal waters with high tech gadgets to enable engineers to monitor, build or make alterations. I still enjoy playing the odd game of rugby, but my latest passion is karate where I hope to gain my black belt over the next 18 months.

Why I became a governor: My initial reasons to become a governor were to understand what was going on at the school during a period of continued disruption and uncertainty. I have a lot of varied experience to offer the school and I’m not afraid to challenge something I don’t understand or agree with. I was also keen to raise levels of integrity and transparency amongst the governors, improving communication and building a strong relationship between governors, parents, teachers, PTFA and not forgetting the most important element of any school - the children.

Vice Chair - Finance and Resources and Safeguarding


Name: Richard Ward

Roles and responsibilities: Chair of Resources Committee, safeguarding.

Favourite children’s book: The Tiger who came to tea

Favourite character from literature: The little boy who told the king he had no clothes on [Hans Christian Andersen]

Childhood ambition: To be a vet

What I do now: After 40 years service in the NHS I retired to Mickleton to be nearer our daughters and granddaughters (3 of each). I still have a part time role teaching undergraduate medical students in Liverpool. After three years as a governor of an outstanding secondary school in Wirral, I was delighted to continue as a school governor in Mickleton.

Why I became a governor:  to support the school to provide each child with the opportunities to develop their talents to the full.



Name: Roger Milbourn

Roles and responsibilities: Performance and Standards Lead

Favourite children’s book: The tiger who came to tea

Childhood ambition: To be a vet

What I do now: Unfortunately I wasn’t good enough at science to be a vet L. I now work in financial services, advising individuals on investments, pensions and tax planning. I have two children, one in the school and a second who will hopefully join as well in due course.

Why I became a governor:  There had been a lot of change with the school and I felt it was important to become more involved to see if I can help to shape a more positive future.


Name: Jo Clark

Roles and responsibilities: Early Years Foundation Stage

Favourite children’s book: Matilda by Roald Dahl

Childhood ambition: To be a vet!

What I do now: Mum to two pupils at the school, and another due to start Reception in 2020.  A former journalist, I now work in development and alumni relations for a university. I have extensive experience in communications and strategic marketing for both audience engagement and fundraising.

Why I became a governor: Because I want every child in the school to have the best possible education. I’m also passionate about effective communication with parents and the wider community, and have the skills to help the school improve in this area.


Name: Revd Craig Bishop 

Roles and responsibilities: SEND and PP

Favourite children’s book: I wasn't the best reader as a child so Asterix or the Beno, now I enjoy anything by Julia Donaldson or Michael Mourpurgo, and all the Hary Potter Books.     

Childhood ambition: To be a farmer 

What I do now: I am the vicar of Mickleton.

Why I became a governor: Before becoming a Vicar I worked as a primary school teacher and I have been a governor in several other schools so I know the role of governor to be both valuable and rewarding. I want to support the school as it nurtures the children (and staff) so they become the best versions of themselves,


Name: Jacqui Le Maitre

Roles and responsibilities: Local Authority Governor

Favourite children’s book: The Secret Garden

Childhood ambition: To be an archaeologist

What I do now: Mum of two, one at Chipping Campden School and another at a local primary school. I am a CEO of a Multi Academy Trust (five schools), in and around London. I was given National Leader of Education status after taking two schools to outstanding. I also work in school improvement for the Department of Education and I am a trained Ofsted Inspector.



Name: Alex Neal 

Roles and responsibilities: Co-Opted Governor

Favourite children’s book: The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen)

Childhood ambition: I wanted to be a lawyer

What I do now: After being a legal intern for about 3 years, I learnt it wasn't for me. I now am a Civil Servant and find the job rewarding whilst having time to dedicate to my family. I am the mother of an amazing 4-year-old girl, love to hike and to take walks with our dog, Luna.

Why I became a governor: I have done volunteering for more than half my life and this felt like the right way to support the local community. Also, as my daughter approaches school age, I wanted to better understand the school system.



Name: Andy Parker

Roles and responsibilities: Health & Safety Lead

Favourite Children's Book: Stig of the dump

Childhood ambition: To be an accountant

What I do now: Father to one son who is due to start primary school in 2024, Chartered Engineer, trail runner, beekeeper, hobby brewer, restorer of most things mechanical. I work in the food industry as I have done for most of my career, currently running manufacturing operations for several cheese factories across Europe.

Why I became a Governor: I was extremely lucky to have attended and been supported through some great schools. Having moved to the area in 2023, I wanted to be able to use the skills I have developed to give something back to the community and there feels like no better way than to support children in their early years so they can grow into bright futures. 


School Staff Governors

Staff Governor

Sophie Condon 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Governor

Debbie Barnes


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