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"Supportive, Visionary, Accountable"


We are a visionary team to support a visionary school.


The Governance team at Eaton Primary includes national EdTech leaders as well as individuals with a strong background in safeguarding and change management.


We have deliberately set out to create a governing body which can help support the development of 21st Century teaching and learning whilst ensuring a safe and responsive environment in which our children can thrive.

The structure from April 2019 will mean that there are fewer committees and a greater focus on parental feedback and outcome data. To support this ambition we will be moving our entire governance process online and creating new ways for parents to engage with us more regularly. This will include us sharing news on the Digital Transformation case study we are running with the DfE and updates from our strategic delivery partners Discovery Education, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard.


We will ensure that our Governing Board is made up from parents, local people with skills in safeguarding and diversity together with leaders who understanding how outstanding schools are managed, and how technology can help improve pupil attainment.

Structure of the governing body 2023-2024

The Full Governing Board meets seven times within an academic year also a Finance Committee who meet once a term.


Sean Gardner – Chair of Governors ​ 

Co-opted Governor

Sean Gardner is a Director of a number of organisations supporting the education, media and property markets. He has been involved in Education Technology (EdTech) businesses since 2012 and has worked with a multitude of Multi-Academy Trusts and mainstream schools to deliver improved outcomes for their children.


Sean is highly experienced in early stage businesses in high growth consumer verticals. He has won 28 marketing and industry awards including a BETT Award for Teaching and Learning in 2017. He is particularly skilled in developing online businesses and his most recent experience was as the Founder and MD of GLUU, a curriculum and wellbeing business.

He is a Fellow of the RSA and a founder of Trauma Response Network, a national charity supporting victims of mass trauma.

Andrew Davies

Member of all Committees

Andrew has been the Executive Headteacher at Eaton and Tarvin since March 2019 and Headteacher of Tarvin Primary School since 2010 having joined as Assistant Head and Year 6 teacher in September 2008. He is a Director of Tarvin Pre-School Nursery, has served as a Governor at Tarporley High School, and has also previously been the chair of the local headteachers group; Strategic board member of the CLTA teaching school, and held a seat on the CWAPH executive committee. He has taught in three local authorities. 

Lorraine Skellon

Associate Governor

Lorraine joined Eaton in September 2019 as Head of School. Prior to that she was Assistant Head at Tarvin Primary School and Deputy Head at a school in Northwich. She has lived and studied in both France and Germany and had a career in Videoconferencing prior to starting her teaching career in 2004.

Liam Wright

Staff Governor

Liam has been working at Eaton for two academic years. He has taught in year 3, 4 and 6 whilst at the school. He has previously worked at a large school in Winsford, and has previously led year groups and curriculum teams. He has taught across Key Stage 1 and 2. Liam has also completed the MA Specialist Primary Mathematics qualification. At Eaton, Liam leads English, Assessment, Computing and maintains the school website. Liam currently teaches in year 6. 

Henrietta Grice

Co-opted Governor

Henrietta has been a governor at Eaton since 2013. Initially as the LA governor and, since the formation of the trust, a co-opted governor. The reason she wanted to be a governor is because she is passionate about education. She wants to be a critical friend to the school. Her area of responsibility for the academic year 2021/22 is science. 

Her background is mainly in science having worked as a research scientist after university and then in industrial chemical sales. Next she completed her post graduate certificate in education and taught chemistry in a number of schools including locally at Tarporley High and Sandbach Girls. From 2001 to 2016 she worked in the advisory service for CWAC and then for it's traded service Edsential.

She now runs a wellbeing and sports therapy business, works for the British Red Cross, Oulton Park and tutors for Chemistry GCSE. She plays netball, runs, cycles and enjoys walking holidays.

Lucinda France-Hayhurst

Trust Governor

Lucinda France-Hayhurst is a barrister on the Northern circuit. Her day-to-day work involves active scrutiny of local authority care planning for both children and vulnerable adults. She is also experienced in family and court of protection matters with a financial complexion. The nature of the work she undertakes demands a broad awareness of local authority practices and procedures, particularly with regard to safeguarding.


With three small boys who we anticipate will see their way through a primary education at Eaton, Lucinda is committed to helping the school perform to its highest potential and to ensuring that regulatory and statutory compliance is maintained in the management of the school.

Sarah Morton

Co-opted Governor

Sarah has been a member of the governing body since January 2020. She has been a primary school teacher for 11 years and prior to that worked for The Princes Trust and The Youth Offending Service. Sarah has mainly worked in Early years and is also a qualified SENDCo and has a Masters in Special Educational Needs. Sarah has previously served as a staff governor at a different primary school. Sarah is currently taking a break from teaching to focus on her young family but is excited by the opportunity to apply her experience and passion for education in her role as a governor. In addition to being a full time mum, Sarah also enjoys exercising, crafting and sewing.

Sarah Wright

Co-opted Governor

Sarah was appointed and joined the Eaton governing body in October 2020 and has two sons currently at the school. Sarah is very pleased to have joined the team and is committed to helping the school and its pupils achieve their potential.


Sarah’s background is in management consultancy with a focus on technology enabled finance transformation. Her experience in project management and finance across a range of industries has led to her joining the finance committee as her primary focus. Sarah hopes that her experience will allow her to support and challenge the school as it develops over the coming years to help ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Nick Haywood

Parent Governor

Nick started his working life as a zookeeper, working at the Welsh Mountain Zoo & Blue Planet Aquarium, moving into further education (FE) as a Technician/Instructor at Reaseheath College. He continued to push links between industry and education, being part of the team to successfully achieve a zoo license for an FE college (a UK first). This paved the way for many other colleges to follow, ensuring technical teaching mirrored industry standards in a fully registered and licensed zoo. 

Becoming a fully qualified teacher in 2006, he started to work with many awarding bodies as an external quality assurance professional, ensuring assessment was effective and reliable. He has managed many departments, from Animal Management to Land-based Engineering. Not only is he extremely passionate about vocational/technical education, believing it provides a vital route into employment for many young people, he is a product of it, having completed vocational BTECs instead of A Levels to secure his place at university. 

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Our vision is to use our collaborative skills to drive excellence in a stimulating and technology enriched school, which aims for high standards in achievement and wellbeing for all. 

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