Meet the Governors


Mr Nemeth

Chair - Parent Governor

Craig has been a parent governor at Weston since December 2103 and has been chair since November 2014. Craig is also chair of the Children & Community committee and is also the link governor for science. Craig is a senior manager for a major international construction business and has two children in the school.

Craig lives in Weston with his wife Helen and their two children James & Sophie, in his spare time Craig enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and growing his own vegetables & fruit.





Mrs Minshall

Vice-Chair-Local Authority Governor

I have been involved in education for more than 30 years as a teacher in a variety of schools and local authorities. I retired four years ago as Head teacher of a very successful school in Runcorn, to spend quality time with my grandchildren. During my career I taught every age group within the primary school sector and completed Ofsted training. My daughter is now Head teacher of a primary school in Nantwich so I am constantly kept up to date with educational issues. Two of my grandchildren attend Weston School and I have two more due to start here in the future. Consequently I have a vested interest in the future of their education and happiness at Weston.



Mrs McLaughlin


Co-opted Governor





Mrs Mitchell

Head Teacher

Barbara Mitchell has been Headteacher at Weston since January 2010 and has been a teacher since 1977 so has taught and implemented most new educational initiatives. Mrs Mitchell still teaches our pupils and has many other responsibilities outside of being Headteacher. She brought the International dimension to our school and has been instrumental in working with the British Council to secure grant funding that has given  our teachers (and teachers in other Cheshire East schools)  the opportunity to observe, and teach in, schools in Europe, South Africa and China providing them with remarkable professional and personal development.

Mrs Mitchell has a grown up son and a grandson. She lives in Staffordshire with her husband and two Miniature Schnauzers.

What spare time she has is taken up looking after her family, reading for pleasure and walking the dogs with a little bit of travelling thrown into to mix.

Mr Lowery

Parent Governor

Rupert has been a parent member of the governor team at Weston since December 2014 and is also the Chairman of the Finance, Leadership, Management and Environment Sub Committees plus a link governor for IT.

Rupert is also a Trustee/Board Director for Alsager Multi Academy Trust.

In his day job, Rupert is board member and shareholder in a UK venture capital led business.

Rupert lives in Weston with his wife Caroline, a nurse at Leighton, their son Benjamin, a Blue Class pupil, and son Oliver, a student at South Cheshire College.

In his spare time Rupert enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and leisure activities.









Mrs Adlam

Parent Governor

Mrs Hornby

Staff Governor

I have been a Governor for nearly two years and a teacher for the past 12 years. I am the EYFS and KS1 Leader and I currently teach Purple Class which is a Y1/Y2 mix. I live in Sandbach with my husband, two sons and our 4 alpacas! I feel passionately about our school and I love all of the roles I play within our Weston family. Being a Governor gives me the opportunity to be the voice on behalf of the staff. In my spare time I enjoy reading , listening to music and fashion.









Dr Leyden

Co-opted Governor

Dr Michael Leyden has been a co-opted Governor since Autumn 2014. He has recently become Link Governor for humanities and also Vice Chair of the Leadership and Management Committee. Michael is (part-time) Vicar of Weston and Shavington and lives in Weston with his wife, Anna, and two children. His daughter is a pupil at the School. Michael’s background is in Higher Education, and he is currently (part-time) lecturer at St Mellitus College in Liverpool, an HE institution validated by Durham University. One of his roles at the College is Academic Tutor for adults with SEN. Michael enjoys spending time with family, reading, and taking long walks through the Cheshire countryside.






Mr Lloyd

Parent Governor

Tim joined the governor team at Weston as a parent governor in November 2015.  Tim is the link governor for P.E. Tim lives in Weston with his wife Anna and two children Isabel and Isaac, who are both pupils at the school.  Tim is a Senior Executive Officer in central government.  In his spare time he is a Flight Lieutenant with the RAF Air Cadets at 95 (Crewe) Squadron.











Mrs Carter

Co-opted Governor

Jeanette Carter joined our governing body as a co-opted governor and link governor for numeracy during the summer term, 2015.

She has lived in the village of Weston for nearly 20 years with her husband Charlie and two children; Tom and Millie, who both attended Weston school. Jeanette was chair of our Friends of Weston group for over 5 years and both her and her family members have volunteered at the school over the years.

 Jeanette is an Education Welfare Consultant and has worked in safeguarding, family support and family engagement for a number of years; in both primary and secondary schools across Cheshire and Staffordshire. She loves to cook, run and spend time with family and friends. Jeanette also volunteers her time to a local charity to which she is chair person.



















Contact the School

Weston Primary School

East Avenue

Main Contact: Mrs Barbara Mitchell

Tel: 01270 685167