The Governing Body is essential for the management of the school. They are legally responsible for our finances, teaching and learning, the premises and for the strategic development of the school. Our Governors have regular contact with the school and have a clear understanding of what happens.  Our Governors are like our critical friends, they are aware of our strengths and weaknesses and continue to be fully informed about the day to day life at Frodsham Manor House. The Governing Body include representation from staff, parents, Cheshire West and our local community of Frodsham. Feedback is always welcome and we can be contacted through the school office where you can also ask for copies of meeting minutes. 

Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the current pupil body.

Co-opted governors are elected by the governing body depending on required skill set.

Local Authority governors are appointed by Cheshire West and Chester Council. 

Dates for the Academic Year 2019/20
Teaching and Learning Meetings- 5.30 pm start:
Monday 23rd September 2019
Monday 13th January 2020
Monday 27th April 2020
Leadership & Management Meetings- 5.30pm start:
Monday 17th October 2019
Monday 3rd February 2020
Monday 8th June 2020
Full Governing Body - 5pm start:
Monday 2nd December 2019
Monday 23rd March 2020
Monday 13th July 2020


 Name                                   Photo                                              Areas of Responsibility                                               Profile                                                                        
Adam Kilborn

Chair of Governors



Head Teacher Performance Management.


Carroll Class Link

Co-opted Governor - 4 year term of office - Ends July 2023

I started my second stint as a Governor at Frodsham Manor House in October 2015. Having previously been a Governor for a ten year period from 2004, I have witnessed the significant improvement in the school over the years and I jumped at the opportunity to be a Governor again so that I can help to support the further development of the school. As a parent to three children who all attended the school, I can attest to the tremendously positive effect it has had on their life and I am keen to ensure that as many other children as possible also benefit from the same opportunities. The very best thing about being a Governor is the opportunity to be in the school meeting all the children who are such amazing ambassadors for the school so I plan to take as full a part in school life as I can. I also sit on the Governing Body as Vice Chair at Kingsley County Primary School. 

Business/Financial Interests - None to declare

If you wish to contact Mr Kilborn, please do so through the school office address. 

Sarah-Jane Hair  

Vice Chair of Governors


Chair of Teaching and Learning committee



Healthy Schools (including PSHE)

Tolkien class Link

Co-opted - Ends July 2023

I have been a Governor at Frodsham Manor House since 2009 and both my children are at school here. I am an active member of the Governing body visiting school on a regular basis. Having spent my career teaching in the secondary and Sixth form sectors, I welcome the refreshing opportunity to extend my educational interest beyond the realms of teenagers and into the primary sector. I enjoy seeing how education can make a difference to a child's life and how it impacts upon the aspirations and confidence of pupils - all of which I believe are encouraged positively here at Frodsham Manor House.  It is rewarding, as a Governor, to work in partnership with so many people to ensure that the children have a happy, safe and secure environment to learn and achieve their potential.

Business/Financial Interests - Nothing to declare

 Ian Devereux-Roberts  




I sit on the Governing Body in my capacity as the Head Teacher here at Manor House. I have been the Head Teacher here for twelve years, having previously been head teacher at Eaton Primary School. I adore my role as head teacher and I am exceptionally proud of all the achievements that have taken place here and obviously exceptionally proud of all the members of staff and the 211 wonderful children we currently have on roll. Away from education, I am a very proud dad to three amazing children - Ellie, Meg and Harry - and I also have a great interest in performing on stage. The children at school have seen me performing in a number of pantomimes! I sit on the Governing Body of Helsby High School as an Associate Member.

Business/Financial Interests - Nothing to declare

Neil Banks  

Chair of Leadership and Management committee.



Data Protection

Potter Class Link

Parent Governor - 4 Year term of office -  Ends April 2022

I am a new parent governor, having been elected in 2018. I have two children at the school. Like all governors, I’m a volunteer and an equal part of the governing board, sharing the same strategic role in supporting and challenging the School Leadership Team to deliver the best possible educational outcomes for pupils, both now and in the future. I’m looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of Manor House Primary School.

Business / Financial Interests -  None to declare

Nic Page




Looked after children champion

Shakespeare Class Link


Parent Governor - 4 year term of office - Ends July 2022

 Having been elected as a parent governor in July 2018, I can't wait to start the role to help other governors to direct the school along a positive pathway for the benefit of the parents, teachers and most of all for the children. I have three children currently at Manor House with the youngest in Reception and the eldest in his final year. I believe I am a very approachable person and I hope that other parents would feel that can ask me questions or pass on their opinions for discussions at the appropriate meeting.

Business/Financial Interests - None to declare

Valarie Ball


Pupil Premium Champion

Potter Class Link

 Co-opted Governor - 4 year term of office - Ends March 2023

I recently became a co-opted governor at Frodsham Manor House. My husband was in Year 6 when the school opened, my two daughters attended the school, and now my grandson is in Year 4 and my granddaughter will start in reception in Sept ’20.

My working background is with the police and later social work. For most of my school life and my adult life my passion has been singing and musical theatre. In school I took part in many eisteddfods and as an adult I have performed in and directed many of the most well-known musicals. Importantly, for a school governor, this means I have lived my life as an active member of our community.

Running also paid a big part in my life and I have completed the London Marathon on three occasions. Accompanying my grandchildren on the 'Downhill Run' isn't quite the same level of challenge but I am glad they are active children!

For me, the musical opportunities the school has to offer the children are just fantastic. The fact that every child will have the opportunity during their time at school to learn a musical instrument is a testament to the emphasis the school has on music. Add this to the school productions, talent contests and 'Star in their Eyes' and I see that pupils at Manor House children develop musical skills that also give them confidence in other areas.

Music just happens to be my passion - but on my regular visits I also see that there are so many others ways this school ensures children flourish and fulfil their potential.

Business/Financial Interests - Nothing to declare

David Smith  



Lewis  Class Link

Co-opted Governor - 4 year term of office - Ends July 2023

I lead on the finance matters for the school. The ambition of the school and the passion it has to achieve the best for every child is something that is important to me. As a qualified accountant with 14 years experience in finance across different sectors including education, health and private sector (5 years at senior management level) I believe I have a wealth of skills to complement the Governing body. I have 2 children currently in the school,  and it's great to see them all so happy.

Business/Financial Interests - None to declare

Liz Stamps   




Mental Health and Well Being

Milne Class Link

 Co-opted  Governor -4 year term of office-  Ends July 2023

I am a co-opted governor at Frodsham Manor House, having previously served as a parent governor. Over the years I have seen a massive improvement in all areas of the school since my eldest child started here in 2005. I want to help to ensure that improvements continue to take place. I am a paediatric nurse working as a Ward Sister at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and have three children who all attended this school. They all had a fantastic time here, enjoying and benefiting from the wealth of wonderful opportunities offered to them. 

Business/Financial Interests -Nothing to declare 

Sarah Finlay

Health and Safety

Technology (DT and IT)

Dahl  Class Link

Parent Governor - 4 year term of office - Ends November 2023


I am a newly appointed Parent Governor at Frodsham Manor House and I started my term in 2019. My daughter attends the school and it has been a pleasure to see how her confidence and ability have developed since starting in Reception. As a parent, I have experienced how the teachers and the wider staff team really take the time to understand the children as individuals in order to provide the correct support for their needs. I have been an active volunteer within the school since 2018 as I volunteer with the PTA and have also had the pleasure of supporting pupils with their guided reading on a weekly basis. My background is Youth Work and I have 19 years experience working with children, young people and families within a Local Authority Early Help Division. I have had various responsibilities over the years including managing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme, Educational Visits and Health and Safety with Premise Management responsibilities. I am hoping that I have some transferable skills, knowledge and experience that will benefit the Governing Board. I am passionate about supporting children and young people to thrive and I am looking forward to my role as a Parent Governor and the positive contribution that I can make.

Business/Financial Interests - Nothing to declare

Naomi Anstice    Assistant Head Teacher.

Staff Governor - 4 year term of office - Ends April 2020

I began my role as a Staff Governor in March 2016 and I am one of the Assistant Head Teachers at Manor House. I have taught at Frodsham Manor House since 1999 and have been a class teacher in years 4 and 5, prior to my current PPA role where I work with all classes in the school for Music, RE and PSHE. I am responsible for Community and International links. I also work as an Educational Consultant and Specialist Leader in Education supporting schools and universities across the  North West and am a member of NATRE Exec (National Association Teachers of Religious Education) . 

Business/Financial Interests - Nothing to declare

There is currently one vacancy for a co-opted Governor.

Attendance records for 2016/17 can be found here. 

 For detailed terms of office dates and attendance records, please click here. 

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