Introducing the Governors

Introducing the Egerton Governors

Chris Johnson

 

Chris worked as a History Teacher in a comprehensive school in Liverpool for 4 years before moving to Prague where he worked for two years as a History Teacher in an International School. His final 3 years in Prague were spent working as a Youth Pastor for the International Church of Prague. Since moving back to England 4 years ago Chris has worked as a Youth Minister at St John's Church in Knutsford. Chris' two children attend Egerton Primary School. Chris is the Chair of Governors who sits on the Personnel and Community committee.

Jeff Dobson

Jeff has been a resident of Knutsford since 2001.  He has two children at Egerton who have always felt very secure and happy within the school community.  He is impressed with the way the school engages youngsters in their learning and by the diverse range of opportunities offered to nurture their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  He has over twenty years’ experience teaching physics in a local High School and currently tutors GCSE students privately.  He has been a governor since 2012.  When time allows he loves listening to British Dance Band music of the twenties and thirties, mountain walking and metal detecting.

Alison Hooper

Alison was born in Sunderland, UK.  She is married to Paul and has daughters, Jess and Alex. Alison began her teaching career in Moss Side, Manchester in 1989. She moved to Cheshire in 1997 to take up a post as Deputy Headteacher at Middlewich Primary School. Alison was appointed as Headteacher at Egerton Primary School in Knutsford in September 2005. Just two weeks after taking up this post their sister school, Egerton Primary School was discovered! Alison leads for Global School Partnerships linked with Kenya for Cheshire East. She is a qualified Local leader of Education and is currently studying for an MA in Development Education.

Caroline Wood

Caroline is a Cheshire girl born and bred.  Having grown up in Holmes Chapel, she studied Geography at the University of Leicester.  She started out her teaching career at Ashby Grammar School; as teacher and Housemistress.  Since returning to Cheshire, she has worked at Alderley Edge School for Girls since 2005 and as Deputy Headmistress since January 2011.  Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, as well as a passion for teaching, school development and helping to provide children with the best possible school experience.  As a governor, she sits on the Personnel and Community Committee.  In her spare time, she enjoys travelling as well as reading, baking, swimming and family activities with her daughter.

Robin McCluney

Robin attend Manor Park Primary School, Knutsford High school and Six Form. In 2005, after finishing University and spending a few years living in Manchester, Robin moved back to Knutsford.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, however after leaving University retrained and now works as an IT consultant at SCC. Robin is involved in the wider Knutsford community and plays an active role in in the Netherward Community Group, he is also a keen cyclist. Currently Vice-Chair of the board of governors Robin also sits on the finance committee and has a place on the project board for the Kingfield Project. Robin has two children who both hugely enjoy attending Egerton. Robin was particularly interested in being a governor at Egerton as he has a broad understanding of the Knutsford community and Egerton’s place within that community. He also felt that being able to share his experience, of working with a broad range of organisations across the UK and Europe, could be of benefit to the governing board.

Liz Elliott

My husband and I moved to Knutsford over 10 years ago from Manchester where I had studied and graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University for my degree in Biomedical Sciences followed by my MPhil in Biomolecular Science at UMIST. Having grown up in Cheshire it was nice to move back to an area I love. My son Lucas is currently in Year 4 at Egerton and my daughter Evie attends the Pre-school and will hopefully start in reception at Egerton this September.

I am a Clinical Cytogeneticist at The Christie Hospital in Manchester and provide a specialist regional genetic testing service to aid the diagnosis of leukaemia and other tumours. I know the importance of Clinical Governance within the NHS and I am the training officer within our department and also organise staff competency assessments.

I became a governor at Egerton in 2017, joining the Teaching, Learning and Community Committee and I have recently become the SEN Governor. I feel very strongly that every child should have a happy and memorable time at school.

Outside of work and school life I love spending time with my family including our dog Molly. We frequently visit Cumbria and enjoy walking (mostly in the wind & rain!) and when I have time you will often find me with a pair of knitting needles and wool.

 

   

Contact the School

Egerton Primary School

Alison Hooper - Headteacher
Bexton Road
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 0EE

Tel: 01625 383257
admin@egerton.cheshire.sch.uk