School Governor Profiles

Lis Oats- Chair of Governors

I have been a member of the Governing Board since May 2015 and I was elected Chair in June 2017. I am lead governor for Special Educational Needs (SEN). I am a member of the Resources, Performance and Pupil Welfare and Community Engagement sub committees. I have three daughters at Tattenhall Park Primary School and I believe that the School are providing them with a challenging and creative environment for their “roots to grow; wings to fly”.

From 1999 until 2014, I worked for the National Probation Service. My managerial positions required me to have knowledge of legislation, safeguarding and child protection procedures. I worked in a number of settings, including Magistrates and Crown Court, Approved Premises and custodial institutions. I chaired Domestic Abuse MARACs and MAPPA meetings in order to assess and manage the risks of high risk offenders in the community.  I have worked with the Youth Offending Service and educational providers to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of young offenders.

From 2011-2012, I was Chair of Tattenhall Park Pre-School and After School Club which involved financial planning, liaison with the head teacher and OFSTED.

From 2014-2015, I worked as a Teaching Assistant in nursery/EYFS and as a Mid-Day Assistant at Tattenhall Park Primary School. I have completed a Level 3/Diploma in (STALS) Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. I currently work at a local primary school as a Teaching Assistant in a reception class. My interests and training include speech and language, Makaton, Autism and emotional literacy.

Leanne Wheeler - Co-opted Governor and Vice Chair of Governors.

I have lived in Tattenhall for almost a decade. I am married and my two children attend Tattenhall Park Primary School. I qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and I am a Partner in a niche firm of commercial litigation and media lawyers based in Chester. I am also a trustee of a local charity dedicated to helping homeless families. I am committed to using my personal and professional experiences for the benefit our school and its pupils to ensure that they receive an excellent education.

It is very rewarding to belong to the Governing Body, responding to the responsibilities and challenges involved, and working in partnership with others to ensure that the pupils have a happy and secure environment in which to develop and achieve their potential.






Tim Whitehill

Co-opted Governor

I have lived in the Tattenhall area since 2001 with my wife and two children, both of whom attended Tattenhall Park Primary from their pre-school years all the way through to year 6.

With a background in civil engineering and business, I own and manage two companies based in Chester, FCE Projects Ltd and Project Five Consulting Ltd, and I hold the honorary position of Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Science in Malaysia. I am also a member of the Institute of Directors.

With many other personal and social links to the village I am fully committed to working alongside my colleagues on the Governing Board in ensuring that a happy and successful educational environment is provided for all.


Our Aims

For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

Tattenhall Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

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