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Meet the Governors



Helen Harrison - Staff governor, Headteacher – attends all committees



Chair of Governors - attends all committees Vice Chair- Chair of Curriculum and pupil progress committee Jo Graham- Finance Committee - Parent Governor

I have two children, one who previously attended Mossley Primary School and one who has just begun her Mossley journey in Reception. 

 Having spent my career working in children’s mental health services, working directly with young people and as part of senior leadership teams, I am dedicated to ensuring the very best outcomes for children, and supporting those that create the enriching environment in which they learn.   

 I am looking forward to working with Mossley as we commit to continually raising standards and helping the children get the very best from their primary school experience. 


Sharon Hennam-Dale - Parent Governor Community governor, 

I am a Parent Governor with 1 child who previously attended Mossley Primary School.

I have been in education for over 25 years, including twelve in senior leadership, starting as a primary teacher and progressing to Primary Headship. I have worked in a wide range of schools, including those in challenging circumstances and those that are outstanding. After leaving my headship in 2012, I work as a leadership coach and facilitator, leading training for colleagues at all levels of school leadership. I have extensive experience of working in quality assurance, working with Ofsted and as a national moderator and accredited assessor for the NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML programmes. I also work with Cambridge Assessment as an International Trainer, working with school leaders and teachers in Africa, Malaysia and Pakistan. The reason I wanted to be a governor at Mossley, was because I am passionate about education and our school. As a governor, I seek to be a critical friend to the school to help Mossley move towards an outstanding Ofsted. I also want to ensure that we continue to work closely with parents and the school community to provide the best possible start in life for our learners.

I welcome feedback about how the governing body can improve and I can be contacted via the school office if you have any suggestions or email office@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

Dorothy Dentith – Church Foundation Governor, Resources Committee

I have been appointed as a Foundation Governor at Mossley School by the Parochial Church Council. I have lived in Congleton for thirty years with my husband Paul. Our daughter and son both attended Mossley School but are now adults living in Lancashire and Barcelona.
I am retired now after a career in teaching and education, and spend my time gardening, volunteering at The Chappell Centre here in Mossley, running a local Guide Unit and being a member of various guiding committees at county and national level.


Ian Enticott- Curriculum and pupil progress committee




Ben Heades - Staff Governor, deputy head - Curriculum and pupil progress committee







Keith Smith - Community governor, Vice Chair

In previous years I have acted as Chair of the SLMF committee and Vice Chair of the main governing body, I have been involved with the school for over 16 years as a parent of three children and 12 years as a governor. My personal experience extends across a wide range of business where I have held senior Finance and IT positions. In the past few weeks, I have started my own company working with small businesses to help them develop and secure growth.
Our youngest daughter has moved on to Eaton Bank where I am also a school governor.




Alex Johnson - Staff Governor - Resources Committee


Shelley Knott- Chair of Curriculum and pupil progress committee - Parent Governor

I am a new parent governor at Mossley School.  Currently, I have 1 child in Year One and one joining in Reception in September 2019. 

Having taught as an English specialist at Eaton Bank Academy, over the last 17 years, I am firmly committed to the education of young people, raising standards of education and developing a lifelong love of learning in the stakeholders of all members of the school community.

I am looking forward to working to pushing Mossley towards its goal of being not just an OFSTED rated "Outstanding" school, but also a thriving hub of excellence where our children look forward to attending every school day.

Adrian Swindells- Chair of Resources committee- Foundation Governor

I am a recently retired company director and co founder of my own successful company which I have been running for the last twenty six years and was recently acquired by a large Swedish company.Married with three grown up children and one grandchild currently at the school and one who was at the school but who is now at Eaton Bank. Practising Christian and appointed to the role by The Diocese of Chester. Trustee of a local charity and have been raising funds for various charities over many years.To give something back locally is my desire and I wish to help develop children a little entrepreneurship in their early years.I hope to be able to bring my business skills to this all ready well run school and contribute in a positive way to the governing body.



Mike Winstanley- Curriculum and pupil progress committee - Parent Governor

I joined the Mossley Governors in Spring 2024 as a parent Governor having got to know a number of the staff over the last few years. I have been particularly impressed with the hard work and dedication of all the staff at Mossley putting the children at the centre of everything they do in a happy and positive environment.

I have two children at the school, a daughter in year five and a son in year two, both attend very happily and have received positive support when needed.
I don’t come from an educational background as I work in the aviation industry but am keen on asking questions and finding solutions to problems.
I am looking forward to having the opportunity to listen when needed, provide support and give something back to what is a fantastic school. 




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