Governors Information

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Claire Norburn (Shadow Chair of Governors)

Appointed 28/11/2019

Term of Office Start Date: 28-11-2019

Term of Office End Date: 27-11-2023

Appointed by: Parent election

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I’ve been a Parent Governor at The Quinta for four years. Along with my daughter and son who both attend the school, I have seven nieces and nephews here too, so a vested interest in helping The Quinta be the best it can be. Seeing my children, family and their friends benefit from their time at the school, I wanted to find a way to contribute and give something back. My career background is HR in the private sector, supporting leaders to get the best out of themselves and their teams, and more recently running my own business as a Leadership & Career Coach. I work closely with the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and Chair of Governors to help make the school great, not only for our children but also for staff who work so hard to set our children up for success. I am also the Link Governor for PHSCE and Computing. As a busy, working mum, the concept of leisure time is the stuff of fairytales for me, but when I do get the chance, I enjoy catching up with friends and family and walking our two dogs.

Dean Roberts (Chair of Governors)

Appoointed: 22/11/2017

Term of Office Start Date:22-11-2021

Term of Office End Date: 21-11-2025

Appointed by: FGB

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Steve Foster (Vice Chair of Governors)

Appointed: 22/11/2017

Term of Office Start Date:22-11-2021

Term of Office End Date:21-11-2025

Appointed by: FGB

Steve Foster.jfif Hello parents. My name is Steve Foster seen in the photograph with my best friend Marley. I'm a retired biochemist and spent my career working in drug research and development in the pharmaceuticals industry. I have over 30 years' experience as a school governor in the primary sector including 8 years at the Quinta. I am currently Deputy Chair of Governors and chair the Leadership and Management Finance, Buildings and Personnel Committee. I am fully committed to supporting education through school governance because I feel it's important to give something back. My leisure time is spent with my family, watching sport, hill walking and cycling.

Andrew Brown (Co-Opted)

Appointed: 16/11/2017

Term of Office Start Date: 16-11-2021

Term of Office End Date: 15-11-2025

Appointed by : FGB

Andrew Brown.png Hello there, I’m Andrew Brown. I’ve been a co-opted Governor with The Quinta since 2017, previously having 8 years as a Governor at another school in Congleton.  I currently work in Financial Services specialising as an IT and Change professional. I have a wonderful wife, and 2 children, with 1 child currently attending the school and in my spare time enjoy working with young people to become the best they can, as Scout Leader at Dane Valley Scouts, with Congleton Town FC as a grassroots coach, and as producer/director of the local Scout and Guide Gang show. I am passionate about the development of young people as they are our future. In my role as chair the Strategy Committee and support the Leadership and Management Finance, Buildings and Personnel Committee,  I act as a critical friend to the school senior leadership team supporting with them to run the School and Trust.  Being a Governor is really rewarding and you are well supported to allow you to understand what you need to undertake the role. I have certainly gained further skills, developed my leadership and confidence as a result. 

Richard Jackson (Member , Trustee)

Appointed: 16/11/2017

Term of Office Start Date:16-11-2021

Term of Office End Date: 15-11-2025

Appointed by:FGB

Richard Jackson.jfif Although I have been retired over four years now,I have a strong connection to The Quinta, having taught here for thirty-four years, and in that time I have seen a huge amount of changes at the school. My particular subject link is sports and PE. Having taught the subject myself, it is great to see the success and enthusiasm the school has in a wide variety of sports, and the recent achievements in football and hockey. I used to teach the school swimming programme and was most impressed with the temporary pool over the summer term.It is also pleasing to see the continuing strong links the school has with Astbury Mere, an incredible facility to have on the doorstep. It is amazing to see the huge variety of sports offered to pupils both in school and as extra curricular activities, thanks to Mrs Cope and the staff and parents who support her .

Jayne Winstanley (Parent Governor)

Appointed: 9/3/2022

Term of Office Start Date:9-3-2022

Term of Office End Date: 8-3-2026

Appointed by: Parent election


I recently became a parent governor in the last few months as I wanted to support this amazing school achieve greatness.

I have four children, 2 in reception and 2 in preschool.  Yes I know two sets of twins!  What were we thinking. They are double the fun and chaos all at once.  

I moved to Congleton in 2013, and have had a great experience living here so far.

I have always worked in hospitality since leaving Sheffield University, I have worked overseas in America and over the last 12 years been busy planning and managing corporate events globally.

Amy Parrish (Co-Opted)

Appointed: 25/3/2021

Term of Office Start Date:25-03-2021

Term of Office End Date: 24-03-2025


I have been a governor at the Quinta since the Summer Term 2021. I am a co-opted governor but I am also a Quinta parent. My daughter entered Year 4 in September 2023 and my twin boys joined Year 1.  

I qualified as a solicitor over 15 years ago and came to join the governing board as the school advertised for governors with legal skills. It was not something I had considered previously but I really liked the idea of supporting the school that my children attended.

In my working life, I act for the public bodies and private sector companies including police forces, healthcare bodies and private prison providers in inquests, judicial reviews and litigation.

I am really enjoying being a governor and having the opportunity to make a difference in the education of not just my children, but the school as a whole.

I have been truly impressed by the level of dedication and hard work from all the staff to deliver an outstanding education as well as a positive physical and emotional environment for the children.

Andrew Kelly (Co-Opted)

Appointed 16/3/2023

Term of Office Start Date:16-03-2023

Term of Office End Date: 15-03-2027

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Hi everyone. I’m one of the newest members of the school governors, joining recently as a co-opted governor. I have 3 daughters at the school and many other children of close friends, so I feel a real vested interest in The Quinta & its continued evolution & success! 

I wanted to find a way to contribute and give something back using my skills from 20 years leading operations & global projects, most recently in the pharmaceutical industry.

In my role as governor I will focus on providing support & my experiences to the Leadership and Management of the Quinta, with particular attention to Finance, Risk & the future Strategy of the trust

I try to balance acting as a critical friend to the school & its senior leadership team - whilst also supporting the needs of the parents & children.

Alongside my role as a governor I also run Congleton Town FC’s girl team, for some of our Quinta girls – achieving great success & increasing popularity in the first season as a grassroots coach

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