Governor biographies

Kira Fayle - Chair of Governors

I read Greats at Oxford, but care for my four sons has been my main motivation in life, a 25 year school run!

I have worked in Crown Court and had my own shop; I worked with Miss Coote on the creation of the Norley Giant, and offfer my practical skills for costuming school plays, from Peter Pan to Amadeus.

As a parent governor I saw Norley and Kingsley St John's trial federation, preserving the true spirit of the schools through changes of staff structure and stress.

As Chair I aim to deliver a village school that is the perfect stable foundation for a child's individual journey into the world: sparking their enthusiasm, tackling personal challenges, and nurturing talents: a wellspring of security.


Steve Baker - Foundation Governor

I am currently the headteacher of a successful maintained special school for boys aged 11 to 16 who experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  I have also been working as an Ofsted inspector for the past two years, deliver leadership training to schools across the North of England and am a judge for the Pearson Teaching Awards.  Kingsley St John’s is an excellent school and I hope to be able to support the headteacher’s vision to build on its recent successes and develop it further.

Pete Rugen

Officially titled the Rev’d Peter Rugen, he is mostly known as ‘Vicar Pete’. He has been a Vicar for 15 years and has spent the last six in Norley, Crowton and Kingsley (NCK). Previous to this, he was a teacher and so is interested in seeing children reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives. He is also keen on making sure that a relevant and living faith in Jesus Christ plays an important part in our school and community.

Hilary Merrington

Curate Hilary  was ordained in 2014.  She was previously a teacher of SEN pupils at a special school in Halton.  Hilary serves on the panel for Headteacher's performance management and the children, community and marketing committee.

Lisa Easton

Lisa is a parent governor with 1 child at KSJ and one recently moved on to high school.  She is an assistant headteacher, with a responsibility for safeguarding.  Lisa loves being outdoors and visiting her caravan in North Wales.  Lisa is our governor designated for safeguarding and pupil premium.

Anita Evans

My son attended KSJ, where I have been a governor since 2006. I was initially a parent governor and now I am a foundation governor. I have been actively involved in a wide range of issues and I’m currently Chair of the premises committee and a member of the personnel committee.

I work for the Civil Service and I have a particular interest in raising awareness of disability issues within the North West.

My hobbies and interests include singing; playing the piano; reading and pilates.

Shirley Hurst

Shirley leads the finance committee and has a thorough understanding of our school budget and financial systems.

Julia Pryor

Julia is a foundation governor and also a parent of a pupil at the school.  Her work for the police ensures she has key skills to support the safeguarding systems in school.

Neal Greenhalgh

Neal takes on the responsibility of health and safety governor and contributes enormously in this role.  

James Tierney

James is a parent governor and chief executive of a family business.  He works hard travelling up and down the country.  James loves data and enjoys curriculum committee meetings interrogating school data.


Jenny Butler stepped down as a foundation governor in the Summer meeting 2015.

As a result, Anita Evans moved over to a foundation governor, making a place available for a parent governor.

There had been a long term vacancy for a local authority governor since January 2015.  Parent Governor Neal Greenhalgh moved over to take this position allowing a second parent governor position.

James Tierney and Lisa Easton were elected as parent governors in Spring 2016.

Pam Owen

Pam is our newest  foundation governor, welcomed in the summer term full governor's meeting 2017.  She has already proven to be a loyal and enthusiastic school governor having a very positive impact in such a short time.

Claire Harrison

Claire is a parent governor, appointed in October 2017.  She has 3 sons, all of whom have worked their way through the school.  Her youngest son is currently in Year 4.



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