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Local Board Details

Mill View Primary School is part of the Cheshire Academies Trust and governance of the academy is split between those matters decided at Board Level, and those matters delegated to the Local Committee. The Local Committee is made up of community representatives, parents and school staff. For further information on governance of Cheshire Academies Trust, please see their website - http://www.cheshireacademiestrust.co.uk

The Local Governing Body is constitute in accordance with the requirements of Cheshire Academies Trust set out by Cheshire Academies Trust which shall include:


Up to 2 staff governors

At least 2 and up to 4 parent governors

Up to 8 co-opted governors

 The Governing Body at Mill View consists of 11 governors:


Kate Doyle - Principal

Declaration of Interest: Family member employed by the school


Stephen Webb - Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors

Declaration of Interest: Family member employed by the school, Education Leadership Consultant

Term of Office: 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2023

I joined the Local Governing Body at Millview Primary School in May 2019 and was elected to the role of Chair in September 2019, a role I have held since that date.

I bring to the role of governor over 40 years of experience as a professional educator. I was a teacher in Primary education and subsequently held the role of Head Teacher of a 3-form entry Primary school. Since leaving that post, I have worked as a coach and trainer in educational leadership for national and local bodies, as well as individual schools and Academy Trusts. This experience has allowed me to bring insight and understanding to the important strategic process of school governance. It has also enabled me to be both supportive of the school’s leaders as well as questioning and challenging of them. I believe that the LGB’s role is to be a proactive and accountable part of a leadership process that offers the children, families and community served by the school, the best educational offer possible. On a personal level, I am a parent and grandparent and therefore frequently reminded of the issues and priorities that families face in society today and in the future.


Hailey Kelso - Parent Governor, Finance Link Governor and Vice-Chair of Governors

Declaration of Interest: No Declared Interests

Term of Office: 07/06/2022 - 07/06/2026

I am delighted to be a Parent Governor at Mill View Primary School. I live in the local community and have a son at Mill View. I am a science graduate, with a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemical Dynamics. I have 16 years’ experience in Research & Development in the private sector, and currently lead Research Programmes for a Global FMCG company. I am passionate about creating and promoting opportunities for children of all ages and have spent many years involved in activities within Girlguiding and STEM groups. As a governor, I hope to use my skills, experience, and resources to contribute to our School and support our Staff in providing the best education and experiences for our children.


Laura Edwards, Co-opted Governor, Health and Safety Link Governor

Declaration of Interest: Governor at Bishops Blue Coat High School

Term of Office: 27/08/2018 - 26/08/2022

I joined the governing body at Mill View primary school in 2014 as a parent governor, when my eldest child was in Reception class. Since then, I have been the Health and Safety link governor and have held the position of Vice Chair for a number of years. When my term as a parent governor ended, I was invited to remain a member of the governing body as a co-opted governor. 

In my career as an academic scientist, I gained analytical skills and health and safety experience which I enjoy applying to support the school and its community.


Anuska Dostolova - Parent Governor and Pupil Premium and Looked After Children Link Governor

Declaration of Interest: Teacher at the Grange School

Term of Office: 23/05/2019 - 22/05/2022

My name is Anuška Dostálová and I am delighted to contribute to the community as a Parent Governor for Mill View Primary. I am a mother and a secondary school teacher with over 20 years’ experience in education both in the UK and overseas. I hope to use my experience as an adopter to provide insight and support in my role as link governor for Pupil Premium and Looked After Children. I am committed to the wellbeing and learning of all young people and to supporting the school in providing the best possible opportunities for them. So much strategic planning and hard work goes into providing a high quality, healthy and balanced educational experience for our children and I see the role of the Local Governing Body as supporting the school leadership in this.


James Brown, Co-opted Governor and GDPR Link Governor

Declaration of Interest: Governor and Trustee at Abbeygate College

Term of Office: 19/06/2019 - 18/06/2023

I have been a co-opted governor at Mill View Primary since July 2019, and I am the responsible officer for data protection. I come from a family of teachers although I chose to follow a different career path. I am a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers working in Health and Safety IT consultancy. I have a master’s in business administration, and I am studying to be an executive coach. I am also a governor at Abbeygate College which my son attends. My daughter attends the Firs School. Some of the older children may remember my coding lessons from 2019/20 where they used computers to create their own dance routines.


Jane Beston, Parent Governor, Safeguarding Link Governor and Equality and Diversity Link Governor

Declaration of Interest: No Declared Interests

Term of Office: 07/06/2022 - 07/06/2026

I joined the Local Governing Body at Millview Primary School in September 2019. I do not have a background in education or teaching. I bring 20 years' professional experience in the field of mental health, leadership and organisational change. I have worked across local, national and global organisations and in private, public and third sector organisations. 

The school is an important part of the local community and as a parent, I am naturally keen that the school provides the best educational offer, is welcoming and inclusive, and supports the children with a wide variety of skills for their future. 


Louise Thomas

Declaration of Interest: Works in the North Wales education system

Term of Office: 08/03/2022 - 07/03/2026


Ali Gibbons - Staff Governor

Declaration of Interest: No Declared Interests

Term of Office: 06/07/2020 - 05/07/2024


Harry Morris - Staff Governor

Declaration of Interest: TBC

Term of Office: 07/06/2022 - 07/06/2026



Governors Who Have Left in the Previous 12 Months

Denise Noble, Co-opted Governor and SEND Link Governor

Declaration of Interest: Specialist Teacher employed by CWAC. Previously worked at Mill View.  Husband employed by CWAC

Term of Office: 04/06/19 - 08/07/2022


As the Local Governing Body, we have an important role to play in both challenging and supporting the leadership team on key aspects of the school’s strategy, always with a strategic lens on governance and the safe but dynamic leadership of the school.

Once a vacancy arises, governors are elected or appointed onto the local committee and perform their role on a voluntary basis.

The focus of the local committee is:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
    • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
    • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure it's money is well spent; 
    • Ensuring the financial performance of the organisation and making sure it's money is well spent; 
    • Ensuring that other key players with a stake in the organisation get their voices heard.

We do this by getting to know the school and the wider educational context, reading meeting paperwork and attending meetings where we ask questions to ensure that the best possible decisions are made for the benefit of the children in the school, attending training and development events to improve our skills and knowledge and adhering to the trust’s code of conduct. 

The Governing Body meets 9 times per year.


Meeting Date:

Tuesday 14th September 2021

Tuesday 12th October 2021

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Tuesday 18th January 2022

Tuesday 8th February 2022

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Tuesday 10th May 2022

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Tuesday 12th July 2022


Becoming a Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.  It is an immensely rewarding role that allows you to be involved in raising standards within school. 

In addition to being over 18 years of age, governors need a strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children, the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn.  They need good inter-personal skills, appropriate levels of literacy in English, and sufficient numeracy skills to understand basic data.  

Parent governors are elected by parents of children attending school at the date of election, co-opted governors are appointed by the local committee and staff governors are elected by staff members of the school. 

You can find out more about the role of a governor on the National Governance Assocation website


We are required by law to publish information on anyone who has been a Mill View Primary School governor in last 12 months. 

There have been no governors who have resigned in the previous 12 months.

  • Contact the Mill View governors

If you have any ideas or comments for the governors in relation to the strategy or vision of the school, please do get in touch with us at stephen.webb@millview.cheshire.sch.uk.

School governors have a strategic role and do not deal with the day to day running of the school. Any questions of this nature should always be directed to school staff in the first instance. 

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