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Meet Our Governors

Steve Ellis - Principal

Kate Lee – Chair of Governors/Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 28/07/17 – 27/06/21

Declarations of Interest: Son a teacher at Grosvenor Park Academy, Chester and daughter-in law a student teacher on placement at Rivacre Valley Primary School, Ellesmere Port

Governance Areas of Responsibility: SEND Governor and Strategy and School Development Governor                                

I volunteered to become a governor after retiring as a Headteacher and wanting to give back to education, as well as to continue to use my skills and expertise, gathered over many years.

The school where I was Head was a two-form entry school with 440 children from reception to Year 6, plus a 100 on roll in the nursey, with 75 children attending, in different groups, each morning or afternoon. It also had a Hearing Support Base to educate up to ten deaf children who were fully integrated into the school. Over the years I undertook school improvement work in other schools and was an Inspector for Ofsted.

I now spend my time with my grandchildren, enjoy walking with friends, reading, go to Pilates and Yoga and am a member of the Rotary Club.

Muriel Breugelmans – Vice Chair of Governors/Parent Governor

Term of office: 19.04.17 – 18.04.21

Declarations of Interest: None

Governance Area of Responsibility – GDPR/Data Protection Governor

My name is Muriel Breugelmans and I joined as Parent governor in April 2017. This is my first governor post and I took the opportunity to support the great work of the school.

I have 2 children. I was born in Belgium but have happily settled in the UK 17 years ago. I moved with the family to Chester 8 years ago.

My career background is in marketing and I worked for Nestlé, Lactalis, Müller. I’m currently the Marketing Director for Fox’s Biscuits.

Andrew Vaughan – Parent Governor

Term of Office: 12.02.20 – 11.02.24

Declarations of Interest: None

Governance Areas of Responsibility – Pupil Premium and Looked After Children Governor

As a parent of a child within the school I am keen to help maintain a rich and creative environment for all children at Boughton Heath to learn and succeed.  

I have twenty years of experience within the formal education sector as an artist, teacher, creative facilitator, educationalist and manager. Currently I am employed as Learning Manager at the Whitworth, University of Manchester. I care deeply about how arts and culture can support lifelong literacy and how creativity can be used as a tool to inform learning across all curriculum areas.

In my role as governor, I aim to bring critique, ideas and a creative mind-set to problem solving.

Dr Alex Forsey – Parent Governor

Term of Office: 15.12.17 – 14.12.21

Declarations of Interest: Employed by the Open University, Wife employed at Christleton High School

Governance Areas of Responsibility: Health and Safety Governor

I have been a parent governor since 2017 and now have two children who attend Boughton Heath Academy.  My day job is as a lecturer in mechanical engineering at The Open University and I find my experience through my work in laboratory safety useful for my link governor role of health and safety. I wanted to become a governor because I wanted to take an active role in supporting the school and so I hoped my skills with data would be useful to the board. Outside of parenting, academia and being a governor at Boughton Heath I am a keen cyclist and bass trombonist. 

Helen Patterson – Parent Governor

Term of Office: 03.05.17 – 02.05.21

Declarations of Interest: None

Governance Areas of Responsibility – Safeguarding Governor


Steve Ogilby - Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 13.09.2017 - 12.09.2021

Governance Areas of Responsibility - Finance Governor

Declarations of Interest: TBC


Jonathan Lenton – Staff Governor

Term of Office: 16.01.19 – 15.01.23


Katrina Barlow – Staff Governor

Term of Office – 16.01.19 – 15.01.23



Governors who have left in the previous 12 months: Elyn Jane Rigby - no declared interests






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