Governor Profiles

All governors have a shared responsibility and work as a team, but at the same time actively draw on each other's expertise, skills and knowledge.


Head Teacher: John Frankland

Parent Governors: Jo Barnett and Victoria Hargreaves

Local Authority Governor: Cllr Patrick Redstone

Staff Governor: Julie Wiskow

Co-opted Governors:  Mark Harris (Chair of Governors), Lisa Asprey and Tara Sanchez (Vice Chairs), Phil Barnish, Carl Ross and Dr. Paul Nevitt 

Associate Governors:  Alistair Scott and Michelle Moss

Mark Harris - Chair of Governors

Additional responsibilities: Maths Governor and Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel 

I am honoured to be the Chair of Governors, enabling me to be part of the Rode Heath School community and use my knowledge and experience of the education sector to further develop and enhance the pupil experience and outcomes of this fantastic school.

I have 3 passions. Firstly, to ensure my family are confident, happy and safe – with the opportunity to pursue whatever they want (Maisie in Year 4 and Isabelle has moved up to Alsager High School).

Secondly – education is my vocation, with the passion to transform lives for the better, currently holding a senior role leading on the curriculum and quality in Higher Education at UCEN Manchester (part of Manchester College). And finally, the third passion is football as a lifelong supporter of Stoke City! 



Dr. Paul Nevitt - Parent Governor 

Additional responsibilities: Science Governor

I am dad to Martha in Year 3 and I joined the governing board in November 2018 as a parent governor.  I really wanted to support the school and hope to contribute as best I can to its continued success. 

I’ve spent my whole career within scientific research and development, currently working as Technical Director within the UK National Nuclear Laboratory. As you’d expect I am a little bit passionate about STEM! Outside of work I get out on my bike as much as I can, try to go skiing each year and love making the most of our National Trust membership



Lisa Asprey - Vie Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor

Additional responsibilities: Special Needs Governor and School Financial Value Standards

I have been a member of the Governing Board since 2015 and have enjoyed the role and the involvement in school life.

My son Benjamin had a very happy 7 years at Rode Heath and I am pleased to be able to work with the staff in an ex-parent capacity now that he's at high school.  I have worked in the school environment for a number of years and am currently a Bursar in a Staffordshire primary school.




Tara Sanchez - Vice Chair of Governors and Co-opted Governor

Additional responsibilities: Pupil Premium and Governor Training 

I have been supporting the board of governors of Rode Heath School as their clerk for the last 3 years. When leaving to join another primary school I was delighted to be given the opportunity to continue to support as a co-opted governor. I live locally and have three children who have now left primary school.

I hope to be able to contribute to the diverse knowledge of the already strong and committed board at Rode Heath, and look forward to getting to know the school better and working towards furthering the opportunities for success for the children.    



Carl Ross - Co-opted Governor

Additional responsibilities: Website (Compliance), Health and Safety

After studying pharmacology at The University of Leeds, I decided to move away from a career in science and started working in hospitality management in my home city of Manchester. I moved to Rode Heath in 2014 when taking over as Licensee at The Broughton Arms, where I live with my wife Pam and two children; who both attend the school. Currently Dylan is in Year 4 and Ellie is in Year 2.

I have been a governor since 2020 and it's been great to join such a strong governing board at this fantastic school.






Councillor Patrick Redstone  - Local Authority Governor

Additional responsibilities: Head Teacher's Performance Management Panel

I joined the governing board in 2019 as a Local Authority Governor. I am a Ward Councillor for Odd Rode and find serving the local community very rewarding. Being a school governor for Rode Heath Primary School is a real privilege. I find the wonderful atmosphere at the school so uplifting and really appreciate being a part of it.



Never forgotten: Andrea Rutledge - Chair of Governors, 11/2015 to 25/05/2017 

"I just wanted to pass on my condolences to you, your staff and of course the family of your Chair of Governors; I was so sorry to hear of Andrea's passing.

It may not come as comfort at this difficult time, but the values and vision that she brought to the school alongside staff and other governors means that her inspiration has been felt by hundreds of pupils. This is a lasting influence that will guide these young people throughout their lives."

Mr. Stephen Bentham, Her Majesty's Inspector  



Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr John Frankland

Tel: 01270 314414


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