• Mr Paul Jenkins

    Chair of Governors and Community

My name is Paul Jenkins. I am 63 years old. Married with one daughter and I live in Parkgate, Neston.

 I was involved in education for 36 years. Seventeen years as a headteacher and five in educational advisory work. I did a variety of support, from working with schools on a daily basis supporting the senior management team and, at times, taking over schools to develop action plans and work with HMI to bring about positive changes, I have provided financial training for headteachers and governors as the financial representatives for Cheshire Local Authority.

 Since retiring I have been Chairman of Neston County Cricket Development Group. We have successfully built a two story extension which has enabled the club to increase income streams which is allowing us to develop the sports sections and bring sustainability to the club. This involved applying for a variety of grants, working with a number of sporting agencies, including local government and developing a business plan.

 I am a member of the Northern Lights Charity. We fund raise for seriously ill children and we take them to Lapland for an experience of a lifetime.

 For the last five years I have been a governor/chair of governors at Wolverham Primary School Ellesmere Port. This school is in a socially deprived area with numerous challenges to both the school and community but in a recent OFSTED the school was graded as outstanding. 

 During the five years leading up to OFSTED we as governors put together an action plan to develop our knowledge and skills to enable us to challenge the Senior Management Team, to facilitate them to maximise the potential of all staff and children and to be confident in promoting the school with OFSTED. This is ongoing.

 I enjoy trying to keep fit, traveling and watching sport.


Paul Jenkins

Co- opted governor

Elected by Gov Body

Sept 2017 to August 2021

Chair of Personnel Group and member of Curriculum Group Vice Chair of Governors ( Chair Elect )

 I am Chair of Governors at Wolverham Primary School Ellesmere Port


Committee Matrix: Pay and Personnel, Performance Management, Curriculum and Safeguarding.

  • Mrs Wendy Taylor

    LEA Governor

I volunteered to become a governor of Town Lane Infant School when asked by my Local Political Party.
Town Lane Infant School was my first school at the age of five and the opportunity to return as a governor was an opportunity to see how far the school has expanded not only in size but in every aspect of education.
I feel it is an honour to serve as a governor, I want to represent the community views and opinions linked to education in the area and I want to support the school management team to continuously improve the children’s access to a good education.
I am passionate about building community and seeing children and young people discover their full potential, to become active and positive contributors to society.
Mrs Taylor

LEA Governor

Term expires 06.02.2018

Performance Management and Curriculum.


Committee Matrix: Performance Management and Curriculum.
  • Mr Neil Diamond

    Parent Governor

I became a Parent Governor at the school in September 2017.

 I’m a married dad of two children – my eldest daughter attended the school from 2012 to 2016, and my youngest daughter began Foundation 2 in 2017.


I am currently a Solicitor at a public authority, and the main part of my role involves conducting litigation on behalf of the authority in courts all across England & Wales.  I also sit as a legal advisor on the authority’s Complex Case Review Panel.  Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, I spent 7 years working as a criminal investigator.

  • Jo Jury

    Parent Governor

My name is Jo, I was elected Parent Governor in July 2017. I am mum to my daughter who is at Town Lane, and I have a son who will (hopefully!) be going to Town Lane in a few years. 


I have been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist in a learning disability service for 3 years. I take a positive approach to wellbeing, and believe that compassion and empathy are the most important tools that I have in my possession. 


Outside of work I love spending time with my partner and my children. We have just joined the National Trust and we love making up a picnic and taking ourselves off for a day out somewhere. Before I had my son I was a member of Katumba - a Liverpool samba drumming group who you might have seen parading round the streets or at festivals making lots of noise. I hope to rejoin them once my son is a little less reliant on me! 

  • Mrs Julie Murphy

    Head Teacher

Committee Matrix: Nursery and Nursery Admissions, Curriculum, Health and Safety and Buildings and Finance.
  • Mrs Price

    Staff Governor

I have worked at Town Lane Infant School since 2006 and currently teach in Foundation 2- Early Years Lead. For the last three years I have been part of the Leadership Team, with responsibility for Early Years. As a teacher governor, I feel that I can give good insight into the day-to-day life at the school and also be involved in shaping the future of Town Lane. I want the children at our school to achieve the best they possibly can and leave us well prepared for the next stage of their education, with lasting, happy memories of the years spent with us.

Sarah Price
Staff/Teacher Governor
Appointed by Town Lane
Member since 2016: Term expires 05.2018  
Curriculum committee
Finance committee.
Committee Matrix: Curriculum and Finance.
  • Mrs Clare Brereton

    Parent Governor

I have recently become a Parent Governor and I am enjoying my new role within Town Lane Infant School. I had worked over 13 years at a long established Accountancy firm preparing accounts and then taking on the role of Book-keeping and Payroll manager for numerous years.


I have always lived locally and am a married mum of three children. I have taken a career break to look after my young family of which my 9 and 5 year old children have loved their years attending Town Lane Infant School.


Claire  Brereton

Parent Governor of  Town Lane Infant School

Term of Office 01.04.2014 to 01.04.2018

Committee Matrix: Finance Committee and the Pay and Personnel Committee

  • Mrs Catherine Daulby

    Parent Governor

My name is Catherine Daulby, I am starting my second 4 year term as a co opted governor but I began my time on the governing body four years ago as a parent governor. I am also a governor at Higher Bebington Junior School.


 I live locally in Higher Bebington with my son who is in year 6 at Higher Bebington Junior school where I am also the School Secretary.


Catherine Daulby

 Co opted Governor

Term expires 07.11.2019

Pay & Personnel committee

Curriculum committee

Also a co opted governor at Higher Bebington Junior School.

Committee Matrix: Pay and Personnel and Curriculum.


  • Mrs Jennifer Williams

    Parent Governor

I became a Parent Governor for Town Lane Infant School in October 2014.  I have a vested interest in the success of the school as both my children have been educated here.

I am a working mum and am employed as a Senior Probation Officer in the National Probation Service, managing an offender management unit in Wirral. I have a keen focus on learning, community justice and safeguarding children.


Jennifer Williams
Parent Governor
Term expires 18.10.2018.
Lead Governor for the following areas:
- Prevent
- Safeguarding
- Forest School
- Personal, Social and Health (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural, Religious Education and Promotion of Fundamental British Values)
No other personal relationships with any other governor or staff member.


Committee Matrix: Pay and Personnel and Safeguarding.

  • Mrs Large

    Associate Governor

Kate Large : Associate Member as Deputy Headteacher

  •  Appointed by -Town Lane Infant School
  • Term of office-N/A
  • Committee served on-As requested by the school
  • Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair or vice chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body-N/A
  • Voting rights on any committees they serve on (associate members)- No voting rights
  • Mrs Macaskill

    Associate Governor

Sarah Macaskill : Associate Member as Assistant Headteacher

  •  Appointed by -Town Lane Infant School
  • Term of office-N/A
  • Committee served on-As requested by the school
  • Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair or vice chair of the governing body or a committee of the governing body-N/A
  • Voting rights on any committees they serve on (associate members)- No voting rights
  • Mrs Noorina Ramdhay

    Stepped down

"I am a full-time working mum of 2 lovely young daughters. I am passionate about the education of our future generation and enjoy volunteering my time to help the school as a Governor.

I have a solid finance background and work in Wealth Banking, skills which I use to support the school. My objective is to help the school attain sustainability for the coming years by overseeing its finance strategy."

Mrs Ramdhay
Community Governor of  Town Lane Infant School
Term expires 01.09.2017 Stepped down
I am on the Pay and Personnel, Pupil Discipline, Finance and Capability and Staff Discipline/Dismissal.


Committee Matrix: Pay and Personnel, Pupil Discipline, Finance and Capability and Staff Discipline/Dismissal.

  • Mr Dave Pryce

    Stepped Down

I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2009. Currently a Co-opted Governor and Chair of the Finance Committee. I have 3 children, all who attended Town Lane Infant School.


 I have 30 years plus experience in Banking, working for NatWest, RBS and The Co-operative Bank. I have experience in Commercial, Private and Retail Banking undertaking a wide variety of roles including Relationship Management, Resourcing (recruitment and performance management), Internal/External Fraud, but more recently specialising in Operational, Regulatory and Financial  Risk. I currently work for The Co-operative Bank in Manchester.


Outside work I am a busy parent with 3 school age children. I enjoy watching my children play sport, kayaking/cycling with the family and watching Liverpool FC when I get a chance

David Pryce

 Parent Governor

Term of office expires 28.09.2017 

 Serve on Financial Committee

 Chair of Finance Committe

 Have voting rights on Finance Committe and Full Governors Meeting

 Have no Business Interests to declare

 Have no relationship with any member of staff (nor does my wife or member of my family)

Committee Matrix: Nursery and Nursery Admissions, Complaints, Finance and Capability and Staff Discipline/Dismissal