Information about our Governors

Laurence Glew

I am privileged to be a Governor at Bretherton Primary appointed in 2012 when my eldest child started Y2. I currently have three children in school and continue to enjoy my relationships with staff, parents and other governors.

Since taking on this role I have been a member of the Curriculum & Standards Committee looking at all aspects of educational standards; ensuring the school has the best resources available and is using them to maximum effect.

I have recently taken up additional responsibilities looking more in depth at school data, Maths as a subject – a particular interest of mine, and something receiving much needed focus by all authorities – Online Safety.

Our role as Governors is to represent the expectations of all stakeholders – local authorities, you the parents, but overall the children themselves. Every child deserves the best education we can offer.


Gwyneth Lloyd
I have been a Foundation Governor since 2010. I am the nominated governor for SEND and a member of the Curriculum and Standards, Staff Appeals and Appraisal/Pay committees. I am also a Trustee Of Bretherton Endowed School who are also known as foeffees. I am a retired teacher with experience of working in both primary and secondary schools and it is a privilege to be a part of this outstanding school which aims to educate the whole child to reach their full potential.


Anita Berry

I have been a governor since 2014. I have 2 children at school, currently in year 5 and 3.

I am a member of the Finance & Staffing committee and also the Class 1 Governor.

My background is in Finance, having worked in the Banking industry for 30 years.

It is a privilege to be a governor at our wonderful school where our focus is on giving the children the best possible start to their education, within a framework of strong Christian values. It is amazing to see how much the children develop academically, socially & spiritually in the Christian family environment that underpins all aspects of school life.


Stephen Townley

I am 42 years old, married with three children who all attend Bretherton school.

I have been a Trustee School Governor since 2013 and I am currently the lead Governor for Health, Safety and Premises.

I am a Chartered Project Manager and work for Network Rail Infrastructure Projects.

I feel privileged to be a Governor at Bretherton Endowed and I am committed to improving our already excellent school for future generations.


Pam Aspden
I am Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and a member of the Staffing and Finance Committee.  My two daughters both attended Bretherton Endowed, and I have maintained strong links with the School.  My career as a Manager in Higher Education Professional Services allows me to bring experience of staff management, resource planning and budget management to my  role as Governor.  I recently managed a Pre School Centre for three years as part of my role in Higher Education Student Support, and am therefore familiar with the management of Early Years provision, Ofsted inspection and Safeguarding.


Tommy Wilson

My family have several links with the school with my mother attending in 1904 to myself together with my much older 2 brothers and 3 sisters also attending. Both of my daughters and two granddaughters also attended the school. My oldest daughter was a school governor and I was a school manager from the mid 1960’s until 1976.

I became a school governor in 2005 until the present day. I am the Chair of Governors of the governing body and Chair of the Admissions committee. I am also on the committees for Finance/staffing, pay policy, pupil discipline, premises and health and safety. I am staff welfare officer and child protection governor.

I run an after school Kwik cricket club and help out in the school office on Friday afternoons.

It is a privilege to be part of our village school and long may it continue.


Asha Rafferty
Appointed by the Trustees as a governor in June 2016, I have two children at Bretherton Endowed school. I am a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee, the Admissions Committee and the Complaints Appeal Committee. As a sixth-form English teacher since 2000 and an examiner for five years, I have considerable experience in the field of learning and a good understanding of how the education system operates. I have absolute confidence in the  school’s ability to bring out the best in my own children and a total commitment to ensuring that all the children at Bretherton benefit from the wonderful experiences that this outstanding school has to offer.


Mrs Helen Fowler

 To be added


Rev. M Woods

I was appointed the Rector of Bretherton (also Croston and Mawdesley) in November 2015 and am delighted to be a governor at Bretherton School, I also serve as a governor on the other Church schools in our United Benefice including Bishop Rawstorne. I am a trustee of Bretherton Endowed School, also known as the foeffees.

I was ordained in 2001 and have served on several governing bodies since, in my last parish we also ran a Church preschool.

Prior to Ordination I worked in the Automotive industry for 25 years, for most of that time I was based at Leyland Technical Centre at Moss Side where I was involved in vehicle refinement.

It is a privilege to be part of such a well skilled and committed team at the school that serves our children and community so well.

Oliver Hill

I am very proud to be a governor of Bretherton Endowed Primary. I was appointed as a parent governor in March 2017 and I currently have two children in the school.

I currently sit on the finance & staffing committee and Health, safety and premises committee.  My background is project management. I feel that my skill set can be utilised to assist in the continuous development of the school in many areas.

I have a vested interest in the school with my own children being in attendance and I am committed to improving the already existing high standards for the future children who attend Bretherton school.



Jeff Christie

I am incredibly proud to be a governor of Bretherton Endowed Primary School. The caring, Christain, family ethos that the headteacher and her team promote in their day to day practice with pupils, parents and staff is a real strength of the school. Having worked in education for 10 years I have some understanding of the many challenges that schools are currently facing and I consider it a privilege to support the school as a governor.

Staff Governor

Mrs Annabel DiFranco


I have recently joined the Bretherton staff team and feel very privileged to be a part of such a welcoming Christian community. It is clear that the children are at the heart of every decision made here, giving them the best opportunities and experiences. As a class teacher, it is a joy to help them discover their individual talents and share in their successes. My previous experience as a member of a Senior Leadership team has given me a good understanding of day-to-day school life and I look forward to working with our experienced governing body to support the school in its journey.

Mrs J Clarke

I joined Bretherton Endowed in January 2018 as deputy head teacher. I am proud to represent the school and be part of the governing team. I am dedicated to recognising the schools strong links with the past and am committed to ensuring the school has a positive future. I enjoy all aspects of my role particularly working with the children daily. I involve myself in all aspects of school life and enjoy being part of the Bretherton family.







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Bretherton Endowed CE

Primary School

South Road, Bretherton, Lancs PR26 9AH

Main Contact: Alison Moxham

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