School Governors

Governors of Pear Tree Primary School


Simon Holden

Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor, Elected in 2003   

Has been a Governor since 2003. Background of working in the NHS and finance 


Rosemary Jones

Vice Chair of Governors, Lead Governor for safeguarding, Co-opted Governor, Elected in 2007

Has been a Governor since 2007. Retired GP. 


Jen Holden

Parent Governor from 26 January 2019

I am a mum of three, my two eldest last Pear Tree within the last two years and I currently have one child in Key Stage 2. I lived on the Pear Tree estate for more than 14 years and know the area well.

I am an experienced primary school teacher and have taught in all Key Stages. As well as teaching a class, I am also a Special Educational Needs co-ordinator and deputy safeguarding lead.

I want my children to be confident, happy and successful in their learning and wish to support the school in making decisions that are in the interests of our children, whilst also understanding the ongoing pressures schools face in the current climate of budget cuts and political uncertainty.


Julie Angus

 Co-opted Governor, Lead Governor for SEN & Pupil Premium, Elected in 2010

A local GP


David Gallagher 

Co-opted Governor, Elected in September 2015

Previously employed as head of retail stores, I now use my skills in customer experience, colleague engagement and business transformation as a consultant.  I am passionate about supporting the school to be the best it can be.


Zoe Buggie 

Co-opted Governor, Lead Governor for Health & Safety, Elected in September 2014

I have a broad range of skills from working in Local Government.  

Having previously worked as a Chartered Environmental Health Officer responsible for the enforcement of health and safety in the workplace and food safety I can assist the school in ensuring these legal requirements are met.    

I also bring experience as a qualified Lead Auditor and can support the school in the on-going maintenance and improvement of quality management systems.


Natalie Sneyd

Parent Governor from 26 January 2019

I am a mother of three young intelligent and happy children.  I have been heavily involved in the education and school life of the children.  I am also involved in a number of community groups locally from Cubs to Rainbows.

Like many other parents, I want to make sure that our children are getting the best quality and environment they can during their years at school.

I work in the NHS as an Engagement Manager looking after and supporting a number of general practices in the local area.

In my spare time I run a Book Club.


Jo Hillman 

Co-opted Governor, Lead Governor for Music and IT, Elected in November 2015

I am an active member of our community and currently Vice-Chair of Stapeley & District Parish Council, Beaver Scout Leader for the 41st Stapeley Beavers, and play an active part in wider community activities. 

I have a PhD in Software Engineering and run a consultancy company that specialises in supporting clients to respond to public and private sector bids and tenders for managed print services.  My background includes research, sales, account management and compliance.  I have one child in Indigo Class and one in Green Class.


Matthew Greasby

Staff Governor


Boo Edleston


Headteacher at Pear Tree School from September 2016.  

Born and bred in Cholmondeley. Nantwich has always been my home town. Coming from farming stock I was the first person in my family to go to university back in 1989. Qualifying in 1993 with a B.Ed (Hons) degree specialising in drama. I returned home and began my teaching career in the Autumn  of that year in Sandbach. Over the next twenty years I worked in a wide range of both small and large, faith and non-faith primary schools within Cheshire. I took my first headship in 2010 and am delighted to have finally returned to my home town in 2016 to serve as Head at Pear Tree.

I take a keen interest in literacy, drama, special needs and early intervention. I have additional qualifications in Headship (NPQH) and am a qualified specialist Reading Recovery Teacher which I qualified as in 2014.

Away from school I have been married to Rob for over 20 years and we have two sons.  I enjoy sport, cooking and time spent with our two dogs. 



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