Meet The Governors


Linda Cook 

Acting Chair of Governors

01/12/20 – 30/11/2024

Linda has been a governor since December 2012 and was appointed Chair in September 2016. Linda stepped into the Vice Chair of Governors role in September 2023, and has been acting Chair since March 2024

In November 2016, Linda completed the National College Governor Leadership Programme and a Governor Development Programme in January 2020.

Linda works in Local Government Finance and is a volunteer for Claire House Children's Hospice.

(Co-opted Governor - elected by the governing board)


Lesley King

Acting Vice Chair of Governors

09/10/21 – 08/10/25

Lesley is an ex parent of New Brighton. She has over a decade of experience of being a parent governor and is now a co-opted governor.  Lesley is Acting Vice Chair from March 2024

Lesley has a background in government finance and volunteers both at Maggies Cancer Care Charity and The Floral Pavillion.

(Co-Opted Goveror - elected by the governing board)


Daniel Armer 



Daniel Joined New Brighton Primary School in January 2022 as Headteacher. Before joining the school he had been both a
Headteacher and Acting Headteacher in Cheshire West and Chester. During his leadership roles, he has been involved with
three different Governing Bodies, one being a federated Governing Body.
Daniel started teaching in 2005 and over his career he has worked in a number of settings, gaining valuable experience of
a range of schools, demographics and counties. Prior to teaching, he qualified with a Zoology degree and worked for
Merseyside Mounted Police for a period of time. 


Lindsey Marshall 

Staff Governor

12/07/23 –11/07/27

Lindsey is an experienced teacher. Her daughter has recently started at school, and her son also attended.
Lindsey is on the subject team for History and has a keen interest in local history.

(Elected by staff)


Suzie Walsh

Parent Governor

25/01/23 - 24/01/27 

Suzie has had children attend school since 2008. She holdsboth a social work and midwifery degree. She has personal
knowledge of SEND and feels children should have theirindividual skills enhanced.

(Elected by parents)


Claire Evans

Co-Opted Governor

02/04/22 – 01/04/26 

Claire has worked at New Brighton since 2007 and has been a governor since 2010.
Claire has worked as a classroom assistant and Higher Level Teaching Assistant across all phases of school covering PPA.
She has a background in ICT, supporting schools across the North West, and is part of the school computing team. Claire
has a degree in Teaching, Learning and Mentoring and is currently establishing her new role as Safeguarding and
Pastoral lead. 

(Co-Opted Governor - elected by the governing board)


Dr Kieran Grey

Parent Governor 

02/11/22 - 01/11/26 

Kieran Grey is a parent of 4 children, 2 of whom are at NBPS. He is a local GP, lives in New Brighton and cares passionately
about the health, welfare and education of our children andhopes to support NBPS to achieve the best outcomes for all students.
In his free time he can be spotted on a paddleboard on the beach, annoying the neighbours with loud guitar or trying to
live 'the good life' in his garden. 

(Elected by parents)


John Jones


John is our Deputy Head and has been at the school for 15 years as a classroom teacher, member of the senior leadership
team, assistant head and was acting head between June and December 2021. John advises the Governing Body but does
not have voting rights. 


Jane Easton

Minute Taker

Jane is an experienced school business manager and attends meetings to minute take.


Former Governors (Last 12 Months)


Sharon Silcock

Co-Opted Governor

09/11/2022 - 08/11/2026 

Mother-of-two with a son currently in Year 6, Sharon is a self-employed marketing consultant with over 20 years’
experience in strategy and planning, PR and communications. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experienceto help make a difference and is keen to support the school with raising its profile within the wider community and celebrating all the great work and initiatives, such as Beach School, the NBPS Garden and sporting accomplishments. Interests include yoga, reading, films and attending concerts. 

(Co-Opted Governor - elected by governing board)


Danny Hart

Staff Governor

16/01/23 - 31/05/23

Danny has worked at the school for the majority of his careerso far. He was originally a PE coordinator before completing
his teacher training in 2020. Danny has remained involved with PE as the PE lead, helping school to secure both gold and
platinum status in the School Games awards. 

(Elected by staff)


Ben Rosser

Parent Governor

02/11/22 - 01/11/26 

Ben Rosser is a parent of two children; his eldest is in attendance at New Brighton Primary School. He is a Clinical
Psychologist, currently working in Higher Education as a researcher and lecturer. He is passionate about helping the
school balance the pupils’ educational and wellbeing needs; supporting all children, whatever their strengths, to reach
their potential.

(Elected by parents)


Maire Cubbin

Co-Opted Governor

24/05/21 - 23/05/25

Maire has been a governor since May 2021 and has four children. Three of whom have attended school. Maire’s background is in Pharmacy and Management. Her
skills are in finance and HR making her a valued member of the governing body. 

(Elected by the governing board)


Lucy Barker 

Chair - Pay Committee

01/12/20 – 30/11/24 

Lucy has been a governor since December 2016 and Vice Chairsince September 2018. She completed a GovernorDevelopment Programme in January 2020.
Each of Lucy’s four children have attended the school. She takes a keen interest in literacy, especially phonics. Lucy is the SEND governor. 

(Elected by the governing board)





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Deputy Headteacher John Jones
SENDCo / Assistant Headteacher Kate Elsender
Pastoral & Safeguarding Lead Claire Evans
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