Our Governors

  The Governing Body of Sherdley Primary School

Sarah Bowles -


I live, work and volunteer in St Helens, and both my children attend schools in St Helens.  I am a Governor at Sherdley because I believe that families, school and the wider community all have a vital role in ensuring our children are provided with an education that enables each and every child to reach their potential and succeed in life.

Kirsty Farrelly -

Vice Chair

Parent Governor

As a mum of four young  children I am passionate about helping to ensure our school provides the best environment to allow all children to fulfill their potential within a supportive and nurturing setting.

I am a Chartered Accountant and run my own accountancy business around our busy family life.  I enjoy family days out and creating embroidered gifts in my spare time.

Rebecca Bridge -

Community Governor

I am a Community Governor, LSA and Midday Supervisor and I have two children at Sherdley Primary School. 

I am dedicated to our wonderful school and I am proud of being part of a team that wants the very best for the children of Sherdley.

Lidia Wolus -

Community Governor

I am a governor at Sherdley Primary School and work for St Helens Council in the Early Years and Quality and Inclusion Division.  I am a parent and passionate about the education of young children.

Cllr Jimmy Jackson -

Authority Governor

I am committed to the role of Governor at Sherdley Primary School and the Community of Sutton.  Ward Councillor for Sutton and serve on many Committees such as Planning, Health and Adult Social Care, Environment, Regeneration, Housiing, Culture and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Panel and believe in Safer Communities. 

Cllr Anthony Johnson -

Authority Governor

Bold Councilor for St Helens MBC, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services.  Lives locally in Sutton and former pupil of the school. 

Development Manager at Alder Hey Childrens NHS Trust working on the development of the new Alder Hey Hospital.

Hazel Morley -

Authority Governor

I have been a Local Authority Governor since October 2009, I am married with two grown up children.

I am a member of the Resources Committee and represent Sherdley on the Schools Governors Forum.

Zoe Anders -

Parent Governor

I have two children who attend Sherdley Primary School, a son in Yr 4 and a daughter in Yr 1.

I am a secondary school PE teacher and Pastoral Manager for Yr 11 students.  I enjoy working with children which is one of the reasons why I wanted to become a Parent Governor at Sherdley.

I enjoy reading and taking part in physical activity in particular jogging and going to the gym, I also love watching my children take part in various sporting and musical activities.

Mrs Alison McQueen -

Parent Governor


I am a mum of two young children who both enjoy attending Sherdley. I believe children need the best possible start in life and I am proud to be part of a team of Governors who are all passionately willing to deliver that start. I am a parent volunteer working with babies to preschoolers at Sherdley helping to build their confidence before they begin their own education.

Kevin Harker -

Co-opted Governor



Co-opted Governor



Karen Tilley -

Staff Governor

As an ex-student whose two children also attended Sherdley, I am passionate about seeing it continue developing into an outstanding school.  

As a Governor and staff member I want to make sure Sherdley continues to give its students a great foundation so they can be the best they can be.






Tony McCoy -


I am an experienced Headteacher who always puts children first and am proud to be leading Sherdley. I am passionate about making a difference and preparing children for the future. In our school we aim to fully support children to become well-rounded individuals, ready to take up new challenges.

My four children are all grown up and my wife and I are now enjoying our 5 grandchildren. I love playing golf, cycling and following the 'exploits' of Everton Football Club. 







Please feel free to contact the Governors of Sherdley using the email address: sherdley.governors@sthelens.org.uk


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Sherdley Primary School

Mill Lane
St Helens

Main Contact: Mrs Marie White/Mrs Helen Smith - Office Administrator / Mrs Angela Webster - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678683
Fax: 01744 678684

SEN Contact: Mrs Katie Bennett