Meet our Governors

Here are our dedicated governors that make
St Werburgh’s Primary what it is today….

Mark McGeown

Chair of Governors 

I have been a co-opted governor since Sept 2016 and I am a member of the Finance & Premises Committee. I believe strongly in the power of education to change lives and I draw on my experience gained in management roles in the public and charity sectors to help St Werburgh’s give children greater opportunities

Michelle Purdie

Vice-Chair of Governors 

I am a parent governor with two children on Silver Birch site.  I became a governor when my eldest was still in Reception, in 2016, and became Chair of the Standards subcommittee in July 2017.  I am currently a part-time bookkeeper and I have a degree in nutrition and dietetics.

I am really enjoying being part of the Governing body at St Werburgh’s and working with such a passionate and committed group of people, both governors and staff.  I hope to help the school to continue to provide the best experiences for all our children and the community as a whole.

Helen Faulkner


I have been the Headteacher at St Werburgh’s Primary School since February 2018. I have worked at the school for 10 years -previously in the role of Deputy Headteacher and Special Educational needs co-ordinator.  I am passionate about providing a high quality and enriching educational experience for all of our children and very much enjoy being part of our fantastic school community.

Joe Elwood

Staff Governor

Carmel McCormick

Dayna Sierra John

I became a co-opted governor in October 2017 and a member of the Standards committee. I’m also a parent at the school. I taught Reception and Nursery for two years and now I’m an Early Years homecare provider, I also teach a weekly fitness class. I love working with people and engaging with our community. The school has a wonderful community of people and I look forward to being part of the journey that continues to see the school grow.

Viv Kuh

I became a parent governor in 2016, and my son currently attends St Werburghs on Willow Site. I sit on the Standards Committee, and take a particular interest in curriculum development, science and equalities. I work at the University of Bristol helping researchers to connect with the public about their research. I really value the approach to learning, child development and community at St Werburghs, and I am proud to do my part as a governor to support our excellent school.

Esther Williams

Mandy Collier-King

I became an Associate Governor to the school this September 2018. I am currently the Acting Head teacher of the Nursery School. I have been part of the St Werburghs Nursery Team for almost 5 years now and am excited about our growing links with the Primary School. I feel both schools share the same vision and ethos which is important to the success of the children.