Ince CE Primary & Nursery School

Ince CE Primary and Nursery School is led by the light of Jesus within us all, guiding us on our individual journeys through life, so that we can grow and learn together to shine as one throughout our wider community. #Let your light shine


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Meet our Governors


Chair of Governors - Mr. Bernard Stuart

My name is Bernard Stuart and I should like to introduce myself as the school's Chair of Governors.

While I am new to Ince CE I have a wealth of experience in schools, having been a teacher for thirty years, followed by sixteen years as a schools adviser and a Diocesan Director of Education. I am now retired which means I have the time to commit to help Mrs. Lawrenson and everyone else in the school community take Ince CE forward in what is an exciting stage of its development.

 It is so thrilling and a genuine privilege to be part of a school where the team are so committed to improving opportunities for every pupil every day. Hopefully some of my own expertise, skills and experiences will prove useful as I serve the school community in my role as a governor.

 I hope to meet many of you around the school and, should you have any questions for me, I can be contacted via the school. I am very much looking forward to becoming ever more involved in what is an excellent school. 

  • Appointed - 01/09/2020
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Local Authority
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None  


Vice Chair of Governors - Mrs. Barbara Bennett

Link Governor for Year 2/Foundation Governor/Pupil Premium

I am married with two grown children who both attended Ince C of E Primary School. After running a successful family business for over thirty years, I now devote my time to foster care. Over the past fifteen years I have looked after over thirty children. I fully realise the importance of a good education and by being involved as a governor I hope to be able to support the next generation of school children.

 Appointed - 01/02/2017

  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Diocese
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - Governor at Newbridge Learning Community and Parent/Carer of pupils at Ince CE Primary School

Local Authority Governor - Councillor David Molyneux

I am a former pupil of Ince CE Primary School. My children attended this school. I have been a local councillor and school governor for over 35 years. I am a strong supporter of Ince CE Primary School and am interested in the children aiming to be the best they can be. 

  • Appointed - 25/08/2014
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - Wigan Development Company, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Wife is also a governor at Ince CE Primary School 


Foundation Governors

 Mrs Angela Grundy - Link Governor for Year 3/ Health & Safety

I am currently a Foundation Governor and have been a governor for over 20 years. I am also a church warden at Christ Church. I thoroughly enjoy both of these roles.

 Appointed - 05/09/2014

  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None 


Mrs Anne Hardy - Link Governor for Year 6/ SEND

I am Anne Hardy and I have been a governor at Ince CE Primary School for about 15 years. I am now a Foundation Governor representing Christ Church. Previously, when I worked at Ince, I was a staff governor.

 I decided to stand as Foundation Governor when I retired from work because I wanted to continue to be involved in the life of the school and its pupils. As a governor I can continue to support the school in achieving the best for its pupils.

 As a governor, I help to support the development of each child as they progress through the school. This not only includes a pupil’s academic development but also the social and emotional development of pupils.

The Christian ethos of the school is important to me. Along with a good education, it will ensure that our pupils are best equipped for secondary school and later life.

 I see the role of governor as being both to support the Headteacher and senior management team whilst also challenging the outcomes achieved by the school. The governors ensure that the curriculum is taught and that the school is financially well run.

 Appointed - 01/09/2013

  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Mrs. Lesley Finch

  • Appointed - 18/02/2021
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - PCC
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Parent Governors

 Mrs. Leanne Jones 

  • Appointed - 21/09/2020
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Elected by Parents
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Headteacher and Staff Governors

 Mrs. Sara Lawrenson - Headteacher

I am very proud to be the Headteacher at Ince CE Primary School and I am passionate about ensuring our families thrive.  My vision is for all children to be able to #Let Their Light Shine.

 On a personal note, I am a mum of twin girls.  I have 10 years headship experience and am a National Leader of Education as well as being a Trauma Informed Schools UK Trainer.


  • Appointed - 01/09/2019
  • Term of Office -
  • Appointing Body -
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - None


Mrs Cath Achilles - Acting Deputy Headteacher 

Link Governor for Year 1/ Data Governor/ Children Looked After

I have taught at Ince C of E Primary School since September 2000 after starting my career as a Year 6 teacher at a school in Cheshire. I thoroughly enjoy working at our school, helping the children achieve their potential and supporting the school in providing a quality education for all it's pupils. As a governor, I am able to help in ensuring the well being of both staff and pupils within our school community.

  • Appointed - 01/06/2018
  • Term of Office - 4 years
  • Appointing Body - Elected by staff
  • Pecuniary/Personal Interests - Parent Governor at Garswood Primary School