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Bringing learning to life and life to learning – this is the thread that runs through every lesson. At Preston it is a core belief that each student is an individual. The strong working relationships they build with the staff enable them to believe in themselves as individuals as well as forming a strong sense of self within a community.

All of the staff at Preston work hard to inspire the students enabling them to have aspirations. By starting with the core learning skills as a firm basis the students are able to progress with confidence and competence. They are encouraged to celebrate successes on all levels and to share these successes.

At Preston the governors, staff and students all believe that determination and a can-do attitude are important in all walks of life. The Governors are proud to be a part of the Preston Community.

Governing Body - current membership



Marta Baker

Chair of Governors

Tom Byrne

Vice Chairman

Graham Pritchard

Chair Of Business

Safeguarding and SEND Governor

 mike hampson

Leanne Weatherill

 Mike Hampson

Chair Of Education 

Leanne Weatherill

Chair of Welfare Committee

Gregg Morrison

Principal (non-voting)


Other Governors



Claire Hodgson


Simon Jones


Brian Chappell



nicola sendell

alison hutchings

Nicola Sendell


Rachel Walker


Alison Hutchings





Richard Feltham

Training Governor

Sue Johnson

Health & Safety Governor

Chantalle Korzilius



Darren Evans


Adele Sampson




Melvyn Hillman

Clerk to the Governors 



NB – The Principal is a voting member of the full Governing Body.


All Governors have declared their business interests and these are recorded on the Trust's Register of Business Interests. At Governors' meetings, if a potential conflict of interest arises, the relevant Governor withdraws from the discussion.

Click here to view the Governor terms of office and responsibilities document 

Governor Attendance Register 2015-16 **

Governor Attendance Register 2016-17 ***

 ** Updated July 2016

*** Updated July 2017


At Preston School we recognise a core set of values. Inherent in these values is the overriding belief that all students can learn and must have the opportunities to learn.

  • We recognise the worth of each individual, by valuing the personal qualities they demonstrate in their learning, living and working
  • We recognise the experience of young people by valuing the talents and skills they bring into their schooling experiences and we commit to ensure that schooling enhances these talents and skills – ‘Bringing Learning to Life & Life to Learning’
  • We embrace difference by valuing diversity in ethnicity, religion, sexuality, nationality and race
  • We display integrity, by valuing openness, trust, negotiation, fairness, honesty and respect for all people
  • We foster ambition and independent spirit by valuing each individual’s abilities, aspirations and desire to explore and create. We aim to be GREAT in everything that we do
  • We acknowledge the role of networks by valuing the way in which people can work together and collaborate: locally, nationally and globally
  • We acknowledge the place of school in the community by valuing the essential nature of the relationship between schools and the social and economic environment in which they operate 

Link: Preston Values & British Values audit

Preston School is a specialist Business and Enterprise Academy and as such receives additional funding to further raise standards of attainment across the school; with a particular focus on Maths, Information and Communication Technology and Business Education.

Our core aim is…

“Through exceptional business and enterprise education we will enable 21st century learners to make an ethical and sustainable contribution to local, national and global prosperity.”

As a school we are seeking to respond to an ever changing world helping to develop enterprising and entrepreneurial learners who are...

“resilient, independent and innovative with flexible skills and competencies; team players with a “can do” attitude who can lead themselves and others to achieve their full potential in a rapidly changing world.”

As an enterprising and entrepreneurial Business and Enterprise Academy we aspire to be a…

“centre of excellence; promoting high quality business and enterprise education in all schools and make a positive contribution to the challenges of achieving local, national and global economic well- being”

In addition we also have a responsibility to be at the forefront of promoting business and enterprise education and raising achievement by…

“sharing exceptional practice with schools and other providers. Building effective partnerships with employers and developing a mutual understanding of needs. Finally, by promoting community development and social cohesion on a local, national and global scale.”

Gregg Morrison

Principal - Visions and Values

  • School values & ethos
  • School Design & Organisation
  • School Self-Evaluation & strategic planning
  • Budget & Financial management*
  • Partnerships, Networking & community engagement
  • HR & Personnel issues*

Clare Marsh

Vice Principal – The Learning Experience 

  • Assessment, Recording & Reporting:
  • Target-setting
  • Curriculum design (including Options & Timetabling)
  • Homework
  • 14-19 Partnerships
  • National Strategies
  • Quality Assurance Programme*
  • The Achievement of Boys
  • Whole-School Strategies: Business & Enterprise Specialism, ICT, Literacy & Numeracy

Helen Cullen

Vice Principal – Achievement and Guidance

  • The BASICs: Admissions, Attendance & Punctuality, Rewards, Behaviour for Learning
  • Academic Mentoring
  • CAIG
  • Designated Safeguarding & Child Protection Officer
  • The Achievement of Disadvantaged students
  • Home-school engagement
  • School Transport
  • Primary School Liaison
  • Student Leadership & Voice*

Jill Chappell

Assistant Principal – Bringing Learning to Life

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Family Learning Days
  • Educational trips & visits
  • Staff Training and Development: Appraisal, ITT, NQT, Staff Leadership Programmes
  • Quality Assurance Programme*
  • School Calendar

Tim Spearing

Assistant Principal - Learning for All

  • The Achievement of SEND students, including: The Preston Centre, Alternative Provision & Liaison with SEND agencies & organisations
  • The Achievement of Able, Gifted & Talented (AG&T) students
  • EAL students
  • Student Leadership & Voice*
  • House System



Hilary Withers

Associate Assistant Principal - Brining Learning to Life 

  •  Teaching & Learning projects

 * = Joint Responsibility


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