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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section!


Our Current Governors are:

Mr. Craig McLellan, Chair of Governors, LA Governor
Mrs Helen Blake, parent governor
Mrs. Nicola Corfield,  Headteacher
Miss Leanne Storey,  Staff governor 
Mr. Peter McGaw, Co-opted governor
Mrs Alyson Ritchie, Parent governor
Ms Lou Kneath, Parent governor
Mr. Andrew Towner, Co-opted governor
Mrs. Wendy Nicholl, Co-opted governor
Mrs June Tuck, Co-opted governor

Mrs Libby Burns, Co-opted governor

Mrs Amy Lee, Co-opted Governor

Mrs Christine Weaving, Co-opted Governor
Mrs Jan Cooper, Clerk to the governors


Craig McLellan, Chair of Governors

Hello, My name is Craig McLellan and I am the chair of the Governing Body at Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School.
I have been a governor since March 2013 and the Chair since September 2014. 

I am also the Chair of the Finance and Staffing Committee and the governor responsible for Maths.

I am married with two daughters in the juniors and two sons at Secondary school. I work as one of the local dentists.

You can contact me via email: 

Term of Office - September 2019 - September 2023

Peter McGaw, Vice Chair

Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee
I started my career as a maths teacher in Nottinghamshire, then became Deputy Head of a Cumbrian secondary school from where I joined the Cumbria Schools Advisory Service as maths adviser.  I then was Senior Adviser for the Primary National Strategy and later became Chief Adviser for Schools and Head of School Improvement in Cumbria.  I am now retired and live in Carlisle with my wife and Staffy dog called Kimi.  I have one daughter, who is a primary teacher in Cumbria, and two grand daughters.


Term of Office June 2020-June 2024




Clerk to the Governors 


Helen Blake


Hi, my name is Helen. I am a former pupil of the school and now have two children here. I am a qualified primary school teacher, and my interests include art, science and bouldering.


Term of Office March 2018 - March 2022


June Tuck



Hi, my name is June Tuck, since retiring from my job as a medical secretary I have been a volunteer classroom assistant in one of the reception classes. My link with Kingmoor infant school span many years, my three children all attended kingmoor infant school and it gave them a good start in life. When I was given the opportunity to become a governor I saw it as my chance to give something back to the school. I am a member of the Premises/Health and Safety/Safeguarding Committee.


Term Of Office March 2017 - resigned June 2020



Wendy Nicholls


I am Wendy Nicholls the school business manager at Newlaithes Infant School.  I am a governor and sit on the Health Safety, Premises and Safeguarding Committee.


Term of Office November 2019 - November 2023



Katie and I have three children, Jonathan, Joshua and Naomi, who have all been through Kingmoor Infants and loved it. I worked as a Maths teacher for 5 years before re-training as a Vicar, and have been Vicar at St John's Houghton and St Peter's Kingmoor since 2014. I also chair the Diocesan Board of Education, which is directly involved with all the Church of England schools in Cumbria (about 1/3rd of them). In my spare time you will find me tramping the hills or riding a bike, maybe enjoying some music or reading a book.

Amy Lee

Hello, I'm Amy Lee. I worked as a primary teacher in Warwickshire for six years before moving abroad with my family to work on a charity ship called Logos Hope. We returned to UK in August 2016 and now two of our children are in the infants school, and the third will be joining in September. As well as looking after our family I enjoy helping run a local toddler group and volunteering at school once a week.


Term of office January 2018 - January 2022 

Leanne Storey

My name is Leanne Storey. I am a staff governor and I have been a teacher in school for 7 years where I have been working in Year 2. I have the responsibility for overseeing Literacy in school and I am a moderator for the local authority.


Term of Office September 2018 - September 2022 

Heather Black

I have been a parent at the school for almost 4 years and my second child has now joined the school as well. I am invested in not only my children's future but in the future of our children as a generation and the importance of giving them the best start in life we can.


Term of Office July 2019 - Resigned September 2020 

Lou Kneath

Hi I am Lou Kneath 


Term of office July 2019 - July 2023 

Christine Weaving

I’m Christine Weaving and I have just joined the school Governing Body with effect from September 2020. I have a long association with Kingmoor, my two children having attended many years ago. I have five young grandchildren who keep me in touch with primary education and generally keep me on my toes!

My career was spent in the NHS in health service management. Now retired, as well as being a school governor I am a trustee of Eden Valley Hospice.

I am a member of the Premises/Health and Safety/Safeguarding Committee.


Term of Office September 2020 - September 2024

My name is Alyson Ritchie and I have worked for the NHS for almost 30 years in a clinical role.  I moved into medical education 4 years ago where I focus on simulation training for all specialties within the hospital.  I wanted to be a parent governor so that I could support education within the school and help to provide excellent education for all pupils including my son who started in reception in September.









Appointed by


Business Interest

Term of Office
4 years




Craig McLellan (Chair)



Local Authority

F (Chair)




Mrs Helen Blake Parent   Parent





Nicola Corfield (Headteacher)






Leanne Storey








Mrs Amy Lee








Pete McGaw




SC (Chair)

Education Consultant



Wendy Nicholls





BM Newlaithes



Andrew Towner








June Tuck







Resigned June 2020

Libby Burns Co-opted   Governors SC None   01/09/2023
Heather Black Parent   Governors SC None   Resigned Sept 2020
Lou Kneath Parent   Governors SHS None    12/07/2023
Christine Weaving Co-opted   Governors P/SG/H&S     24/09/2024
Alyson Ritchie Parent    Governors   None    23/10/2020