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Meet the Governing Body

Mrs. B Oldfield – Chair of Governors

School Development Priority link 17-18 – Writing and Governors

I have been involved with Education for 34 years as a teacher, Head of English, Assistant Principal, Consultant and Governor. I also trained to be an Additional Inspector for Ofsted. I have  lived and worked in Liverpool and Knowsley for the majority of my career, with side trips to work in Cumbria, Darwen and Moss Side, and thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with students and colleagues.  It has been a privilege to guide students to achieve their goals.

The first experience I had as a governor was Teacher Governor for four years at one of the schools I worked in.  It is a fantastic to be involved with Yew Tree as a Governor ensuring that our pupils receive the best possible holistic education. I first became a Governor for Greengates to help with the transition to the new building and to raise standards.  It is as a result of determination and dedication of the staff and Governors at Yew Tree that the recent Ofsted judgements have both been ‘Good’ and we now strive to ensure the provision for our pupils becomes outstanding in every way.

Cllr G See – Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Health and Safety Lead Governor

School Development Priority link 17-18 – Assessment


I joined the Governing Body in 2013, having been elected as a Parent Governor as two of my children attend Yew Tree Community Primary School. I have lived in Halewood all of my life and I’m proud to represent the area that I grew up in as a local councillor. In this role, I have been given extra responsibilities and currently hold the position of Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services. As a result of this I have a deep understanding of how the school operates and which are the challenges and areas for improvement. Away from Yew Tree I have a busy life, I’m a Centre Development Manager at a local Neighbourhood Centre and outside work I enjoy spending time with my family, politics, and travelling when I find some spare time to do so.




Ms R O’Regan – Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium/Life Chances Lead Governor

I am a Parent Governor and have been a Governor since 2012.  In addition to my work on the main Governing Body, I sit on the Resources and Remuneration Committees.  Outside of my activities at the school, I am the global director of business development and marketing for an international law firm, and sit on their Executive Board.  Prior to working within marketing and business development, I qualified as an auditor and directed a national internal audit and risk team for a firm of chartered accountants.  I have been involved in both a voluntary and professional capacity with a variety of charities and not for profit organisations throughout my career, and have sat on the board of several credit unions throughout the North West.


Mrs. P. A. Farrell – Co-opted Governor

SEND Lead Governor 

Safeguarding/Child Look After Lead Governor


I was invited to join the Governor body as a Co-Opted member in 2015 when the Governing Body was reconstituted. I had been a Community Governor since Yew Tree CP opened in 2011 and before that I was a Governor on Greengates and New Hutte Schools.

I attend most, if not all, of the Governing Body Committee meetings which allow me to have a well-rounded view of the schools progress and challenges. I am particularly interested in inclusion and special educational needs and disabilities. I am the designated governor for special educational needs and disabilities and safeguarding.

I am local to the area and have been involved in voluntary work with a number of charities in the area for over 25 years.

I am dedicated to the progression of the school and all of its pupils regardless of their backgrounds. I aim to challenge the school’s leadership to always strive for improvement and to continually evolve to our children’s needs



Mr Rupert Casey – LA Governor

School Development Priority link 17-18- EYFS


Ms P Carruthers – Parent Governor

School Development Priority link 17-18- Attendance


Mrs J Harvey – Staff Governor

Digital Lead Governor



I am currently Reception Class teacher and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)manager and Phonics lead. I have been staff Governor at Yew Tree since 2011.






Mrs R O’Hanlon –  Headteacher

I am proud to be the new Headteacher a Yew Tree Primary School. I joined the team at Yew Tree in the post of  Assistant Headteacher in 2011 and have taught in Y5, Y6 and Y2 before gaining the position of  Headteacher in April 2017. Prior to joining Yew Tree, I worked as a Learning and Teaching Consultant for Knowsley MBC and as a class teacher and senior manager in three Primary Schools across the borough.





Co-opted Governor – Vacancy