Local Academy Board

Wolverham Primary and Nursery School is part of Concordia Multi Academy Trust and we operate under the Trust's governance model and operate a Local Academy Board. 

If you are interested in becoming a representative of our Local Academy Board,

please visit: https://www.concordiamat.co.uk/local-governance-recruitment 

We understand that there are times that you may wish to approach a member of the Local Academy Board (LAB) and ask for our help or assistance, or simply ask a question.

You may see us from time to time at school events or on school premises, and you are very welcome to approach us, but we would also like to let you know that you are also able to contact us.

If you are unsure about which types of queries we may be best placed to assist with, the information below may help.

Once again, if you think you have a question we can help with, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help.

Please contact via the school office on 0151 351 5133 or 0151 351 5136.

Our Governance Professional can be contacted via email - [email protected]

Meet our Local Academy Board



Edwin Barker


I am a Chartered Civil Engineer with 25+ years’ experience in the rail industry holding a variety of roles in research, design, manufacturing, central government and now consulting. I am pleased to be able to support the school as co-opted governor with specific focus on Health and Safety (including Premises) to utilise my skills and experience to support strong governance. When not working, my time is mainly filled looking after three young daughters and a dog.

Erika Jackson


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Dawn Kehoe - Vice Chair


I am a parent of three children who currently attend Wolverham Primary and Nursery School. I currently work at Chester Hospital where I began my career within Cardiology 18+ years ago. 

I became a Parent Governor at the school in 2014 after wanting to became more involved in my children’s education and I hope to contribute in helping all the children within the school to reach their full potential and ensure that we have given them the best possible chance. 


Jo Johnson


I have been a member of staff at Wolverham several years and have two young children. My background is mainly within Early Years as a qualified Nursery Nurse. I have been working in Primary Education for years, my roles have included, Nursery Nurse, Pre-School Room Leader and Teaching Assistant - including class cover.

The last few years I have been working in Key Stage 2 and absolutely love the new challenges it brings. 

When the opportunity to become a staff governor became available, I decided I’d love to be a part of our LAB to help support our school in moving forward and providing the best for our pupils, staff and families.


Jenny Odgen - Headteacher

Executive Headteacher at Wolverham and Highfields Academy


Iveta Owolabi


I am a parent of two children.  My son is in High school and my daughter attends Wolverham Primary and Nursery School. I work in the banking industry and have done so for for 16 years. 

I have become a parent Governor because I am passionate about supporting the school in creating an environment in which each child can fulfil their full potential whatever their background, special educational needs or abilities.

In my free time I love to spend time with my family and I enjoy walking in nature.

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Vikkie Waites


I am an Assistant Principal at The Ellesmere Port Church of England College and I have been teaching in Ellesmere Port for the past 22 years. One of my areas of responsibility in my role at EPC is Primary to Secondary transition, something I am really passionate about and I am committed to ensuring it is as smooth as positive as possible for all pupils and their parents.

I have a long standing connection with Wolverham Primary School and I am delighted to be co-opted onto the Local Academy Board.

I value to opportunity to support and advise the Local Academy Board, offering strategic guidance to ensure that the school’s vision is carried out and high quality education and standards of achievement for all continue to be met.

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