St. Chad's C.E. (C) Primary School

Growing Hearts and Minds

Our Governors

Mrs Zoe Comley

Chair of Governors

Responsibilities
Safeguarding
SEN / LAC
Pupil Premium
Prevent
Parent. Customer Service Manager at a food and water testing laboratory. Voluntary role as Cub Scout Leader. Loves the theatre. Enjoys holidays, exploring and sightseeing.

Mr Jason Simpson

Vice Chair

Responsibilities
Finance
GDPR
Sports Funding
Parent. Father of two current and ex St. Chads pupils, and husband to Teaching Assistant, Mrs. Simpson! I work as a sales manager in the dairy industry, with 25 years’ experience of managing teams, developing and delivering strategy.
Headteacher

Responsibilities
Safeguarding
Finance
Outcomes
Policies
Curriculum
Deputy Headteacher

Responsibilities
Finance
Outcomes
Policies

Mr Ryan Davies

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities
Christian Character
Crew Trainer and Admin Assistant at Chesterton McDonalds for the past 10 years. Methodist local preacher for the North Staffordshire Methodist Circuit. Loves to travel, having been to places such as Mexico, Jamaica and Turkey. A great passion for politics and political memoirs. Political heroes are Ken Clarke M.P and Hillary Clinton.

Mrs L. Hunt

Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities
Finance
GDPR
Outcomes
Policies
Mother of two ex-St. Chad’s pupils. 15 years senior management in corporate sector. Business Manager at St. Chad’s Primary School. Currently studying for higher diploma in Strategic People Management. Voluntary role as Secretary of an U12s grassroots football team. Enjoys singing, watching boxsets and reading psychological thriller novels.

Mrs E. Orrell

Parent Governor

Responsibilities
Parent Forum
Outcomes
Parent. Supply Teaching Assistant. Previously a facilities manager for a football club. Experience of organising and safeguarding large events based around children. Likes a nice long walk and a good crime drama. My passion is reading...nothing like getting lost in a good book!
Staff Governor

Responsibilities
Safeguarding
SEN / LAC
Pupil Premium
Prevent

Mrs Helen Morris

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities
Christian Character
Curriculum
30 years working in primary education (the last 7 as a Principal in Cheshire). I now work as an educational coach and consultant for leaders in schools. I also train and assess school leaders undertaking national qualifications and deliver wellbeing training to colleagues in the Education and Health sectors. I love football, reading, theatre and music.

Mr David Grocott

Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities
Health and Safety
Premises
Kidsgrove Town Councillor for Talke and Butt Lane. Secretary / Treasurer and Trustee of Red Street Community Centre and Chesterton Amateur Football Club. Committee Member / Director for Halmerend CIC. Connector for Support Staffordshire. Trustee for John Wedgwood Monument. Chesterton LAP. Respect Chesterton. Chesterton Street Champions.

Mr John Robinson

Parent Governor

Responsibilities
Online Communications
ICT
eSafety
Parent. Seasoned IT professional, currently a Senior Infrastructure Engineer for a locally founded worldwide organisation. I enjoy spending time with my family, music and flying small planes.

Miss Nicole Barnett

Parent Governor

Responsibilities
Pupil Leadership Committees
Parent. Employed by the Local Authority as a coordinator for East Staffordshire Schools. Funded by the DfE to support whole school careers provision ensuring statutory requirements and best practices are embedded throughout. Passionate about making a difference in the world. Huge animal lover, especially dogs! Love to spend days out with my daughter.
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Foundation Governor

Responsibilities
Christian Character