Members

Our Governing Body Members and Committees

Copies of the minutes of each meeting and the Headteachers’s report are also available in the school.

Parent Governors are nominated by the parents of pupils in the school. The Governing Body of The Arches Community Primary School is comprised of people who have very different backgrounds and experiences.

 

Governors and their Roles

Name

Type of Governor 

Role

Declaration of Interest

Term of Office

Mrs Michelle Ashfield Headteacher All Committees except Staff Dismissal, Pupil Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Silent Director of Husband's Ltd Company Ex-Officio
         
Mrs Carol Jones

Co-Opted

Chair of Governors

Finance & Personnel, Enhanced Provision,  Teaching & Learning, Headteacher performance management Nothing to Declare 15/03/2021- 14/03/2025
         
Mrs Rebecca Challinor Deputy Headteacher (Associate Member)

Teaching & Learning, Finance & Personnel, Enhanced Provision.

All only in absence of Headteacher 

Nothing to Declare 09/11/2022 - 08/11/2026
         
         
Mrs Georgina Cavanagh-Wade

Parent

  Nothing to Declare

26/04/2023 - 25/04/2027

         
Mrs Kerry Bowie Co-opted  Enhanced Provision Nothing to Declare 15/03/2021- 14/03/2025
         
Mrs Esther Lightfoot School Business Manager (Assoc. Member) Finance & Personnel. Nothing to Declare 15/07/2022 - 14/07/2026
         
Miss Nicola Johnson Staff Teaching & Learning, Enhanced Provision Nothing to Declare 01/09/2022- 31/08/2026
         
         
         
Ramjee Bhandari Parent   Nothing to Declare 26/04/2023 - 25/04/2027
         
Samantha Keay Co-Opted Teaching & Learning, Finance & Personnel, Headteacher performance management Nothing to Declare 16/12/2019 - 15/12/2023
         
Sheila Little  LA Governor 

Teaching & Learning , Enhanced Provision, Health & Safety, Headteacher performance management

Nothing to Declare

18/07/2022 - 17/06/2026

         
Jacqui Critchley Clerk Minutes Nothing to Declare  

 

Committee name Frequency of meeting

Examples of policy commitment…

NOT EXHAUSTIVE

See Policy Schedule

Members

Health and Safety

Chair of Committee: Sheila Little

Termly

Health and Safety

Fire

Risk assessments

Rob Worrall 

Michelle Ashfield

Sheila Little

Teaching and Learning

Chair of Committee: Sam Keay

Half termly

Curriculum

Monitoring

Pay

Appraisal

Michelle Ashfield

Carol Jones

Samantha Keay

Sheila Little 

Nicola Johnson

Rebecca Challinor - Associate Member

Enhanced Provision

Chair of Committee: Sheila Little

Half termly

SEN

SIR

Domestic abuse

Self Harm

G&T

Sue Wilkins - Associate member

Nicky Johnson

Carol Jones

Rebecca Challinor - Associate member 

Kerry Bowie

Sheila Little 

Finance & Personnel 

Chair of Committee: Carol Jones 

Half termly Best Value

Esther Lightfoot

Carol Jones

Michelle Ashfield

Sam Keay

Rebecca Challinor - Associate Member

2 Co-opted Vacancy available. 

Attendance of previous meetings are available to download below.

The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660

head@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk

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