Meet The Governors

Our Local Academy Committee is made up of representatives from the school and local community. We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor - if you would be interested, please contact the school.

Our Current Governors are:

Shelley Barnes - Staff Governor

I have been a governor at Sandbach Primary Academy for about 15 years and all of my four children attended this School. I own the School Food business and the Before and After School club at Sandbach Primary Academy. I am a community figure, who is known by all the parents in the School. 

I am the Link Governor for Wider Curriculum, including Sports' Premium.

Claire Caldwell - Principal

I am the Principal at Sandbach Academy, and have been since September 2018. Prior to that I was the Deputy Headteacher here and a teacher before that. I have worked at Sandbach Primary Academy for over 15 years, and am totally committed to the continued success of the school.

Kate Goodridge - Chair

I am an experienced senior Chartered CIPD professional with over 14 years experience in Human Resources. I have worked with both private and public companies, with an excellent track record of leadership skills working for a high profile regulatory organisation for the last 10 years.

I am the Link Governor for Leadership and Management, Disadvantaged Pupils and SEND as well as Mathematics.

Rev Alistair Stewart

I am Reverend for Sandbach Baptist Church, and have been since 2009. The church meet at Sandbach Primary Academy each Sunday and I have close links with the schools, supporting with residential visits and leading assemblies. 

I am the Link Governor for Well-being (including Behaviour and Emotional Well-being).

Hannah McIntyre

I joined Sandbach Primary Academy as a governor in 2020, having recently moved to Cheshire from London with my family. I have over 20 years experience working in Financial Services, with particular experience around risk mitigation, project and Supplier Management. I have two nursery aged children and two beagles with my husband Christian.

I am the Link Governor for Mathematics

John Cosgrave

Literacy Governor

Contact the school

Sandbach Primary Academy

Crewe Rd


Cheshire, CW11 4NS

Tel: 01270 685222