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).

Valerie Williams

I have been a primary teacher, lecturer in Education and a Senior Lecturer assessing peers in college (with a specialism in Early Years Education). I have also delivered and assessed NVQ programmes for Teaching Assistants. As a lecturer/assessor at Macclesfield College, I visited many schools across Cheshire, Stoke and Leicestershire. After retirement from lecturing, I returned to supply teaching predominantly in excellent academies in Burton upon Trent.

I am the Link Governor for Safeguarding and Health and Safety.

Contact the school

Sandbach Primary Academy

Crewe Rd

Sandbach

Cheshire, CW11 4NS

Tel: 01270 685222