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 Warner- 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 and Safeguarding.

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

Giselle Hulme

Since my daughter joined the nursery class of Sandbach Primary Academy, I have wanted to be involved in helping make the school the best place it can be. This is my first official role in a school, and I am looking forward to learning all I can, and hopefully have a positive impact on the school for the children of SPA. 

I am the Link Governor for Health and Safety and Pupil Premium

Melanie Brooks

I moved to Sandbach 3 years ago and have loved every minute.  Most of my time I spend with my 3 girls, a Geography Teacher, a Mental Health Nurse and my youngest daughter who is in Year 3 at Sandbach Primary Academy. I've been working in the Insurance Broking Industry for the past 30 years and I'm current protecting businesses around the Northwest area. When I'm not with my girls and working you'll usually see me out running.

I am the Link Governor for Health and Safety and Pupil Premium

Contact the school

Sandbach Primary Academy

Crewe Rd


Cheshire, CW11 4NS

Tel: 01270 918922