Broad Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QL

01270 906124


Stapeley Broad Lane CofE Primary School



Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School is a single academy trust which is governed by a group of volunteers who represent different aspects of our community.  These are held to account for the running of the school by our Members.
Members as at 05/12/2019
  • Chester Diocese of Education
  • Tim Marsden
  • Richard Morgan-Wynne
  • Sarah Parker
  • Roy Smith (Chair of Governors)
Debbie Torjussen resigned as a Member in October 2019.
Our Governing Body reports directly to Members and is composed of 11 governors:

Mrs Sarah Parker (Co-opted by the Governing Body until 24  April 2024) 

Mr Ian Shackleton (Head - ex-officio governor)

Mrs Laura Smallwood (Elected by staff until July 2020)

Mrs Rebecca Hayter (Elected by parents until December 2020)

Mr Les Hodgkison (Elected by parents until January 2021)

Mr Tim Marsden (Co-opted by the Governing Body until 24 April 2024)

Mr Richard Morgan (Vice-chair of Governors  - nominated by St Chad's PCC until November 2020) 

Mrs Gillian Tucker (Nominated by Chester Diocesan Board of Education until November 2019)

Mr Matthew Vickers (Elected by parents until December 2020)

Mrs Jane Welsh (Elected by staff until September 2021)

Mr Roy Smith (Chair of Governors, co-opted by the Governing Body until December 2022)


Governors' attendance information for 2018/19 can be found here,  and for 2017/18, here

Governors' pecuniary interests can be found here.


Our governing body meets six times each year and is supported by our Finance and audit committee which also meets six times each year.  The terms of reference for the finance and audit committee can be found here.

What do Governors do?

An academy governor acts as the critical friend of the headteacher and senior leadership team, and provides support and challenge. The key responsibilities of the governing body include:

  • establishing the strategic direction of the school;
  • challenging and monitoring the performance of the academy;
  • ensuring good financial health and probity;
  • ensuring that key players with a stake in the organisation get their voices heard..

In fulfilling these responsibilities an effective governing body will:

  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement;
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice;
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community;
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does;
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping these under review;
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff; and
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.