Meet the Governors

We are very excited to introduce you to our Local Governing Body (LGB).
 
All Parent and Community Governors are unpaid volunteers, with the Headteacher and Staff Governor giving up their time to attend and contribute to LGB meetings.
We thank them for giving their time and expertise to the improvement of school standards and helping us to give all the children the best primary school experience possible.
Governors attend regular meetings and are frequently in contact with the school to ensure that successes are celebrated and areas of concern are acted upon.
 
Each Governor has their own area of responsibility and they work as a whole to be a 'critical friend' of the school and ensure that the school:
- follows an effective and appropriate strategy and vision in line with the aims of the Community Academies Trust;
- has high standards of outcomes, behaviour, personal development, teaching and leadership;
- uses its financial resources properly and gets value for money;
- listens to and values the views of pupils and parents in the running of the school.
 
The LGB will also:
- Support and challenge the Headteacher and the school's leadership generally and also specifically relating to staffing and performance management;
- Report to the Trust
- Develop links with the school community and other CAT schools;
- Cooperate and assist with any OFSTED or Peer Review Inspections.
 
If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body you can either email them direct using: governors@chadsmead.staffs.sch.uk or write to the LGB c/o the school office at Chadsmead Primary Academy, Friday Acre, Lichfield WS13 7HJ

Mrs Iona Chisholm

Chair of the Local Governing Body

Chair of the Local Governing Body
Link Governor for Safeguarding and Health and Safety as well as a particular focus in Writing
Term of Office: 19.7.2017-18.7.2021 (original appointment 30.11.2014)
Iona has had links with Chadsmead Primary Academy for a number of years having had four children attend school. Iona is a litigation lawyer and has also spent time writing while her children were young. As Chair, Iona regularly meets with the Headteacher, visits school to address any topical matters and leads LGB meetings.

Mrs Deborah Sarson

Community Governor

Link Governor for Finance and a particular focus in Science
Term of Office: 19.7.2017-18.7.2021
Since graduating from her PhD Debbie has held a variety of commercial roles within multiple organisations. Debbie is currently a full-time mum to a pre-school son.

Mrs Deborah Bissell

Parent Governor

Link Governor for Sports Premium and Clubs as well as a particular focus in Maths
Term of Office: 19.7.2017-18.7.2021
Debbie has two daughters, both of whom have attended Chadsmead Primary Academy. Debbie currently works as a Business Support Manager for a Lichfield based Digital Marketing Agency. Prior to this she has worked extensively in recruitment for academic publishers, leisure businesses and retailers across the Midlands and Cambridge.

Mrs Sarah Snashall

Parent Governor

Link Governor for Pupil Premium, Special Educational Needs and Difficulties (SEND) and Looked After Children (LAC) and a particular focus for Reading
Term of Office: 19.7.2017-18.7.2021
Sarah has had two children attend school. Sarah works in publishing, writing teaching resources for Primary Literacy. Over the years Sarah has helped out at school by listening to children read and running guided reading sessions.

Miss Donna Tullett

Staff Governor

Term of Office: 20.9.2017-19.9.2021
Donna joined Chadsmead Primary Academy in September 2016 as Key Stage 1 Phase Leader and Year 1 teacher. Donna also leads Reading in school. As staff governor Donna aims to offer her knowledge and expertise as a primary teacher and provide a positive relationship between staff and governors.

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