Meet the Governors

We are very excited to introduce you to our School Standards Committee (SSC).
All Parent and Community Governors are unpaid volunteers, with the Headteacher and Staff Governor giving up their time to attend and contribute to SC 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;
- listens to and values the views of pupils and parents in the running of the school.
The SSC will also:
- Support and challenge the Headteacher and the school's leadership for the quality of provision in the school and monitor the standards being achieved 
- 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: or write to the SSC c/o the school office at Chadsmead Primary Academy, Friday Acre, Lichfield WS13 7HJ

Mrs Iona Chisholm

Chair of the School Standards Committee

Chair of the School Standards Committee
Link Governor for Writing
Term of Office: 19.7.2017-18.7.2021 (original appointment 30.11.2014)
Iona has four sons, who have all attended Chadsmead Primary.
She works part time and writes magazine articles. Iona also loves gardening, dancing and creative writing - and hopes that her children’s stories will be published one day!
As our writing Governor, Iona really enjoys sharing how school encourages and inspires children to get the most out of their writing.

Dr Deborah Sarson

Community Governor

Link Governor for 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 Safeguarding, 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, one of whom 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.

Mr Neil Kirkwood

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 26.09.2019 - 25.09.2023
Having been settled in Lichfield for well over a decade, Neil has a son who is enjoying school life at Chadsmead. Neil has spent the majority of his career so far in the railway industry, working in strategic planning, commercial and communications roles, and on major investment programmes with significant governance and oversight responsibilities. As well as bringing the benefits of his professional background and helping to represent parents on the School Standards Committee.

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 1/2 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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