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 SSC 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.
This Strategic Plan for Governance is made in conjunction with the school Vision and Values which can be accessed by clicking here and makes reference to Staffordshire Safeguarding and CAT Safeguarding Policies which can be accessed here.
If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body you can either email them direct using: governorsclerk@chadsmead.staffs.sch.uk or write to the SSC c/o the school office at Chadsmead Primary Academy, Friday Acre, Lichfield WS13 7HJ
Dr Deborah Sarson

Chair of the School Standards Committee

Community Governor
Term of Office: 19.7.2021-18.7.2025
Since graduating from her PhD Debbie has held a variety of commercial roles within multiple organisations. Debbie is a mother of a son who is a pupil in Chadsmead.

Sarah Snashall

Vice Chair of the School Standards Committee

Community Governor
Link Governor for Pupil Premium, Special Educational Needs and Difficulties (SEND), Looked After Children (LAC) and Reading
Term of Office: 19.7.2021-18.7.2025
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.

Mrs Iona Chisholm

Community Governor

Link Governor for Writing
Term of Office: 19.7.2021-18.7.2025 (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 - Iona has self-published children's stories including the 'Jubilee Bee' series.
As our writing Governor, Iona really enjoys sharing how school encourages and inspires children to get the most out of their writing.

Miss Donna Tullett

Staff Governor

Link Governor for Staff Wellbeing
Term of Office: 20.9.2021-19.9.2025
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.

Mr Gary Lambert

Community Governor

Link Governor for Safeguarding, PE and Sports Premium
Term of Office: 24.03.2021-24.03.2025
Gary is a father of two boys one of whom attends Chadsmead. He works in the NHS as a vascular surgeon. He has held roles in medical leadership and on sports governing bodies. In his spare time, Gary is a high performance sports coach, coaching Touch Rugby for England as well as his sons’ teams at Lichfield Rugby Club.

Dr Anna Hooper

Parent Governor

Link Governor for Maths
Term of Office: 24.03.2021-24.03.2025
Anna currently works as a Clinical Psychologist with a local mental health team. She has a love of all things arts, including live performance, music and literature. As a parent of two primary age daughters, Anna seeks to use her role as governor to support the school to help its children develop their roots to grow and wings to fly!

Mrs Heather Fowler

Community Governor

Link Governor for Early Years
Term of Office: 01.09.2022-31.08.2026
I am a retired teacher who worked for many years teaching English and Drama at Secondary level in Lichfield schools. I have filled the gap from work with many activities, painting being the one which has given me most pleasure and I still spend lots of time on it. I did feel that I wanted to do something properly meaningful and when my grandson started his education here at Chadsmead, I became interested in becoming a member of the SSC. I am now very pleased to be on such a lively, committed committee.

Mrs Sarah Wiltshire

Parent Governor

Link Governor for Science
Term of Office: 01.09.2022-31.08.2026
Sarah has two children, both of whom enjoy attending Chadsmead. She works as a Project Manager with a background of business process improvement. Sarah has a passion for all things science and maths and loves spending time in nature and exploring places of historical significance with her family.

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Attendance at Meetings
Please find below a table of attendance at meetings during the 
Academic Year 2023/2024
  23/10/2023 18/12/2023 05/02/2024 18/03/2024 05/2024 07/2024
Dr D Sarson  Attended  Attended Attended   Attended Attended   
Mrs I Chisholm  Attended   Attended Attended   Didn't Attend  Attended  
S Snashall Attended    Attended Attended   Attended  Attended  
Mrs G Grainger  Attended    Attended Attended   Attended Attended   
Miss D Tullett  Attended    Attended Attended  Attended  Attended  
Mr G Lambert  Attended    Attended Attended   Attended Didn't Attend   
Dr A Hooper  Attended    Attended Attended   Attended  Attended  
Mrs S Wiltshire Attended    Attended Attended    Attended   Attended  
Mrs H Fowler  Didn't Attend   Attended Attended   Attended  Attended  
Governance Charter / Register of Interests / Scheme of Delegation
The above information is available to view on our Academy Trust website: Community Academies Trust