Governing Body

Paul Stoddard- Chair of Local Academy Committee

c/o Underwood Academy, Newcastle Street, Crewe, CW1 3LF

Email: Chair@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

Paul Stoddard - Chair

Co-opted (Parent) Governor

I am a Parent Governor at Underwood West Academy and have been for the last two years and have recently become a Trustee of the Aspire Multi-Academy Trust, to which the school belongs to. I'm excited to be involved with both the Academy and the Trust as a Governor and relish the opportunity to work alongside the staff and the pupils and be involved with a school that provides such a caring and nurturing environment.

 

GOVERNORS

CHAIR PERSON

Paul Stoddard

PRINCIPAL

Laura Jones

PARENT GOVERNORS

Paul Stoddard

Rhiannon Cassidy

STAFF GOVERNORS

Laura Jones - Ex-officio by virtue of office as Principal 

Thomas Vanstone

Jo Gill - Resigned 09/10/2023

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Will Spilsbury - Resigned 10/05/2024

Karen Gilbert

Anthony Noden

George Heler - Resigned 09/10/2023

CLERK

Lisa Benskin

 

As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to: 

  • target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity 
  • develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation 
  • prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas 
  • address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks 

However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable. 

School Governance

 

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UNDERWOOD WEST

ACADEMY

Newcastle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 3LF

Please direct your enquiries to

Mel JamesBursar

01270 260580
bursar@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

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