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Information about all of our governors is provided below. If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact the school.

Janet Furber (Chair of Governors)

I have lived in the Audlem area for many years and worked from home running the admin side of our Agricultural contracting business. I have three sons and now three daughters in law together with three grandchildren who all live close by and am consequently very interested in ensuring that the education provision in the area is amongst the best.

I have many years experience of school governance, firstly as a parent governor at both Buerton primary school and Brine Leas school. I have learned much from both settings and am currently Chair at Brine Leas as well as Chair at Audlem. I am very much enjoying my involvement with Primary education again and particularly seeing the school and children thrive.

Nick Brennan

My name is Nick Brennan and I have lived in Audlem with my wife Laura since 2007. I am very keen to contribute to the local community as so many others do. As a Vice Principal of a secondary school in Stoke the most obvious way to do this was to volunteer to become a Governor at the local school which my son attends.

Over the last two years since becoming a Governor I have been privileged to have met and worked alongside committed colleagues, talented and hard working staff and, most importantly, wonderful children. I believe passionately that education is the most powerful tool to change a child's life for the better and that Audlem deserves a community school that can achieve this.

Sylvia Siddorns

I was born in Audlem and attended Audlem Primary School, as did my children. I am pleased to have the opportunity as a governor to give something back in return for those happy years of education and friendships gained. I have lived in Audlem for the majority of my life and am married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren. My interests include walking, swimming and enjoying my grandchildren.

A quality education for all has always been my prime focus, underpinned by the belief that motivation and the enjoyment of learning in the primary years is the key to promoting success and life-long learning for all. I am a retired teacher with experience in secondary and primary schools and also in senior management. Since retirement I have further updated my knowledge in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion.

Sonia Kay

I have lived in Audlem since 2005. My husband and I have two young children, both of whom are pupils at St James'. My career has been in advertising, internet marketing and project management. However, since having children I have focussed on raising our family and voluntary work. I help deliver worship within the four primary schools in the benefice and also at St James' Church in Audlem.

I believe that it's crucial for our village to maintain an excellent school, and one that continues to be a fun, safe and caring environment for all.

Alison Rayne

I am very happy to live locally in Audlem. I am married with 2 children Elizabeth and Curtis but in a previous life, my professional career was predominantly in the pharmaceutical industry across sales, marketing, training and management roles.

I love music, reading, time with my family and friends, keeping fit and the great outdoors. As a governor I am passionate about the success, growth and well being of the children of Audlem St James School.

John Williams

I lived in rural North Wales until university, graduating in civil engineering. My working life has been in construction, the past 20 years running my own small building business. My wife Gill is a nurse, most recently working in the field of disabled children. Extra-curricular activities have always been sport (rugby) and outdoor pursuits generally.

It was work that brought my family and I to the area: we have lived in Hankelow since 1987, and both our children attended the school, where they were very happy and made lasting friends. I am happy to try to contribute something in return.

Morgan Davies — Staff Governor

I currently teach Year 3 and joined this school in September 2016. Before training as a teacher, I had a successful career in Sales & Recruitment in the IT industry. I am always keen to use my experience and links in the IT world to enhance the provision of the Computing curriculum in school and I am keen to talk to parents and carers about expanding the curriculum by using personal experiences and local resources. I am also a keen rugby fan and enjoy providing after school clubs such as Ultimate Frisbee and Quidditch.

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