Information about all of our governors is provided below. If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact the school.
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.
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.
I have been at the school for 4 years as the Deputy Headteacher and have taken up the role recently as the Headteacher of our friendly and exciting Church of England Primary School. I believe education is a partnership between school, home, the church and the community and for that reason we encourage the participation of parents/carers in the learning process and in school life. At our school we are committed to creating a safe, enjoyable, stimulating and creative environment for all of our children to flourish in. Our staff, Governors and families work together to strive to ensure that the primary years are a positive, rewarding experience for all of our children. Our aim is for our school to be a wonderful place to learn and grow together.
We have Christian values at our core, we nurture a love of learning and inspire everyone to let their light shine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have lived in Audlem since 2017. We have 2 young children, Nia who is currently studying in St James Audlem and Rishee who will be joining soon. My career has been mainly with the NHS as a physiotherapist and has progressed to my role being more operational. Even though I have been raised in a city I love the little community we are part of here in Audlem.
I have no background in education but felt I could make a difference in some small way, as well as having a curiosity regarding the school and education system that would be influential during my children's formative lives. For me, it has always been important that school is more than just a place of learning. It's a community that we can all be part of.
I have really enjoyed learning about how the school works and ensuring that the views of parents are represented on the governing body.
After leaving home in mid-Wales I have worked around the country, moving to Audlem in 2008 where I now live with my wife, two girls and two dogs. My career has predominantly been in sales and marketing within the e-commerce industry. Outside of my career and family time, I love outdoor exercise, be it a run or a walk and when possible snowboarding.
I am very passionate about contributing to the local community and hope that through my role as Governor I can play my part to help make our school even better.