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Our Governors

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

Alison Rayne – Chair of Local Governing Board

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.

Sam Jones – Vice Chair of Local Governing Board

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.

Andy Perry – Head Teacher

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.

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.

Paul Le Grice

A relative newcomer to the village, I moved here two years ago with my wife and two children who both attend St James'. We have been impressed with the village, especially the sense of community which the school is of course at the heart of. I wanted to be able to contribute to this and am delighted to be able to do so in my role as governor.
In my career I have always been involved in IT, currently as a manager for a managed services provider. Outside of this, my time is spent, as with most parents taxiing children to various clubs and activities. Any spare time after that I like to get out on my bike, or long walk with a pub at the end of it.

Vicky New

I am married with four children all of whom attend or have attended the school since we moved to the area in 2017. I am a Major in the British Army's Education and Training Services, with a PGCE (PCET) and an MSc in Innovation in Education. I have spent time teaching leadership and management, designing and evaluating training along with a variety of HR management roles.
As a foundation governor, I hope to use my experiences to ensure that the children of Audlem have the best possible education and opportunities available to them in their local community.

Ruth Scott

I am a retired primary school teacher, having spent many years teaching at St John's Keele, in a range of year groups. Before that, I was a solicitor. I have recently moved house within the Audlem area and wish to engage purposefully in the local community. I am pleased to offer my skills and experience gained over both my careers for the benefit of the school. As a Foundation Governor, I will promote the Christian character so that it is secured and developed. I am married with two children. My hobbies include walking and fitness, cooking, painting and singing.

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.

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.

Mary Hennessy Jones

Liz Morris – Staff Governor

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