Shavington Primary School Governors are an important layer in the management and organisation of our school. 

At Shavington we have 8 governors.

Staff Governors

  • Mrs W. Bloor (Standards sub-committee)

  • Mrs R. Nicholls (Head of School - Business & Standards sub committee)

Parent Governors

  • Mr M Jones - Chair/Vice Chair - (Premises/Health &Safety lead, PE, sports premium, PE)

  • Miss A. Fisher (Standards sub-committee, English, EYFS, RE & SMSC)

  • Mr S Lee - Chair/Vice Chair -(Business sub- committee, Maths, Science & ICT)

Co-opted Governors

  • Mrs S. Siddorns (Standards sub-committee chair, Child Protection, SEN lead, Pupil premium, History, Geography, International Links).

  • Miss E. Appleyard (DT, Art, Music & Languages).

Associate - Non Voting Governor

  • Miss R Wollaston- School Business Manager



Sylvia Siddorns

I am currently a community governor at Shavington Primary School, having previously been a teacher at the school. Furthermore I have had good governance experience as a teacher governor. I was the special needs coordinator for a number of years and have kept up to date with current educational trends by taking a masters degree in Inclusion & Special Educational Needs. Now retired, I continue to take a keen interest in the school, particularly in the wider curriculum offered providing a variety of opportunities for all pupils to progress.

Emma Appleyard


I have lived in Nantwich all my life and I was educated at local schools and colleges, namely Brine Leas and South Cheshire College.

I qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 and specialise in Dispute Resolution and Employment, I find both Departments interesting and challenging.  I meet a variety of people in my day to day work.  I started as a Trainee and have progressed to be Head of Department.   I enjoy networking for the firm and take part in local events such as the Nantwich Show and Food Festival. 

I enjoy socialising with my friends and family. I love watching and playing netball. When I am not socialising or playing netball I enjoy a good movie.

Mark Jones

I have lived in Shavington all my life and attended both primary and junior school (a long time ago!) and have therefore witnessed many changes to the school over the years. 

I currently work at South Cheshire College in a role that is finance and welfare based assisting students from all backgrounds and abilities. I am also qualified to teach and assess post 14 age group students, and am familiar with the Ofsted inspection frameworks. 

I have two children who attend the school and am keen to be involved in the development and future of the school both as a parent and for the benefit of the wider community.

Steve Lee

I have lived in Shavington for over 10 years having returned to Cheshire after spending my early career working in the Midlands. I attended Nantwich & Acton Grammar School and have strong links with the area.

I have two children at the school, Jacob in year 2 and Samuel in Reception, and want to provide whatever support is needed to maintain the high standards of our local primary.

My background is in Financial Services & Customer Support and I currently work in Hanley. I enjoy travel and, as a family, we try to visit a different country each year to experience something new each time. I also enjoy socialising with family and friends.


  • Governors meet twice a term to discuss issues surrounding school. These issues are split into two categories; Business and Standards. These issues are discussed and shared in two meetings per term and the meeting are formally chaired and minutes are recorded. 

  • All governors have specific responsibilities to curriculum areas within school also. 

  • Declarations are completed by all governors at all meetings. All Governors have declared their Pecuniary interests.

Name of Governor

Interest Declared

Mrs W Bloor

Non Relevant

Mrs R Nicholls

Non Relevant

Mr M Jones

Non Relevant

Miss A Fisher

Non Relevant

Mr S Lee

Non Relevant

Mrs S Siddorns

daughter is a teacher in school

Miss E Appleyard

Non Relevant

Miss R Wollaston

Non Relevant

All governing body meetings are clerked by Sara Robertson who is an independent clerk. 

What binds all of us, regardless of our Governor status is the key question "What is the best thing for the school and the children who attend it both now and in the future?" If you would like to meet the Chair of Governors, for whatever reason, please contact the school office or the Head of School in the first instance.

To view the Three Year Budget Plan for the School please click on the document below.


At the last Full Governing body Meeting held Tuesday 15th November all governors were in attendance except for Miss Rebecca Wollaston who sent her apologies. 

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Contact the School

Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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