Our Governing Body Members and Committees

Copies of the minutes of each meeting and the Headteachers’s report are also available in the school.

Parent Governors are nominated by the parents of pupils in the school. The Governing Body of The Arches Community Primary School is comprised of people who have very different backgrounds and experiences.


Governors and their Roles


Type of Governor 


Declaration of Interest

Term of Office

Mrs Michelle Ashfield Headteacher All Committees except Staff Dismissal, Pupil Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Silent Director of Husband's Ltd Company Ex-Officio
Mrs Carol Jones


Chair of Governors

Personnel, Finance, Enhanced Provision, Performance Management, Teaching & Learning, Staff Dismissal, School Development, Policy, Complaints & Appeals. Nothing to Declare 15/03/2017 - 14/03/2021
Mrs Rebecca Challinor Deputy Headteacher (Associate Member)

Teaching & Learning, Policy, Personnel.

All only in absence of Headteacher 

Nothing to Declare  
Mr Alan Tushingham LA Finance, Personnel, Policy, Pupil Discipline, Staff Dismissal, Headteachers Performance Management. Nothing to Declare

11/12/2017 -


Mrs Sally-Ann Johnson

Co - Opted 

Enhanced Provision, Headteacher's performance management, Finance  Nothing to Declare

10/12/2018 - 09/12/2022

Mrs Kerry Bowie Co-opted  Enhanced Provision Nothing to Declare 15/03/2017 - 14/03/2021
Mrs Esther Lightfoot School Business Manager (Assoc. Member) Finance, Personnel. Nothing to Declare  
Mrs Ceri Moffatt  Staff Teaching & Learning


16/03/2015 - 15/03/2023
June Middleton


Vice Chair

Enhanced Provision, RE, SMSC, SEN Nothing to Declare 30/03/2016 - 29/03/2020
Philip Horton Parent Health & Safety. Nothing to Declare 28/01/2019 - 27/01/2023
Samantha Keay Co-opted Teaching & Learning, Finance, Personnel. Declared - Friend with a member of staff  16/12/2019 - 15/12/2023
Sam Stephenson Co-opted Health & Safety. Nothing to Declare 29/03/2016 - 30/03/2020
Sheila Little  Co-opted

Teaching & Learning , Enhanced Provision, SEN/ SAL,Nurture , Health and safety 

Nothing to Declare

23/03/2018 - 22/03/2022

Jacqui Critchley Clerk Minutes Nothing to Declare  


Committee name Frequency of meeting

Examples of policy commitment…


See Policy Schedule

Health and Safety Termly

Health and Safety


Risk assessments

Chris Sadler

Sam Stevenson

Michelle Ashfield

Philip Horton

Sheila Little

Teaching and Learning Half termly





Michelle Ashfield

Carol Jones

Samantha Keay

Sheila Little 

Policy review Termly

To ratify on behalf of FGB

policies refreshed by


Michelle Ashfield

Carol Jones

Alan Tushingham

Enhanced Provision Half termly



Domestic abuse

Self Harm


Sue Wilkins - Associate member

Nicky Johnson -Associate member

Carol Jones

Rebecca Challinor - Associate member 

Sally-Ann Johnson

June Middleton

Kerry Bowie

Sheila Little 

Finance & Personnel  Half termly Best Value

Esther Lightfoot

Carol Jones

Michelle Ashfield

Sam Keay

Sally-Ann Johnson

Alan Tushingham




1 Co-opted Vacancy available. 

Attendance of previous meetings are available to download below.