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Our Governors 2021 – 2022

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Neil Arnott

Chair of Governor / CDAT Governor

Chair of Governors for the last 10 years, working with the Senior Management Team Neil strives to deliver a school that is inclusive and a place where you would want your children to be educated. When not working, Neil enjoys reading or walking.

Janet Clowes

CDAT Governor / Pupil Premium and Looked After Child Governor / SEND Governor

Janet is the Governor representing the LEA on the Governing Board. She is the local councillor for Wybunbury and holds the Adult, Health and Leisure Portfolio for Cheshire East. She is on the standards committee and is a critical friend for teaching and learning.

Mandy Branders

CDAT Governor / Safeguarding Governor

Originally from Lancashire Mandy has lived in the South for 19 years before moving to Nantwich in January 2019 with her husband. Mandy has over 20 years of experience in working with children and young people in a variety of settings including schools, children's home and youth work. She attends Nantwich Elim Church and is currently working at a local Nursery.

Kate Hughes

Staff Governor

Kate has worked at Wybunbury Delves School since 2001 and has been support staff governor for 11 years, being involved with school since her two boys were pupils, they are now 22 and 28! Kate attends Nantwich Elim church, runs a parent prayer group each Friday morning and a Monday lunchtime prayer club for interested children in the 'prayer shed'. (clubs unfortunately suspended during COVID). Kate is a keen gardener and loves books, travelling, socialising and trying to solve cryptic crosswords!

Liz Ward

CDAT Governor

Liz has worked at Wybunbury Delves since 2000. She coordinates Religious Education and Worship and was instrumental in helping the school achieve "outstanding" in our Church School Inspections in 2012, 2017 and achieving The Church of England RE Quality Mark. She attends St Chad's Church Wybunbury.

Helen Hunter

Parent Governor

Helen was originally from Cheshire, but has lived in Scotland and Durham. She returned back to Cheshire 7 years ago. She is a primary school teacher who has experience teaching children in a variety of different settings, across both key stages. She has two children; one who is in year 2 and one that attends preschool.

Ronke Shotunde

CDAT Governor

We are pleased to welcome Ronke to our Governing Board from November 2020. Ronke has recently married and moved to Crewe from Nigeria. She works as a dentist in Nantwich and is a committed Christian, attending Nantwich Elim Church.

Penny Williams

CDAT Governor

Penny has lived in Nantwich just one year, moving from Kent at the first easing of lockdown in 2020. She has a background in teaching and is a member of Nantwich Elim church. Previously in Kent, Penny has been a member of her local village church's leadership team and has had a long association with the nearby Assembly of God church. Both of her children have recently become parents; her daughter lives in Nantwich with her family and her son lives in Worcestershire.

Camilla Du Pavey

Parent Governor

Camilla currently has a daughter at Wybunbury Delves with a son hopefully due to start soon! Originally from Oxfordshire, Camilla moved to the North West in 2004 and has made her home here ever since. She started her career in the pharmaceutical industry but is now the director of 2 local businesses. In her downtime, Camilla enjoys all the local countryside has to offer with riding and walking being top of her agenda!

Dr Samantha Samuel

Foundation Governor

Sam has two children at Wybunbury Delves, and a third who will soon start at preschool. She moved to the area after graduating from Newcastle upon Tyne, and works as a local GP. She attends St Chads church. In her spare time, Sam enjoys baking, painting, camping and exploring National Trust woodlands with the family's black lab!

Julie Gover

Foundation Governor 

Kathryn Chesters


A member of staff since September 1999, working as a Teacher in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, part of the Senior Leadership team as Senior Teacher and then Deputy Head. She was then successful in being appointed by CDAT as Head Teacher for September 2018.

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