Meet The Governors

Please feel free to contact the governors

We currently have a vacancies for:

3 x Foundation Governors  - To be appointed by the PCC of St. John's Church, Sandbach Heath and approved by the Diocese of Chester.


Mrs Sue Ashley - Parent Governor - Chair of Governors

Sue became a governor in 2013, has two children at the school and has specific responsibilities for History and Geography. Sue's working background is with the pharmaceutical industry and most latterly within digital marketing. Sue is now self employed and works as a project manager in the healthcare industry.

Sue enjoys spending time with the family, walking and anything equine!

Mr. Stephen Parker-Aiken - Foundation Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

I have lived in Sandbach since 1994 and started my own business in the Carpet and Upholstery cleaning industry, Married to Jane with two children who both attended Elworth C of E and went on to Sandbach School and Sandbach High School.

I have been a Foundation Governor at Elworth C of E for the past 6 years and link governor for SEN and Safeguarding for the past 2 years.

I became the Family Worker at Sandbach Methodist Church just over a year ago and part of my brief was to engage with the local community, offering “what the Church could do for you” I am involved with Messy Church at St Johns School 3rd Saturday in the month, Sandbach Methodist Church and when time allows St Peters, Elworth, I also ran a Christian Craft Club at St Johns before the Summer break.

I like to see children enjoying themselves and having fun whilst learning I enjoy doing craft activities with children and seeing how creative they can be.

Revd. Bernard Sword - Foundation Governor - Vicar of St. John's.

Reverend Sword became the Vicar of Sandbach Heath & Hassall Green in August 2018. Part of his duty is to serve as a Governor here at St. John's CE Primary School and we have no doubts that he knowledge and skills will benefit the school hugely.

Mrs Jennifer Cox - Local Authority Governor 

Jennifer recently joined our Governance team in October 2018. She brings with her a wealth of Primary School experience and we are certain that she will be a tremendous addition to our school.

Mrs Rachel Acir - Foundation Governor (parent)

Born and bred in Cheshire, Rachel has lived in Sandbach since 2000. She works at Alsager School as a teacher of History and Politics and is passionate about the right of every child to receive a quality education. Her two children are currently pupils at St John’s.

Although her playing days are behind her, Rachel is a keen football fan and supporter of Liverpool. She also enjoys swimming and country walks in her free time.

Rachel’s main aim as a Governor of St John’s is to contribute to the St John’s community by helping to ensure that each child fulfils their potential in a challenging and supportive Christian school environment.

Mr Ben Cruse - Foundation Governor (parent)

Mr Rob Whittle - Headteacher

Mrs Laura Osborne - Staff Governor

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