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The Governing Body is a group of volunteers from the school and local community who are elected to make decisions about how the school is run and how the school’s budget is allocated.  Each Governor serves for a period of four years after which they can choose stand for re-election.  


Parent Governors are a valuable part of the school’s Governing Body.  They are able to voice parental concerns and ensure that communication between the school and parents is informative and easy to understand.   At times when there is a vacancy for a Parent Governor the school will write to all parents asking for nominations. 


If you are interested in finding out more, or if you would like to raise an issue to the Governing Body, please write to Mrs L Russell, the Chair of Governors, via the school office.





Meet our Governors



Lisa Russell- Chair 

Clive Burton -  Responsible for finance

Kerry Rees - Parent Responsible for Health and Safety


Dawn Copping - Headteacher and Accounting Officer

Tracy Ahern - Vice Chair Responsible for Safeguarding

Modupe Awolola - Responsible for SEND

Chloe Tomlinson - Teacher 

Tanya Proctor - Non Teaching   

Christine Williams - Parent Responsible for Learning and Teaching

Josie Dewar - Parent

Danny Bluemore - Parent



Amber Fitch


Modupe Awolola

I am a governor at Shaw. I consider this role to be a privilege and an excellent opportunity to contribute to the decisions that shape our school and impact positively on pupils and staff. Furthermore, I am able to bring an understanding of the school’s ethos, culture and in-depth professional knowledge of our strengths and areas for development. 

As a key stakeholder, this role enables me to foster a relationship between teachers and governors whilst developing the process of evaluation, improvement and strategic development of the school.

Lisa Russell - Chair

I believe that Shaw Primary Academy is an excellent primary school providing high quality learning opportunities for its pupils. My role on the governing board along with the other governors is to ensure that the leadership team have all the tools they need to implement quality education for every pupil within its care. I work in a local special needs school and have a keen interest in the welfare of children in all aspects of learning and development.

Jill Casey - Non teaching Staff

I am a  parent and member of staff at Shaw. Since becoming a Governor l have seen the school undergo major changes with the conversion to Academy status.  I have a strong belief in the potential of education to improve children's life chances and I think Shaw encourages children to believe that anything is possible. 

Annaliese Day - Teaching staff

My name is Annaliese Day and I am the teacher representative on the governing body. Having worked at Shaw for 10+ years I have witnessed many changes as the school has gone from strength to strength. I had been a member of the governing body before I had my daughter and I am delighted to be returning to governance. I count it a huge privilege to teach and work in a school with such a hardworking team. I am committed to supporting the school and its leaders as it embraces the many challenges of nurturing and educating our children for life.

Kerry Rees - Parent

My name is Kerry Rees and I'm a parent governor. I have three children who attend shaw and have seen the academy go from strength to strength over the years. I feel proud and privileged to be a governor at shaw and am committed to helping the school develop. I strongly believe that a good education improves a child's chances and options later in life.