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Our Governing Body

Welcome to our page

Keep scrolling down to find out a little bit about each of us and what we do. 

If you want to make contact with us, please contact the school office with your details, and we will respond as soon as possible. 


Information about our role and responsibilities can be found in the Leadership Section here  


We currently have vacancies for Parent and Community Governors.  Please see our News and Events page for more information.  

Becoming a school governor

Being a school governor is a challenging and rewarding role and we work hard together to make our school special. 


Parent governors are appointed by an election process in which all parents/carers of children at school are eligible to stand for election and vote.  When a vacancy becomes available we advertise through Parentmail, on the website and via letter.  Community governors are appointed by the board to support the board with specific skills and expertise.


Perhaps you feel you could not commit to being a full governor but have skills that you could share with us?  We are always interested in welcoming associate governors who can offer their expertise to support particular aspects of school life.  


If you interested in becoming a school governor you are welcome to come and have a chat with us at any time to find out more about the role and what it entails.  Please make contact via the school office and make an appointment with the chair of governors (Laura Jones) - no commitment required!   We offer full induction and training to support you in your role. 


And here are our Governors. . .

Chair of Governors

Mrs Laura Jones 

Vice Chair

Mrs Sarah Moreland

Clerk to Governors

Mrs Diane Dakin


Staff Governors

Mrs Marie Harral (co-headteacher)

Mrs Rebecca Morley (co-headteacher)

Mr Duncan Stewart


Parent Governors

Mrs Sarah Moreland 

Mr Salvador Cuadrado Sempere

Mrs Kirsty Coward


Community Governors

Ms Kirsty Chambers

Mrs Laura Jones 


Marie Harral – Co-headteacher 

I joined Sawley Infant & Nursery School as Deputy Headteacher in 2004 and was appointed as Headteacher in 2008. I am responsible for leading learning in our school, making sure it is well managed and ensuring the governing body are kept fully informed and involved in the life of the school. It is a privilege to work with such dedicated and professional people to help Sawley ‘Sparkle and Shine’.

Becky Morley – Co-headteacher

I have worked at Sawley Infant and Nursery School since 2007 and have been on the governing body since 2008.

I am a co-headteacher with Marie Harral.  I am committed to providing the best possible experiences for all of our children, allowing them all to reach their full potential.


Duncan Stewart – staff governor (teacher) 

Duncan joined Sawley Infant & Nursery School as a teacher in 2018.  He currently teaches in Year 1 and is responsible for the leadership of PE and sports provision and leads on phonics across the school.



Salvador Cuadrado Sempere - parent governor 

Salvador was appointed to the Governing Body in February 2022 as a parent governor.  



Laura Jones – parent governor

Laura was appointed to the Governing Body in June 2019 as a parent governor.  She was reappointed by the governing body as a community governor in May 2023. 

Chair of Governors

Laura is our link governor for Safeguarding. 


Sarah Moreland – parent governor

Sarah was appointed to the Governing Body in December 2020 as a parent governor.   

Vice-Chair of Governors



Kirsty Chambers - community governor

Kirsty was appointed to the Governing Body in February 22



Kirsty Coward - parent governor

Kirsty was appointed to the Governing Body in February 23



*Governor Vacancy*

We are looking to recruit an additional governor from our new school community in the Autumn Term.  For more details on how to apply to be a governor please follow the link here.