Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU


Ellesmere Primary School became part of North West Academies Trust in 2016.

The Governance structure for Ellesmere Primary School

Governors are selected by application and interview, and our Governing body has a mixture of different people with different key skills. However, all Governors share a common goal and purpose in that they want the very best for the pupils who attend.

Details about the Trust and the Governance structure of North West Academies can be found at the following link:  The North West Academies Trust.

Governors and staff at the school are very aware of their integrity in relation to ‘The Seven Principles of Public Life‘.

Ellesmere Primary Local School Board

NameDate appointed & term of officeCategoryRoleRelevant business and pecuniary interests
Stuart RobertsEx OfficioHeadteacherFinance, Staffing and GP
Teaching and Learning
Ranjit Chatterjee12.11.2019 - 4 yearsCo-optedChair, Finance, Staffing and GPEllesmere College
Julie Clewes28.03.2019 - 4 yearsCo-optedSafeguarding, Reading
Finance, Staffing and GP
Sarah Jarvis10.10.2016 - 4 yearsStaffTeaching and Learning
Rachel Schubert28.03.2019 - 4 yearsParentSEND/Arts/Creativity
Teaching and Learning
Director of Drama at Ellesmere College
Anne Wignall 12.11.2019 - 4 yearsCo-optedPupil Premium
Teaching and Learning
Deputy Mayor, Ellesmere Town Council
Rev Pat Hawkins19.11.2020 - 4 yearsCo-optedCurriculum Development
Teaching and Learning
Reverand in charge at St Mary's Church, Ellesmere
Jim Waldron25.03.2021 - 4 yearsParentFinance, Staffing and GP
Dan Shore25.03.2021 - 4 yearsCo-optedBuildings/Health and Safety
Finance, Staffing and GP
Vicki Massey19.11.2020 - 4 yearsAssociate
The Trustees meeting attendance can be found in the annual accounts on page 9.

North West Academies Trust (NWAT) Governance

Representatives of the Trust visit to see the children at work, and how they benefit from the positive changes implemented since we became Ellesmere Primary School.

NWAT has the power to monitor the role of the Academy at an operational day-to-day level and review:

  • The management and organisation of the Academy.
  • The implementation of the decisions of the Headteacher.
  • Performance in relation to targets and standards.
  • The implementation of policies monitoring student welfare and behaviour.
  • The implementation of policies.
  • The implementation of all extended school activities.

Our School Board representatives are:

Mr Ranjit Chatterjee (Chair) rchatterjee@ellesmereprimaryschool.org.uk

Mrs Julie Clewes (Vice Chair) jclewes@ellesmereprimaryschool.org.uk

Mr Stuart Roberts (Headteacher) sroberts@ellesmereprimaryschool.org.uk

Miss Sarah Jarvis (Teacher) sjarvis@ellesmereprimaryschool.org.uk

Mrs Rachel Schubert (Parent) rschubert@ellesmereprimaryschool.org.uk

Mrs Anne Wignall (Governor) awignall@ellesmereprimaryschool.org.uk

NWAT Terms of Office and Register of Interests

Contact details: Mr Steve Docking, The Coach House, Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP. Tel: 01244 566167.

The trust is a charitable body offering advice, support, expertise and a strategic overview to several academies in Cheshire and Shropshire.

It is passionate about supporting schools within their community and helping to ensure outstanding learning opportunities for every child. The trust, and its schools, aspire to excellence in education and this is underpinned by The Seven Principles of Public Life: Selflessness; Integrity; Objectivity; Accountability; Openness; Honesty and Leadership.

NWAT Board

Full details of NWAT governance, registers of interest and scheme of delegation are on the Trust website. Please use the link below to find out more.

Accounts – NWAT limited

Full details of NWAT and its associated schools’ Finance and Accounts are on the Trust website. This includes memorandum of association, articles of association, funding agreement, annual audited accounts, annual report, off-payroll agreements, number of employees and gender pay gap information. Please use the link below to find out more.

Our auditors are www.mitchellcharlesworth.co.uk