I have been the Foundation governor for Siddington for many years and I am Chair of the Governers currently.
The role is both challenging and rewarding and is a means of gaining a greater understanding of the educational world. I work part time as a Certified Accountant which ties in well to the voluntary governor role.
My three daughters are all past Marton pupils - all starting their education in our nursery and leaving in Year 6 to move to our partner secondary school Eaton Bank. They all have very fond memories of their time at Marton and it has provided an excellent foundation for their future. My two eldest daughters are at University with the youngest at Eaton Bank.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening and enjoying the beautiful countryside in which we live whilst walking our two Springer Spaniels - Holly and her daughter Ginny and my family.
Reverend Ian Arch
I am Vicar of Marton, Siddington with Capesthorne and Eaton with Hulme Walfield. I am also a parent at the school. As a school governor I focus on the Christian foundation of our school, trying to ensure that our Christian values inform and inspire all we do. I lead worship in school most weeks, and am available as a school chaplain to the whole school community: children, staff and parents.
I have been a Foundation governor representing the parish of Swettenham for the past few years.
I have three children who all love Marton. I believe Marton is a good environment for the children to go to school and it is a great first stepping stone on the educational ladder. I attended Marton as a child and love the thought of the children going through the same classes as I did.
We live on a farm and have two dogs and a cat as well as lots of cows. We enjoy the outside lifestyle and country pursuits.
I am an associate tutor on Leicester University’s Masters Programmes in Educational Leadership, and have also delivered INSET training to teachers across the country.
My involvement with Marton School goes back to my very first teaching practice there when the school was very new, and the school choir came to sing at my wedding in the following year! Prior to my University work I spent many years as head of music departments in secondary schools, but worked as a general subject Primary Supply teacher for a further 10 years after this.
I have retained my interest and involvement with Marton School as PCC secretary for Siddington Church, and I am delighted to say that it is still a happy and friendly learning environment. I am a music examiner and Festival adjudicator, working across the country, which takes me into many different schools, but also still find time to enjoy music and drama in a more practical sense as a hobby.
I am the Foundation governor for Marton. I have lived in Marton for 5 years and have enjoyed becoming an active member of the parish. Recognising the importance of Marton and District school in the community, and fully supporting its aims and values, I decided to put myself forward as a school governor.
My wife Sue and I have 2 grown-up daughters who attended their local schools in Loughborough and also in Massachusetts for the 2 years we lived in the USA. I have worked in R&D for AstraZeneca for over 20 years, holding a range of research roles, managing teams of scientists and laboratories. I am also a keen green woodworker and run a local woodworking group, part of the Cheshire branch of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers.
Hello, I have been a Parent governor since May 2014 and am the newly elected Vice Chair of the Governing Body...exciting times ahead! I have a daughter in KS2 who loves every aspect of our wonderful school and I am involved with netball coaching, fundraising and the PTA so I know our school very well.
I was educated locally at Whirley Primary School and Henbury High School before heading off to University in Staffordshire where I gained a Master of Science in Marketing. My working life has been spent in advertising and marketing and for the last 12 years I have run my own marketing consultancy. I hope that the experience gained in my professional role will serve me well in my role as a Governor in supporting, improving and promoting our school.
Away from work I love my outdoor lifestyle of dogs, horses, tractors and Land Rovers. I’m a huge fan of equestrian sports, play netball every week and like to sing, cook & eat and spend time with friends and family.
I am an elected Parent governor and I'm the proud mum to Maddie and Isla who both go to Marton. I graduated with a BEd in Primary Education in 2001 and have been in education ever since. I have taught throughout the key stages from EYFS right the way through to KS5. I have been a senior leader in 3 different schools, sitting on the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) for 2 of them. Throughout this time, I have performed various roles for Cheshire East, including lead teacher in the use of Interactive Whiteboards and a lead teacher in writing. I am a trained Reading Recovery teacher, hold the national SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) accreditation and I am currently training to be a Forest School leader.
I was a primary SENCo for 8 years and, more recently have specialised in Autism, running the Autism Resource Provision at Wilmslow High School. I am used to serving as a Governor as this will be the 4th Governing Body I have sat upon. Our family love the community in which we live and are always looking for a way of giving something back. I felt that this role would give me the opportunity of contributing to the community by helping, albeit in a small part, to shape our children's education.
Outside of education, the little time I have is spent with my beautiful family where our "family days" can take us anywhere from local adventurous walks to the far corners of the world (although I'm not sure I would recommend an 11 hour flight to LA with a 3 year old and a 6 month old!) We all love reading together and snuggling up, with the fire on, watching a family film.
I am a recently elected (March 2018) Local Authority appointed governor.
I was born and initially educated in Liverpool before gaining an Economics degree at Hull University. I have 45 years experience in most areas of IT, 25 of those years for Barclays. The last 10 years as an IT consultant.
Married to Brenda for 46 years, we have lived in Congleton since 1987 and enjoy walking, reading and trying to stay healthy!
Now the proud grandfather to; Joseph and Jude (who attend Marton); and Daisy and Phoebe (who live in Yorkshire). My daughter, the boys Mum, Helen, attended Marton as did her husband, Tim. Helen’s memories, and ours, of Marton are of a school that cares and where the children are happy, challenged and encouraged to develop. I will strive to promote that further. Previously I have chaired PTAs and Governor Finance Committees in both primary and secondary schools when my own children were at school.
I am proud to be the elected staff governor at Marton. This is my fourth year of teaching at Marton and I love it. The children are amazing and they always impress me with their enthusiasm, endeavour and thirst of knowledge.
The role as governor has allowed me to understand how the world of education works in greater detail than just at classroom level. This includes the financial running of the school, the building maintenance and looking at the strategic future of our wonderful school.
In my spare time away from school I enjoy spending time with my wife and two beautiful children. We love being outside as a family and going on holiday to Wales. I play hockey for Alderley Edge Hockey club and enjoy running and skiing.
I am an elected Parent Governor and have 3 children attending Marton - Tilly, Jack and Parker.
Having moved from Scotland at age 4 I attended school in Congleton and still recall playing against Marton in a cricket match. I got a great feeling about the school back then and when it came to select a school it wasn’t a difficult choice to select Marton. I stood as a Governor to assist with the strategy of the school and have 3 children attending I have always wanted to get involved.
Married to Kate for 13 years, we live in Smallwood and both actively get involved with school.
I studied Finance and Law and received a BA (Hons) Degree. I own and run DJH Wealth Management which serves business owners, medical and sports professionals and wealthy individuals who require specialist consultancy, planning tax and investment advice.
Outside of work I enjoy time with Kate and the kids. This can include walks, holidays and sporting activities. I am a keen golfer, time permitting and also like to play football and ski.