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Marton & District C E Aided Primary School

School Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9HD.

01260 224482

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Governor Profiles 

Sue Furness

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 now working in various professions.

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.

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.


Sheila Kent 

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. 

For many years I was an associate tutor on Leicester University’s Masters Programmes in Educational Leadership, and have also delivered INSET training to teachers across the country. I represent Swettenham, where I have close family ties, on the governing body and my link areas are Music and SEND. 


Pete Webborn 

I am the Foundation governor for Marton.  I have lived in Marton for 10 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 in Massachusetts for the 2 years we lived in the USA.  I  worked in R&D for AstraZeneca for over 20 years, holding a range of research roles, managing both teams of scientists and laboratories.  I am also a keen woodworker and run a local green woodworking group, “Marton Splinter Group” and coordinate the Cheshire branch of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers. I currently chair the Management Committee and am responsible for governor oversight of safeguarding and English.


Kaite Worlock 

Hello everyone, I am Kaite Worlock and am privileged to be vice chair of our Governing Body. Having served a 4yr term as a Parent Governor from May 2014 - 2018, I was delighted to become the Foundation Governor for Eaton where I am a resident.

Although my daughter has now left Marton, my enthusiasm, commitment and involvement at Marton is undiminished. As a Governor at Marton I am involved in a number of committees; standards (which looks at the curriculum, teaching & learning), Foundation (which focuses on our Christian ethos and worship) and Admissions. In addition I have responsibility for school data, so am involved with the progress and attainment of every pupil in our Marton family.

Some of you will recognise me as the netball coach at Marton, so if I’m not in school on governor business I’ll most likely be there in a sporting capacity. Sometimes I do find time to just pop in for a quick catch up…particularly when cheesy oatcakes are the menu at morning break.

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 20 years I have run my own marketing consultancy. I know that the experience gained in my professional role serves 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, ponies, tractors and Land Rovers. I’m a huge fan of equestrian sports, play and coach netball every week and like to sing, cook, eat and spend time with friends and family. Oh, and I’m a lover of gin!



Joe Norris

I have recently been re-elected (March 2022) for the next 4 years as a Local Authority appointed governor.

I was born and initially educated in Liverpool before gaining an Economics degree at Hull University and a post graduate diploma in Management Studies from the North West School of Management. I have 50 years experience in most areas of IT, 25 of those years working for Barclays. The last 15 years have been spent as an IT consultant in both technical IT aspects and in more general business organisation areas.

Married to Brenda for nearly 50 years, we have lived in Congleton since 1987 and enjoy walking, reading and trying to stay healthy!

Now the proud grandfather to; Joseph (who attended Marton but is now at Eaton Bank Academy) and Jude (who is in Year 5 at Marton); and Daisy and Phoebe (who live in Yorkshire with my son Paul and his wife Emma). 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.

My current specific tasks as a Governor include GDPR issues, HASAWA, Science curriculum and Year 6 cohort link governor. I am a member of the Governor Management Committee.


Rob Marks

I am proud to be the elected staff governor at Marton. This is my seventh 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.


Richard Johnston

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.  


Amy Rudgyard

I am proud to be a newly elected parent governor (2022). I am mummy to two children (4 and 2). My daughter started in reception last September and is thoroughly enjoying her time at Marton.

I work as a research scientist at the University of Manchester, having graduated from the University of York with a degree in biochemistry and the University of Manchester with a PhD in cancer biology. My current research is in the area of radiation biology, with a particular focus on how we can make radiotherapy and proton beam therapy more effective and kinder for children living with cancer. I am also involved in teaching in higher education, including as the unit lead for radiation biology on a Master’s degree programme.

We moved to Congleton last year and in our spare time enjoy exploring outdoors, baking and going on holiday. We were completely sold on Marton by Mrs Owen when we looked around and I’m pleased to report that we have been incredibly impressed with the school so far, so much so that our son (currently 2 years old, and chief book bag carrier) is already excited for his turn to join reception. It has been brilliant to see the excellent relationship between the school and its governors and I’m really looking forward to helping shape the school going forward.