Meet the Governors


Martin Alcock

Martin is a Parent Governor and Vice-Chair of Governors.  Martin is the maths link governor and also sits on the Finance and Health & Safety groups.  Martin links with Mathematics and the STEM curriculum Team.  Martin joined the governing body as a parent governor to help and support the school to achieve better outcomes for the children that attend.  Martin has two children that have attended the Academy, they have now left to join high schools.

Martin works as an Account Manager for Electrical Oil Services.

No business or pecuniary interests.


Charlotte Ashton

Charlotte is a staff governor who teaches intervention groups and is Deputy Headteacher at St. Giles’ and St. George’s C of E Academy. Charlotte leads Pupil Premium, English, Behaviour and the PE and Sports Grant within school.

Business or pecuniary interests: Employee of St. Giles’ & St. George’s CE Academy


Rev Martin Ball

Martin is a Foundation Governor and is linked to the Arts curriculum Team and the Finance group.  As a Foundation Governor he is linked to decisions and discussions within the context of the Christian Foundation of the  Academy.

No business or pecuniary interests.


Alex Nisbeck 

I love being involved with the school in this role as I am passionate about delivering the best outcomes for the children who come here. I have two children at the academy and have loved seeing them blossom as they attend this wonderful school.

 I work in Public Health at Stoke City Council. The team I work for specialises in community development, public mental health and well- being and tackling loneliness and isolation across the city. I’m looking forward to transferring the skills, knowledge and experience I have from work and life and applying them here at the academy.


Revd Peter Nisbeck

Peter is a member of the clergy team at St Giles’ Parish Church in Newcastle where he has been since 2006. He serves at St Giles in an unpaid capacity and represents the church on the Board of Governors. He is from Newcastle and attended local schools. He was a Social Worker and most of his career has been spent in Adult Social Services. His last post before retiring was at the Doulas Macmillan Hospice. He has a special interest in Safeguarding and was at one time the lead officer for Stoke Social Services Adult Protection Service. Peter is a musician and particularly loves to see and hear the music our children make. His grandson attends the school and he is so proud of all the achievements of the staff and pupils. Peter is link Governor for Safeguarding.

No business or pecuniary interests.


Emma Sale

Emma is a non-teaching Governor. She has been a Teaching Assistant at the Academy for over 15 years.

Business or pecuniary interests: Employee of St. Giles’ & St. George’s CE Academy


Liam Wiggs

Liam is a Parent Governor and currently has a child in Year 1. He is studying for an English Degree.


Pecuniary Interest 2018 – 2019

Title Forename Surname Type Appointed

Term of


Mr Martin Alcock Member 21/03/2011 04/03/2023



Mr Peter Nisbeck Member 07/07/2009

 St. Giles Church




CECET Member




Martin Alcock Chair of Trustees 04/03/2019 04/03/2023




Boreham Vice Chair of Trustees 19/03/2018 18/03/2022
Rev Martin Ball Foundation Trustee 17/09/2015

St. George’s Church

Mrs Amanda Roche Foundation Trustee 11/02/2019  11/02/2023 St. George’s Church
Mr Liam Wiggs Trustee/Parent 08/03/2017 08/03/2021



Miss Alex Nisbeck Trustee/Parent 15/10/2018 14/10/2022






Emilio Lopez Trustee/Parent 15/10/2018 14/10/2022
Mrs Catherine Pointon Trustee/Headteacher 13/04/2019 Headteacher St. Giles’ & St. George’s
Miss Charlotte Ashton Staff Trustee 01/09/2015 31/08/2019 Employee St. Giles’ & St. George’s
Mrs Emma Sale Staff Trustee 08/03/2017 08/03/2021 Employee St. Giles’ & St. George’s

Governor meetings 2017 – 2018

Governor Meetings attended Out of possible
Rev R Daborn (Chair) 4 6
Mr M Alcock (Vice Chair) 5 6
Rev M Ball 6 6
Miss S Boreham (appointed 19th March 2018) 3 3
Mrs J Clegg (appointed 4th December 2017) 5 5
Mrs L Kind 5 6
Rev P Nisbeck 6 6
Mr L Wiggs 6 6
Mrs L Evans (Headteacher) 6 6
Miss C Ashton 4 6
 Mrs E Sale 5  6
Non-governors in attendance
M Elden (Bursar) 6 6
Mrs J Kelter (Clerk to Governors 4 4
Mr A Sargent (Clerk to Governors 1 1
Mrs B Richmond (Clerk to Governors) 2 2
Mrs M Gale (Governor Training) 1 1
Mr C Wollington (Dains Accountant) 1 1



The National Association of School Governors describes the role of Governors as “best thought of as trustees for the performance of the school, in the interest of current and future pupils. In everything they do, they must by law aim to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school; must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interests of the school; and must be open about their decisions and ready to explain them to interested persons.” In short the role of the Governor is to be a “critical friend”.