Academy Trust Information

Chair of Directors

Mr Adam Pavey

Vice Chair of Directors

Mr Dave Malam

I have been a Governor since 1987 and Chair of Governors from 1992 until 2015. I live and work in Crewe and have endevored to assist Monks Coppenhall Primary School to become the excellent school that it is today. My aim is to help carry the school forward and sustain its good educational aims and objectives for the benefit of the children. They deserve the best we can give them.


Mrs Pamela Simpson Term of Office - September 2014 - Ongoing

I have worked at Monks Coppenhall School, since September 2014, as Headteacher. I have been a Headteacher in two other schools, Buglawton Primary School in Congleton, for 7 years and Betley Primary School, just outside Crewe, for 4 years. Before this I was Deputy Headteacher for 2 years at Church Lawton Primary school. I started my career working as a teacher at Mablins Lane School in Crewe and was there for 8 years. During my time as a teacher and Senior Leader, I taught across all ages from Nursery to Year 6. I have gained experience as a Governor at all stages of my career. I have Coordinated Special Educational Needs for 8 years and led IT and Science across the school. I have also qualified as a Local Leader of Education and had the opportunity to support other schools. I feel passionate about removing any barriers to learning and empowering all children to succeed and have very high aspirations. 


Mr Alan Guildford

I have lived in the Coppenhall area all of my live. I was approached by the Local Authority approx. 20 years ago to see if I would be interested in being a School Governor at Monks Coppenhall. I accepted the invitation to become a Governor because I saw it as an opportunity to be involved in a small way in the local community. At the time I also thought it would give me a good insight into the educational workings and be beneficial for me should I have been fortunate to have had a family of my own at a later date. I have been employed by HM Customs and Excise and its successor HM Revenue and Customs since I completed my A-Levels in 1984.

Mrs Alex Evans

I currently live in Nantwich with my husband and my son who is 5 years old.  We like spending time with our extended family and friends during our weekends, enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. My work life within Education and the Early Years has taken me to Liverpool, Staffordshire, Spain and over the last 8 years within the Crewe Community. I am very passionate about the importance of the Early Years and how young children learn and develop.  

Mrs Gill Edwards

Mr David Warr

Mrs Pauline Latchford

Mr Adam Pavey

Parent Directors

Mr Nick Pierce

I am a father to two children at the school as well as being a former pupil myself. I am from the local area and as the Manager of a small business with ties to the local community, I believe I am focused, organised, efficient and able to deal effectively with any problem or situation that may arise. I became a Parent Governor because I was amazed at the range and diversity of teachers and teaching skills at the school, all of which provide effective learning for all abilities and disabilities and I wanted to help and support this in any way I could.

Mr Gordon Fairbairn

I am a self-employed farmer with two children who both attend Monks Coppenhall Academy. I became a parent Director two years ago. I find being a Director to be interesting and challenging. I like the fact I have an input into my children's education and that I can give something back to the local community. 

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