Underwood West Academy

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Newcastle Street Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 3LF

Main contact: Mrs M James bursar@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

01270 260580

Underwood West Academy

Inspiring Exciting Futures

Governing Body

Paul Stoddard- Chair of Local Academy Committee

c/o Underwood Academy, Newcastle Street, Crewe, CW1 3LF

Email: Chair@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

Paul Stoddard

Co-opted (Parent) Governor


I am a Parent Governor at Underwood West Academy and have been for the last two years and have recently become a Trustee of the Aspire Multi-Academy Trust, to which the school belongs to. I'm excited to be involved with both the Academy and the Trust as a Governor and relish the opportunity to work alongside the staff and the pupils and be involved with a school that provides such a caring and nurturing environment.

Professionally I'm an Operations Manager within Royal Mail, responsible for all the day to day running of a delivery office including operational and staff issues, business planning, staff development, absence management, health and safety, conduct and facilities management. I believe these skills can be utilised also a school governor. 

I am the proud parent of two children. My son has progressed through Reception, Year 1 and 2. It has been a privilege to watch his skills develop and to see first hand the expectations and challenges set by Underwood West Academy. I also enjoy spending time with my family and pursing my love of History.

This is my first role as a Governor but I hope I can have a positive input and help support our school and the Trust in the future.

Will Spilsbury

Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Board of Underwood West Academy after spending four years as a volunteer listening to children read. During that time, I got to know the staff and the children well and I now feel privileged to become involved in the work of the Local Academy Governors and to see how policy implementation benefits the children and staff alike.

My back ground is in IT and I have a keen interest in Equality and feel that I can offer skills and commitment to the school in my role as a governor. I currently work for YouTube making sure uploaded content is both professional and sustaining.

I like to fill my spare time with mountain biking, reading books, watching films, travelling and building a huge model railway!

George Heler

Co-opted Governor

Appointed 18th October 2021.




Paul Stoddard



Laura Jones



Paul Stoddard



Jo Gill



Will Spilsbury

George Heler



Janet Hughes



Helen Lewis - Parent Governor - Resigned - July 2021


Governor Attendance at LAC Meeting