Our Academy Committee

Our Academy Committee


Academy Committee

The Academy Committee reports directly to the Board of Directors about the educational and organisational performance of the academy it serves so that we build a firm foundation for every child's future, giving them the self-belief, resilience and wisdom to achieve their potential, in all aspects of their lives. 

The people who volunteer as the Academy Representatives that form the Academy committee include parent, staff, Head of School and community or Diocesan representation. This enables the Academy Committee to inform the Board of Directors about matters directly related to the staff, parents, pupils and wider stakeholders of the individual academy.  You can read more about them in the information below.

Kier Glover

I joined the Board of Directors in November 2018. I have worked across both Acton and Calveley since March 2014. I am currently the Administration Officer at Calveley Primary Academy and I am also responsible for the Academy Trust Pay Roll. As a staff director, I am looking forward to representing the staff across the trust. An extra part of my role that I enjoy is taking the school football team to compete in several tournaments across Crewe and Nantwich. I am excited about the future of both Acton and Calveley as well as my role in supporting the successful growth of the Real Life Learning Academy Trust. 


Verity McKay


I joined the Board of Directors in September 2016. I was very pleased to be invited and am excited to get involved. This is the first time I’ve been involved in Governing, and have already learnt so much, and look forward to being able to give something back from a new perspective. My role on the board is as a co-opted director as well as a member of the standards committee. Outside of governing I work as a solicitor at a local firm. I really look forward to getting to know the schools and being a part of the Real Life Learning Multi Academy Trust.


Neil Duncalf

I am currently the Director with responsibility for Health and Safety. This involves carrying out regular visits to the schools to monitor the Health and Safety provision and ensuring that the schools are up to current standards. I am also working with the site manager to plan long term maintenance projects in the schools.

Prior to the forming of the Multi Academy Trust I served as a parent governor and Local Authority governor at Acton C of E Primary School; gaining valuable experience in school governance.

My professional background is also in education and I am a teacher at a special school in Northwich, specialising in pupils with autism. I am also the lead for the Cheshire West and Chester RE Hub and actively encourage the sharing of best teaching practises in Religious Education.

I live locally with my family, having lived in South Cheshire all my life. I am also the Clerk for Haughton Parish.


Steve Torrie



Paul Presland



Ben Curtis

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Contact the School

Calveley Primary Academy

Executive Headteacher - Mrs B Dolman,
Calveley Green Lane, Calveley,
Tarporley, Cheshire

For all enquiries, please contact Mr Kier Glover.

Chair of Governors / Directors – Mr Dave Shaw

SENCO - Mrs Anna Pike - senco@actonceprimary.net

Tel: 01270 685540