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Hallam Primary School

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Meet the Governors

Hallam Primary School is part of Tapton School Academy Trust. The Trust Board is responsible for all of the schools within the Trust and determines the mission, vision and Trust improvement strategy. Local context and community links are provided by Local Governing Boards. 


Our Local Governing Board consists of representatives from staff, parents/carers and the wider community. It provides support and challenge to senior leaders at the school, whilst reviewing and monitoring areas for which it has delegated responsibility from the Trust Board. These include:


  • Ensuring that the voice of all stakeholders is heard and taken into account in the work of the Trust and the school. 
  • Ensuring that we meet the needs of our community through effective engagement. 
  • Ensuring that the experience and welfare of our pupils, including their curriculum, is well-matched to the needs of our community. 
  • Challenging the school to ensure deployment of financial resource best fits the needs of the whole school. 


Further information about the Trust governance structure and the role of the Local Governing Board is available on the Trust website:


Tapton School Academy Trust - Governance

Members of the Local Governing Board


Our Governing Board is led by our chair, Andrew Green.  All governors are members of both the Standards and Outcomes Committee and the Finance Committee.  Governors attend two meetings per term and spend time in school. Our Safeguarding and Inclusion Governor is Andrew Green and our Special Educational Needs Governor is Rebecca Stanyard.  


If you would like to contact our Governing Body, please email Andrew Green at

Andrew Green - Chair of Governors


Andrew is a father of two children in the school and is very interested in leadership and governance from a personal and professional perspective. He would like to think that his experience leading teams in construction project management has given him a solid platform from which to grow into the role of a Governor. Andrew is pleased to have been co-opted into the role of Governor to give him the chance to give something back.





Ceri Whitchurch - Co-opted Governor


Ceri is a secondary school teacher and has taught science in a range of Sheffield schools over the last 15 years. She is passionate about education and believes all children should be given the opportunity to progress at school. When not working, Ceri keeps active by running and going to the gym. To relax she loves to do yoga, visit the theatre and cinema.




Rebecca Stanyard - Co-Opted Governor


Rebecca became a school governor in 2018. She has two daughters who attend Hallam Primary School. She has worked at Sheffield Hallam University since 2006 and currently works as a Senior Manager in the Commercial Services department, where she has responsibility for the Events Team, Childcare Services and Sport. Her role involves providing leadership for the operational management of services, with some of the key responsibilities being around risk and controls, safeguarding, change management, organisational culture and budget management.          When she's not at work, Rebecca enjoys being active in the outdoors as much as possible with her husband and      three children.


Chris Stewart - Headteacher


Chris has been Headteacher at Hallam Primary since September 2015 and Executive Headteacher since September 2019.  Prior to that he was Headteacher at Totley Primary where he led the school to an outstanding Ofsted judgement.  He feels strongly that school should be a place where children are challenged and inspired to achieve their full potential and that adults should have the highest of expectations.  Outside school Chris is a keen cricketer with Sheffield Collegiate CC and his claim to fame is that he taught and captained the England cricket captain, Joe Root.  He is a keen supporter of Sheffield Wednesday FC and enjoys working out in the gym, eating out and reading. Chris has been married to Katie since 2001 and has two children, Nikki and Matthew.


Ben Fielding  - Staff Representative Governor

Ben has worked at Hallam since early in 2017 and currently teaches in Year 4. Prior to this he ran his own sports coaching company which delivered PE sessions to schools across Sheffield. He feels strongly that school should be a place where children are challenged and motivated to be their best, but also a place to create great memories and friendships to take with them when they leave for secondary school.  Outside of school Ben is a keen cricketer for Sheffield Collegiate and plays badminton for Abbeydale Badminton Club. Ben also enjoys his music and knows just enough guitar chords for a campfire singalong!




Isabel MacAskill - Staff Representative Governor

Isabel has worked at Hallam since September 2017 where she began as an NQT and currently works in Year 2. Prior to training to be a primary school teacher Isabel worked for a music theatre company and as a freelance choreographer, something which she still does (on a smaller scale) in her free time. She is also currently employed by Mr White as a choreographer at his musical theatre company ‘Imagine’ on Friday evenings. Isabel feels strongly that the school environment should be warm, welcoming and one that allows children (and staff) to flourish both academically and socially. Outside of school Isabel tries to make the most of living in such a green city and spends a lot of time outdoors running or walking as well as attending the gym and dance lessons.