Governing Body and Sub-Committees

Governing Body 2019/20   
Sharon BurtonActing PrincipalI have 25 years’ teaching experience in sixth form education, with the majority of that time working at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College. I started as a Business Studies teacher and progressed through the pastoral and curriculum route in management, which has lead me to the role of Acting Principal.
I believe students are the future and I am extremely passionate about their learning and development during their time at college. My vision is to ensure that all students receive the best education and opportunities to progress either to Higher Education or Apprenticeships / Employment.
Alison Hewitt Governor, Chair of CorporationI am a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and have worked in both the public and private sectors. I am currently employed within the NHS as a Delivery Partner for Right Care. I am Chair of Corporation and also sit on the Search and Governance Committee.
Clair Dyson Governor, Vice Chair
of Governors
I have over 15 years’ commercial HR and training experience with a background in retail, hospitality and service industries. I am dedicated to providing training and support to young people in the work force. I am Vice Chair of Corporation and also sit on the Search and Governance Committee.
Adam Rhodes GovernorI am an alumnus of the College and a Chartered Certified Accountant with significant experience in financial reporting and planning as well as external audits.
I am also an ambassador for the National Apprenticeship Service and fully understand the importance of a high quality education that will set the foundations for learning new skills and further training.
Lina-Tsui-CheungGovernorI am a Criminal Consultant Solicitor with over 17 years of post-qualifying experience. I am a Duty Solicitor at both the Magistrates Court and the Police Station. Having represented a lot of young people in the Youth Court over many years, I recognise how important a good education can be for them. I am passionate about the opportunity to have a positive input in the Further Education system as I believe it is the key to building and inspiring a good career path for young people.
Gareth TurnerGovernorA Chartered Management Account, I am currently Head of Fares and Ticketing at Transport for Greater Manchester. In this role I have responsibility for the development of products and pricing solutions that put customers at the heart of ticketing and payment. I am passionate about supporting and promoting an accessible and inclusive education system that provides opportunities for all young people to succeed.
Alex LangleyGovernorI have more than fifteen years’ teaching experience, currently in Maths. Prior to this I have worked in dentistry and higher education and training in the UK and the Middle East. During my career I have gained experience of leadership and management in a variety of contexts and roles. I believe that young people need the best provision, advice and support, particularly in the post-16 sector, if they are to make good decisions about their futures.

Elizabeth Atkinson GovernorI have just over 4 years’ experience working within the Sixth Form sector. I began my career as a Geography teacher before finding that my interests lay more within the pastoral side of education. I currently teach the A-Level Mindset during tutorial sessions.
Alongside this I am also a House Monitor. I believe young people should have the best experience and education during their short time with us and have the opportunity to flourish and progress to their chosen careers.
Kaya DillonStudent Governor
I am in my second year at Marple where I am studying A level History and BTEC Applied Science. I have been involved with a political charity for several years. This has given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of interesting people, including Andy Burnham.
I have an interest in helping people and changing things for the better. I believe that being a Student Governor is the best way for me to have a say in what is going on around me and to help other students to do so.
Fatima ShamiFatima ShamiStudent Governor
I am in my first year at Cheadle where I am studying Applied Science. I decided to become a Student Governor as I want to give a voice to those students who struggle to make themselves heard.
Andrea McConchieParent Governor
(Cheadle) /
Link Safeguarding Governor
I joined the Corporation as a Parent Governor in January after my daughter started at Cheadle in September. My work, as a Medical Writer entails interpreting large amounts of data. I am keen to ensure that students with additional educational needs realise their full potential.
Barry Watson Interim Clerk to the Corporation
Audit Committee  
Jason AustinInterim Director
of Finance
& Resources
Adam Rhodes Governor
Gareth Turner Governor
Heather LangCo-opted member Audit
Sharon Burton Acting Principal
Alison HewittChair
Clair Dyson Vice Chair
Gareth Turner Governor
Andrea McConchieParent Governor
Search & Governance 
Alison Hewitt Chair
Clair Dyson Vice Chair
Sharon BurtonActing Principal