1. About Us
  2. Governors
  3. Who are we?

Who are we ? 

The Chair of the Governing Board at Arlies Community Primary school is Dr Richard Unwin, who can be contacted via the school office on 0161 338 4854. 

 With effect from 24th October 2017, the total number of governors is 8 and will consist of 

  • The Headteacher
  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 1 Staff governor
  • 3 Co -opted governors 

Dr. Richard Unwin (Co-opted Governor)(Chair of Governors)

 Parent of two children who currently attend Arlies.

I am a research scientist, leading a small research team based at the University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Infirmary focusing on finding how diseases such as diabetes, dementia and complications of pregnancy develop, and developing new tests to predict disease risk, and new medicines against these conditions. As part of this role, I am an ambassador for the STEM network, which promotes science in schools and colleges.

Outside work, I enjoy walking, music and sports.

Mr. Joe Morrell (Parent Governor)(Vice Chair)

My daughter is currently in Mrs Pitt's class, Class 2.
I work in Manchester for a Dutch company called Brunel. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my Wife, Liz, and 2 daughters, Ruby and Lucy. I have a keen interest in golf & football and enjoy watching most sports.
My focus for being a parent governor is to ensure that Arlies performs to its greatest potential to enable our children to do the same.


Mr. Richard Umpleby (Co-opted Governor)

I am 42 years old, hold a 2.1 degree with Honours in Law (LLB), I enjoy education whilst believing that children are the future of our world.

I am involved in a local community project called Ridgehill Big Local and I am also involved in local politics, taking an active role and involvement in the local area.


Alwyn Holt (Co-opted Governor)

I worked as a midwife at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester from 1968-2007, when I retired.

Part of my working life was spent in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Service, serving in Malta and Gibraltar.

I have served on the Manchester bench as a magistrate since 1996 to the present.


Mukta McVety (Parent Governor)

Newly appointed


James Moulding (Staff Governor)

Newly appointed


Sarah Peeves (Local Authority Governor)