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 one of whom currently attends Arlies and one who has been through Arlies and is now at high school.
I am a research scientist, leading a small research team based at the University of Manchester focusing on finding how diseases related to ageing such as diabetes, dementia and sightloss, with the aim of developing new tests to predict disease risk or how disease may progress, and also to work towards new medicines against these conditions. As part of this role, I am enthusiastic about science –particularly the opportunity for practical science - in schools, and 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.


Ms Denise Heaton (Co-opted Governor)

I am the former Deputy Head for Arlies Primary School and love the opportunity to still be involved with the school as a governor. I am currently running my own independent educational consultancy company which provides bespoke maths consultancy to schools as well as local training events for teachers. In addition to this, I am the Teaching for Mastery Lead with North West Maths Hub two as well as a mastery specialist, therefore, enabling me to work with schools across the North West. 


Councillor Sam Gosling (LA Governor)

Newly appointed


Mukta McVety (Parent Governor)

Newly appointed


James Moulding (Staff Governor)

I am the current Year 4 teacher and the Computing lead for Arlies. Currently, I am in my sixth year of working in education following the completion of my PGCE, during this time I have worked across KS2.  I am passionate about ensuring that the children at our school are able to reach their potential and have a fulfilling and enjoyable time with us. Outside of school I have a keen interest in football and enjoy walking, swimming and writing for pleasure.