Meet our Governors

The Academy is part of The Co-operative Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust. Please visit the Trust website to find out about the Board of Directors and also to view the Trust's Annual ReportPolicies and Financial Statements. 

The Trust and its academies operate within an established Scheme of Delegation detailing those matters that are reserved for the Board and delegated to governors and Principal. 

Decisions reserved for the Trust Board include providing strategic direction to the Trust, ensuring financial viability, establishing an Audit Committee and compliance with Department for Education requirements.

The governors at each academy are responsible for the management of the business of the academy including adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring the academies by the use of targets and budgets and senior staff appointments. 

The governing body consists of 6 to 15 members, of which between 2 to 5 governors are appointed by the sponsor. In addition, the local governing body includes 2 staff governors, 2 parent governors and the Principal. Up to two further governors can be drawn from formal partners and up to one from the local authority. 

There are two governors' subcommittees:

  • Students, Standards and Commuity - Chaired by Bill Jones
  • Resources - Chaired by Gary Dewin

Details of any vacancies on the governing body will be published in the Academy's media with information on how to apply.

Mark Williams

Category of Governor Sponsor/Interim Chair
Date of Appointment 1.9.17
Term of Office TBC
Appointed by  Trust Board
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Employee of the Co-op Academies Trust
Date of Resignation N/A
Attendance Record 2017-2018 N/A
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Alan Kinson

Category of Governor Sponsor
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed By Co-operative Group/Trust Board
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Member of The Co-operative

Member of Lymm Angling Club

Member of Prince Albert Angling Club

Employee of the Co-operative Group
Attendance Record 2016-2017 4/4
   
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Julian Gorton

Category of Governor Partner
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed By Governing Body
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Headteacher of Shakespeare Primary School
Attendance Record 2016-2017 4/4
   
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Diane Walker

Category of Governor Co-opted
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed By Governing Body
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Inner East Cluster Leader - post funded by a group of 16 local schools including CAL

Attendance Record 2016-2017 3/4
   
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Jonny Mitchell

Category of Governor  Principal
Date of Appointment  
Term of Office  
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed by  
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Vice-chair of Governors at Orchard Primary Academy, Moorend Academies Trust
Attendance Record 2016-2017 4/4
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Asghar Khan

Category of Governor Local Authority Governor
Date of Appointment  15/09/16
Term of Office  
Date of Resignation n/a
Appointed by  co-opted by the Trust
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Local labour councillor for Burmantofts and Richmond Hill
Attendance Record 2016-2017 2/3
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Cath Lennon

Category of Governor Co-opted
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed By Governing Body
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

CEO (and Accounting Officer) for Brigshaw Learning Partnership; Principal of Brigshaw High School and Language College

Spouse Interim Head at Cardinal Heenan High School

Attendance Record 2016-2017 4/4
   
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Kim Ratcliffe

Category of Governor Staff
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed By Election
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

None to declare

Attendance Record 2016-2017 1/4
   
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Gary Dewin

Category of Governor Partner
Date of Appointment 15/09/2016
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed By Governing Body
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

GPD Trustees Ltd, Co-op Group Pension Fund Trustees Ltd, CWS Nominees Ltd, Co-op Employee Healthcare Trust Ltd, Co-op Member, Wife TA at local school no conflicts declared.

Attendance Record 2016-2017 3/3
   
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Gerard Hill

Category of Governor Sponsor
Date of Appointment 01/03/2017
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation N/A
Appointed By Co-operative Group
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Director of CEMC Canada, Director of Value Credit Union, Employed by th Coop as Co-operative Engagement Manager North.

Attendance Record 2016-2017 1/2
 
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Former Members

Caroline Mackenzie

Category of Governor Sponsor
Date of Appointment 16/9/16
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation 13/1/17
Appointed by Co-op group/Trust board
Relevant business and pecuniary interests N/A
Attendance Record 2016-2017 0/1
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Bill Jones

Category of Governor Partner
Date of Appointment 23/09/2015
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation 9/10/17
Appointed By Governing Body
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Employed by Leeds City College.

Attendance Record 2015-2016 4/4
   
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Andrew Ridge

Category of Governor Co-opted
Date of Appointment 15/09/2015
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation 03/07/2017
Appointed By Governing Body
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests Currently employed by the Prince's Trust which does work within the Academy.
Attendance Record 2015-2016 1/4
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Emma Ellis

Category of Governor Staff
Date of Appointment 01/12/2016
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation 29/06/2017
Appointed By Election
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

None to declare

Attendance Record 2015-2016 3/3
   
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Neil Braithwaite

Category of Governor Sponsor
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation 30/06/2017
Appointed By Co-operative Group
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Director of Co-operative Academies Trust

Director of Guinness Partnership

Trustee/Director of Barnardo

Chairman of the Brathay Trust

Attendance Record 2015-2016 0/4
   
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Marie Sorby

Category of Governor Staff
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation 15/09/2016
Appointed By Election
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

None to declare

Attendance Record 2014-2015 4/4
Attendance Record 2015-2016 N/A
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Brian Selby

Category of Governor LA
Date of Appointment 01/09/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Date of Resignation 21/07/2016
Appointed By Local Authority
Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Elected member Leeds City Councillor Killingbeck and Seacroft

Attendance Record 2014-2015 1/3
Attendance Record 2015-2016 N/A
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