CHAIR: Stephen Hall

VICE CHAIR: Tony Wildgoose

The Constitution of the Governing Body is:

  • Principal
  • 1 Local Authority Governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the Governing Body
  • 2 Foundation Governors, appointed by the Education Trust for Excel Learning Trust
  • 2 Parent Governors formally elected through a ballot of parents
  • 1 Staff Governor, formally elected by staff employed at school
  • 7 Co-Opted Governors, nominated and appointed by the Governing Body

The Governing Body operates with the following committees:

  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Improving Resources Committee (inc. Site, Safety and Community)
  • Pay Review Committee
  • Individual Needs Committee

Governors with Specific Responsibilities are:

CIAGTony Wildgoose
Child ProtectionAnthony Casson
ComplaintsStephen Hall
Health and SafetyStephen Hall
Inclusion/Looked After ChildrenAnthony Casson
Race EqualityStephen Hall
SENDAnthony Casson
TrainingTony Wildgoose
Teaching and LearningRhian Jones
Pupil Premium and SafeguardingTo be confirmed October 2019

Code of Conduct

The Governing Body has responsibility for determining, monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.

We recognise that the Headteacher is responsible for the implementation of policy and internal organisation and management of the school, and the implementation and operation of the curriculum.

We accept that all governors have equal status and that every governor’s role is to govern the school in the best interest of pupils, not to represent the interests of the community from which they are appointed.

We have no legal authority to act individually, except where the Governing Body has given us deleted authority to do so.

We will encourage open government and shall be seen to be doing so.

We will consider carefully how our decisions may affect other schools.

A full version of the Governors Code of Contact can be found here.

For Governors Attendance to the 2016-2017 meetings can be found here.

Name Area of responsibility Appointment
Appointing body Business | Interests | Relations Governance in other
Any relations within the Academy 2018/19 Attendance 2019/20 Attendance
Stephen Hall
Complaints / Policy Group / PPM / H & S 04/02/2015 Co-opted representative None TGAT 5/6 1/1
Tony Wildgoose
Vice Chair
Policy Group / PPM / CIAG 15/11/2016 Co-opted representative Works for BT – Openreach N/A 5/6 1/1
Amanda Thomson 45110 Community None N/A 4/5 1/1
Anthony Casson SEND / Safeguarding / Pupil Premium 22/05/2013 LA representative None N/A 4/6 0/1
Christopher Walsh PPM n/a n/a None N/A
David Holtham n/a Executive Principal: post 16 None EHC
Leanne Griffiths PPM n/a Executive Principal: 11-16 None TMA, TFA, TRGA, BA, TSLA
Maurice Miller 14/03/2019 TGAT EHC 4/4 1/1
Rhian Jones T & L 17/11/2015 Parent representative None N/A 6/6 1/1
Sir John Townsley n/a n/a CEO None BA, TMA, TFA, TRGA, EHC, HA, RA, RHA, TSLA, MNA, TGAT
Sheila Rushton 31/03/2016 Staff representative Individual Needs Committee N/A Emma Rushton
Michelle Rushton
6/6 1/1
Vicki Franks PPM 04/02/2016 Co-opted representative Works for Leeds City Council, Transport Planner N/A 5/6 0/1
David Wallis 09/07/2015 Co-opted None N/A 6/6 1/1