Our Governors

Register of People with Significant Control:

Chair of the Trust: Paul Brownsword

Trust Board:
Paul Brownsword – Chair
Derek Inman
Ralph Minott
Dagmar Sharples
Julie Lennon
Tom Coppins
Jane Götschel – Headteacher

Members:
Paul Brownsword
Ralph Minott
Kevin Johnson
Tim Davis
Liz Leck

Sheila Allport – Clerk to the Trust/Company Secretary

Governing Body:
Julie Lennon – Chair
Simon Aykroyd – Vice Chair (Parent Governor)
Jane Götschel – Headteacher
Judy Johnson
Emma Hickl
Hannah Girling – maternity leave
Billie Frain
Mohan Ramcharan
Tammy Gabidon (Parent Governor)
Claudia Huxtable (Parent Governor)

Finance & Audit:
Tom Coppins – Chair
Julie Lennon – Vice Chair
Ralph Minott
Simon Aykroyd
Jane Götschel – Headteacher

Staffing:
Dagmar Sharples – Chair
Derek Inman – Vice Chair
Emma Hickl
Graham Darbyshire
Jane Götschel – Headteacher

Paul BrownswordDate of appointment & term of office:
1/3/17 – 28/2/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Chair of Trust Board
Member of Trust
Member of Finance Committee
Simon AykroydDate of appointment & term of office:
Parent Governor 18/3/16-17/3/20,
Vice Chair of Governors since September 2018
Governor 18/3/20- 17/03/23
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: Achievement & pupil premium, high potential
Vice Chair Governing Body
Member of Finance Committee
Tom CoppinsDate of appointment & term of office:
1/1/18 – 31/12/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Trustee & Chair of Finance Committee
Graham DarbyshireDate of appointment & term of office:
1/6/13 – 31/5/16
1/6/16 – 31/5/19
1/6/19 – 31/5/20
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Role on Governing Body:
Member of Staffing Committee
Tim DavisDate of appointment & term of office:
12/17
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Member of Trust
Hannah GirlingDate of appointment & term of office:
31/9/18-31/8/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: Achievement whole school
Governing Body
Jane GötschelDate of appointment & term of office:
2008-
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
Relative employed by Lordswood Girls’ School
 
Role on Governing Body:
Headteacher
Trust Board
Governing Body
Member of Finance and Staffing Committees
Emma HicklDate of appointment & term of office:
1/12/17 – 30/11/20
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: DSEN/LAC & safeguarding
Governing Body
Member of Staffing Committee
Derek InmanDate of appointment & term of office:
1/9/20 – 31/1/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Trustee & Vice Chair of Staffing Committee
Judy JohnsonDate of appointment & term of office:
10/9/14-9/9/18
10/9/18-9/9/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: Teaching and learning
Governing Body
Kevin JohnsonDate of appointment & term of office:
12/17
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Member of Trust
Julie LennonDate of appointment & term of office:
5/9/18-4/9/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Role on Governing Body:
Chair of Governors from 11/9/2019
Key responsibility area: Finance & internal audit
Governing & finance committee
Member of finance committee
Ralph MinottDate of appointment & term of office:
1/3/17 – 28/2/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
Employed by Calthorpe Estates (landlord)
 
Trust Board
Member of Trust
Finance committee
Dagmar SharplesDate of appointment & term of office:
1/9/20-31/8/21
 
Business and pecuniary interests:
None
 
Trustee & Chair of Staffing Committee
Claudia HuxtableDate of appointment & term of office:
9/9/20-8/9/23

Business and pecuniary interests:
None

Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: Curriculum
Parent Governor
Mohan RamcharanDate of appointment & term of office:
21/9/20-20/9/23

Business and pecuniary interests:
None

Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: Attendance and behaviour
Governing Body
Billie FrainDate of appointment & term of office:
9/9/20-8/9/23

Business and pecuniary interests:
Employed by Calthorpe Estates (landlord)

Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: Safety and compliance
Governing Body
Tammy GabidonDate of appointment & term of office:
9/9/20-8/9/23

Business and pecuniary interests:
None

Role on Governing Body:
Key responsibility area: Student personal development
Governing Body – Parent Governor

Attendance at Meetings:

Trust Meetings September 2019 – July 2020, 11 meetings
Jane Götschel – attendance 11
Paul Brownsword – attendance 10
Tom Coppins – attendance 9
Derek Inman – attendance 11
Ralph Minott – attendance 8
Dagmar Sharples – attendance 11
Tim Davis – attendance 1 (AGM)
Kevin Johnson – attendance 1 (AGM)
Liz Leck – attendance 0
Julie Lennon – attendance 8
(meetings were held virtually from May 2020)

Trust Meetings September 2018 – July 2019, 8 meetings
Jane Götschel – attendance 8
Paul Brownsword – attendance 8
Tom Coppins – attendance 3
Derek Inman – attendance 8
Ralph Minott – attendance 8
Dagmar Sharples – attendance 8
Tim Davis – attendance 1 (AGM)
Kevin Johnson – attendance 1 (AGM)
Liz Leck – attendance 0

September 2019 – July 2020
Finance Committee, 5 meetings
(2 committee meetings were covered by the Trust during the Covid 19 Lockdown)
Ralph Minott – attendance 2, apologies 1
Tom Coppins – attendance 3,
Simon Aykroyd – attendance 2, apologies 1
Jane Götschel – attendance 3
Sheila Foley – attendance 2
Julie Lennon – attendance 3

Staffing Committee, 3 meetings
(1 committee meeting was covered by the Trust during Covid 19 Lockdown)
Dagmar Sharples – attendance 2
Derek Inman – attendance 1, apologies 1
Graham Derbyshire – attendance 1, apologies 1
Emma Hickl – attendance 2
Jane Götschel – attendance 2
Debbie Dodd – attendance 2

Local Governing Body, 7 meetings
Ralph Minott – attendance 7
Simon Aykroyd – attendance 7
Judy Johnson – attendance 3, apologies 4
Emma Hickl – attendance 5, apologies 2
Bryan Thompson – attendance 6, apologies 1
Jane Götschel – attendance 7
Michael Pearce – attendance 7
Loveena Verma – attendance 3
Hannah Girling – attendance 1, apologies 2, maternity leave 4
Julie Lennon – attendance 7

All governors were appointed by the Chair apart from parent governors Simon Aykroyd and Bryan Thompson who were elected by a parents vote.

Governing Body, Trust and Committee Meetings 2020-21
9th September 2020 4.30pm Governing Body
23rd September 2020 4.30pm Trust
7th October 2020 4.30pm Staff Committee
14th October 2020 4.30pm Finance Committee
11th November 2020 4.30pm Trust
2nd December 2020 4.30pm Finance Committee
2nd December 2020 5.00pm Trust & AGM
9th December 2020 4.30pm Governing Body
6th January 2021 4.30pm Finance Committee
13th January 2021 4.30pm Trust
3rd February 2021 4.30pm Governing Body
10th March 2021 4.30pm Trust
24th March 2021 4.30pm Staffing Committee
31st March 2021 4.30pm Governing Body
21st April 2021 4.30pm Trust
5th May 2021 4.30pm Finance Committee
12th May 2021 4.30pm Governing Body
26th May 2021 4.30pm Staffing Committee
9th June 2021 4.30pm Trust
23rd June 2021 4.30pm Finance Committee
23rd June 2021 5.00pm Trust
14th July 2021 4.30pm Governing Body