Our Governors

Register of People with Significant Control:

Chair of the Trust: Julie Lennon

Trust Board:
Julie Lennon (Chair)
Simon Aykroyd (Vice Chair)
Emma Hickl
Tom Coppins
Ralph Minott
Jane Gotschel (Headteacher)

Members:
Julie Lennon
Paul Brownsword
Ralph Minott
Dagmar Sharples
Derek Inman
Kevin Johnson
Tim Davis

Sheila Allport – Company Secretary/Acting Clerk to the Governing Body

Governing Body:
Simon Aykroyd (Chair)
Claudia Huxtable (parent governor) (Vice Chair)
Billie Frain
Judy Johnson
Mohan Ramcharan
Samantha Calder-Terry
Mary Elliston
Shemadine McLeod
Tammy Gabidon (parent governor)
Claudia Huxtable (parent governor)
Jane Götschel (Headteacher)

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

Staffing:
Emma Hickl (Chair)
Samantha Calder-Terry (Vice Chair)
Graham Darbyshire
Jane Götschel (Headteacher)

Governor/Trustee Role TitleName of Governor/TrusteeDate most recent term of office commencedPecuniary Interests
HeadteacherJane Götschel2008 – Relative working at the school
Chair of Trust
Member (Trust), Vice Chair of Finance & Audit Committee
Julie Lennon25/2/21 – 24/2/2025None
Chair of Governing Body
Whole school (pupil premium), Vice Chair of Trust, Governor Finance & Audit Committee
Simon Aykroyd25/2/21 – 24/2/2025None
Governor (GB) – Teaching & LearningJudy Johnson10/9/2018 – 9/9/2021None
Governor – StaffingGraham Darbyshire1/9/2015None
Trust, DESN/LAC & Safeguarding, Chair of Staffing CommitteeEmma Hickl25/2/2021 – 24/2/2025None
Governor (GB) – Health & SafetyBillie Frain1/9/2020 – 31/8/2023Employee of Calthorpe Estates (landlord)
Parent Governor (GB)Claudia Huxtable1/9/2020 – 31/8/2023None
Governor (GB)Mohan Ramcharan21/9/2020 – 20/9/2023None
Parent Governor (GB)Tammylin Gabidon1/9/2020 – 31/9/2023None
Governor (GB)Mary Elizabeth Ellison23/11/2020 – 22/11/2023None
Governor (GB), Vice Chair Staffing CommitteeSamantha Calder-Terry23/1//2020 – 22/11/2023None
Member (Trust)Paul Brownsword24/2/2021None
Trustee, Member (Trust), Finance & Audit CommitteeRalph Minott1/3/2017 – 1/9/2021Employee of Calthorpe Estates (landlord)
Member (Trust)Dagmar Sharples25/2/2021None
Member (Trust)Derek Inman25/2/2021None
Member (Trust)Kevin Johnson1/12/2017None
Member (Trust)Tim Davis1/12/2017None
Trustee, Chair of Finance & Audit CommitteeThomas Coppins1/1/2018 – 31/12/2012None

All governors are appointed by the Trust.

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)
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