Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Governance

Welcome

I’ve been a governor at Victoria Primary since 2010 and have been Chair since November 2013.  Our governing body federated with Ebor Gardens Primary Academy in April 2016.

I’ve worked in Higher Education for almost all of my career, and I really believe that education has the power to transform. Occasionally, that transformation will be like a lightning bolt, but more often it will be something that comes from the unseen commitment of staff who plug away day after day. The role of the governing body is to support the staff, through the Heads of Schools, and working with staff at Wellspring, to remove anything that is a barrier to excellence, and anything that will stop our children performing to their best. Whilst performance targets are a necessary part of all this, more important is that everyone in our School feels that they are safe, valued and are treated as an individual with their own special gifts and talents.

If you are already familiar with our School, then I hope the above feels like an honest appraisal of who we are – but if it is not then you should feel free to contact me via the School. If you are not familiar with us, but would like to be then we would also like to hear from you. Perhaps you would like to be a governor, and support us on our journey, perhaps you would like to support us in a different way – we would very much welcome your input.

In the meantime, our website is designed to tell you a little more about what we do – take a look and send us your thoughts.

Best wishes

Stewart Harper, Chair of Governors

c/o Wellspring Academy Trust
Digital Media Centre
County Way, Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 2JW
Tel no: 01226 720742

If you are looking for information regarding joining the Governing Body, please click here.

If you wish to request non-confidential minutes of Local Governing Body meetings, or require any other information on the role of the Governing body, please contact the Clerk on 01226 720741 or by emailing s.corbett@wellspringacademies.org.uk


The Governing Body

The term of office is 4 years (with the exception of Ex-officio Governors).

Mark Wilson
Ex-officio Governor; CEO
Date appointed: 1/6/14
Business/ Financial Interests: Director of Mark Wilson Education Ltd (23/4/15)

Stewart Harper
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 1/11/15
Responsibility: Chair; Leadership & Management, Communications, Strategy, Methods & Approach
Business/ Financial Interests: Non

Vicky Mansell

Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 20/06/17
Responsibility: Teaching, Learning and Staffing
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Ben Powell
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 25/4/16
Responsibility: Standards & Achievement and Key Pupil Groups
Business/ Financial Interests: Barnsley EPS provides a service to Wellspring Academy Trust schools

Daniel Showman
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 22/11/16
Responsibility: Teaching, Learning and Staffing
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Catherine Waskett
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 1/12/15
Responsibility: Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing & Welfare
Business/ Financial Interests: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Rebecca Kaye
Staff Governor
Date appointed: 19/5/16
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Amy Brook
Staff Governor
Date appointed: 19/5/16
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Phillip Whitehead
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 11/9/17
Responsibility: Standards & Achievement and Key Pupil Groups
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Sara Sutcliffe
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 11/9/17
Responsibility: Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing & Welfare
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Community Engagement and Behaviour and Attendance will be covered by Parent Governors, once appointed.

Governing Body Meeting Attendance Log (from Sept 16)

22.09.16 22.11.17 24.01.17 02.03.17 25.04.17 20.06.17 11.9.17
Mark Wilson / x x / / / /
Debra Simpson / / / / / x n/a
Stewart Harper / / / / / / /
James Griffiths / / / x /  n/a n/a
Katie Finlay x / / / x / x
Catherine Waskett  / / x x / / /
Ben Powell / / x / x / x
Rebecca Kaye / / x / / / /
Amy Brook / / / / / / /
Hassan Musa / x / / x / x
Daniel Showman  n/a / x / x / /
Sharna Lewis / x  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a n/a
Vicky Mansell  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a / /
Sara Sutcliffe n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a /
Phillip Whitehead n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a /

Leavers since January 2016:

Sophie Grimes
Staff appointed Nov 2015 -April 2016                                                                                       No business or financial interests declared.

Judith Grazier
Trust appointed Nov 2015 -July 2016                                                                                       No business or financial interests declared.

Louise Sutton
Trust appointed Nov 2015 – July 2016                                                                                      No business or financial interests declared.

Sharna Lewis
Trust appointed Jan 2016 – Jan 2017                                                                                        No business or financial interests declared.

James Griffiths
Trust appointed & Vice-Chair Nov 2015 – April 2017                                                            No business or financial interests declared.

Debra Simpson
Ex-officio Governor April 2016 – August 2017                                                                        No business or financial interests declared.

Katie Finlay
Parent Governor 1/11/15 – 15/9/17                                                                                           No business or financial interests declared.

Hassan Musa
Parent Governor 4/7/16 – 18/9/17                                                                                            No business or financial interests declared.

For information regarding Governance arrangements at Wellspring Academy Trust, please visit the webpage http://wellspringacademytrust.co.uk/about-us/governance/

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