Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Meet the Governors

Governor Information and Application Pack
I’ve been Chair of Governors at Ebor Gardens since April 2016.
I’ve worked in Higher Education for fifteen years, 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 Executive Principal and Head of School, 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
Date appointed: 1/6/14
Business/ Financial Interests: Director of Mark Wilson Education Ltd (23/4/15)

Debra Simpson
Ex-officio Governor
Date appointed: 18/4/16
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Katie Finlay
Parent Governor
Date appointed: 1/11/15
Responsibility: Training
Business/ Financial Interests: None

James Griffiths
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 1/11/15
Responsibility: Business and Finance
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Stewart Harper
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 1/11/15
Responsibility: Chair; Leadership and Management
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Hassan Musa
Parent Governor
Date appointed: 4/7/16
Responsibility: Community Engagement
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Ben Powell
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 25/4/16
Responsibility: 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: Standards and Achievement
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Catherine Waskett
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 1/12/15
Responsibility: Safeguarding
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

Governing Body Meeting Attendance Log (from Sept 16)

 

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