Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Governance

Welcome

Our governing body federated with Victoria Primary Academy in April 2016.

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 we hope the above feels like an honest appraisal of who we are – but if it is not then you should feel free to contact 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

Mark Wilson, 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)

Responsibility: Chair of Governors; Leadership & Management, Communications, Strategy, Methods & Approach

 

Vicky Mansell
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 20/06/17
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- appointed 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

Katie Mountain
Staff-appointed Governor
Date appointed: November 2017
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Ian Goddard
Ex-Officio Governor
Date appointed: Oct 2017
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Emma Cowen
Parent Governor
Date appointed: 22/11/17
Business/ Financial Interests: None

Scott Jacques
Date appointed: 22/05

Sara Sutcliffe
Date appointed: September 2017

Ian Bennett Hague-Brown
Date appointed: July 2018

Lesley Jennings

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 3.10.17 22.11.17 23.1.18 12.3.18
Mark Wilson / x x / / / / / / / /
Ian Goddard n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a / / /
Catherine Waskett  / / x x / / / / / x x
Ben Powell / / x / x / x x / / x
Rebecca Kaye / / x / / / / / / / /
Amy Brook / / / / / / / / / / /
Emma Cowan n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a / x /
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 / / x / x
Katie Mountain n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a / /
Daniel Showman  n/a / x / x / / / x n/a n/a
Katie Finlay x / / / x / x n/a x n/a n/a
Hassan Musa / x / / x / x n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sharna Lewis / x  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Debra Simpson / / / / / x n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stewart Harper / / / / / / / n/a n/a n/a n/a

Leavers  in the last 12 months

Ben Powell
Trust-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 25/4/16 – Resigned 22/05
Responsibility: Standards & Achievement and Key Pupil Groups
Business/ Financial Interests: Barnsley EPS provides a service to Wellspring Academy Trust schools

Amy Brook
Staff-appointed Governor
Date appointed: 19/5/16 – Resigned 09/05
Business/ Financial Interests: None

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

Debra Simpson
Ex-officio Governor April 2016 – 31.8.17                                                                                  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.

Stewart Harper
Trust-appointed Governor 1/11/15 – 30/9/17                                                                         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/

All governors, excluding ex-officio, have a 4 year term of office.