Governors

Our Governors play a key role in our continued improvements, and bring a range of skills and expertise to our academy.

Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA)

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Body Chair
Board of Directors Mr. Tom Miskell
 
Audit Committee Ms. Elaine Beaumont
Commercial Interests Group (C.I.G.) Mr. David Baker
 
W.R.E.S. t/a White Rose Maths (sub-committee of C.I.G.) Mr. John Barraclough
Fountain Springs Day Nursery (sub-committee of C.I.G.) Mr. John Barraclough
 
Trinity Academy Halifax L.G.B. Mr. David Baker
Akroydon Primary Academy L.G.B. Mrs. Jackie Tagg
Cathedral Academy L.G.B. Mr. John Hanson
Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge L.G.B. Ms. Georgie Scully
St. Chad’s C of E Primary Academy L.G.B. Ms. Jag Oates
Trinity Sixth Form Academy L.G.B. Mr. Brendan Evans

Jagbir Oates

I want to use the varied knowledge and expertise from my career in financial services

I am a mum of twin boys both of whom attend St. Chad’s. I am currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors and also a Foundation Governor. I was born and brought up in Calderdale but when I moved to Hipperholme with my husband and young son I was keen to find a way of becoming part of the community to. For me becoming a governor was a great opportunity to do this. I was subsequently appointed as a Local Authority Governor (LEA) in December 2015. I want to use the varied knowledge and expertise from my career in financial services to work with the governing body to endure that both St Chads and pupils go from strength to strength and thrive.

Diane Bingley

I was a student at St.Chad’s back in the early 60s and a resident of Hove Edge until I left home to get married; I have so many fond memories of school life. As a mum of four girls and a grandma to twelve lively children, education, the performance of schools and student progress is paramount.
I have previously worked as a commercial manager for IBM’s outsourcing department and currently work at Akroydon Primary Academy as a High-Level Teaching Assistant (is it work when a person enjoys the role she does so much?) I became a governor in September and look forward to making a positive impact on both the school and its position within the local community.

Kathryn Buck

I am the vicar of St. Chad’s and St. Matthews.

I am the vicar of St. Chad’s and St. Matthews. I am, therefore, a Foundation Governor and am there to ensure that the Church of England nature of school is upheld and promoted. Before becoming a vicar I was a teacher and have a lifelong interest in education in many forms. I have experienced schools as a teacher, parent and have been a school governor in several different places for the past 20 years.

Lucy Clarke

I am keen to use my skills and experience to support the school in its continued journey to develop strategies that encourage high levels of achievement in all areas of school life; so all pupils can reach their full potential.

I joined the Local Governing Body in September 2018. My son has attended St. Chad’s for the last four years.

My career is in Human Resources as a generalist practitioner in all aspects of HR; acroos a variety of industries. My passion is in leadership development.

I am keen to use my skills and experience to support the school in its continued journey to develop strategies that encourage high levels of achievement in all areas of school life.

Sally Lloyd

I have a wide spectrum of skills in the field of education, to offer the children and families of St Chad’s Primary Academy.
I am lucky enough to have become a governor of St Chad’s Primary Academy. Born and brought up in the local area, I have sought to support my local community over several decades, as a secondary school teacher. I have one daughter, who has grown-up to become a teacher too. I am able to offer my skills-base and experience by diversifying into the support of primary-aged children. By working as a part of the governance team, I hope to not only aid our students’ academic progress over time, but also to offer an holistic, supportive perspective, which can take into account the challenges our young people can face, as they engage with school life and prepare for the different stages of growing-up. It is an honour to support them in their journey to fulfil their potential.

Gavin Logan

Suzanne Longley

I have skills in planning and delivering services with responsibility for monitoring and quality assurance.

I have been a school Foundation Governor at St. Chad’s for the past two years. I am also a Sunday School Leader at St. Chad’s Church. I manage a voluntary sector social enterprise in Bradford supporting adults with learning disabilities through day time opportunities in horticulture and related activities. I have skills in planning and delivering services with responsibility for monitoring and quality assurance. I have a daughter in school, love spending time outdoors and enjoy singing in a choir.

Sara Smith

I applied to become a governor of St. Chad’s in 2018 as I wanted to be involved in helping to support and improve the school after the Ofsted review. Protecting the ethos of the school was also important to me; I have two children who attend St. Chad’s and I wanted to ensure that the happy, nurturing character of the school was protected as the school underwent its improvement journey.
After several years of teaching science qualifications in post-sixteen education, I now work with science apprenticeships; carrying out independent assessments and quality assurance checks on individuals working in the science industries. My experience of working in education and with academic and vocational qualifications has given me a wide range of skills that are beneficial to the role of a governor.

Alistair Gordon