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Yate Academy

Meet the governors

Below are the appointment details and roles of current governors of Yate Academy and Woodlands Primary School, including persons serving at any time during the current or previous academic year.

All current governors are also members of the panel from which members may be selected to form an ad hoc committee if and when required to deal with matters relating to a specific incident or individual, such as considering a complaint or a personnel matter.

The current register of interests can be downloaded below.

Local Governing Body

Prof Darren Reynolds - Trust Governor 

Prof Darren Reynolds - Chair of the Local Governing Body

Email

lbayliss@greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk

Appointment Date

6 September 2017

Date term of office ends

5 September 2021

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Effectiveness of leadership and management (Primary)
Raising standards – Year 11 (Secondary)

Mr Ben Nutland - Trust Governor 

Mr Ben Nutland - Trust Governor 

Appointment Date

6 November 2017

Date term of office ends

5 November 2021

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment (Primary)
Improving teaching (Secondary)

About Ben has been a resident of Yate for the past twenty-five years. He is a serving Councillor on Yate Town Council and was elected to South Gloucestershire Council in May 2019. Ben served as a member of Ambassador Matthew Barzun’s Young Leadership team during the Administration of President Barack Obama. He is an active member of the community and has served as a Trust Governor at Yate Academy since 2017.

 

Mrs Mary Hutton - Parent Governor and Vice Chair

Mrs Mary Hutton - Parent Governor and Vice Chair

Appointment Date

6 September 2017

Date term of office ends

5 September 2021

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Personal development, behaviour and welfare,  Early Years Provision (Primary)
Safeguarding and SEND (Primary & Secondary)

Disruption free classrooms (Secondary)

About

I have lived in Yate for 20 years and have two children at Yate academy. As a governor, I have interests in safeguarding, behaviour, attendance and SEND. As the parent of a child with SEND needs, it is important to me that any child with SEND receives appropriate support and an inclusive education. It is also important to me that our children have good attendance and can feel safe and secure in school. We are keen gardeners as a family and have two allotments in Yate.

Mr Lee Howe - Parent Governor 

Mr Lee Howe - Parent Governor 

Appointment Date

6 September 2017

Date term of office ends

5 September 2021

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Staff and student attendance (Secondary)
Togetherness and well-being – students and staff (Secondary)

Finance (Primary and Secondary)

About I have lived in Yate for much of my life and as a child-attended King Edmund School, which is now Yate Academy. I have two children at Woodlands Primary and I am an Assistant Director in charge of Supplier Analysis and Reporting for the Ministry of Defence. I have considerable experience of managing teams through business change and performance management. I am comfortable challenging senior leaders and am committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our children.  My other interests include birdwatching and supporting Bristol City FC.

Ms Nicola Murley - Trust Governor 

Ms Nicola Murley - Parent Governor 

Appointment Date

29 April 2019

Date term of office ends

28 April 2023

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

To be confirmed
About

I am a mother of one daughter, three step-daughters and four grand-children. I have been living in Yate for over 16 years and currently work in Bristol for an insurance broker dealing with and providing management information, analysis and administration. My daughter previously attended Yate Academy through to sixth form and whilst she was there, I additionally held the position of Clerk to the Governors for approximately five years. This included both primary and secondary and I therefore gained knowledge and experience of governance for students aged between 4 and 18 years.

Mr Ed Durbin - Trust Governor 

Mr Ed Durbin - Trust Governor 

Appointment Date

30 April 2018

Date term of office ends

29 April 2022

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

To be confirmed
About

I am the staff governor for Yate Academy. I joined the school as a history teacher in 2015, having previously worked in schools in London. Outside of teaching, I enjoy hillwalking and reading history books. 

Mrs Clare Blyth - Non-Teaching Staff Governor 

Mrs Clare Blyth - Non-Teaching Staff Governor 

Appointment Date

6 September 2017

Date term of office ends

5 September 2021

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment (Primary)

Ms  Hayleigh Tunnacliffe - Teaching Staff Governor 

Ms Hayleigh Tunnacliffe - Teaching Staff Governor 

Appointment Date

30 April 2018

Date term of office ends

29 April 2022

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

To be confirmed

Mrs Isabel Ambrose - Headteacher

Mrs Isabel Ambrose - Headteacher, Secondary

Appointment Date

6 September 2017

Date term of office ends

5 September 2021

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Pupil Premium (secondary)

Early Years & HIRB (primary)

 

Mrs Anne Rutherford - Former Trust Governor

Mrs Anne Rutherford - Former Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body

Appointment Date

6 September 2017

Resigned

26 November 2018

Appointing Body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning (secondary)

Leadership and Management (secondary) Leadership and Management (primary)

Teaching , Learning and Assessment (primary)