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Yate Academy

Meet the governors

Below are the appointment details of Yate Acadamy, 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

We currently have a vacancy for a Trust Governor and a Parent Governor. If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact Julie Adams, Head of Clerking at the Greenshaw Learning Trust:  jadams@greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk.

Mrs Isabel Ambrose - Headteacher 

Mrs Isabel Ambrose - Headteacher  
Appointment date 6 September 2017
Date term of office ends 5 September 2021
Appointing body Board of Trustees

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

Wider Curriculum

Mrs Angela Holland - Parent Governor

Mrs Angela Holland - Parent Governor  
Appointment date 31 August 2019
Date term of office ends To be confirmed
Appointing body Board of Trustees
Responsibilities To be confirmed

Mr Lee Howe - Parent Governor and Vice Chair  

Mr Lee Howe - Parent Governor 

Appointment rate

6 September 2017

Date term of office ends

5 September 2021

Appointing body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Finance 

 

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.

Mrs Mary Hutton - Parent Governor 

Mrs Mary Hutton - Parent Governor 

Appointment date

6 September 2017

Date term of office ends

5 September 2021

Appointing body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Personal development, behaviour and welfare 
Safeguarding and SEND 

Disruption free classrooms 

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.

Ms Nicola Murley - Trust Governor and Chair of Governors  

Ms Nicola Murley - Trust Governor 

Appointment date

29 April 2019

Date term of office ends

28 April 2023

Appointing body

Board of Trustees

Responsibilities

Curriculum 
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 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

Post-16 

About

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