Governance

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Woodkirk enjoys a fantastic reputation, both in Leeds and the surrounding district. We are about people - students, staff, both teaching and non-teaching, parents and governors - and in this regard we are second to none. No other school can match the commitment, ethos and atmosphere of Woodkirk. This is a brilliant place to grow up and mature, to learn, to play and to work.

R Aiston

THE PURPOSE OF THE LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD 

Woodkirk Academy is part of Leodis Academies Trust.  The Trust Board is the Governing Board for all Academies within the Trust.  Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation.

The Woodkirk Academy Local Governing Board work closely with the Principal, school staff and other external agencies to make sure all Woodkirk students get the best possible education.  The bringing together of Governors with different backgrounds, experience and interests provides a wide range of skills that benefit the Academy.

While no individual Governor has the authority to act alone there are opportunities to contribute in areas of particular interest, for example linking to a specific area of the curriculum.  Being a Governor is challenging, but rewarding.  Governors must be committed and willing to give up their time to attend meetings and visit departments.

THE LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD

NameAppointed
By
Date of
Appointment   
Term of
Office 
Date of
Resignation  
Business /
Personal
Interests
Attendance  
at LGB
meetings
2020/21
Richard  Aiston
Chair
Trust Board18 Jun 19Four yearsRetired4/4
Joanne BartonEx-officio1 Sep 15While in post31 Aug 21CEO Leodis Academies
Trust from 1 Sep 21
Principal, Woodkirk Academy to 31 Aug 21
4/4
Graham BeaconTrust Board20 Sep 19Four years8 Jun 21Self-employed
Spouse: Support Staff East Ardsley Primary Academy
0/4
Kerrie Channer
Trust Board24 Jun 19Four years14 Mar 22Employed at NHS
St Lukes Hospital
4/4
David HughesTrust Board2 Oct 18Four years8 Jun 21Employed at
the University of Leeds
4/4
Timothy JonesEx-officio1 Sep 21While in postPrincipal, Woodkirk Academy
Associate Principal to 31 Aug 21
4/4
Anthony LazarusWoodkirk Academy staff11 Nov 21Four yearsEmployed at
Woodkirk Academy
Spouse: Deputy Principal, Westerton
Primary Academy
4/4
Emma
Lester
Trust Board11 Nov 19Four yearsEmployed at the University of Leeds
Spouse: Trustee,
Leodis Academies Trust
4/4
Joy
Lumb
Woodkirk Academy Parents18 Jun 19Four yearsSelf-employed4/4
Russell Naglis
Vice
Chair
Trust Board14 Mar 22Four yearsEmployed at
Eversheds Sutherland LLP
4/4
Samantha OckwellWoodkirk Academy Parents8 Jun 21Four yearsEmployed at
BJSS IT Consultancy
1/1
Linda
Scott
Trust Board8 Jun 21Four years23 Jun 21Employed at
Delta Academies
Trust
1/1
Janet StandageTrust Board29 Sep 19Four yearsEmployed at
Woodkirk Academy
4/4