Woodkirk Academy reopens to students on Monday 15 April

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 Naglis

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
2022/23
Richard  Aiston
Trust Board18 Jun 19Four years31 Aug 22Retired
James ElstubWoodkirk Academy parents13 Nov 23Four yearsn/a
John ClarkTrust Board31 Jan 23Four yearsEmployed at Mercado
Governor: Ashton Sixth Form College
3/3
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
4/4
Emma
Lester
Trust Board11 Nov 23Four yearsEmployed at the University of Leeds
Spouse: Trustee,
Leodis Academies Trust
4/4
Joy
Lumb
Vice Chair
Trust Board18 Jun 23Four yearsSelf-employed4/4
Russell Naglis
Chair
Trust Board14 Mar 22Four yearsEmployed at
Eversheds Sutherland LLP
4/4
Samantha OckwellTrust Board8 Jun 21Four yearsEmployed at
BJSS IT Consultancy
4/4
Janet StandageTrust Board29 Sep 23Four yearsEmployed at
Woodkirk Academy
3/4