Membership of Academy Committee (AC)

  • All governors attend Academy Committee meetings
    Remit: To ensure the best possible education outcomes are achieved by all students in the academy and to ensure full financial regulatory compliance and the most efficient use of all income and resources across the academy.
RoleGovernor in post
Chair of GovernorsSarah Garnett
Vice Chair of GovernorsFiona Simpson
Executive PrincipalLucy Spacey
Principal for THPARebecca Hurley
Principal for BLPAHelen Cawkill
Member nameType of governorAppointedEnd of termSpecific /Additional Role[s] /PT Membership
Alastair MurrayAppointed12/12/202211/12/2026Link Governor health and safety
Christina WylesAppointed27/06/202326/06/2027Link Governor: safeguarding and admissions
Elizabeth FarrarAppointed27/06/202326/06/2027Link Governor: pupil premium
Fiona SimpsonAppointed18/06/202317/06/2027Link Governor: GDPR
Jane GawthorpeAppointed13/07/202212/07/2026Link Governor: SEND
Morag MalcolmParent23/09/202022/09/2024Link Governor: Early Years & Personal Development
Siobhan WillowsParent26/01/202325/01/2027
Sarah GarnettParent21/02/202220/02/2026Chair of Governors:
appointed from 01/09/2023 - 31/08/2024
Link governor: Safer Recruitment

Declarations of interest: pecuniary/business

Member nameName/nature of pecuniary/business interest declaredType of business
Mr Alastair MurrayG Mudford and Sons LTDMarquees
Mrs Christina WylesNo external business interest declared
Mrs Elizabeth FarrarBishop Grosseteste University
Co-Opted Governor at Queen Elizabeth’s High School
Mrs Fiona SimpsonTreasurer for 7th Retford Scout Group
ID Specialist Machinery
Mrs Jane GawthorpeNo external business interest declared
Ms Morag MalcolmSelf-employedChildminder
Mrs Rebecca MarshallVolunteer at Safe Families UK
Mrs Siobhan WillowsMember of staff at Outwood Grange Academy TrustEducation
Miss Sarah GarnettMitchells and ButlersHospitality

Senior leaders/staff who contribute

NameName/ nature of pecuniary/ business interest declaredType of business
Mrs Rebecca Hurley
Principal at Thrumpton Primary
No external business interest declared/member of staff
Mrs Helen Cawkill
Principal at Bracken Lane Primary
No external business interest declared/member of staff
Mrs Lucy Spacey
Executive Principal
No external business interest declared/member of staff
Mrs Tracy Blacknell
Vice Principal
No external business interest declared/member of staff
Mrs Nicola Benson
Governance Professional
Member of staff at Diverse Academies

Members who resigned/ end of term during previous 12 months

Full nameDate of appointmentDate of resignation
Rebecca Marshall09/10/201919/09/2023
Mrs Amanda Palfreyman08/12/201807/12/2022
Mr Simon Baker09/10/201901/12/2021
Mrs Natalie Ward20/10/201719/10/2021

Attendance at meetings of Local Academy Boards and Portfolio Teams

NameMeetingAttendance Record
Academic Year 2022/23
No. in year*
Attendance Record
Academic Year 2022/23
No. attended*
Mrs C WylesAcademy committee meeting64
Mrs S WillowsAcademy committee meeting63
Mrs M MalcolmAcademy committee meeting21
Mrs E FarrerAcademy committee meeting63
Mrs R MarshallAcademy committee meeting00
Miss S GarnettAcademy committee meeting65
Mr A MurrayAcademy committee meeting64
Mrs F SimpsonAcademy committee meeting65
Mrs J GawthorpeAcademy committee meeting65
Mrs A PalfreymanAcademy committee meeting22