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 GovernorsMs Morag Malcolm
Vice Chair of GovernorsMrs Fiona Simpson
Executive PrincipalMr Gareth Letton
Principal for THPAMrs Rebecca Hurley
Principal for BLPAMrs Helen Cawkill
Member nameType of governorAppointedEnd of termSpecific /Additional Role[s] /PT Membership
Mr Alastair MurrayAppointed12/12/201811/12/2022Link Governor health and safety
Mrs Amanda PalfreymanStaff08/12/201807/12/2022Link Governor: admissions
Mrs Christina WylesAppointed27/06/201926/06/2023Link Governor: safeguarding and safer recruitment
Mrs Elizabeth FarrarAppointed27/06/201926/06/2023Link Governor: pupil premium
Mrs Fiona SimpsonAppointed18/06/201917/06/2023Vice Chair of Governors:
appointed from 14/07/2021 - 01/09/2022
Mrs Jane GawthorpeAppointed25/09/201824/09/2022Link Governor: SEND
Ms Morag MalcolmParent23/09/202022/09/2024Chair of Governors:
appointed from 14/07/2021 - 01/09/2022
Link Governor: EVC and admissions
Mrs Rebecca MarshallAppointed09/10/201908/10/2023Link governor: complaints and mental health & wellbeing
Mrs Siobhan WillowsParent26/01/201925/01/2023Link governor: GDPR
Miss Sarah GarnettParent21/02/202220/02/2026Link governor: admissions

Declarations of interest: pecuniary/business

Member nameName/nature of pecuniary/business interest declaredType of business
Mr Alastair MurrayG Mudford and Sons LTDMarquees
Mrs Amanda PalfreymanMember of staff at Diverse Academies Trust Club Secretary and Executive Committee Member of Retford Swimming Club
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 GroupCharity
Mrs Jane GawthorpeNo external business interest declared
Ms Morag MalcolmSelf-employed
Co-chair Friends of Bracken Lane (PTA)
Mrs Rebecca MarshallVolunteer at Safe Families UKCharity
Mrs Siobhan WillowsMember of staff at Outwood AcademyEducation
Miss Sarah GarnettMember of staff at Retford Oaks AcademyEducation

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
Mr Gareth Letton
Executive Principal
No external business interest declared/member of staff
Mrs Tracy Blacknell
Vice Principal
No external business interest declared/member of staff
Mrs Rhianne Chambers
Clerk to the Governors
Member of staff at Diverse Academies
Member of staff at Hillcrest Early Years Academy

Members who resigned/ end of term during previous 12 months

Full nameDate of appointmentDate of resignation
Mr Simon Baker09/10/201901/12/2021
Mrs Natalie Ward20/10/201719/10/2021
Mr Stephen Wilds10/12/201927/06/2021
Mr David Perry01/09/202024/03/2021
Mr Michael Storey25/04/201724/03/2021

Attendance at meetings of Local Academy Boards and Portfolio Teams

NameMeetingAttendance Record
Academic Year 2020/21
No. in year*
Attendance Record
Academic Year 2020/21
No. attended*
Mr M StoreyAcademy committee meeting40
Mrs C WylesAcademy committee meeting66
Mrs S WillowsAcademy committee meeting63
Mrs M MalcolmAcademy committee meeting65
Mrs E FarrerAcademy committee meeting65
Miss N WardAcademy committee meeting65
Mr R Morton Academy committee meeting11
Mrs R MarshallAcademy committee meeting64
Mr D PerryAcademy committee meeting42
Mr S WildsAcademy committee meeting55
Mr A MurrayAcademy committee meeting65
Mrs F SimpsonAcademy committee meeting66
Mrs J GawthorpeAcademy committee meeting65
Mr S BakerAcademy committee meeting63
Mrs A PalfreymanAcademy committee meeting65