Meet the Governors

Governor

 

I feel privileged to be the Chair of the Governing Body of Shaw Wood Academy. Since becoming chair just over a year ago I have been hugely impressed by both the energy and drive of the talented staff team and the quality of the students. Shaw Wood Academy is very firmly on an upward trajectory.

As a governing body we work closely with Ms Campbell, Mrs Taylor, and Miss Horsfield and the rest of the senior leadership team to ensure that we have in place a clear strategic direction for the development of the school and a strong framework of accountability, through robust scrutiny and challenge, to make sure that the children at our school get the very best quality of education possible.

The governing body is made up of people with experience and expertise in business, public service, education in the primary phase, finance, the law, local and central government and human resource management.

There are currently 9 members of the Governing Body, which is composed of 2 Parent Governors (elected from parents), 3 Staff Governors (elected by staff) and 4 Governors appointed by the Governing Body itself.  Most of our work takes place in committees that are led by knowledgeable and experienced chairs. There are three Governor committees which oversee all aspects of school life:

i) School improvement Committee

ii) Business Management Committee

iii) Community Engagement Committee

We work closely with the schools in the Armthorpe pyramid and have strong relationships with other schools throughout Doncaster as part of our commitment to the wider education community.

We are always eager to hear the views of members of our community including parents and pupils. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me through the school. I am happy contact you by phone or come into school to personally meet you.

Finally I pledge the unwavering support and commitment of the Governing Body to the school community and promise that we as a governing body will work hard to improve the value of the School to the whole population of the local community.

Phil Crawley
Chair of Governors

The Role of the Governors

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Current Governors and Governors in office over the last 12 months

  •   Phil Crawley – Chair of Governors
  •   John Gillis – Vice Chair
  •   Karen Kemp – Co-opted Governor
  •   Wendy Mullen – Staff Governor – Resigned 17/07/15
  •   Sandra McGeachie – Staff Governor – Appointed 01/09/15
  •   Amanda Fisher – Parent Governor – Appointed 02/02/15
  •   Emma Walsh – Parent Governor
  •   Ben Latham – Community Governor – Resigned 09/07/15
  •   Val Hampshire – Staff Governor- Resigned 09/07/15
  •   Sharon Faulkner – Staff Governor – Resigned 31/12/14
  •   Jo Campbell – Staff Governor – Appointed 01/04/15
  •   Tom Guest – Co-opted – Appointed 20/08/15
  •   Debbie Davis – Community Governor – Appointed 04/06/15
  •   Sara Turner – Community Governor – Appointed 04/06/5

 

The terms of office end for the current governors on the dates listed below:

  •   Phil Crawley 31/08/16
  •   John Gillis 31/08/16
  •   Karen Kemp 31/08/16
  •   Sandra McGeachie 31/08/19
  •   Amanda Fisher 01/02/19
  •   Emma Walsh 30/01/18
  •   Jo Campbell NA
  •   Tom Guest 19/08/19
  •   Debbie Davis 03/06/19
  •   Sara Turner 03/06/19

 

All Governors are also directors registered at Companies House.

All Governors are on the School Improvement Committee, the Business Management committee as well as the full governing body.

 

 

Governors Register of Interest

Governor Name

Interest Declared

Phil Crawley

Solicitor at Taylor Bracewell

John Gillis

Governor at Armthorpe Academy

Karen Kemp

None declared

Wendy Mullen

Employee at Shaw Wood Academy

Sandra McGeachie

Employee at Shaw Wood Academy

Amanda Fisher

None declared

Emma Walsh

None declared

Ben Latham

Solicitor at Taylor Bracewell

Val Hampshire

Employee of Shaw Wood Academy

Sharon Faulkner

Employee of Shaw Wood Academy

Jo Campbell

Employee of Shaw Wood Academy & Ethical Education

Tom Guest

None declared

Debbie Davis

Armthorpe Academy employee

Sara Turner

Manager of local children centre

 

Meeting Attendance Records – Full Governors

Governor Name

Actual Attendance

Possible Attendance

Phil Crawley

3

3

John Gillis

3

3

Karen Kemp

1

3

Wendy Mullen

2

3

Sandra McGeachie

0

0

Amanda Fisher

0

1

Emma Walsh

1

3

Ben Latham

1

2

Val Hampshire

2

2

Sharon Faulkner

0

1

Jo Campbell

3

3

Tom Guest

0

0

Debbie Davis

0

1

Sara Turner

0

1

 

 

Business Management Committee

Governor Name

Actual Attendance

Possible Attendance

Phil Crawley

3

3

John Gillis

3

3

Karen Kemp

1

3

Wendy Mullen

0

0

Sandra McGeachie

0

0

Amanda Fisher

0

0

Emma Walsh

0

0

Ben Latham

0

1

Val Hampshire

2

2

Sharon Faulkner

0

1

Jo Campbell

3

3

Tom Guest

0

0

Debbie Davis

0

0

Sara Turner

0

0

 

School Improvement Committee

Governor Name

Actual Attendance

Possible Attendance

Phil Crawley

4

5

John Gillis

4

5

Karen Kemp

4

5

Wendy Mullen

2

5

Sandra McGeachie

0

0

Amanda Fisher

0

0

Emma Walsh

0

0

Ben Latham

3

5

Val Hampshire

2

5

Sharon Faulkner

2

3

Jo Campbell

2

2

Tom Guest

0

0

Debbie Davis

0

0

Sara Turner

0

0