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Follow the 3 core functions set out in the Governance Handbook 2019:

  1. To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its children;
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the Academy and making sure its money is well spent.

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the Academy and checking the Academy’s progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the Academy’s policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the Academy and the Local Governing Body (LGB).
  • Working with the Head teacher to make sure that teaching at the Academy is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the Academy and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and children.
  • Promoting the interests of the Academy and its children in the wider community.

The LGB comprises of:

The Head Teacher

Staff governor - elected by the staff at the Academy 

4 Parent governors - elected from parents at the Academy

4 Co-opted governors - Invited by the LGB for their skill set from the local community

Associate member - Appointed by the governors to provide short term support in areas identified by the LGB. They have no voting rights and their term of office will be limited to 1 year. 














(4 year term of office)


David Goode

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor


Andrew Craddock


Parent Governor


Raj Lodh

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Parent Governor


Dan Wilson

 Vice Chair

Parent Governor


James Durran


Parent Governor


Helen Windsor


Staff Governor


Suzanne Haigh


Co-opted Governor




Co-opted Governor


Helen Lyon

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Co-opted Governor


Nick Long


Head teacher


Lorna Rainey


associate member -  Deputy Headteacher


Dianne Mousley




Chair of Governors:; 

                                   Aspin Park Academy, Wetherby Road, Knaresborough HG5 8LQ


Register of Interests:

 Andrew Craddock.pdfDownload
 David Goode.pdfDownload
 Helen Lyon.pdfDownload
 Helen Windsor.pdfDownload
 James Durran.pdfDownload
 Nick Long.pdfDownload
 Raj Lodh.pdfDownload
 Suzanne Haigh.pdfDownload
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