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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 Executive 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)

Dan Wilson

Chair of Governors

Foundation and sports

Parent Governor

27.11.2017 to 27.11.2021

Andrew Craddock


Parent Governor

 27.11.2017 to 27.11.2021                                     

Raj Lodh


Parent Governor

 27.11.2017 to 27.11.2021

David Goode


Co-opted Governor

21.09.2017 to 21.09.2021

Vacancy - election suspended during closure


Parent Governor


Helen Windsor


Staff Governor

 03.05.2018 to 03.05.2022

Gordon Hay


Co-opted Governor

 25.09.209 to 25.09.2023

Sasha Sencier

 Staff welfare

Co-opted Governor


Sharon Robertson


Executive Head teacher

In Attendance:
James Durran Associate Member

Dianne Mousley








Suzanne Haigh

Resigned 28.11.2019

Co opted governor


Helen Lyon

Resigned on 12.07.2019

Co opted governor


Nick Long

Resigned and left as Head teacher 17.07.2019

Head teacher


Lorna Rainey

Resigned as Deputy Head teacher and left 17.07.2019

Deputy Head teacher

Abi Clay

Stepped down as executive head teacher 20.12.2019



Chair of Governors:; 

                                   Aspin Park Academy, Wetherby Road, Knaresborough HG5 8LQ


Register of Interests:

Parent folder
 Andrew Craddock.pdfDownload
 David Goode.pdfDownload
 Helen Windsor.pdfDownload
 James Durran.pdfDownload
 Raj Lodh.pdfDownload
 Suzanne Haigh.pdfDownload
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Governors Attendance at LGB Meetings:

Parent folder
 Aspin Park - gov attendance 2017-18.docxDownload
 Aspin Park Governor Attendance 2018-2019.docxDownload
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