Governor membership

Membership of Academy Committee and additional Portfolio Team membership

  • All governors attend academy committee meetings and governors each attend a portfolio team (PT) meeting
  • Standards and Outcomes remit: To ensure the best possible education outcomes are achieved by all students in the academy
  • Finance and Resources remit: To ensure full financial regulatory compliance and the most efficient use of all income and resources across the academy
  • Link Governor roles: all governors are linked to an area of the academy
RoleGovernor in post
Chair of GovernorsKate Turner
Vice Chair of GovernorsPaul Saint
Senior PrincipalHeather Widdup
PrincipalMatt Pennington
Member nameType of governorAppointedEnd of termSpecific / Additional role(s) / PT membership
Kate TurnerAppointed19/03/201718/03/2021Chair of governors: 09/09/2019 - 08/09/2020
Recommendation sent to G&P 07/09/2020 for reappointment for further 2 years.
Link governor: safeguarding, post 16 and support staff
Paul SaintAppointed07/09/202006/09/2024Vice chair of governors: 09/09/2019 - 18/09/2021
Link governor: behaviour and attitudes
Trevor ClayAppointed09/07/201808/07/2022Link governor: finance and budgets
Phil BaileyStaff19/07/201614/09/2020Link governor: governor training and SEND
Sue TongueAppointed09/07/201808/07/2022Link governor: health and safety, GDPR and pupil premium
Complaints governor
Sheila ClarkeAppointed01/11/201730/10/2021Link governor: personal development
Julia DickensParent09/07/201808/07/2022Link governor: quality of education
Deborah DoyleParent
Subject to DBS req HR 07/09/2020
07/09/202007/09/2020Link governor: TBC

Declarations of interest: pecuniary/business

NameNature of pecuniary/business interest declaredType of business
Kate TurnerExam invigilator at The National SchoolEducation
Sue TongueTreasurer for JUNO (Nottingham Women’s Aid)Voluntary sector
Trevor ClayDirector of Hucknall Housing Ltd
Director of Hucknall & District VSP
Director of Hucknall Engage Ltd
Trustee & Treasurer for Watnall Baptist Church
Director & Trustee Under One Roof
Clerk Hucknall Relief in Need
Ex Governor Nottingham College (resignation 31/12/2018)
Housing association
Voluntary Sector
Community Charity
Post 16
Paul SaintDirector - Titchfield Terrace Property Management Company LtdResident association
Phil BaileyMember of staff
Chair of governors at Beardall Fields School
The Holgate Academy
Sheila ClarkeNo external business interest declared-
Julia DickensNo external business interest declared-
Amanda Terry (Clerk)Owner - An Organised You
Director - An Organised You Ltd (dormant)

Senior leaders who contribute

NameNature of pecuniary/business interest declaredType of business
Heather WiddupNo external business interest declared/member of staff-
Matt PenningtonNo external business interest declared/member of staff-


NameNature of pecuniary/business interest declaredType of business
Mrs Alison Elway
Company Secretary
See Diverse Academies
Mr Dave CottonSee Diverse Academies

Members who resigned/end of term during previous 12 months

NameDate of appointmentDate of resignation
Marcus Hawes16/01/201720/12/2018
Tracey Lidgett19/07/201518/07/2019
Diane Gluchowski09/05/201803/12/2019

Attendance at meetings, local academy boards and portfolio teams

NameMeetingAttendance record
Academic year 2018/19
No. in year
Attendance record
Academic year 2018/19
No. attended
Attendance record
Academic year 2019/20
No. in year
Attendance record
Academic year 2019/20
No. attended
Kate TurnerLocal Academy Board5444
Portfolio Team(s)1211n/an/a
Sue TongueLocal Academy Board5244
Portfolio Team(s)66n/an/a
Tracey LidgettLocal Academy Board544Resigned 18/7/19
Portfolio Team(s)65n/an/a
Trevor ClayLocal Academy Board5344
Portfolio Team(s)64n/an/a
Marcus HawesLocal Academy Board514Resigned 20/12/18
Portfolio Team(s)60n/an/a
Paul SaintLocal Academy Board5544
Portfolio Team(s)1211n/an/a
Phil BaileyLocal Academy Board5544
Portfolio Team(s)66n/an/a
Sheila ClarkeLocal Academy Board5543
Portfolio Team(s)63n/an/a
Diane GluchowskiLocal Academy Board544Resigned 13/12/19
Portfolio Team(s)63n/an/a
Julia DickensLocal Academy Board5444
Portfolio Team(s)63n/an/a
The Holgate Academy