Our Governors

Our Governors 2018-01-25T10:41:31+00:00

What do our governors do?

Together with our Principal, they are responsible for making sure our academy provides a good quality education.

They are involved in lots of the decision making that ensures the smooth running of the academy but also its development.

What skills do governors need?

No formal qualifications are necessary but Hillcrest is keen to attract people in the community who can bring energy, experience, commitment and fresh ideas.

Being a governor can be very rewarding!

Despite the fact that governors are volunteers, they can get a great deal from the work and time they put in. It gives them a chance to:

  • make a difference to how well Hillcrest is run
  • see how their efforts help raise standards
  • do something positive for the next generation
  • serve the local community
  • help realise their own potential by learning new skills
  • enjoy working in a team

How much of your time is needed?

Our Governing Body meets at least once a term in the early evening. In addition, governors need to attend committee meetings, events and appropriate training. Governors are encouraged to visit our academy during the day to see us in action, and to get to know the staff and pupils. Governors usually serve for four years.

What support will you receive?

Support, training and guidance are available. If you would like to find out more about being a governor please contact the school office for an informal chat.

Name Category End of Term of Office Committee Membership Voting Rights Business Interests Other establishments at which they govern Any relations within the academy
Gloria Cruise-Brahm Parent 31/12/2020 n/a Yes None None None
Jane Dowson LEA 31/12/2017 PPC* Yes Deputy Executive Board Member (Children and Families) None None
Jane Wedlinski TGAT 31/12/2017 n/a Yes None None None
Karen Goldthorp Business Manager n/a n/a Yes None None None
Lidia Holea Parent n/a Yes None None None
Lorraine James Parent 31/12/2020 n/a Yes None None None
Mark Randall TGAT 31/12/2017 PPC* Yes None None None
Patsy Claxton Staff 31/12/2017 n/a Yes None None None
Peter Gruen (Chair) TGAT 31/12/2017 PPC* Yes None TGAT None
Reg Hamilton (Vice Chair) Community 31/12/2020 PPC* Yes None None None
Sam Done Principal n/a n/a Yes None CHTP None
Sandra Bennett Staff 31/12/2017 n/a Yes None None None
Sir John Townsley Executive Principal n/a PPC* Yes None TGAT, TFA, EHC, MNA, TRGA, RA, BA, LTSA, TMA None
Wayne Noteman Community 31/12/2020 n/a Yes None None None

*Principal’s Performance Committee
TGAT Clerk: Christine Stopford

TGAT = The GORSE Academies Trust
TFA = The Farnley Academy
EHC = Elliott Hudson College
MNA = Morley Newlands Academy
TRGA = The Ruth Gorse Academy
RA = Ryecroft Academy
BA = Bruntcliffe Academy
LTSA = Leeds Teaching Schools Alliance
TMA = The Morley Academy

All company documentation relating to The GORSE Academies Trust can be found on our Trust website at www.tgat.org.uk/company-documentation