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Governance

Our governors are responsible for the management of the academy.

They must ensure that resources and finances are used with maximum efficiency and strong value for money. Find out more about our Co-op Academies Trust governance, on our trust website.
 

Our Academy Governing Council

Sally Birkbeck (Acting Chair)

Full Name

Sally Birkbeck

Date of appointment

31 May 2023

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community, Interim Chair of Governors

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittees 

Pay committee

Declarations of Interest

17 January 2018 to 27 July 2021:

Co-opted governor at Calverley Parkside School.

 

1 June 2019 to present:

Community Governor at Co-op Academy Delius.

 

1 June 2019 to present:

Community governor at Co-op Academy Grange.

 

6 July 2023 to present:

Interim Chair of Governors (Autumn term 2023-24) at Co-op Academy Southfield.

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022/23

6/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022/23

Pay Committee: 1/1

Catherine Alred

Full Name

Catherine Alred

Date of appointment

1 June 2023

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Staff

Appointed by

Elected by staff

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022/23

5/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022/23

N/A

Janine Rice

Full Name

Janine Rice

Date of appointment

24 July 2023

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Sponsor

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittees 

Pay committee

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022/23

5/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022/23

Pay Committee: 1/1

Emma Hardaker (Headteacher)

Full Name

Emma Hardaker 

Date of appointment

1 September 2020

Term of office

N/A

Category of Governor

Ex-officio

Appointed by

By virtue of appointment as Headteacher 

Subcommittees 

Pay committee

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022/23

6/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022/23

Pay Committee: 1/1 

Melissa Oballim

Full Name

Melissa Oballim

Date of appointment

15 September 2023

Term of office

N/A

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents 

Subcommittees 

Awaiting information

Declarations of Interest

Awaiting information

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022/23

0/0

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022/23

N/A 

Tanvir Shah

Full Name

Tanvir Shah

Date of appointment

5 October 2023

Term of office

4 Years

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

Awaiting information

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2023/24

1/1

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022/23

N/A

Past Governors

Sally Joy

Full Name Sally Joy
Date Appointment N/A
Category of Governor Ex-Officio
Appointed by N/A
Sub-committees  Teaching and Learning

 

Finance

Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2/3
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings Teaching and Learning: 2/2

 

Finance: 2/2

Date of Resignation 31/08/20

Jackie Hibbert

Full Name Jackie Hibbert
Date Appointment 14 September 2023
Category of Governor Sponsor
Appointed by Appointed by the Sponsor
Sub-committees  None
Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings in 2020/21 1/2
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings in 2020/21 N/A
Date of Resignation 22 January 2024

Peter Edwards

Full Name Peter Edwards
Date Appointment 31 May 2023
Category of Governor Community
Appointed by Appointed by the Academy Governing Council
Sub-committees  N/A
Declarations of Interest

1 June 2019 to end of office

My wife, Beth Edwards, works as an SNTA at Co-op Academy Delius

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings in 2020/21 0/2
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings in 2020/21 N/A
Date of Resignation 17 January 2024

Alex Horridge

Full Name Alex Horridge
Date Appointment 27/06/2019
Category of Governor Sponsor
Appointed by An employee of the Co-op appointed by the sponsor
Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings in 2021/22 0/2
Date of Resignation 19/10/21

Rachel Randles

Full Name Rachel Randles
Date Appointment 22/05/2020
Category of Governor Staff
Appointed by Appointed by election
Sub-committees  None
Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings in 2020/21 3/5
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings in 2020/21 N/A
Date of Resignation N/A

Katrina Butler

Full Name Katrina Butler
Date Appointment 01/06/2019
Category of Governor Parent
Appointed by Appointed by election
Declarations of Interest Local council, Bradford Council, from Jul 16

 

Bids committee member, Bradford Council, from May 2021

Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings in 2021/22 2/2
Date of Resignation N/A

Tony Hind

Full Name Tony Hind
Date Appointment 01/09/2021
Term of Office 4 Years
Category of Governor Sponsor
Appointed by An employee of the Co-op appointed by the sponsor
Sub-committee membership (2021-2022) N/A
Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings in 2021/22 2/2
Date of Resignation 29 July 2022

Rebecca Mowbray

Full Name

Rebecca Mowbray

Date of appointment

4 April 2022

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Sponsor, Chair of Governors

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022/23

0/3

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 

N/A

Date of resignation

13 January 2023

Tanvir Shah

Full Name Tanvir Shah

Date of appointment

20 June 2019

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022/23

2/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 

Pay Committee: 1/1

End of Term

19 June 2023 - Believed to be reappointed as Community Governor in AGC 1