Membership of academy committee

All governors attend academy committee meetings.

Chair of GovernorsAbigail Hawkins
Vice-chair of GovernorsPete Edwards
Executive PrincipalLucy Spacey
PrincipalSarah Kahler
NameTypeAppointedEnd of termSpecific / additional role[s]
Abigail HawkinsAppointed05/04/201904/04/2023Chair of Governors, Appointed from 04/04/2021 to 01/09/2022, Link governor: safeguarding, leadership and management
Pete EdwardsAppointed04/12/201903/12/2023Vice Chair of Academy Committee, Appointed 31/03/2021 - 01/09/2022, Link governor: Health and Safety, GDPR, SEND, PP, community links
Andy PullinAppointed01/10/201830/09/2022Link governor: Educational Visits
Jennifer OliverParent24/09/202023/09/2024Link governor: Curriculum, phonics and reading
Kevin StokesAppointed31/03/202130/03/2025Link governor: Complaints and Whistleblowing
Donna BennettStaff31/03/202130/03/2025TBC
Irena DubowskiAppointed08/07/202107/07/2025TBC

Declarations of interest – pecuniary/business

NameName / nature of pecuniary / business interest declaredType of business
Abigail HawkinsGovernor member at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy/Owner/ Director of SENDCO Solutions/SENCo at Djanogly Trust/Employment links with United LearningEducation/ governance
Andy PullinSheffield Hallam University - Associate Lecturer/Independent supply teacher/The Well, Retford Baptist Church - TrusteeHigher education
Pete EdwardsAshfield Health and Wellbeing Partnership Committee
Discover Ashfield Board Member/Academy Transformation Trust FE - Chair of Governors/ Academy committee member for Redgate Primary and Yeoman Park Academy/Sutton Academy
Local authority/ education
Jennifer OliverEmployment links Vets 4 PetsVeterinary
Kevin StokesNo External Business Interest Declared
Donna BennettNo External Business Interests Declared/ member of staff
Irena DubowskiNo External Business Interests Declared

Senior leaders who contribute

NameName / nature of pecuniary / business interest declaredType of business
Lucy SpaceyNo external business interest declared/member of staff
Jon ChapmanNo external business interest declared/ member of staff
Sarah KahlerNo external business interest declared/ member of staff


NameName / nature of pecuniary / business interest declaredType of business
Emma PaineFamily governance links with NCEAEducation/governance

Members who resigned/end of term during previous 12 months

Full nameDate of appointmentDate of resignation
Mike Keeton10/10/201931/03/2021
Maryanne Mason24/09/202024/02/2021
Lisa Meakin24/09/202004/02/2021
Donna Bennett18/01/201717/01/2021
Rachel Broughton10/10/201824/09/2020
Alex Edwards10/10/201910/06/2020

Attendance at academy committee meetings

NameMeetingAttendance Record Academic Year 2020/2021 yearAttendance Record Academic year 2020/2021 No. attended
Abigail HawkinsAcademy committee65
Mike KeetonAcademy committee61
Andy PullinAcademy committee63
Pete EdwardsAcademy committee66
Donna BennettAcademy committee65
Rachel BroughtonAcademy committee60
Jennifer OliverAcademy committee62
Maryanne MasonAcademy committee61
Lisa MeakinAcademy committee60
Kevin StokesAcademy committee64
Irena DubowskiAcademy committee61