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Governing Body Members & Declaration of Interests

 

Board member’s declarations of interest matrix: Hartley Brook 2015/16 and 2016/17
Date reviewed by clerk: 1/10/16

Full Name(s) (eg Derek Andrew Smith) Aoife McGuinness John Brennan Ann Marie Jones Helen Ledwood
Position R4 Senior Governance Advisor Chair, National Leader of Governance – NLG Regional Business Manager Parent Governor
Term of Office <12mts <12mts <12mts <12mts
Date appointed 25/5/16 25/5/16 1/9/16 1/10/16
Date stepped down if applicable     31/7/16  
How  appointed R4 Transition Management Board R4 Transition Management Board R4 Transition Management Board R4 Transition Management Board
Relevant business & pecuniary interests of self/family member Reach4 Senior Governance Advisor National Leader of Governance

 

Self-employed Education Consultant

 

Contracts with R4 to chair and be a member on Transition Management Boards

 

Chair of governors at another Reach4 school

 

Member on Regional Board for Reach4

Reach4 Regional Business Manager None recorded
Name of orgs        
Date interest was registered Start date Start date Start date Start date
Date interest ceased        
Attendance at board meetings in last academic year (ratio) 3:3 3:3 n/a n/a
Notes        

 

Full Name(s) (eg Derek Andrew Smith) Tony Dowling Benedick Ashmore-Short Lisa May-Howard Nicola Law
Position Interim Governor R4 Director of Education Parent Governor R4 Leader of Safeguarding
Term of Office <12mts <12mts <12mts <12mts
Date appointed   1/8/16 1/9/16 1/8/16
Date stepped down if applicable        
How  appointed R4 Transition Management Board R4 Transition Management Board R4 Transition Management Board R4 Transition Management Board
Relevant business & pecuniary interests of self/family member   Reach4 Director of Primary Education None recorded Reach4 Safeguarding Lead
Name of orgs        
Date interest was registered Start date Start date Start date Start date
Date interest ceased        
Attendance at board meetings in last academic year (ratio)   n/a n/a n/a
Notes        

 

 

 

Governor Bios & Further Information

 

Name Role Background
John Brennan National Leader of Governance I have been involved in education for all of my working life. I worked as a primary teacher and subsequently served as a headteacher of two primary schools. I have a strong interest in school improvement and have also worked as an Ofsted inspector and school improvement consultant for three local authorities and more latterly several individual schools and a small number of multi academy trusts. I am currently Chair of Governors at a primary academy and am a National Leader of Governance. On a more personal note I live in Sheffield and am married with three grown up children.
Benedick Ashmore-Short

Chair of Governors (Interim)
Reach4 Academy Trust Director of Education
Benedick Ashmore-Short has a strong track record of inspirational school transformation in both secondary and primary. He was the winner of the 2014 Pearson ‘Primary Headteacher of the Year’. During this time he was the Principal of Hamford Primary Academy, where from 2012 his passion and dedication for improving teaching and learning rapidly moved the school from ‘Special Measures’ to a position where it is now nationally recognised. In June 2016 he started his new role as the ‘Director of Education – Primary’ with the new Multi-Academy Trust Reach4 Benedick has taught and led in all phases from EYFS to KS5, he is a motivational and inspirational leader who believes in empowering teaching staff and children to extend their potential. He is also a regular contributor and public speaker in the education press and education events and conferences.
 Lisa May-Howard  Parent Governor  Parent Governor; Lisa joined us in October 2015
Helen Ledwood Parent Governor Parent Governor
Dr Aoife McGuinness
Reach4 Academy Trust Senior Governance Advisor Prior to working at the Reach Family of Trusts, Aoife held various roles in education, regulation, finance, and medical sectors which span the UK, Ireland and Australia and includes household names such as: Solicitors Regulation Authority; University College Dublin; University College London; Royal College of Psychiatrists; Royal Australasia College of Medical Administrators; City Gateway; One Housing Group; Royal Academy of Engineering; National Employment Savings Trust; Chartered Professional Accountants Australia; Suncorp Bank/Insurance and AMP Financial Services.

Aoife is passionate about rights and responsibilities with a strong background in governance, quality assurance, policy and research. She holds a PhD in Applied Social Science from University College Dublin and was top of her year with a double first class honours degree in Social Science (International) from same, which led to the award of a post-graduate scholarship. This bachelor degree included an international year at Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. She is a qualified professional trainer and assessor and holds a Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care Practice. At University College Dublin, she delivered a series of core lectures on gender studies and equality to second year undergraduates.

 Jim Garbutt  Headteacher
 Paul Sharpe  

Clerk

 

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