Becoming a Governor

Our governors have a significant role to play in Leeds Teaching School Hub’s development, through our scrutiny of the teaching school hubs plans for future improvement, our understanding of the needs of the regional professional community and our commitment to remain at the forefront of educational thinking.

Governors at the teaching school hub are drawn from a diverse spectrum, with professional representation covering the breadth of educational provision in the city. Alongside these professional representatives our governing body also includes representation from wider stakeholders in the city. With a strong governing body we are confident that robust support, questioning and challenge will, through being critical friends, provide the foundations for Leeds Teaching School Hub to grow, flourish and provide truly outstanding opportunities for Leeds.

Our Governors

Name Governor Type Date of Appointment End of Term of Office Area of Responsibility Voting Rights Business Interests Other Establishments they Govern Any Relations Within the Trust 2021/22 Attendance 2022/23 Attendance 2023/24 Attendance
Mark Cooper Secondary Partners Representative 04/10/2021 03/10/2025 Yes None Principal, Mount St Mary’s High School – Strategic partner of GORSE None 4/4 0/2 0/3
Nicci Cornfoot Principal N/A No None None Michael Cornfoot, Partnership Director, The GORSE Academies Trust & NPQ facilitator (LTSH),
Sarah Hossack, Boston Spa Academy, Friend
Steph Makin Community 04/10/2021 03/10/2025 Yes None Trustee to Leodis from January 2023 None 3/4 2/2 3/3
Heather Newton (Vice Chair) Staff rep from named applicant academy 04/10/2021 03/10/2025 Yes None None None 3/4 2/2 1/3
Adam Ryder Principal of named applicant academy N/A Yes None None Nikki Ryder, Partnership Director,
Sue Howell Exams Invigilator casual mother-in-law
4/4 0/2 0/3
Elaine Silson Secondary/Post 16 Partners Representative 04/10/2021 03/10/2025 Yes None None None 2/4 1/2 1/3
Michelle Wilman SEN Partners Representative 04/10/2021 03/10/2025 Yes Trustee Future Horizons Leeds,
Principal West & South SILC,
Chair of West AIP
None None 3/4 2/2 2/3
Emma Worrincy SCITT Executive Director: Leeds Teaching School Hub N/A Yes None None Mother is TGAT Partnership Director of SEND and Inclusion 2/1 2/2 3/3
Georgina Westerman LTSH Director 17/01/2024 16/02/2028           2/2

Former Governors

Name Date Left Governed At
Sarah Atkinson July 2022 LTSH
Mark Randall November 2023 LTSH
David Morgan January 2024 LTSH