Our Governers

Our governors have a significant role to play in the teaching school hubs plans

Our governors have a significant role to play in this 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.

Name

Governor Type

Area of Responsibility

Voting Rights

Business Interests

Other establishments they govern

Any Relations Within the Trust

Date of Appointment

End of Term of Office

2021/22 Attendance

Sarah Atkinson (Chair)

Community

Yes

Director of Secondary Standards Bishop Wheeler Academy Trust

None

None

04/10/2021

03/10/2025

3/3

Adam Ryder

Principal of named applicant academy

Yes

None

None

Wife works at Boston Spa Academy.

N/A

N/A

2/3

Sir John Townsley

TGAT CEO

Yes

None

HA/RHA, MNA/RA, BA/TFA, BSA/TRGA, TMA/TSLA, JSA, TGAT Board

Spouse (Principal of RA)
Daughter – teacher at RHA
Sister – Vice Principal at TRGA
Nephew – Noise Academy

N/A

N/A

Anne-Marie Garnett

Director of ECF

Yes

None

None

Andrew James, Assistant Principal, JSA

N/A

N/A

3/3

Nicci Cornfoot

Principal

No

None

None

Husband TGAT Partnership Director

N/A

N/A

Heather Newton
(Vice Chair)

Staff rep from named applicant academy

Yes

None

None

None

04/10/2021

03/10/2025

2/3

Steph Makin

Primary Partners Representative

Yes

None

None

None

04/10/2021

03/10/2025

2/3

Mark Cooper

Secondary Partners Representative

Yes

None

None

None

04/10/2021

03/10/2025

3/3

Elaine Silson

Secondary/Post 16 Partners Representative

Yes

None

None

None

04/10/2021

03/10/2025

3/3

Michelle Wilman

TGAT Board Member

Yes

Trustee Future Horizons Leeds
Principal West & South SILC
Chair of West AIP

None

None

04/10/2021

03/10/2025

2/3

David Morgan

TGAT Board Member

Yes

Director – Burneys Ltd
Member – Impact MAT
General Counsel and Company Secretary – Warburtons LTD
Governor Leeds Beckett University

TGAT Board

None

06/12/2021

05/12/2025

1/1

Emma Worrincy

SCITT Executive Director: Leeds Teaching School Hub

Yes

None

None

Mother is TGAT Partnership Director of SEND and Inclusion

N/A

N/A

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