Find out about our governors
Should you wish to contact any of the governors, please do so via the school office.
|Full Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Date of Resignation||How Appointed|
|Miss Elaine Atkinson||19/09/2017||4 years||-||Trust Appointed|
|Mrs Catherine Barker||19/10/2017||1 year||18/20/2018||Governor Co-opted|
|Mrs Catherine Barker||19/10/2018||4 years||-||Trust Appointed|
|Ms Deborah Barton||07/11/2016||4 years||-||Staff Governor|
|Mrs Louise Harte||10/03/2015||4 years||-||Parent Governor|
|Mr Chris Huscroft||01/05/2014||until ceases to be Executive Head Teacher||31/08/2018 (owing to change to SET governance)||Executive Head Teacher|
|Miss Ros Jump||07/12/2015||4 years||-||Trust Appointed|
|Mrs Karen Markham||01/09/2013||until ceases to be Head of School||31/08/2018||Head of School|
|Miss Alison Oxtoby||01/09/2018||until ceases to be Head of School||-||Head of School|
|Mrs Caroline Palmer (Vice-Chairman)||19/10/2017||1 year||18/10/2018||Governor Co-opted|
|Mrs Caroline Palmer (Vice-Chairman)||19/10/2018||4 years||-||Trust Appointed|
|Mr Raymond Reed||10/03/2015||4 years||-||Parent Governor|
|Mr Jonathan Russell (Chairman)||19/09/2017||4 years||-||Trust Appointed|
|Mrs Kirsty Sutcliffe||19/09/2017||4 years||-||Trust Appointed|
|VACANCY||4 years||-||Parent Governor|
|VACANCY||4 years||-||Staff Governor|
Dunswell Local Governing Board - Governor Roles (updated 18th October 2018)
Miss Elaine Atkinson - Child Protection, Looked After Children, Safeguarding and PE/Sports Governor
Mrs Catherine Barker - Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Mrs Louise Harte - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Pupil Premium Governor
Miss Ros Jump - Literacy and RE/Collective Worship
Mrs Caroline Palmer (Vice Chairman) - Maths, PE/Sports Governor and Head of School Reviewer
Mr Jonathan Russell (Chairman) - Assessment/Pupil Progress and Head of School Reviewer
Mrs Kirsty Sutcliffe - Head of School Reviewer
Governor Class Links (updated 18th October 2018)
Class 1 - Mrs Catherine Barker
Class 2 - Mrs Caroline Palmer
Class 3 - Miss Ros Jump
Class 4 - Mrs Louise Harte and Miss Elaine Atkinson
|Attendance at Dunswell Academy Local Governing Board Meetings||13th November 2017||26th February 2018||11th June 2018||18th October 2018|
|Miss Elaine Atkinson||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mrs Catherine Barker||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Ms Debbie Barton||Present||Apologies||Present||Apologies|
|Mrs Louise Harte||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mr Chris Huscroft||Present||Present||Present||n/a|
|Miss Ros Jump||Present||Apologies||Present||Present|
|Mrs Karen Markham||Present||Present||Present||n/a|
|Miss Alison Oxtoby||n/a||n/a||n/a||Present|
|Mrs Caroline Palmer (Vice-Chairman)||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mr Raymond Reed||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mr Jonathan Russell (Chairman)||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mrs Kirsty Sutcliffe||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Non-Governors Also Present:-||-||-||-||Mr Chris Huscroft (Observer)|
|Attendance at Local Governing Body Finance Committee Meetings||19th October 2017||18th January 2018||7th March 2018 (Extraordinary)||10th May 2018|
|Mr Chris Huscroft||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Miss Ros Jump||Present||Apologies||Apologies||Present|
|Mrs Karen Markham||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mr Raymond Reed||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mr Jonathan Russell||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Mrs Kirsty Sutcliffe (Chairman)||Present||Present||Present||Present|
|Non-Committee Members Also Present:-||Mrs C Barker, Mrs C Palmer||Mrs C Palmer||Mrs C Barker, Mrs L Harte, Mrs C Palmer||Mrs E Atkinson, Mrs C Palmer|
|Attendance at Local Governing Body Curriculum Committee Meetings||12th May 2016||13th October 2016||19th January 2017|
|Miss Elaine Atkinson||Present||Present||Present|
|Mrs Louise Harte||Present||Present||Present|
|Mr Chris Huscroft||Present||Present||Present|
|Miss Ros Jump||Present||Present||Apologies|
|Mrs Karen Markham (Chairman)||Present||Present||Present|
|Mrs Caroline Palmer||Present||Present||Present|
|Non-Committee Members Also Present:-||Mrs C Barker, Mr R Reed||Mr R Reed||Mr R Reed, Mr J Russell|
|Attendance at Local Governing Body Premises, H&S Committee Meetings||9th October 2015||25th May 2016|
|Mrs Catherine Barker||Present||Present|
|Mr Chris Huscroft||Apologies||Present|
|Mr Raymond Reed||Present||Apologies|
|Mr Jonathan Russell (Chairman)||Apologies||Apologies|
Mr Jonathan (Joe) Russell
Joe Russell was raised in Dunswell and attended Dunswell Primary School. He started work at British Aerospace before moving into the family business where he is currently the Managing Director. With this experience Joe brings his business acumen to the role of Chair of Governors.
Joe became a Governor when his eldest daughter started at the school and has since seen all three of his children flourish at the school.
Joe played an active role in helping the school achieve Academy status. He became Chair of Governors on 1st September 2013.
Mrs Caroline Palmer
Caroline was brought up in Beverley and left Beverley High School to work at Lloyds Bank plc. After working there for eight years, she left her job as a mortgage advisor to join her husband as licensee of The Ship Inn in Dunswell.
Caroline has been a community governor since 2010, and holds the roles of Vice Chairman and Numeracy Coordinator. She has two children, both at Dunswell Academy, and enjoys riding, skiing and scuba diving.
Mrs Catherine Barker
Catherine grew up in Dunswell attending both Dunswell Primary and Cottingham High School.
After finishing college she took 6 months out to travel. She returned to the UK 41/2 years later after working her way around The Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia.
She returned to work as a Landscape Manager whilst gaining NEBOSH and CITP qualifications. This enabled her to move into the Health and Safety and training side of the industry.
In 2004 she married Shaun and managed their first self-build, where they now live with their 2 daughters. Their eldest daughter is in Class 1 at Dunswell Academy and their youngest is at Dunswell play group.
Catherine has held her current position as the Operations Director for their Civil Engineering Company since April 2004. This role includes undertaking the duties of Company Secretary, Health & Safety Manager, HR, accounting and staff training.
As a parent governor she hopes to now give something back to the school that has been a part of her and her family’s life for a long time.
Mrs Kirsty Sutcliffe
Kirsty is a qualified accountant, being a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and currently works at Smith and Nephew plc as a Finance Manager. Kirsty has also previously worked at companies such as Aviva and Green Flag. With this experience Kirsty brings her finance expertise to the role of Chair of the Finance committee.
Kirsty is married to Mark and is Mum to 3 boys and became a governor when her eldest son started at the school in 2010. Kirsty has previously been vice chair of governors and played an active role alongside other governors in helping the school achieve academy status.
Miss Elaine Atkinson
Elaine lives in Dunswell and first joined the governing body in 2012 as a Community Governor.
Education has always been her passion and she taught at Longcroft School in Beverley for 30 years. Her career then took a new path when she became an Education Coordinator for the Children and Young People’s Service in Hull. She worked with and supported Looked after Children and Children in Need for 6 years.
She now works for North Lincolnshire in a local primary school teaching P.E. to Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 as well as supporting vulnerable children with behavioural problems.
She is pleased to see Dunswell Academy thriving and at the heart of the community.
Mrs Louise Harte
Louise attended both Dunswell Primary and Cottingham High School to then go on into the Travel industry, and has remained there for nearly 20 years. She was previously in management there until marrying and having her daughter, who also attends Dunswell Academy in Class 1.
Her son also attends Dunswell Playgroup and is due to start school next year.
As a Parent Governor Louise has a particular interest in Special Educational Needs and hopes to progress in this area and use the knowledge she already has to give something back to the school.
Mr Raymond Reed
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Miss Ros Jump
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