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Find out about our governors

Should you wish to contact any of the governors, please do so via the school office. 

Full NameDate of Appointment Term of OfficeDate of ResignationHow Appointed
Miss Elaine Atkinson19/09/20174 years-Trust Appointed
Mrs Catherine Barker19/10/20171 year18/20/2018Governor Co-opted
Mrs Catherine Barker19/10/20184 years-Trust Appointed
Ms Deborah Barton07/11/20164 years-Staff Governor
Mrs Louise Harte10/03/20154 years -Parent Governor
Mr Chris Huscroft01/05/2014until ceases to be Executive Head Teacher 31/08/2018 (owing to change to SET governance)Executive Head Teacher
Miss Ros Jump07/12/20154 years -Trust Appointed
Mrs Karen Markham01/09/2013until ceases to be Head of School31/08/2018Head of School
Miss Alison Oxtoby01/09/2018until ceases to be Head of School-Head of School
Mrs Caroline Palmer (Vice-Chairman)19/10/20171 year18/10/2018Governor Co-opted
Mrs Caroline Palmer (Vice-Chairman)19/10/20184 years-Trust Appointed
Mr Raymond Reed10/03/20154 years -Parent Governor
Mr Jonathan Russell (Chairman)19/09/20174 years-Trust Appointed
Mrs Kirsty Sutcliffe19/09/20174 years-Trust Appointed
VACANCY4 years-Parent Governor
VACANCY4 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 Meetings13th November 201726th February 201811th June 201818th October 2018
Miss Elaine AtkinsonPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Catherine BarkerPresentPresentPresentPresent
Ms Debbie BartonPresentApologiesPresentApologies
Mrs Louise HartePresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Chris HuscroftPresentPresentPresentn/a
Miss Ros JumpPresentApologiesPresentPresent
Mrs Karen MarkhamPresentPresentPresentn/a
Miss Alison Oxtobyn/an/an/aPresent
Mrs Caroline Palmer (Vice-Chairman)PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Raymond ReedPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Jonathan Russell (Chairman)PresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Kirsty SutcliffePresentPresentPresentPresent
Non-Governors Also Present:----Mr Chris Huscroft (Observer)
Attendance at Local Governing Body Finance Committee Meetings19th October 201718th January 20187th March 2018 (Extraordinary)10th May 2018
Mr Chris HuscroftPresentPresentPresentPresent
Miss Ros JumpPresentApologiesApologiesPresent
Mrs Karen MarkhamPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Raymond ReedPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr Jonathan RussellPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Kirsty Sutcliffe (Chairman)PresentPresentPresentPresent
Non-Committee Members Also Present:-Mrs C Barker, Mrs C PalmerMrs C PalmerMrs C Barker, Mrs L Harte, Mrs C PalmerMrs E Atkinson, Mrs C Palmer
Attendance at Local Governing Body Curriculum Committee Meetings12th May 201613th October 201619th January 2017
Miss Elaine AtkinsonPresentPresentPresent
Mrs Louise HartePresentPresentPresent
Mr Chris HuscroftPresentPresentPresent
Miss Ros JumpPresentPresentApologies
Mrs Karen Markham (Chairman)PresentPresentPresent
Mrs Caroline PalmerPresentPresentPresent
Non-Committee Members Also Present:-Mrs C Barker, Mr R ReedMr R ReedMr R Reed, Mr J Russell
Attendance at Local Governing Body Premises, H&S Committee Meetings9th October 201525th May 2016
Mrs Catherine BarkerPresentPresent
Mr Chris HuscroftApologiesPresent
Mr Raymond ReedPresentApologies
Mr Jonathan Russell (Chairman)ApologiesApologies

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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