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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, position and register of interests.

 

Chair of Governors

Kathy Inskip

chairofgovs@ashfield.leicester.sch.uk

 

Governors Details

 

Governor's Name

Role/s

Business Name

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Post Began

Kathy Inskip

Chair of Governors

 

Community Governor

 

Strategic Leadership

 

Finance, Safety & General Purposes Committee

None

 

 

02/11/11

02/12/16

Allan Dunsmore

Trust Appointed Governor

 

Vice Chair

 

Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

 

Finance, Safety & General Purposes Committee

None

 

 

06/12/13

Rebecca Wade

LA Governor

 

Buildings, Health and Safety

Kier

Construction

Employee & Shareholder (Started 01/01/17)

05/12/14

Barry Moore

Community Governor

 

Residential

 

Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

 

Finance, Safety & General Purposes Committee

None

 

 

31/10/14

Rupert Mingay

Co-opted Governor

 

Outward Facing Projects

Standard Charter Bank

Banking

Treasurer & Director

23/11/10

Sue Orme

Parent Govenor

 

Parental Links and Pupil Voice

Tyson Spraybooth Services

Sales & Project Management

Director (Started 15/02/12)

06/12/13

Barney Thorne

Parent Governor

 

Safeguarding

None

 

 

05/05/15

Chris Fryer

Support Staff Representative

None

 

 

01/12/16

Jason Swain

Teaching Staff Representative

None

 

 

22/11/17

Jane Booth

Principal 

 

Director

 

Finance, Safety & General Purposes Committee

SDSA

Associate Consultants

Director (Started 01/06/16)

n/a

Amy Cubitt Teaching Staff Representative None     Retired April 2017

 

 

Governor's Meeting Attendance

 

Governor's Name

2015/16 2016/17
Finance Committee Main Board Meeting Finance Committee Main Board Meeting

Kathy Inskip

3 out of 3 3 out of 3 2 out of 2 2 out of 2

Allan Dunsmore

3 out of 3 3 out of 3 2 out of 2 2 out of 2

Rebecca Wade

N/A 1 out of 3 N/A Apologies February

Barry Moore

1 out of 3 3 out of 3 2 out of 2 2 out of 2

Rupert Mingay

N/A 2 out of 3 N/A 2 out of 2

Sue Orme

N/A 3 out of 3 N/A Apologies October

Barney Thorne

N/A 1 out of 3 N/A Apologies October

Amy Cubitt (Retired)

N/A 3 out of 3  
Chris Fryer   N/A 2 out of 2

Jane Booth

3 out of 3 3 out of 3 2 out of 2 2 out of 2

 

Some words from our Governors on why they are doing their roles:

 

I am Allan Dunsmore and I am now retired after over 40 years working in Leicester city schools as a Science teacher. I have considerably experience at senior management level and for the last six years of my teaching career I was a head teacher. Since my retirement in 2011 as a head I have been working part time at New College as a Community Partnership manager working with DMU and local volunteers organising volunteer placements at the school. I have also worked at Ash Field for a number of years teaching GCSE Science to local Teaching assistants one evening a week. I also had the pleasure of teaching science to a year 11 pupil at Ash Field two years ago.


My hope is that I can bring my considerable experience to support the work of the Governors, senior team and teachers at this amazing school.

 

I am Rupert Mingay. I live in a village near Market Harborough which is about half an hour away from Ash Field. Most recently I have been working at a bank with business in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. My office is in London and I have to get up pretty early on a Monday morning to get there (5 o’clock!). I also get to travel abroad quite a lot. The hottest place I have been to is Abu Dhabi. The most unusual building I have been to is the Esplanade in Singapore which is shaped like a giant pineapple. When I am not travelling I like cooking, taking our dogs for walks and going to Welford Road to watch the Tigers.

 

I am a Governor at Ash Field Academy because I think it is a brilliant place and I want to be part of it. I hope I can help with some ideas from time to time and I know I can learn a lot. My daughter Philippa was a student here and left a couple of years ago. She loved her time here and likes to come back to visit as well.

 

I’m Barney Thorne and I am a parent governor at Ash Field. I am the governor responsible for Safeguarding and do this in a professional capacity for Leicestershire Police. Previously, I used to run supported living housing projects for young adults with a learning disability and complex health needs. Me and my wife foster children for Leicester City and we’re currently adopting our first foster child.

 

I wanted to be a Governor at Ash Field Academy as I felt I had professional skills I could assist Ash Field with and because I wanted to understand more about the structure and strategic planning which goes in to running the Academy my child goes to.

 

 

Page Updated 27/11/17 by GLewis

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