Governors

About the Board

Governors are made up of members who represent the community of Doncaster. Our Board of Governors currently consists of Magistrates, Solicitors, Local Business Leaders, as well as staff and parents.

If you are new to finding out about Academy Governors there are likely to be many things you would like to know about Governors, what this involves and many questions to which you would like answers.

Being an Academy Governor can be like starting a new job. There is a lot to learn about the Academy and the way children are educated today. Methods of teaching children have made great progress in recent years and the pace of change continues. In many ways it is likely to be quite different to how today’s adults were taught when they were at school.

The Board of Governors is a democratic group and the principles of operation are the same as for any other similar group, such as management groups of voluntary organisations.

They all work very much as a team for the benefit of the Academy respecting each other’s points of view but always acting as a corporate body, accepting the decisions reached by the majority, on the rare occasion we are unable to reach a unanimous conclusion.

Their relationship with the Principal and other staff at the Academy are excellent and all Governors are committed to maintaining this – it is an essential part of their success.

Governors’ Training

There are training courses run by the LEA and all Governors are encouraged to take advantage of any training on offer. These courses are free of charge to members of the Board of Governors.

Roles

The Board have a strategic role in the development of the Academy and do not become involved in day to day management issues – that is the role of the Principal. Working in partnership with the Principal and Academy staff, Governors have made Richmond Hill Academy the success that it is today.

Position Name Appointed By From To
Chair Mavis Latham Appointed by GB/Board 09/10/2017 08/10/2021
Vice-Chair Irene McLaughlin Appointed by GB/Board 01/02/2018 31/01/2022
Name Appointed By From To
Carol Ann Swift Appointed by GB/Board 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Christopher Toyne Appointed by GB/Board 01/12/2017 30/11/2021
Debbie Secker Ex-officio by virtue of office as Principal 07/10/2014 31/01/2022
       
Katie Glossop Appointed by GB/Board 01/12/2017 30/11/2021
Kelly Cousins Appointed by GB/Board 01/11/2016 31/10/2020
Nigel Hair Appointed by GB/Board 01/12/2017 31/01/2022

Clerk – Julie Found

Historic (left within last 12 months)

Name Appointed By From To
Tom McLaughlin Appointed by GB/board 18/12/2017 30/11/2018

Declaration of Beneficial/Business Interests for 2018/2019

Richmond Hill Primary Academy is a ‘Limited Company’ with a charitable status operating under the direction of a ‘Board of Governors’. As required by the Academies Financial Handbook 2015 (section 3.1.20), the Trust presents below the relevant business and pecuniary interest of its members, trustees and governors.

NAME EMPLOYMENT INTEREST
YES/NONE EMPLOYED BY EMPLOYMENT ROLE
Mavis Latham None    
Irene McLaughlin None    
Carol Ann Swift None    
Christopher Toyne None    
Deborah Secker Yes Richmond Hill Primary Academy Principal
       
Katie Glossop None    
Kelly Cousins Yes Richmond Hill Primary Academy Head of School
Nigel Hair None    

 

NAME PECUNIARY INTEREST  
YES/NONE NAME OF BUSINESS NATURE OF BUSINESS NATURE OF BENEFICIAL INTEREST GOVERNOR IN ANOTHER SCHOOL DATE FROM
Mavis Lathan None          
Irene McLaughlin None          
Carol Ann Swift None          
Christopher Toyne Yes Maze Education Educational Support and Data Analysis Relation – Kelly Cousins (Head of School, Richmond Hill Primary Academy)    
Deborah Secker None          
          Balby Central Primary Academy Feb 2017
Katie Glossop None          
Kelly Cousins Yes Maze Education Educational Support and Data Analysis Relation – Christopher Toyne (Director, Maze Education)    
Nigel Hair None          

 

Contact Details

If you wish to get in contact with our Governing Body or Chair of Governors, please write to:

Chair of Governors
Richmond Hill Primary Academy
Melton Road
Sprotbrough
Doncaster
DN5 7SB


How to Become a Governor

If you are interested in becoming an Academy Director please contact the Clerk to Governors – click here for contact information



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