The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Wold Academy

At Wold Academy we pride ourselves on creating a safe and fun environment for our children to learn, grow and develop lasting friendships.

Governors

Our Governors

Wold Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Janine King
    Principal
  • Kim Lawton
    Trust Senior Link
  • Eka Fallon
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Olga Rutkowska-Lis
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Alice Gowland
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Megan Cooper
    Staff Governor
  • Richard Welsh
    Parent Governor
  • Samantha Bell
    Parent Governor
  • Barbara Doe
    DRET Appointed Governor

 

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Samantha Bell Parent governor Elected by parents First 29 Sep 2023 28 Sep 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Attendance
Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 3
Megan Cooper Staff governor Elected by school staff Second 05 Oct 2020 4 Oct 2024
  • Nothing to declare
  • Curriculum
5 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 3
Eka Fallon Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 08 Apr 2023 7 Apr 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Chair
  • Safeguarding
  • Art, PSHE and RSE
6 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 3
Alice Gowland Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 29 Jun 2023 28 Jun 2027
  • Employee of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.
  • Parents are employed at Newland School for Girls in Hull.
  • Partner is training at Sirius Academy West.
  • Vice Chair
  • SEND
Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 3
Janine King Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2017 Ex Officio
  • Director and Company Secretary at Heaton King Consultancy Ltd.
  • Principal
5 of a possible 6 1 of a possible 3
Kimberley Lawton Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  01 Dec 2021 Ex Officio
  • Sister Chloe Webster is the Principal at Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy.
  • Parent Governor at St Peter’s RC Primary Academy.
  3 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 3
Olga Rutkowska-Lis Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 13 Jul 2021 12 Jul 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  3 of a possible 6 3 of a possible 3 
Richard Welsh Parent governor Elected by parents Second 08 Jan 2024 7 Jan 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  • Pupil Premium
4 of a possible 6 1 of a possible 3
Barbara Doe Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 23 May 2024 22 May 2028
  • Nothing to declare
Not applicable, not in post

Former Governors

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Kerry Temple-Whitehead Parent governor Elected by parents 1 1 May 2019 21 Mar 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
2 of a possible 5 Not applicable, not in post 
Kirsty Dervey Staff governor Elected by school staff 1 16 Mar 2021 24 Aug 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
5 of a possible 6 Not applicable, not in post 
Barrie Green Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 15 Mar 2023 4 Oct 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
2 of a possible 3 Not applicable, not in post 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Wold Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team (governance@dret.co.uk), who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

  

What is it like being a Governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive?

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf