Wold Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Kim LawtonTrust Senior Link
Eka FallonDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Eka has been the member of the Wold Academy Scrutiny Committee since 8 April 2019 and has been Chairing since 17 March 2020. Eka's background is in education, UK and abroad, as a teacher and a senior leader. In her current job as an Executive Manager she provides care and education to vulnerable children and young people. She manages many different functions of the business, from policy writing and implementation, HR and dispute resolution, recruitment, contract management, GDPR implementation, insurance liability and risk reduction to all matters related to compliance to CQC, Ofsted, HSE and ICO standards. Eka joined Wold Academy to use her knowledge and experience to benefit the development of the school and contribute to its vision. She loves working with all stakeholders to drive the continued improvement needed to provide all children, regardless of their background and abilities, with the best chance of success. Eka loves visual and performing arts and she is a designated governor for Art and PSHE.
Karlah CoanDRET Appointed Governor
Karlah is currently serving her second term of office as a DRET Appointed Governor, after joining the ASC on 5 December 2015. Her children have attended the academy and Karlah is passionate about primary school life and learning. She wanted to know more about how children were nurtured and how a desire for learning was fostered within the academy. Karlah has been assigned the link governor role for Safeguarding. She is a Service Manager for Hull PFI Extra Care. Karlah's role involves People Leading, Facilities Management, Contracts Liaison and working within a much larger extended team for the benefit of her customers. She has to work to very tight internal KPIs but also deliver contracts to their partners in Hull City Council which is heavily monitored for performance. Other than being with her family and travel, she has a passion for volunteering. She has been a Volunteer Doula and breastfeeding Peer Supporter for many years and also helps run the Hull and East Yorkshire Homebirth Group.
Olga Rutkowska-LisDRET Appointed Governor
Olga was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 13 July 2021. She decided to join the ASC to share her knowledge and expertise with fellow educators and support them in making the most of students' talents, and helping assure they can achieve their very best, whatever their backgrounds and/or educational journey so far. Similarly, she hopes to engage and collaborate with the teaching body to assist them in setting and achieving relevant goals and objectives that are aimed at boosting both students and staff potentials whilst embracing interdisciplinarity and creating stronger links with the local community. Olga is an EAP practitioner, a Language, Academic Communication and Study Skills expert, psycholinguist, educationist, and SEND specialist who has been working in various educational environments and settings for 20 years. Currently, she works coordinating large student cohorts and staff team for a Social Sciences strand at the University of York. Olga enjoys Art, science, reading and cooking.
Megan CooperStaff Governor
Megan was appointed a Staff Governor on 5 October 2016. She originally decided to become a governor in her second year of teaching to gain more experience and a better understanding of the role of the ASC and is still on the governing body five years later. Megan enjoys playing sport, cooking, going to the gym, socialising with friends and family.
Kirsty DerveyStaff Governor
Kirsty was appointed a Staff Governor on 16 March 2021. She decided to become a governor to gain a variety of new skills and develop her knowledge within education. She wanted to have the opportunity to understand more about how an Academy looks from a strategic perspective and bring her professional knowledge and personal experiences to the Committee. Kirsty is currently employed as a Teaching Assistant at the academy and has started her teacher training. Her strength within the academy is the delivery of Read Write Inc. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with the family and listening to music.
Kerry Temple-WhiteheadParent Governor
Kerry was appointed a Parent Governor on 1 May 2019. Kerry believes it's important that all the children at the school have positive outcomes, enjoy learning and make progress within their school journey. Kerry has experience working in Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Education providers. She currently works for Social Services in Hull City Council. Her skills include having the ability to question people, reading and understanding reports and data sheets. She brings to the ASC the determination that the school should be a space for positive learning and development for all its children.
Richard WelshParent Governor
Richard was appointed a Parent Governor on 8 January 2020. He joined the ASC as he wants to learn more about the academy his son attends. Being a parent and holding the school to account for decisions is important to Richard and for the successful development of local children. He currently works in further education with Apprentices. Richard is a keen motorcycle racer and currently holds nine National Motorcycling Championships.
Emma Kershaw has been clerking for our academies within the Trust since March 2020. She was previously a Senior Governance Officer for Co-op Academies Trust, and was then promoted to Acquisitions and Development Officer for the same Trust to support with the due diligence activities of prospective new academies and she led on the induction process to the Trust. She became a full time Clerk for Just A Sec in March 2020. Emma is very passionate about reading and enjoys walking her Miniature Poodle, Pablo, and watching him run through the park. She also loves cooking and trying new recipes.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding - Karlah Coan
SEND and Pupil Premium - Kerry Temple-Whitehead
Art, PSHE and RSE - Eka Fallon
Literacy - Richard Welsh
Curriculum - Megan Cooper
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Scheme of Delegation
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Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee
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What is it like being a Governor with DRET?
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