Meet the task group

We wanted you to know a little about our task group members:

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Chair of the task group

CLAIRE LIVINGSTONE:Head of HR FOR THE TRUST

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

Have worked for the Trust since the beginning

Love working in Primary Education and love enabling children to get the best out of education

WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I want Boothroyd to be an Outstanding school

WHAT SKILL S DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I have been a governor at my children’s primary and secondary schools

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

The academy has all the ingredients to be a great school.

 

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ANGELA LEACH:PRINCIPAL OF FREEHOLD PRIMARY ACADEMY

 TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

I have just become a Grandma to Eliza Rose.

 WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I want to develop a more in depth understanding of another academy within the Trust and I am looking forward to getting to know the Boothroyd community.

 WHAT SKILL S DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I have experience of being a head teacher, Local Leader of Education and am an associate member of the Institute of Education Advisors.

 WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

The wider curriculum that the academy offers and the environment for the children.

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KYRSTIE JOSLIN: PRINCIPAL BOOTHROYD ACADEMY

 TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

I have been a head teacher for 7 years and love my job- I love making a difference for children and improving their outcomes. I have a real passion for the well-being of staff and pupils and believe the environment of the school plays a big part in learning. I have four children and a dog!

 WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I want to make sure Boothroyd Academy is the best it can be and that our children achieve their potential.

 WHAT SKILL S DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I have experience of being a governor, head teacher and working in other roles in education.

 WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

The academy is not afraid to try things that are different if they think it will be better for the children. I also think we have the most amazing staff.

TRACEY THORNTON: ACADEMY IMPROVEMENT PARTNER

 TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am passionate about education and teaching and learning. I like travelling and visiting new places and learning from that.

 WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I want to contribute to the success of the school and I am most looking forward to helping develop staff to make a difference to children’s lives.

 WHAT SKILL S DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I have experience of being a governor, head teacher and working in other roles in education.

 WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

The academy is responsive to change and adapts to the needs of the children.

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LISA LYNCH:ACADEMY SENIOR BUSINESS MANAGER

 TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

Formerly a PA and office manager.

Mum of two children and two dogs!

 WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I am the support staff representative and believe it is important to have representation from the staff. I am looking forward to seeing the school continue to improve.

 WHAT SKILL S DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I have financial expertise which is important especially when helping governors manage and review the budget.

 WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

The ability of the academy to change and take a chance!

 

MARNIE COPE: PARENT ANS ENIOR CLINICAL EMBRYOLOGIST

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am a mum of two daughters who attend the academy and keep me busy when I am not at work! My husband and I have lived in Dewsbury since 2003, now there is the four of us and three hens.

Mum of two children and two dogs!

 WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I feel that by becoming a governor I can give something back to the school. As a parent I can see that the school is striving to be the best and I want to be able to help them achieve.  Parent voices are as important as any and I relish the opportunity to be able to take ideas from the playground to the table. 

 WHAT SKILL S DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I am happy to challenge if something doesn’t feel right and I believe that there is always room to improve. Any task that I am given I will endeavour to my best and am happy to learn new skills to achieve this.

 WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

I love that the academy is such a caring environment, to pupils, staff and parents (oh and animals!) that thinks outside the box and has its own personality even though part of an academy trust.