Meet our Governors

 

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KYRSTIE STUBBS: 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.

 

 

MARNIE COPE: CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

PARENT AND SENIOR 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.

 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.

 

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LISA LYNCH: SENIOR ACADEMY BUSINESS MANAGER (STAFF GOVERNOR)

 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!

 

DONNA TANDY: Academy Improvement Partner

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’ve been in education since I was 5 – I haven’t left yet!

I’m a champion for disadvantage pupils across the trust and believe that this is not a barrier to achievement.

Away from work I have 2 greyhounds and volunteer for a local greyhound rescue and charity

WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I believe that whatever our roles, we are lifelong learners and this role allows me to learn and develop as well as being able to offer support and challenge

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I’m a Chair of Governors at another Trust academy and was previously a primary headteacher. I enjoy data analysis and have carried out Pupil Premium reviews in all Trust academies.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

The academy is very responsive to the needs of the children and the community and is not afraid to take a risk or be creative in the provision on offer to all.

 

LISA WALES – ACADEMY GOVERNOR

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

I have my own training & coaching business and worked in the education sector for over 20 years. I have been a school Governor for the same length of time in both secondary and primary schools.

 WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOVERNOR?

I love working in Education and wanted to use my knowledge and experience to support a local school that had real challenges. 

WHAT SKILL S DO YOU BRING TO THE ROLE?

I have an organisation development and HR background so I really understand the employer/employee challenges that schools face.

 WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A STRENGTH OF THE ACADEMY?

It is fully committed to improving outcomes for all children and is never afraid to try new things.