A message from George Wild, Chair of Governors, Springwell Learning Community
Meet the Team
George Wild – Chair of Governors – Trust appointed – 01/04/17 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
George has worked for over 40 years in a variety of roles within a Local, UK and International Engineering Group specialising in the Finance, HR, IT and Company Secretarial areas. Strong links to charitable and community organisations.
Ben Finley – Vice Chair of Governors – Trust Appointed – 01/12/18 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Ben is the Service Manager for BMBC’s Youth Offending Team and has worked with young people in the criminal justice system for over 15 years. His governor responsibility in the academy is Behaviour and Community. Some of the areas they cover are attendance, pupil voice, whole community pastoral support and parenting.
Tracy Fairham – Trust Appointed – 01/04/17 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Tracy was initially elected as a Parent Governor and recently was appointed by the Trust. Tracy works part time for a house builder in a commercial role and provides administration support at her husband’s company. She also works with local support groups to try to establish better outcomes for our young people.
Diane Greaves – Ex Officio – 01.04.17
Springwell Special and Alternative Academy Interim Executive Principal.
Jacqueline McCabe – Parent Governor – 01/04/17 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Jacqueline is a retired solicitor who dealt with family and care matters and is now a foster carer; she has fostered a number of children of different ethnicity, ages and disabilities over the last 10 years. She helps run a local play group and feels passionate about the need to support all our schools to ensure each child can achieve their best outcomes.
Elaine Padgett – Staff Governor – 01/04/17 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
As a parent Elaine has always been actively involved with her children’s education and was a committee member at their pre-school before eventually becoming chair. Her role was working alongside staff, parents and other professionals such as the Local Authority and Ofsted. Before Elaine came to work at Greenacre School she was the Manager of a pre-school/out of school club working closely with the ‘Board of Trustees’ around policies/procedures, safeguarding and child protection. She is a lead teaching assistant within the Family Team at Greenacre School and an elected staff governor.
Sarah Jane Tattersall – Trust Appointed – 01/12/18 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Sarah Jane is a local elected member of BMBC. She has knowledge of schools procedures and achievements.
Mark Wood – Ex Officio – 04/09/17 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Mark Wood is the Chief Finance Officer at Wellspring Academy Trust. Mark is a CIPFA qualified accountant and was previously the Business Director at Greenacre, before that spending 30 years working for Barnsley Council during which time he was the Finance Manager with responsibility for all Barnsley Schools and more recently the Finance Manager for Adult Social Care. Mark has extensive knowledge of schools, education finance and broader public sector service and financial management. Mark knows the school well and sits on the board deputising for the CEO of the Wellspring Academy Trust.
Matthew Welsh – Trust Appointed – 09/07/19 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Laura Leithgoe – Staff – 05/02/19 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Louise Hinchcliffe – Trust Appointed – 05/02/19 initially then transferred on 13/02/20 to Federated LGB
Local Governing Body minutes are available by contacting the Clerk to the Governing Body on 01226 720741 or emailing email@example.com