Governance

Effective governance with robust oversight and assurance enables confident, high-quality leadership. Governors oversee financial, academic and pastoral performance and hold the Trust to account for the support it provides.

Good governance is at the heart of Wellspring. Our governance structures bring rigour, challenge and accountability. Those involved in our governance at all levels share a common objective – a determination to secure the best possible life chances for the children and young people in our care…

 

SPONSOR: BARNSLEY COLLEGE
Barnsley College is a Government approved Multi-Academy Trust sponsor, responsible for setting up the Wellspring MAT. The sponsor appointed the original Members and has the right to appoint Directors. The sponsor is able to demonstrate robust governance and clear lines of accountability. The Trust is the vehicle for sponsoring schools. There is no contractual relationship between the College and EFA in relation to the Trust.
MEMBERS
Hearl Lenton – FRICS, Senior Partner at Holroyd Miller Chartered Surveyors.
Emma Ward – BA Hons. Business Development Director, Keyline (part of Travis Perkins PLC).
Dianne Murray
– BA, Cert Ed. Former Vice-Principal, Barnsley College. Currently a part-time consultant at Leeds City College.
Barry Eldred – Company Director, Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire. Former Non-Executive. Director of Barnsley Building Society (twice Chair). Northern Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity and trustee of various other bodies.
John Hall – General Management Cert. Company Director. Background in international mining and trading. Assists start-up companies through Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Gordon Beever – Member of ICSA. Company Director. Trustee of Barnsley College. Board appointed.
Molly Beever – B.Ed. Retired Work-related Learning Consultant & Assistant Director of Faculty. Chair of Greenacre School Governing Body. Board appointed.
Colin Booth OBE – LSIS MBA Post Grad Diploma in Social Education. CEO & Principal (Leeds City College). Board appointed.
Neil Clephan – OBE NLE. Education Consultant. Board appointed.
Stewart Harper – BA PgCert. Deputy Secretary & Registrar (Leeds Beckett University). Board appointed.
Cheryl Hobson – CIPFA MBA. Head of Corporate and Business Services (Embed Health Consortium). Board appointed.
Yiannis Koursis – BA BSc. Deputy Principal (Barnsley College). Sponsor appointed.
Hearl Lenton – FRICS. Chair of the Trust Board and Member. Senior Partner at Holroyd Miller Chartered Surveyors. Board appointed.
Richard Owen PGDip Business & Management – Divisional Managing Director (Santander UK). Board appointed.
Mark Wilson – National Leader of Education. CEO of Wellspring Academy Trust. Ex-officio.
BOARD SCRUTINY COMMITTEES
Audit
Committee
Finance, Resources &
Remuneration Committee
Standards
Committee
Chair: Mark Townley Chair: Gordon Beever Chair: Neil Clephan
TRUST FUNCTIONS
Central Office
Management
Human
Resources
Payroll Finance School
Improvement
Internal &
External Audit
Quality
Assurance
Governance
ACADEMIES
The Forest Academy (Barnsley) Sponsored
May 2013
Primary Good
Feb 2015
Executive Principal
Sam Bailey
Barnsley Primary Partnership LGB
Chair: Michael Sanderson
Oakwell Rise Academy (Barnsley) Sponsored
Feb 2017
Primary Inadequate Mar 2016 (Doncaster Rd)
Oakhill Primary Academy (Barnsley) Converter
Sept 2016
Primary Inadequate
June 2016
Elements Primary School (Leeds)
Free School
Sept 2018
Primary Executive Principal
Sarah Horsbrough
Elements LGB
Chair: Michael Thorp
Victoria Primary Academy
(Leeds)
Converter
Nov 2015
Primary Requires improvement
Dec 2013
Executive Principal
Ian Goddard
Victoria & Ebor Gardens LGB
Chair: Ian Bennett Hague-Brown
Ebor Gardens Primary Academy (Leeds) Converter
April 2016
Primary Outstanding
Sep 2008
Littlecoates Primary Academy (Grimsby) Converter
July 2016
Primary Good
July 2013
Principal
Neville Wilkinson
Littlecoates LGB
Chair: Ian Bennett
Hague-Brown
Bramley Park Academy (Leeds) Sponsored
Nov 2018
Primary Special Measures
Nov 2016
Principal
Carrie Green
Governing Group
Lacey Gardens Junior Academy (Louth)
Converted
Nov 2018
Primary Good
Feb 2018
Principal
Ros Smith
Lacey & Eastfield LBG
Chair: Stuart Sizer
Eastfield Infants and Nursery Academy (Louth)
Converted
Nov 2018
Primary Requires improvement
Feb 2018
Principal
Sarah Akhurst
Sevenhills Alternative Academy (Grimsby)
Converter
Dec 2014
Alternative provision Good
Dec 2017
Executive Principal
Phil Hutchinson
Sevenhills & Phoenix
Park LGB
Chair: John Cottingham
Phoenix Park Alternative Academy (Grimsby)
Sponsored
Dec 2014
Alternative provision Good
Dec 2017
Springwell Leeds Academy (Leeds) Sponsored
Sept 2016
Special Inadequate
Oct 2014
(Elmete Wood)
Executive Principal
Scott Jacques
Springwell Leeds LGB
Chair: Ken Morton
Springwell Lincoln City Academy (Lincoln) Sponsored
April 2017
Alternative provision Special Measures
Feb 2015
Executive Principal
Dave Whitaker
Springwell Lincoln City LGB
Chair: Stephen Holloway
Springwell Alternative Academy (Barnsley)
Converter
Dec 2014
Alternative provision Good
Dec 2017
Executive Principal
Dave Whitaker
Springwell Learning Community LGB
Chair: Ben Finley
Springwell Special Academy (Barnsley) Converter
Dec 2014
Special Outstanding
Jan 2018
Greenacre School (Barnsley) Converter
April 2017
Special Outstanding
Jan 2018
Principal
Diane Greaves
Greenacre School LGB
Chair: George Wild
Joseph Norton Academy (Huddersfield) Converter
Sept 2016
Special Good
April 2013
Headteacher
Sarah Wilson
Joseph Norton LGB
Chair: Warwick Firmin
Beacon Academy (Grimsby) Re-brokerage
Sept 2017
Secondary Good
June 2015
Headteacher
Jason Thurley
Beacon LGB
Chair: George Krawiec