School Governors

Welcome to our Governors page, please see below for more information.

Mrs S Shearman

Mr A Peirson

Mrs T Pope
Vice Chair

Mrs T Starbuck
Vice Chair

​Mrs L Keeling

Mr M Ridley

Mr M Shevill

Mrs K Woodstones

Mr D Farry

Mr C Marriott

Mrs L Buckley

Associate Member

Date Type
Wed 12/09/18 Full Governors – Academy Performance Report
Wed 03/10/18 School Effectiveness / Performance Committee
Wed 17/10/18 Full Governors
Wed 07/11/18 Visits Committee followed by:
School Effectiveness / Performance Committee (Appraisal)
Wed 21/11/18 Finance and Resources Committee (Postponed)
Wed 28/11/18 Finance and Resources Committee (New Date)
Wed 12/12/18 Full Governors
Wed 16/01/19 School Effectiveness / Performance Committee
Wed 06/02/19 Full Governors
Wed 06/03/19 Finance and Resources Committee
Wed 03/04/19 Full Governors
Wed 01/05/19 School Effectiveness / Performance Committee
Wed 22/05/19 Full Governors
Wed 12/06/19 Finance and Resources Committee
Wed 03/07/19 Full Governors
  • Full Governors’ meetings to commence at 5.00 p.m.
  • Sub-Committee meetings to commence at 4.45 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Membership of Committees as at October 2018
Five governors, one of whom will act as chair (The chair will not be a member of staff)

School Effectiveness / Performance Committee
1. Chair (Tracey Pope)
2. A Peirson
3. L Keeling
4. M Ridley
5. M Shevill
6. K Woodstones

Finance and Resources Committee
1. Chair (K Woodstones)
2. A Peirson
3. C Marriott
4. M Ridley
5. S Shearman
6. M Shevill
7. T Starbuck

Our vision is founded upon key values – Ambition, Respect, Responsibility and Pride. These underpin the attitudes, relationships, work and lives of all members of Armthorpe Academy and its community.

We insist upon a relentless focus upon excellence in learning and achievement, supported by ambitious expectations. Our aim is to maximise individual potential and ensure that all young people invest in their learning and are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work and life.

We believe that every member of the school community matters, and we are entirely committed to the provision of a safe, caring, inclusive and supportive environment. Respect for the individual, parity of esteem and celebration of success at all levels are given the highest priority.

We expect every academy member to demonstrate a sense of responsibility for his or her own:

  • academic / professional development,
  • personal and social development and progress,
  • attitudes and behaviour,
  • as well as the aspirations, performance and success of the academy.

We want our community to see us as a thriving, optimistic and forward looking academy to which all members are proud to contribute and belong.

Armthorpe Academy Governors

  • Excellent news @ArmthorpeDN3 Well done Adam #slalom

  • Congratulations to Adam Faulkner, representing northern England and achieving gold 🥇in the kayak Y9 team relay and silver 🥈in the kayak 200m sprint. Well done! 🏆

    Another fantastic athlete from Armthorpe Academy! #pride

  • Really valuable day at Devonshire Hall for the @TeachFirst #CELP Module 2 working on our progression frameworks for #CEIAG, including some fantastic input sessions from @CompleteCareer on commissioning personal guidance and monitoring, reviewing and evaluating careers programmes!

  • Fantastic day with the NE @TeachFirst #CELP cluster, learning about progression frameworks for our careers programmes and sharing best practice with fellow careers practitioners! Thanks to @CompleteCareer for your valuable input!

  • Great to welcome Harrison Davison Hale back this week. Congratulations to him on securing a scholarship until 2020 with Premier League side Huddersfield Town Football Club!