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Our Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

You can find out more about the role of Governors and other background information on the Lincolnshire County Council website.

 

Mike Farley

 

Hi, my name is Mike Farley and I was the Chair of Governors for six years and continue to be an active member of the Governing Body.

My background is in Primary Education, be it a full time teacher or a consultant drama specialist. 

Since 2009, I have been a local church minister, leading Lincoln Christian Fellowship which currently meets in Bracebridge Community Centre.

 

Susan Edge- Chair

 

Susan worked in the further, adult and work-based learning sector for over 30 years in a variety of different organisations both public and voluntary.

This included various national quality initiatives and several inspectorates, and so enables her to bring experience of quality assurance and quality improvement.

In addition to being a school governor, Susan is a trustee of two charities and a member of NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body.

 

James Greenwood- Headteacher

 

I have been a head teacher for seventeen years in three different schools. I have taught for twenty seven years and I have worked in three different local authority regions. I am an international schools inspector and Advanced Reviewer for Challenge Partners. I love visiting other schools to challenge and support colleagues to be the best that they can be. I am passionate about having an impact on teaching and learning and empowering learners (both children and adults) to achieve.  I lead Manor Leas Junior Academy in the way that I would like my children’s school to be led -  with enthusiasm, dedication and a clear understanding of learning for the longer-term development of students.

 

In my spare time I play golf, watch football (as a Lincoln and Leeds fan!) and spend time with my family. As a family we love to go on long walks with our dog, often ending the journey with some lovely refreshments at the end! 

 

Pat Coates - Member of Academy Trust

I was born and grew up in Lincoln. After training as a teacher I returned to teach in North Hykeham for over 35 years.

Now retired, I am the administrator of a charitable trust, have set up a local women’s group and have, for several years, run an online book selling business.

I have three grandchildren aged 12, 15 and 20 and so with several years as a governor of Manor Leas Junior Academy I am still very interested in education.

 

 

Jo Denny

I was born and brought up in Lincoln and went to Manor Leas Infant School as a child. My training was at Bishop Grosseteste College to become a Primary Teacher and I have been a teacher for almost 20 years.  I have worked at MLJA for four years but before that have taught for most of my career in Bristol and Bath.  In addition to teaching, I am a Mum to two children, a wife and a dog owner.  I love spending any spare time in the garden, playing the piano or baking.

 

Alice Kinloch

 

Hi my name is Alice, I have a Son at Manor Leas Junior Academy and a son at the Infant school too.

I am a self-employed drama practitioner, I work around the county and in the city too. I am based at the Drill Hall where I run several groups and events. I have been working in the community since I graduated in 2000 from Bishop Grosseteste College. 

 

 

Tracey Taylor

 

HI I'm Tracey and I am originally from Stoke-on-Trent. I have worked in Scotland and in Berkshire, but moved here to Lincolnshire with my Lincolnshire husband 16 years ago. I have four children, two of which are in high school, one child is at Lincoln St Christopher's School and my youngest is at Manor Leas Junior Academy. I graduated in January 2017 from the University of Lincoln with a degree in Psychology. I also have a new position as a Residential Support Worker in a special needs school. In my spare time I love being around my family, taking the dog for a walk or socialising with friends.

 

Stuart Brown - Vice Chair

 

I am a local Chartered Accountant with several years' experience working with academies, ranging from single to multi-school trusts. I live in Lincoln with my wife, young daughter and two dogs, Frank and Bruno.

 

Anthony Tomlinson

 

I was born in Lincoln and have lived in North Hykeham for the last 19 years. Parent of two former pupils at the school. I am now retired but worked in public sector finance in Lincolnshire for over 35 years.

 

Hannah Watson

 

I was born in Lincoln and left to study Geography and English at Oxford Brookes University. I then returned to lovely Lincoln for my teacher training year at Bishop Grosseteste. I have worked at Manor Leas for six years in Year 3, 4 and 5. One of my highlights from Year 5 was directing the cast of  'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Last year I was lucky enough to go on three residentials with Year 4, 5 and 6. I particularly enjoyed the mini mudder course. I have had the pleasure of mentoring several student teachers whilst at Manor Leas. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and climbing.

 

Tracy Phillips - Clerk to Governors

 

Governor Information

Below is information on Governors, including responsibilities and outside interests.

2020/2021

Current Governors/Members of Academy Trust

Name

Area of responsibility

Appointed by

Date commenced

Term of office

Register of interests

James Greenwood

Headteacher, Accounting Officer, 
Pay Committee,
Resources/Finance Committee,
Standards Committee

 

 

 

Partner Yoga Teacher 

Mike Farley

Member of Academy Trust,
Pay Committee,
Standards Committee, Safeguarding Governor, Link Governor Humanities and PE

Parent Representative

04/2017 (2nd term of office)

4 yrs

None declared

Pat Coates

Member of Academy Trust, Pay Committee

 

 

 

None declared

Susan Edge

Member of Academy Trust, Chair of Governors, Chair of Standards Committee
Chair of Pay Committee,

Joint Site Committee,

Link Governor STEM

Co-opted by governing body

04/2017 (2nd term of office)

4 yrs

 

Lay Partner Health Education England

Member EMAHSN PPI Senate

Lay member East Midlands Clinical Senate Assembly

Lay member Professionalism and Academic Competency Committee, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham

Anthony Tomlinson

Finance & Resources Committee, Joint Site Committee, Link Governor Humanities & PE

Members of Trust

03/2019

4 yrs

None Declared

Alice Kinloch

Standards Committee 

Parent Representative

03/2017

4 yrs

None Declared

Stuart Brown

Member of the Academy Trust,Vice Chair of Governors,

Chair Finance & Resources Committee, Pay Committee

Members of Trust

03/2019

4 yrs

Director Duncan and Topliss Ltd, 

Jo Denny

Finance & Resources Committee

Staff Governor

03/2017

4 yrs

None declared

Tracey Taylor Finance & Resources Committee Co-opted by governing body 01/2018 4 yrs None Declared

Hannah Watson

Standards Committee

Staff Governor

09/2020

4 yrs

None Declared

Vacant           
Leavers in current year - Type of governor  Start date Leave date

Interests 

 

           

 

2019/20 Governors attendance data

FGB meetings 


Name

Title

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

James Greenwood

Headteacher

5

5

Susan Edge

 

Chair

5

5

Stuart Brown

Vice Chair

4

5

Anthony Tomlinson 

 

5

5

Jo Denny

 

5

5

Alice Kinloch

 

4

5

Tracey Taylor

 

0

5

Mike Farley                            

 

4

5

Robert Belt (Leaver)

 

3

4

Lisa Baker (Leaver)

 

1

2

       
       
       

Standards Committee


Name

Title

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

James Greenwood

Headteacher

2

2

Mike Farley

Acting Chair

1

2

Lisa Baker (Leaver)   

Chair

2

2

Jo Denny

 

2

2

Alice Kinloch

 

0

2

 

 

 

 

 

     

Finance & Resources Committee 


Name

Title

Meetings attended

Out of a possible

James Greenwood

Headteacher

3

3

Susan Edge   

 

3

3

Tracey Taylor

 

1

3

Robert Belt (Leaver)

 

3

3

Stuart Brown

Chair

2

3

Anthony Tomlinson   2 3
       


 

 

Additional Governors in previous 12 month period 2019/20

Name

Area of responsibility

Appointed by

Date commenced

Date stepped down

Term of office

Register of interests

Yearly Attendance

Robert Belt

Finance & Resources

Staff Governor

03/19

12/06/20

15 months

None

3/4 FGB
3/3 Committee

Lisa Baker Standards (Chair), Faculty Link Governor Members of Trust 06/19 6/07/20 1 year Employed by University of Lincoln

1/2 FGB

2/2 Committee

             

 

             

 

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