Ingoldsby Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Clare GreenhalghDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Clare joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 26 June 2017 and is currently serving her second term. She is currently also serving her second term of office as Chair of the ASC at Ingoldsby and Charles Read Academy. Clare decided to become a Governor because all of her children either attended or are attending DRET Schools. She wanted to support the Trust and believed she could offer her skills and time. Clare owns an antiques business with her husband, which has now been successfully running for a few years. Clare understands the outside business world and how to get the best possible outcomes from the resources available. Clare has six children, all of whom have different needs and aspirations, which gives her experience in understanding how schools have to be able to provide a high standard of education for all whilst catering for the individual needs of a child. Clare's passions and interests include Music, Dance, Theatre, Countryside, Seaside, Walking and Animals.
Anna SorensenDRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
Anna was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 10 December 2019. As Parish Priest for Ingoldsby, Anna has close links with the community and the school. She has also been a governor at other schools in the past, and a Teacher, and feels that she has interest and skills to bring to the ASC. Her interests and passions include Ecology, the natural world, gardening, textiles, walking and singing.
Alex GreenDRET Appointed Governor
Alex was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 4 February 2021. School and education has always played a big part in his life both on a personal and professional level. The academy really values enrichment, both sporting and the arts and this is something that is close to his heart, as he feels they are very important for pupils to gain a rounded education. Alex is the Primary Sports Enrichment Manager for the David Ross Education Trust. This is a rounded sports job in terms of financial management, sports development (coming up with new ideas and events), physical education lesson delivery, working with local sports clubs and other institutions and running events. During Alex's time in the sports sector, he has predominately worked in education, although he has also worked at county council and national governing body level for Table Tennis England. He also has experience of working in inner City London for the charity Greenhouse Schools, and this involved mentoring pupils through the medium of sport to become more engaged in education and their broader community. This child engagement strand is also something that Alex used at community level when working for Positive Futures, where he has used sport to help tackle anti-social behaviour.
Rachel CopeDRET Appointed Governor
Rachel was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 18 January 2022. She is keen to support an academy within the Trust that is local to the area where she lives. Rachel has worked for the Human Resources Department in the David Ross Education Trust for many years, and looks forward to utilising her skills for the benefit of the academy. She is very friendly and approachable, and in her spare time enjoys Horse Riding and Cooking.
Jeanette GledinningStaff Governor
Jeanette was appointed on 21 November 2017 and is currently serving her second term of office as a Staff Governor. She is the academy's Assistant Principal, Key Stage One Class Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead. As DSL it is important to ensure the ASC understands the academy's commitment to safeguarding and ensures the wellbeing of the children and how this is carried out. Being a governor is important to Jeanette as it has given her the opportunity to make a broader impact on the academy. Jeanette's roles and experience put her in a good position to be able to understand how and what will benefit their school community. In her free time Jeanette enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking on different walking or hiking challenges, reading and attending fitness classes.
Kaffy Rice-OxleyParent Governor
Kaffy was appointed a Parent Governor on 5 November 2019. As a former teacher, Kaffy wanted to use her experience to support her daughter's school by becoming a governor. She has been assigned the Link governor responsibility for SEND. She has worked in the Independent Education Sector for 12 years as a teacher and senior leader. Her areas of special interest are teacher professional development, SEND including G&T, and Classical language acquisition. She has taught across KS1-4, subjects including English, Drama, Music, Latin and Classical Civilisation. Kaffy has also worked in theatre and music. Her passions include Singing, theatre, history and spending time with her two small children.
Edyta TomlinsonParent Governor
Edyta was appointed a Parent Governor on 1 December 2021. She wanted to become a governor to be more involved in her children's education and ensure that the education they receive is of the best quality. She did not attend a UK school, and therefore wishes to further her knowledge of the curriculum British education system. Edyta is an Account Manager, selling fruit ingredients to a major branded and private label food manufacturer in the UK. She has good networking skills and has experience of public speaking and presenting. Edyta is also very creative and loves to inspire. She enjoys Zumba, crafts, baking, cooking and house decorating.
Emma Stephens-Dunn has been clerking academies for DRET since 2013. Emma is Clerk to ASCs for all but one of the academies in the DRET Greater Corby Region, as well as an Â independent Clerk for several other schools in Northamptonshire, and Company Secretary for a Peterborough based Multi-Academy Trust. Emma has also served as a governor for fifteen years, in three different schools. She has a broad insight into school governance across all sizes, types and phases of school. She has an excellent understanding of current issues in education as well as best practice in governance. Emma has four children aged between eight and twenty and is therefore keenly aware of the crucial role played by education in shaping young lives. Emma enjoys supporting governors to fulfil their role within this through providing governance advice and guidance and an efficient governance administration service. Emma's interests and hobbies include gardening, singing, fitness, running and walking with her two dogs.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding - Rachel Cope
SEND - Clare Greenhalgh
Attendance - Alex Green
Reading - Anna Sorensen
Arts Award - Clare Greenhalgh
Contacting a Governor
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If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2. This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.
Scheme of Delegation
Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.
Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee
Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.
Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?
We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.
If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at email@example.com or review our information pack below.
What is it like being a Governor with DRET?
To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.
- Current Governors Ingoldsby Academy
- Declarations Ingoldsby Academy
- Former Governor Declarations Ingoldsby Academy
- Former Governors Ingoldsby Academy
- Governor and Trustee Training Programme 2023 24
- Governor Recruitment Booklet Summer 2023
- Governor Testimonial Booklet
- Meetings Ingoldsby Academy 2022 23
- Meetings Ingoldsby Academy 2023 24