The Governing Body

The Academy's Board of Governors represent the community served by the Academy and the wider community of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Under the Education Act in 1986, the Governors monitor the progress of the Academy and assist the Headteacher in the management and development of the Academy.

Sue Gladwin

Sue Gladwin

Chair of the Governing Body - Trustee and Member

I am currently Chair of Governors and have held this post for 10 years.  I have 3 grown up children and 2 grand-daughters.

Living in the local community helps me to know what young people in our area needs and work with the SLT to develop a curriculum that delivers this. I am currently employed as a SENCo in a Sheffield Primary Academy. Being a chair of governors is a key leadership role and is central to the effectiveness and accountability of the Academy.

As Chair I have developed a powerful governing body through working with the SLT to identify what the Academy needs and appointing governors with a variety of skills in order to ensure that this is carried out.

Phillip Davis

Headteacher & SLT Representative - Ex-Officio Trustee

Amanda Cook

Clerk to the Governing Body

Allyson Pearson

Allyson Pearson

Trustee & Member

I've been a governor for 7 years, first as a parent governor when my sons attended Wingfield, and now as a co opted governor. I find it very rewarding and challenging. I work in the local community, so I come across a lot of the public.

When I'm not working I enjoy reading and going away in my caravan for long weekends.

Claire Hartle

Claire Hartle

Trustee

I have been a parent governor since February 2015. I applied for the role because I wanted to become more involved in my children’s education and having just completed an Honours Degree in the field I feel that I have knowledge and experience which will help me with the role.

I have four children. My eldest son left the Academy in 2015 and is currently studying at Thomas Rotherham college.  I have two other sons who currently attend the Academy and I also have a daughter who is six years old.

I am a Community Outreach worker for a Children’s Centre in Rotherham.  The role involves working with children and families in many different ways. The role can be quite challenging at times but it is also really rewarding.

Georgina Brown

Georgina Brown

Trustee

I am a qualified Senior Youth Worker who works in the local community. I also live in the local area with my husband and 3 children. I do keep update with current changes and training relevant to my job role and my role as a governor.

I have recently been made parent representative for Greasbrough Youth my aim being to represent parents and children voices in the community.
I am very family orientated as well as a workaholic so time management is something I feel I am good at.
I am very much a people person and enjoy working in a community setting.

Nick Davies

Nick Davies

Trustee

I have been a parent governor for the past 8 years, firstly Thorpe Heskley Infants and then Junior schools and more recently at Wingfield Academy where both my sons are students.

I am the Managing Director of a company which produces renewable energy from wind turbines and solar panels and also provided planning, design and engineering services to the private sector.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, mountain sports and aviation interests with my family.

Lesley Homer

Lesley Homer

Trustee

After leaving Wingfield’s employment in 2013 following 13 years as Deputy Headteacher and Associate Headteacher,  I was determined to involve myself in a number of new activities and projects which would continue to challenge my ‘thinking’ as teaching had done.  Having always enjoyed working with young people  I became a volunteer on residential activities with a Rotherham Primary  school;  I  joined a variety of ‘groups’ which have given me opportunities to read more avidly and explore our major cities.  I have taken more time to travel abroad and I volunteer with a local charity. I still maintain strong links with the teaching profession and am keen to sustain an up to date interest in educational developments as they arise.

I feel very privileged and proud to be able to continue my involvement with Wingfield Academy, to be a part of its upward trajectory and to be able to offer my experience and support to its staff, students and parents. It is important to me, after all my years of teaching experience, to give something back and support the  Trustees of an establishment which has been such an important and significant part of my life.

Johnathan Hamer

Jonathan Hamer

Trustee

Julie harris

Julie Harris

Trustee - Staff Representative

This is my 3rd year of working at the Academy.  My role is Year 7 team leader and I am also part of the safeguarding team. As staff governor I have a close sense of daily life within the Academy so it is a privilege to be able to be part of the decision making processes which  influence positive change in striving to provide students with the best possible outcomes.

Neil Maskery

Neil Maskrey

Trustee

I am Chair of the Finance Committee and have been a Governor since the spring term of 2014.  I am an award winning Finance Director with over 25 years experience at a senior level in large successful manufacturing businesses both in the UK and overseas.

My role is to deliver clear, informed strategic financial decision making and leadership to the Academy, applying best practice & robust governance and it is my privilege to be part of the team at such a challenging and exciting time.

I have two children, a daughter currently studying English at university in York and a son in the upper school at Lady Manners in Bakewell.

My interests include a variety of sports including cricket, cycling and football as well as travelling and socialising with family and friends.

Heather Green

Heather Green

Member

I became a Governor at Wingfield Academy following my retirement from my teaching career in 2013.  I have worked in education since 1976, eventually becoming Head teacher in 1993 at two very different Primary Schools before I retired.

I remain passionate about ensuring every student has the best possible opportunities to succeed, both academically and socially.  I attend the Academy regularly to support social functions, celebrations and training, as well as helping to shape the strategic leadership and future for our students.

My particular areas of interest are Safeguarding the safety, health and wellbeing of students and staff and the provision for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  As such I regularly attend meetings with staff and students within these particular departments, as well as supporting as many initiatives as I can.  I ensure I keep up to date on current educational policy and practise by regularly undertaking training.

As a previous Head teacher at a local Primary School I know many of the local community and families and wish to support them in any way I can.  Both of my own children are teachers, one Primary, one Secondary so we have a genuine interest in ensuring a students learning  experience is a positive one

Michelle Smith

Trustee