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Governance

Academy Governing Council

Our governors are responsible for the management of the academy. They must ensure that resources and finances are used with maximum efficiency and strong value for money.

Governors volunteer their time to help ensure we are working at our best. They also provide expertise in their particular field.

Key roles include:

  • Ensuring money is well spent
  • Ensure the school’s strategic direction
  • Support and ensure staff are helping children to achieve

Parent Governor

Parents are also welcome to apply for a role as a Parent Governor. This exciting opportunity offers training and guidance to allow you to become an active member of our governing body and school community.

Trust Governance

Find out more about our Co-op Academies Trust governance, on our trust website.

Governance

Contacting governors

If you would like to contact our Governing Body please bring a letter to Main Reception marked ‘Confidential for Governors’ along with your contact details.

Or post a letter marked ‘To contact the Governing Body’ to ‘FAO Chair of Governors, Co-op Academy Nightingale, Stanley Road, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 7AX

This will then be passed on to the Governing Body who will get in contact with you.

www.coopacademies.co.uk

Our Governors

Angela Craig

Full Name

Angela Craig

Date of appointment

24 May 2022

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

30 July 2018 to 31 March 2022:

Assistant Director of Operations at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 

15 November 2022 to present:

Programme Director Non Surgical Oncology at NHS

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

4/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

Pay Committee: 1/1

Willow Spencer

Full Name

Willow Spencer

Date of appointment

22 December 2023

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Staff

Appointed by

Elected by staff

Subcommittees 

n/a

Declarations of Interest

Awaiting information

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2023-2024

Awaiting information

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2023-2024

n/a

Juber Shaikh

Full Name

Juber Shaikh

Date of appointment

14 November 2022

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

4/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 

N/A

A few words from Juber:

Outside of being a governor, I hold a master's degree in network and security, and oversee the IT infrastructure for an NHS Trust.  My career has spanned various technical roles in both private and public sectors, equipping me with deep insights into organisational management, strategic planning, and collaboration.  I have a great ability at managing resources efficiently and implementing innovative solutions that enhance organisational capabilities.

As a Parent Governor at Co-op Academy Nightingale, I am dedicated to maintaining high educational standards and ensuring that every pupil enjoys an exceptional learning experience.  I advocate the inclusive and supportive environment that values diversity, fosters creativity and encourages personal growth.  By working closely with other governors, school leadership and stakeholders, I wish to continue making a significant impact on the academy's continuous improvement.

 

Eniola Boluogun

Full Name

Eniola Boluogun

Date of appointment

4 May 2023

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

5 June 2023 to present:

Employee at Skipton Building Society

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

2/2

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 

N/A

Daniella Thomas

Full Name

Daniella Thomas

Date of appointment

22 December 2023

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Parent

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Subcommittees 

Awaiting information

Declarations of Interest

Awaiting information

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2023-2024

Awaiting information

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 

Awaiting information

Beverley Blanchfield

Full Name

Beverley Blanchfield

Date of appointment

4 September 2023

Term of office

N/A

Category of Governor

Ex-officio

Appointed by

By virtue of appointment as Interim Headteacher 

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

Awaiting information

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

0/0

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 

0/0

Past Governors

Brian Hardwick (COG)

Full Name Brian Hardwick
Date Appointment 28/01/2022
Category of Governor Co-opted
Appointed by Appointed by the Sponsor
Sub-committees Pay Committee
Declarations of Interest

9 December 2000 to present:

Employee at Co-op

Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings 2023-2024 1/1
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings N/A

Shareen Sharif

Full Name Shareen Sharif
Date Appointment 25/07/2019
Category of Governor Parent
Appointed by Elected by parents
Sub-committees N/A
Declarations of Interest

     

14 September 2016 to present:

I have three sons who are all pupils at Co-op Academy Nightingale

 

25 July 2019 to 18 July 2022:

Mehnaz Sharif my sister is employed at Co-op Academy Nightingale

 

Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings 2022-2023 5/6
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings N/A

Chris Marambwa

Full Name Chris Marambwa
Date Appointment 28/04/2021
Category of Governor Co-opted
Appointed by Academy Governing Council
Sub-committees N/A
Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Academy Governing Council Meetings 2023-2024 1/1
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings N/A

Zara Beattie

Full Name Zara Beattie
Date Appointment 20/01/2021
Category of Governor Co-opted
Appointed by Academy Governing Council
Sub-committees N/A
Declarations of Interest None
Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 0/5
Attendance at Sub-committee Meetings N/A

Robin Williamson

Full Name

Robin Williamson

Date of appointment

5 October 2020

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Community

Appointed by

Appointed by the Academy Governing Council

Subcommittees 

N/A

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

2/3

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

N/A

Date of resignation

7 March 2023

David Brook

Full Name

David Brook

Date of appointment

22 October 2018

Term of office

4 years 

Category of Governor

Sponsor, Chair of Governors

Appointed by

Appointed by the sponsor

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

22 October 2018 to present:

Store Manager at Co-op 

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

4/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

Pay Committee: 1/1

Date of resignation

11 July 2023

Philip Pearce

Full Name

Philip Pearce

Date of appointment

24 May 2022

Term of office

N/A

Category of Governor

Ex-officio

Appointed by

By virtue of appointment as Headteacher 

Subcommittees 

Pay Committee

Declarations of Interest

None

Attendance at Academy Governing Council meetings 2022-2023

6/6

Attendance at subcommittee meetings 2022-2023

Pay Committee: 1/1

Date of resignation

24 July 2023