Springwell Lincoln City Academy

Governing Body

The Governing Body at Springwell Lincolnshire is made up of  people who are incredibly skilled and knowledgeable, and will provide challenge and support to our leadership team to drive up standards at Springwell Lincolnshire.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via:
Springwell Lincoln City Academy
Smith Street

The Governing Body meets every half term and once more at the end of the academic year. We are currently looking to appoint two Parent Governors. If you are interested and have children whom either attend Springwell Lincoln City Academy, or who attend a different school but are of school age, please email Kate Storr, Clerk to the Governors: k.storr@wellspringacademies.org.uk

Details of Springwell Lincolnshire Governing Body Meetings for 2018-19 are as follows. Unless otherwise stated, all meetngs are held at the Lincoln site (Smith Street, LN5 8HY) and commence at 5pm:

4th October 2018

29th November 2018

31st January 2019

21st March 2019

9th May 2019

27th June 2019

11th July 2019

Details of the members of our Governing Body:

Dr Stephen Holloway (Chair) – appointed 24.05.2017 (Springwell Trust)
Responsible for Leadership & Management
Responsible for Business & Finance
Responsible for Community Engagement
Responsible for Health & Safety & Premises

Claire Buffham – appointed 01.04.2017 (Springwell Trust)
Link governor for Lincoln & Gainsborough
Responsible for Teaching & Learning
Responsible for Curriculum
Responsible for Standards & Achievement

Guy Morris – appointed 24.05.2017 (Springwell Trust)
Link governor for Boston
Responsible for Standards & Data, Behaviour & Attendance, Key Pupil Groups

Ann Oldham – appointed 24.05.2017 (Springwell Trust)
Responsible for Community (inc stakeholder voice) and HR & Staffing

Sam Golia – Ex Officio
Responsible for Safeguarding

Miriam Reynolds – appointed 24.05.2017 (Staff)

Dave Whitaker – appointed 01.04.2017 (Ex Officio: Executive Principal)



Previous members of the Governing Body over the last 12 months:

Robin Gildersleeve (previous Chair) – appointed 1st April 2017 (continuing his role as Chair of the Interim Executive Board prior to the school’s joining Wellspring Academy Trust), resigned 31st December 2017

Richard Albery – appointed (Springwell Trust) 1st September 2017, resigned July 2018

Jane Arthur (previous staff) – appointed 24th May 2017, resigned August 2018

Josh Greaves – appointed 01.09.2017 (Representative of Springwell Academy Trust), resigned September 2018

Declarations of Interest:

Claire Buffham is Director of Education for the Community Inclusive Trust.

Josh Greaves’ mother is Head Teacher at Greenacre Special Academy; Director 5 Claremont Terrace Management Co Ltd (01.09.13); Opening Doors Greenacre CIC (20.06.14); Fair Trade Yorkshire CIC (23.04.15).

Dr Stephen Holloway is Local Councillor Fiskerton, Rotherham; Director of Metalysis, Rotherham; Member of the Institute of Directors; Director of Combustion Order Ltd.

Miriam Reynolds’ husband is Director of Autonomy Education.

Dave Whitaker sits on LGB for Springwell Learning Community, Barnsley.


Minutes from Governing Body meetings:

These are available upon request from Kate Storr, Clerk to the Governors: k.storr@wellspringacademies.org.uk

Please click here to see Governor attendance at meetings for the academic year 2017-18.

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