To be an exceptional and responsive academy sponsor providing life changing education, skills and experiences for individuals in our academies and in their communities.
- We believe that education can transform lives
- We respect the individual, relishing the contribution that diversity brings
- We strive to be the best we can be, actively and with pride
- We look after our environment to keep it safe, healthy and inclusive
- We lead by example and work as a team
- We take responsibility for our own actions and are active in finding solutions to any problems
- We respond flexibly to the needs of our students and take advantage of opportunities in the City of Leeds and the wider world
Leeds City Academy LAB Members
Ken Hall - Chair / Board Nominee
Ken was formerly Headteacher at Priesthorpe School in West Leeds. Currently teaching on the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headteachers) at Leeds Beckett University and a mentor for Teaching Leaders.
Jackie Rose- Principal / Ex-officio
Jackie is Principal of Leeds City Academy.
Erica Hiorns - Vice Chair/ Board Nominee
19/05/2015 – 19/05/2018
Erica is currently a school improvement advisor for Leeds City Council. Erica previously worked as a Head of Post 16 and Head of Modern Foreign Languages.
Tracy Foy - Associate
Tracy is Senior Vice Principal at Leeds City Academy.
Mike Gidley- Associate
Mike is the Chief Financial Officer for the White Rose Academies Trust
Ann Nicholl - Board Nominee
01/09/2017 – 01/09/2020
Ann is a Lay Minister for the Parish of Leeds City and formerly Head of Agnes Stewart Church of England High School
Sophie Greenwood - Board Nominee
01/03/2016 – 01/03/2019
Sophie is the Programme Manager for The Ahead Partnership.
David Pedro - Teaching Staff - Elected
06/12/2016 – 06/12/2019
David is a Teacher of History at Leeds City Academy.
Helen Ward- Support Staff - Elected
09/02/2016 – 09/02/2019
Helen is the Student Receptionist and Employability Co-Ordinator at Leeds City Academy.
Idowu Ogunade - Parent Member - Elected
07/11/2017 – 07/11/2020
Idowu is an elected Parent Member of the Local Accountability Board for Leeds City Academy and is the Director of a Recruitment Company.
Jasmine Gani - Parent Member - Elected
Jasmine is an elected Parent Member of the Local accountability Board for Leeds City Academy.
Sally Dexter- College Nominee
01/11/2017 – 01/11/2020
Sally is the 14-19 Partnership Manager at Leeds City College
Steven Hope- College Nominee
Steven is the Technology Enhanced Learning Manager at Leeds City College.
LAB Attendance Register
|Mr Ken Hall||X||X||X|
|Ms Erica Hiorns||X||X||X|
|Ms Ann Nicholl||X||X||X|
|Ms Sophie Greenwood||X||X||X|
|Ms Jasmin Gani||N||X||N/A|
|Ms Helen Ward||X||X||X|
|Mr David Pedro||X||X||X|
|Mr Steven Hope||X||X||N/A|
|Ms Jackie Rose||X||X||X|
|Ms Tracy Foy||X||X||X|
|Mr Mike Gidley||X||X||X|
|Mr Andrew Whitaker||X||X||X|
|Ms Emma Sullivan||N||X||N/A|
|Mr Idowu Ogunade||N/a||X||X||
White Rose Academies Trust of Board Directors
|Anthony Blackwell||Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.|
|Colin Booth OBE||Chief Executive and Principal, Leeds City College.|
|Cllr. Caroline Gruen||Councillor for Bramley and Stanningley Ward, Leeds City Council. Former Director of Education, Calderdale Council and Head of learning, Kirklees Council.|
|Andrew Witchell||Biography coming soon.|
|Erica Hiorns (Vice Chair)||School Improvements Adviser, Leeds City Council.|
|Jane Pither||Deputy Principal Corporate Services and Resource Management, Leeds City College|
|Prof. Darren Shickle||Professor of Public Health, University of Leeds. Formerly Chair of the Standards and Curriculum Committees at both Leeds East and Leeds West Academies.|
|Christine Smith (Chair)||A commercial general manager with extensive cross functional experience, combining financial and commercial skills. Formerly a Category Director at Morrisons, now with Intertek Testing Services Ltd. A current governor of Leeds City College.|
|Claire Rix||(Details to follow) Co-optee.|
|Andrew Whitaker||Executive Principal|
|In accordance with the company’s Articles of Association, the Directors may appoint up to 3 co-opted Directors. Click here to view the full details of the WRAT board of Directors.|
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