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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


If you would ever like to contact the Chair of Governors then their email address is;

Appointment of 2 new Parent Governors.


Congratulations to Mr Graham Bowen and Mrs Stacey Carter who have been appointed as our new parent representatives on the Governing Board. Both parents have children in Key Stage 2 - Years 4 and 3 respectively.



Our Gladstone Academy Governing Board


Mrs C Bartley – Chair of the Governing Board       

Trust Appointed Member, a member of the Achievement and Curriculum Working Parties and Safeguarding Link Governor. Headteacher Performance Management


Mr P Woodall – Vice Chair

Trust Appointed Member, Health and Safety Governor, a former  Chair of Governors with 20 years experience and business experience. Headteacher Performance Management


Fthr. K. Palmer – Vice Chair - Trust Appointed Member                                                 

Member of the English Working Party, Pupil Premium Link Governor and a former Chair of Governors. Headteacher  Performance Management


Mrs E. Preston – Headteacher     


Mr Michael Artemis – Trust Appointed Member                                        

Inclusion Link Governor specialising in SEND, a Senior Educational Psychologist and an experienced primary school governor 


Mr E. J. Irons – Trust Appointed Member                                                      

Member of the Science Working Party, a former Vice-Chair of Governors and specialising in finance


Mrs L Perry – Trust Appointed Member  Experience in Further Education and experience as a governor in a primary school


Parent Governor - Mr G Bowen


Parent Governor - Mrs S Carter


Mrs C Annese – Associate Governor, Deputy Headteacher


Support Staff Governor – Mrs S Carter, Teaching and Learning Practitioner


Mr S Stanford – Teacher Representative , Assistant Headteacher and SENCo                                                       

Governors meet twice per term, at a minimum. The Strategic Governing Board which consists of all governors meets in the first half term and the Full Governing Board meeting takes place in the second half term.


We also hold Strategic Days when governors come in to school to meet with relevant staff to discuss a specific area of enquiry. E.g. In the past they have reviewed the curriculum, Special Educational Needs, monitored books in the Core Subjects and spent a day reviewing attainment and progress.


 The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher meets with the Chair and Vice Chairs on a regular basis.