Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Wendy BaxterTrust Senior Link (Vice Chair)
Wendy was appointed a Trust Senior Link on to the AIB on 20 March 2019. She has also served on other ASCs across the DRET Academies for the past 10 years. Wendy is a Regional Director for DRET and its part of her role to ensure that all aspects of school leadership are exemplary, including governance. She wishes to support ASCs by bringing her knowledge and skill-set to the meetings and there is always something new to learn from other governors. She has previously been a Teacher and also had a 20 year career in NHS management as well as running her own business supporting GP practices. When not at work, she loves to spend time outdoors and is an avid fan of parkrun.
Emma FoxleyDRET Appointed Governor (Joint Chair)
Emma is currently serving her second term of office as a DRET Appointed Governor on the AIB. She was originally appointed on 1 May 2015. She decided to become a governor because she had recently retired from working as a Senco in a school near York and wanted to give something back to the local community. Emma has been a link governor for SEND and Safeguarding. More recently she has been Joint Chair of the AIB. She has been a primary school teacher for the past 30 years and now carries out supply teaching on a regular basis to keep her hand in. Emma has teaching experience at all levels in Key Stage 1 and 2 and a particular interest in Dyslexia and Literacy. She enjoys walking with her dogs in the North Yorkshire countryside and singing in her village choir.
Elizabeth RohanDRET Appointed Governor (Joint Chair)
Lizzie was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 2 December 2019 and is also Co-Chair of the AIB. She joined the AIB as she wanted to help the academy thrive, for all to be inspired and to keep the academy forward looking. Lizzie has the governor link responsibility for Parental Engagement. She has a background in hospitality and currently works as a private Chef. Lizzie volunteers with many community organisations and Chairs a local sports club. She enjoys walking, playing tennis, arts and heritage and community matters.
Helen SavageDRET Appointed Governor
Helen was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 23 May 2023. She has previous governor experience from a LEA Primary school and a Children’s Centre. She is the assistant principal for lower school at Endike Primary Academy which is part of The David Ross Education Trust based in Hull. Helen joined Endike in 2012 and has led the EYFS unit for the duration of that time. She is also the David Ross Education Trust operational lead for EYFS. In addition to this she works for the DFE as an Area Lead for Newham in East London. In that role she coordinates a team of experts and mentors to deliver support for nursery Provisions in the locality. This is part of the government’s agenda for Covid Recovery. Helen is also a facilitator and writer for the NPQEYL course through Ambition Institute. She enjoys spending time with her family walking, cycling and camping.
Sophie JacksonDRET Appointed Governor
I am passionate about children's education and ensuring children receive the best education possible. I currently hold a position at Scarborough hospital as a healthcare assistant where I have been for 13 years. I also hold a degree in primary education and teaching studies which I hope gives me an insight into practices within the classroom and surrounding communities which help to provide a holistic education and learning experience for the children, teachers and parents. I am extremely passionate about all literature and like to share that passion with others. As such, I also have a passion with regards to children's literature and the life lessons and experiences it can provide for children of all ages, backgrounds and communities.
Anna has been clerking academies within the Trust since September 2020. Prior to that she spent 33 years working for HM Revenue and Customs, specialising in complaints investigation, including Adjudicator and MP cases. Anna enjoys gardening, walking her dog and visiting museums and other cities around the world.
Garry JohnsonDRET Appointed Governor
Garry Johnson joined the ASC as he wanted to support a local school to where he works. He is also a governor at another local Nursery School. Garry is passionate about the education and life chances of the children in Scarborough.
Vicki PattinsonStaff Governor
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding - Wendy Baxter
Attendance - Emma Foxley
Parental Engagement -Lizzie Rohan
SEND - Garry Johnson
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Scheme of Delegation
Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.
Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee
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Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?
We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.
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What is it like being a governor with DRET?
To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.
- Current Governors Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy
- Declarations Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy
- Former Governor Declarations Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy
- Former Governors Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy
- Governor and Trustee Training Programme 2023 24
- Governor Recruitment Booklet Summer 2023
- Governor Testimonial Booklet
- Meetings Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy 2022 23
- Meetings Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy 2023 24