Park Lane Academy

Local Academy Board

  • We have a Local Academy Board that works to a Scheme of Delegation overseen by an Academy Trust Board.
  • The CEO will represent the Trust Board during an inspection.

    Trust Model 

Current Members

Governors (ID 1245)

  • Ms Kate Lunn
    Governor (Chair)
  • Miss Kirsty Gatenby
    Parent Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Stuart Hillary
    Principal
  • Mrs Catherine Sharpe
    Governor
  • Miss Abigail Cox
    Staff Governor
  • Miss Gillian Grice
    Staff Governor

To contact Ms Kate Lunn, Chair of Governors, please send correspondence to:
Park Lane Academy, Park Lane, Exley, Halifax, HX3 9LG

To contact Mr Mick Kay, Chair of Trustees, please send correspondence to:
South Pennine Academies Business and Training Centre, The Gateway, Lowfields Close, Lowfields Business Park, Elland, HX5 9DX

Appointments

Current Members

Name Category How Appointed Term of Office
Start Date End Date
Miss Abigail Cox Staff Governor Elected by staff

09/10/19

09/10/23

08/10/23

08/10/27

Miss Kirsty Gatenby Parent Governor Elected by parents/carers 04/10/23 03/10/27
Miss Gillian Grice Staff Governor Elected by staff 10/05/23 09/05/27
Mr Stuart Hillary Principal Ex Officio 20/02/23 n/a
Ms Kate Lunn Governor Appointed by Trust 07/10/20 06/10/24
Mrs Catherine Sharpe Governor Appointed by Trust 02/11/22 01/11/26

Previous Members (With Resignation/End dates)

Name Category How Appointed Term of Office
Start Date End Date
Mrs Justine Bowman Governor Appointed by Trust 12/05/21 Resigned 18/07/23
Ms Karen Devine Parent Governor Elected by parents/carers 09/02/22 Resigned 21/07/23
Ms Kathrine Horner Parent Governor Elected by parents/carers 09/02/22 Resigned 18/10/22
Mr Kash Rafiq Executive Principal Ex Officio 28/02/2 19/02/23

Sub-Committees

2023-24 Sub-Committee

Name Category

How appointed

to Committee

Term of Office
Start Date End Date
Miss A Cox Staff Governor By Local Academy Board 04/10/23 03/10/24
Miss K Gatenby Parent Governor By Local Academy Board 04/10/23 03/10/24
Mr S Hillary Principal Ex Officio n/a n/a
Mrs C Sharpe (Chair) Governor By Local Academy Board 04/10/23 03/10/24

2022-23 Sub-Committee

Name Category

How appointed

to Committee

Term of Office
Start Date End Date
Mrs J Bowman Governor By Local Academy Board 02/11/22 01/11/23
Ms K Devine Governor By Local Academy Board 02/11/22 01/11/23
Mr S Hillary Principal Ex Officio 20/02/23
Mrs C Sharpe (Chair) Governor By Local Academy Board 02/11/22 01/11/23
Mr K Rafiq Executive Principal Ex officio 19/02/23

 

Business Interests

Current Members

Name Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests
Abigail Cox NASUWT Member
Kirsty Gatenby

Governor at Cross Lane Primary School, Elland

Gillian Grice None
Stuart Hillary ASCL Member
Kate  Lunn UKCC Member
Catherine Sharpe Governor at Oldham Primaries LAB

Full Register of Business Interests 2023-24

Previous Members

Name Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests
Justin Bowman Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accounts
Karen Devine

Director of Communities and Inclusion for British Ecological Society

Child in Year 8

Kash Rafiq Regional Schools Advisory Board for Yorkshire and Humber

Minutes of Meetings

September 2023 - August 2024

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September 2022 - August 2023

September 2021 - August 2022

September 2020 - August 2021

 

Attendance

2022-23 - Current Members

Name Attendance at meetings 2022/23
Abigail Cox 3 out of possible 4
Kirsty Gatenby n/a
Gillian Grice 1 out of possible 2
Stuart Hillary 2 out of possible 2
Kate Lunn 4 out of possible 4
Cathrine Sharpe 4 out of possible 4

2022-23 - Members who resigned or whose term ended

Justin Bowman 4 out of possible 4
Karen Devine 3 out of possible 4
Kathrine Horner 0 out of possible 0
Kash Rafiq 2 out of possible 2

2021-22

Name Attendance at meetings 2021/22
Justin Bowman 4 out of possible 4
Abigail Cox 3 out of possible 4
Karen Devine 2 out of possible 3
Kathrine Horner 1 out of possible 3
Kate Lunn 4 out of possible 4
Kash Rafiq 1 out of possible 2
Alison Black 4 out of possible 4
Amanda Blackett 0 out of possible 0
Danielle Durrans 3 out of possible 4
Jonathan Rudge 2 out of possible 3
Neil Watkiss 2 out of possible 4
James Wilson 2 out of possible 2

 

Calendar of Meetings

Local Academy Board Meetings 2023-24

Wednesday 4th October 2023
Time:  5.00pm
Venue: Park Lane Academy

Wednesday 6th March 2024
Time:  5.00pm
Venue: Park Lane Academy

Wednesday 1st May 2024
Time:  5.00pm
Venue: Park Lane Academy

Wednesday 26th June 2024
Time:  5.00pm
Venue: Park Lane Academy

 

Local Academy Board Sub-Committee Meetings 2023-24

Wednesday 22nd November 2023
Time: 1.00pm
Venue: Moor End Academy

Wednesday 24th April 2024
Time: 1.00pm
Venue: Moor End Academy

Committee Terms of Reference

Sub-Committee for Park Lane Academy 2023-24

Sub-Committee for Moor End Academy 2022-23

Role of the Governing Body

Information about the role of the governing body can be found in the Scheme of Delegation.

How to become a governor

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please call the Academy for further information. When there is a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed, and you will have a chance to stand for election.

Before you put yourself forward, please talk to your employer. Many employers recognise the role of school governor as useful work experience and may offer paid leave as part of their initiative to give back to the community.