Our governing body helps the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement. Our governors offer support and advice, while holding the school to account for its results and performance.
Our community governors and parent governors, as members of the local community, help the school to respond to the needs of the public and make us accountable to the public for what we do.
Governors are involved in setting the strategic direction of the school and exercises its responsibilities in partnership with the Head Teacher and the senior team. The governing body, while not intervening in the day to day running of the school, maintain a presence at key school events and take an active interest in our work.
Governing Body Meeting Dates 2019/20
|AC (Audit & Compliance Scrutiny Committee)||ES (Education Scrutiny Committee)
|1||9 September||18 September||30 September||7 October|
|2||11 November||20 November||16 December||4 November|
|3||27 January||22 January||13 January||8 January|
|4||30 March||4 March||9 March|
|5||18 May||6 May||27 April|
|6||13 July||17 June||1 June||22 June|
Minutes available on request
Alan has previously been a Chair of Governors at Wooton CE Primary, Spilsby Primary, Toynton All Saints Primary and De Aston Academy. He is a Methodist Minister, as well as a Canon of Honour at Lincoln Cathedral. Alan is Lincolnshire’s Agricultural Chaplain and a board member at Hill Holt Wood, Green Synergy, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and the Education Committee of Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.
Dr. Neil Appleby is a local dentist. He became a governor of SRPA in January 2010 and became Chair of the governing body in April 2013. He completed the NCTL Chair of Governors course in 2013 and is the Safeguarding lead on the governing body. He has run his own small business for 18 years and brings knowledge of working in a highly regulated industry.
Toni is a Business Growth Adviser with over 20 years’ experience of working with businesses in Lincolnshire to realise their growth plans. She previously worked as an Investors in People Adviser and Assessor working with Schools throughout the East Midlands to implement and assess their people strategies, policies and processes. Toni is an accredited Business Coach and Mentor who is also a qualified Children’s and Adult Counsellor and member of the BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Dale started as Head Teacher at SRPA in September 2018. He works closely with other Head Teachers to ensure the Trust’s strategies are realised and in particular with the Head of North Kesteven Academy where the Academy works in a collaborative arrangement for sixth form provision.
Nick has worked within the Social Housing Sector for 28 years, 20 of which as Chief Executive Officer. With a background in finance, Nick studied Leadership and Management with Nottingham Trent University and is now a member of the Chartered Institute of Management. Nick has been involved in education for over 16 years during which he has served as Chair of a local Church of England Primary School before becoming a member of the Governing Body at the Sir Robert Pattinson Academy.
Solicitor-Advocate at Chattertons; Head of Business Immigration. Director & Data Protection Lead at East Lindsey Information Technology College.
Started employment at SRPA in January 1994 as science laboratory technician, was promoted to senior laboratory technician in 2001 and now Lead DLO in Science. Tracey was a staff governor for 7 years but had to step down due to personal circumstances, she has now re-joined the governing body.
Alison is a Project Manager at Bishop Grosseteste University, supporting unemployed adults back into work/learning. Before starting this role, she spent 25 years working in the Careers Service. Alison is also a Volunteer Community Ambassador for the Children’ Society.
Sarah is a recently qualified Chartered Accountant and works for Duncan and Toplis, a local accountancy firm. She has three years’ experience of working with their established Academy client base in both accounts and audit. Sarah is also a Sports Science graduate from Loughborough University and has always been a keen sportsperson, participating in athletics. She is passionate about her local community and helping towards others having a positive experience. Sarah has also assisted with sport and widening participation in a variety of settings including working with children and adults with physical and learning disabilities in swimming and athletics events.
The following have left our Governing Body in the last 12 months.
Natalie Thomas – 04/02/2019
Paul Fenton – 31/07/2019
Heather Lee – 31/08/2019
Karen Merchant – 30/09/2019
Paula Robinson – 08/10/2019
Pete Ward – 01/11/2019
If you have any correspondence for the governing body please post it to.
Rev Canon Alan Robson
Chair of Governors
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy