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Trustees

ACADEMY TRUSTEES

JOHN BROUGHTON - CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

 

I am a Consultant Solicitor with a local legal practice having been a Solicitor in Keighley for over 30 years.

I am interested in establishing the new legal structure of the Academy and contributing to management educational and legal issues arising. 

 

 

GILL HOLLAND (C.E.O)

I have been lucky enough to be the Headteacher of Lees Primary School for seven and a half years.  I have worked as a teacher and senior leader in schools across Bradford and Lancashire since 1990 and have also worked as a consultant for the LA and as an Executive Headteacher.

I am delighted to be a founder member of the Bronte Academy Trust and feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be involved in developing a MAT which has the children of our community at the heart of everything we do. I am looking forward to continuing to work with our trust to provide the best we can for all our children and build on the amazing work already being done in our schools. An exciting time ahead!

 

 

Josh Greaves

 

 

SARAH COTTON

I have a long association with Lees Primary School dating back to 1997. Initially as an anxious parent of a new Reception pupil, followed by working within the Parent and Friends Association and most recently as a Governor.  For the past 9 years I have been Chair of the Governing Body.

I bring over 30 years experience from Secondary Education with a particular focus on Leadership Management, Student Achievement, Curriculum Design and my first love Mathematics.

I am fully committed to supporting local schools for local children and am excited by the opportunities that will arise from the establishment of the Brontë Academy Trust.

 

 

 

 

KATH WADDINGTON

I am ex head teacher of Oakworth Primary School and throughout my career I tried to ensure all children received the best education I could offer.

I will continue to do this in retirement as a member of the Bronte Academy Trust.

 

 

TREVOR OLSSON

I am married and we have three grown up children who all attended Oakworth Primary, one my grandchildren is now in the reception class. I have lived in the Oakworth area for the last 40 years.  As a family we have always been involved in the local community through Scouting and Guiding, along with the village pantomime at the Methodist church.

I was elected as a parent governor in 1993 when my eldest daughter was in the school nursery. I have served continuously since that time taking responsibility for the school buildings, Health and Safety, and on the Finance and General Purposes Committee. As a governor I have always worked hard to ensure that the school buildings have been developed and maintained to the best of our abilities and provide a welcoming environment for our children to develop.

I spent all my working life in the building industry, training as a joiner I quickly moved forward into various construction management roles, the last 23 years being with Bradford Council’s Technical Services where I was involved with planning and organising the repair and maintenance of the council’s extensive estate, including the schools. In the 1990’s on the advent of the Construction Design and Management Regulations I became the council’s CDM Manager running a small team of CDM Co-ordinators to manage the Health and Safety provision on all of the council construction projects.

I have been retired for the last 4 years and now spend my time, looking after my grandchildren, driving for the Keighley Community Transport, and my role as governor at Oakworth.