Local Governing Body

Our governors are responsible for the quality assurance of the leadership and management of the business of the academy, including the setting of its vision, values and overall strategic priorities. The Governing Body must ensure that resources, with particular reference to finances, are used with maximum efficiency and provide strong value for money. The Governing Body has two sub committees; Finance & Resources and Students, Standards & Community. As well as these there are working groups, which meet on a regular basis to focus on key Academy priorities. In 2018/19 there are two working groups; one focused on Disadvantaged Students and one on Teaching and Learning. If you require annual reports and accounts, these can be found on our trust website: https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/


Trust Governance

If you would like to know more about the Co-op Academies Trust governance, more information is available on our trust website. Governors and Governance

Charlene Mann

I have joined Priesthorpe as a Sponsor Governor having worked for the Co-op for two years holding a strong affinity with the Co-op’s core values and beliefs.  I have held…

Colin Wiggins – Prevent | Audit & Risk | Health & Safety

My day to day role in school is that of Inclusion Unit Manager, I am also a Staff Governor in school with school link responsibility for Attendance, Health & Safety…

John Thorne – Chair of Finance & Resources

Born and educated in Leeds at three schools (now all closed!) then at Bretton Hall College (also closed). Professional stage actor, writer and director. Producer and director in educational television….

Lisa Banton – Partnership & Community

I have been a parent governor at Priesthorpe since September 2018. I have one child at the school who is currently in year 8. I joined the governing body to…

Ian Featherstone – Vice Chair

I am currently the Vice-Chair of the Academy’s governing body. My connection with Priesthorpe goes back over twenty five years. I am a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession although I…