Academy Council

Outwood Academy Shafton is a proud member of the Outwood Family, therefore ultimate responsibility for our academy rests with the Outwood Grange Academies Trust Board of Trustees. However, some of the work of the board is delegated to the Academy Council, who are the Governors of the Academy.

Our Academy Council is a sub-committee of the Outwood Board and its role is to carry the Outwood vision, values, policies and priorities forward while providing internal assurance and, in addition, to develop and strengthen the academy's links with the local community.

The Academy Council is made up of governors who are expected to question, challenge and support the school's leadership. Some Governors are appointed by the Trust and others are elected by parents or carers of children who attend Outwood Academy Shafton

The Outwood Academy Shafton Academy Council

Name/RoleDate of AppointmentTerm of Office Ends
Mrs Tracy Martin
Chair of Local Governing Body
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2021-06-282025-06-27
Mark Atkin
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2019-12-162023-12-15
Mrs Leanne Burgin
Local Governor
Elected by school staff
2022-02-152024-02-14
Richard Burgin
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2021-11-012025-10-31
Gemma Conway
Local Governor
Elected by parents
2021-10-052023-10-04
Paul Haynes
Local Governor
Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
2016-02-01
Kevin Hornby
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2020-12-142024-12-13
Shannon Marshall
Local Governor
Elected by parents
2021-10-052023-10-04
Mr Tony Martin
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2021-06-282025-06-27
Alison McQueen
Local Governor
Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal
2021-01-01
Mr James Milner
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2019-12-162023-12-15
Miss Emma Phillips
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2021-06-282025-06-27
Marie Shaw
Local Governor
Elected by school staff
2022-01-192024-01-18
Kelly Webster
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2020-12-142024-12-13

To contact the Chair of Governors, please email t.martin@shafton.outwood.com

The Outwood Board and our Academy Council, and their members, will at all times uphold the Seven Principles of Public Life, known as the Nolan Principles. More details of these can be found here.

Each of the above bodies have detailed Terms of Reference which set out their roles and responsibilities and functions. the authority of each group is controlled by the Board via the Scheme of Delegation. You can find out more about this, and about the Outwood Family Board of Trustees here.