Our Governing Body

Greenacre joined Wellspring Academy Trust on the 1st April 2017. Wellspring Academy Trust’s Board of Directors are responsible to the Secretary of State for the effectiveness of all the Academies under its umbrella. In order to ensure effectiveness at Academy level, the Board delegates key responsibilities to the Academy Local Governing Body.

Details of the Governance arrangements within Wellspring Academy Trust and the scheme of delegation can be found by clicking on the link.

For a copy of the master funding agreement please access:

Master Funding AgreementWellspring GovernanceWellspring Annual Accounts

Copies of all minutes from Governing Body meetings are available on request from the Clerk to the Governors. Please ring the school number to request.

Governors Allowance PolicyLocal Governing Body Attendance 2018/19Declaration of Interests 2019/20

If you wish to contact the Governors please telephone the school or email on governors@greenacre-school.co.uk.


Greenacre School – Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body deals with the running of the school. The Local Governing Body consists of volunteers from the professional and wider community and the Headteacher.  All Governors complete a four year term of office except ex-officio members who remain on the Governing Body for the duration of their post.  The members of Greenacre Academy Local Governing Body are:

  • George Wild
    Trust Appointed- April 2017
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    George has worked for over 40 years in a variety of roles within a Local, UK and International Engineering Group specialising in the Finance, HR, IT and Company Secretarial areas. Strong links to charitable and community organisations. Currently George is Chair at Greenacre and the designated Link Governor for Business and Finance.
  • Tracy Fairham
    Vice Chair/Parent Governor
    Appointed- April 2017
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    Tracy has been an elected Parent Governor since 2013 and she has taken on the role Safeguarding Link Governor and Vice Chair. Tracy works part time for a house builder in a commercial role and provides administration support at her husband’s company. She also works with local support groups to try to establish better outcomes for our young people.
  • Rachel Colton
    Staff Governor
    Appointed- April 2017
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    Rachel is a teacher at Greenacre and is a staff elected governor. She studied at Wolverhampton University and completed her PGCE at Sheffield Hallam. She worked throughout Sheffield on supply and came to Greenacre in this capacity. After working for a year she was able to secure a permanent post. She completed her Makaton regional tutor course and has delivered training both internally and externally.
  • Jackie McCabe
    Parent Governor - April 2017
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    Jacqueline is a retired solicitor who dealt with family and care matters and is now a foster carer; she has fostered a number of children of different ethnicity, ages and disabilities over the last 10 years. She helps run a local play group and feels passionate about the need to support all our schools to ensure each child can achieve their best outcomes. Jacqueline is the designated Link Governor for Community Engagement.
  • Elaine Padgett
    Staff Governor
    Appointed- April 2017
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    As a parent Elaine has always been actively involved with her children’s education and was a committee member at their pre-school before eventually becoming chair. Her role was working alongside staff, parents and other professionals such as the Local Authority and Ofsted. Before Elaine came to work at Greenacre School she was the manager of a pre-school/out of school Club working closely with the ‘Board of Trustees’ around policies/procedures, safeguarding and child protection. She is a lead teaching assistant within the Family Team at Greenacre School and an elected staff governor.
  • Mark Wood
    Ex Officio Member
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    Mark wood is the Chief Finance Officer at Wellspring Academy Trust. Having previously been the Business Director at Greenacre, Mark knows the school well and sits on the board deputising for the CEO of the Wellspring Academy Trust.
  • Diane Greaves
    Ex Officio Member
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    As the Headteacher of the school Diane sits on the governing body. Diane became Headteacher in 2015 and has been at the school 15 years having previously serving as an Assistant Headteacher and prior to that, class teacher.

Governors Serving in the last 12 Months:

Kate Gaunt – Trust Appointed Governor – Appointed November 2017; Stepped Down September 2019
Molly Beever – Trust Appointed Governor – Appointed April 2017; Stepped Down February 2020
Ann Kelly – Trust Appointed Governor – Appointed April 2017; Stepped Down February 2020
Vicky Barrick – Trust Appointed Governor – Appointed April 2017; Stepped Down February 2020