Wellspring Governance

Details of the Governance arrangements within Wellspring Academy Trust and the Scheme of Delegation can be found by clicking on the link below.

Wellspring Governance

Wellspring Financial Information

Details of Wellspring Financial Information such as the annual report, annual audited accounts and more can be found by clicking on the link below.

Wellspring Financial Information

Further Information

Deed of Novation and Variation

Master Funding Agreement

Governors Information

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic direction of the Academy. Its role is to set the overall direction for the Academy, to monitor and evaluate its overall performance and determine key policies.

They will ensure that the Academy’s self-evaluation works effectively to determine key priorities, while ensuring that the Academy’s values are fully represented in long-term, medium-term and short-term planning.

The governing body will have a clear focus on:

  • Raising standards, including for vulnerable groups of pupils.
  • The curriculum, teaching and learning.
  • Staffing, recruitment and pay.
  • The Academy’s finances and assets.
  • Safeguarding, health and safety.
  • Pupils’ behaviour, welfare and personal development.
  • Relationships with parents, the Diocese and the wider community.
Name Appointed Date: End of Term of Office:: Appointment Category: Declarations of Interest
Jo Schofield (Chair) 10/10/2023 10/10/2027 Trust – Appointed Employed by the Iron Foundation
Hayley Pywell  10/10/2023 10/10/2027 Parents None
Karl Gabbitas 12/12/2023 12/12/2027 Trust – Appointed Chair of Governors at Laceyfield
Lorna Leach 25/06/2024 25/06/2028 Trust – Appointed Strategic Partnership Manager for MacMillan Cancer Support since June 2023;

Non-Executive director of Lincolnshire County Cricket Board since June 2022

Poula Hillditch 14/05/2023 14/05/2027 Staff None
Sarah Pickles 25/06/2024 25/06/2028 Staff None
Joanna Kempston 25/06/2024 Ex-Officio Trust Representative Co-opted Governor at Highfield Primary School
Jason Thurley Ex Officio Ex-Officio Headteacher Trustee and Vice Chair of Governors at Old Clee Primary Academy

2024-2025 meeting dates are 15/10/2024, 03/12, 2024, 04/03/2025, 06/05/2025 and 01/07/2025. Meetings take place between 3.30pm-5.30pm at the Academy.

Related Information:

  • Beacon Academy Governing Body Contact Details 2022-2023 and Attendance at Meetings click here
  • Beacon Academy Governing Body 2023-2024 – Attendance at Meetings click here

The Chair of Governors, Jo Schofield, can be contacted via the Academy or via the Governance Professional, Mrs Melanie Gibbons

Tel. 07729 105 871 or email


If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Beacon Academy, please contact Melanie Gibbons, tel. 07729 105 871 or email