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.
Surname Forename Date Appointed Term of Office Expiry Declarations of Interest
Gabbitas Karl 12/12/2023 12/12/2027 None
Brown Vanessa 28/09/2021 28/09/25 Beacon Academy
SEN Manager
Hilditch Poula 14/05/23 14/05/27 Wellspring Academy Trust – Leader of SEN and Inclusionn N/A
Marrows Cheryle 22/06/22 22/06/26 PENDING
Mills Lucy 30/11/21 30/11/25 SENCO. Old Clee Primary Academy
Pywell Hayley 10/10/2023 10/10/2027 None
Schofield Joanne 10/10/2023 10/10/2027 The Iron Foundation
Thurley Jason 01/09/17 N/A EX – Officio Beacon Academy
Krawiec George 28/09/2021 28/09/25 PENDING
Brown Terry 18/10/22 18/10/26 PENDING
Hartshorne Katie 01/09/2023 N/A EX – Officio Wellspring Academy Trust Teacher Training and development lead

Related Information:

  • Beacon Academy Governing Body Contact Details 2022-23 and 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