Quay Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Kate RannerDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Kate joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 12 July 2019, as she wanted to support a school community that she knew well. She has since been re-elected Chair of the ASC by her fellow governors and is also a DRET Appointed Governor at Ainthorpe Primary School in Hull. From past experience, she has some understanding of the many challenges schools, and school leaders, face. Kate has taught within schools for many years, specialising in teaching Early Years. She was an Assistant Head and Deputy Head at a Hull school, leading on staff development, assessment and curriculum. As a former Headteacher at Endike, she was supported by DRET in driving school improvement, leading to successful ofsted inspections in that school. Kate was also briefly employed by DRET as a Regional Director responsible for SEND and LAC. She has learned such a lot from the experts in schools during that time. Her passions and interests include her Family, grandchildren, gardening, and generally being outdoors.
Richard CromptonDRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
Richard was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 5 September 2019. He decided to become a Governor so that he could support and challenge the academy to be the best that it could be. He is employed as a Director of Operations at Bellevue Place Education Trust. In his spare time, Richard enjoys going for days out with his son Albie and dog Skye. He enjoys walking, lunches out and plenty of socialising.
Emily GillyonDRET Appointed Governor
Emily was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 1 December 2022. Emily hopes being a governor will give her an insight into the different processes that the academy follow and that she can make a positive difference to the school community. Â Her children currently attend the school. Emily is employed by the NHS as an administrator and is aware of the challenges that Bridlington faces for health and education as they interlink with each other. Being a Union representative in the local health branch she has transferable knowledge into policies and procedures and can help ensure the trust is adhering to these. Emily is a family focussed Mum of three, who are always out and about enjoying where they live and making memories. She also enjoys going to concerts of favourite bands when time allows.
Jade MarrowDRET Appointed Governor
Jade was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 24 May 2023. She decided to become a governor to expand her breadth of knowledge within the academy. Jade also wanted to have an opportunity to share her experiences and become more a part of the DRET community. She started teaching in 2017 and has previously taught in Year 1 and Year 4. She is now teaching in Year 5. Jade has lots of experiences supporting the community and encouraging relationships with parents. She is the parental engagement lead at Endike Academy and is looking forward to arranging new experiences for parents to be part of. Jade is particularly interested in maths and RE. She enjoys planning immersive lessons to engage children. Outside of school, Jade enjoys visiting the country and searching for new walking trails.
Richard WiddisonTrust Senior Link
Richard was appointed a Trust Senior Link Governor on 12 January 2022. He is passionate about Education and the benefits that children get from a first-class education. During his visits Richard has always been very impressed by the staff and pupils at the academy. The Senior Leadership Team within the academy and all the staff are enthusiastic about delivering a fantastic education for the children at the academy. Richard wants to be part of the team that delivers great outcomes for the pupils. Richard is the Head of HR for DRET and has worked for the organisation since 2015. In total he has 34 years' experience working in HR including 12 years at Director level in the NHS. Richard was born in Sheffield and is very proud of his Yorkshire roots despite living in Lincolnshire for the last 28 years. He enjoys countryside walks and travel across Europe on his motorcycle. Richard is also a keen supporter of Sheffield United Football Club.
Tim WilsonStaff Governor
Donna StoneStaff Governor
Donna was appointed a Staff Governor on 13 January 2022. Having worked at Quay Academy since 2012, creating relationships with many staff across year groups, Donna wanted to join the ASC to support the academy from a different perspective. Presently Donna is teaching Year 6 and before that she taught year 2 for four years. Prior to joining the academy, Donna had a successful career as a Payroll Consultant for a government department in London for 10 years, working alongside Human Resources and managing 26 regional offices. She relocated to Bridlington after the birth of her youngest and stopped working for a couple of years due to her health issues. Once she started nursery and needed less support Donna began volunteering at the academy, and eventually took on a paid role as a Teaching Assistant and undertook some further studies, and has not looked back. Donna has many qualities that she brings to the ASC. She is a good listener and is very organised. Payroll gave her a wealth of experience at analysing information and the importance of attention to detail. Donna passions and interests include Photography, astrology and the weather.
Joshua BaileyParent Governor
Joshua was appointed a Parent Governor on 1 March 2022. He is an experienced HR professional with several years' experience in various industries. Joshua specialises in HR systems, payroll, audit and compliance, recruitment, and people engagement. He enjoys analysing and presenting data in different but meaningful ways. He has the ability to engage with people from all different backgrounds, as well as a wealth of recruitment experience for varying levels of seniority. Joshua has a BA (Hons) in Film and Media Production and a MSc in Human Resource Management. He enjoys watching films, listening to music and loves spending quality time with his wife and two daughters.
Karen ChapmanAssociate Member of ASC
Anna has been clerking academies within the Trust since September 2020. Prior to that she spent 33 years working for HM Revenue and Customs, specialising in complaints investigation, including Adjudicator and MP cases. Anna enjoys gardening, walking her dog and visiting museums and other cities around the world.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Enrichment and Arts - Donna Stone
PSHE, Mental Health, Well-being and Diversity - Joshua Bailey
Safeguarding and LAC - Richard Widdison
Behaviour and SEND - Kate Ranner
Pupil Premium - Richard Crompton
Contacting a Governor
To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2. This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.
Scheme of Delegation
Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.
Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee
Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.
Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?
We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.
If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at email@example.com or review our information pack below.
What is it like being a governor with DRET?
To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.
- Current Governors Quay Academy
- Declarations Quay Academy
- Former Governor Declarations Quay Academy
- Former Governors Quay Academy
- Governor and Trustee Training Programme 2023 24 Jan 2024
- Governor Recruitment Booklet Summer 2023
- Governor Testimonial Booklet
- Meetings Quay Academy 2022 23
- Meetings Quay Academy 2023 24