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 previously worked for DRET as the Trust's Head of Estates, Facilities and Operations. He is now 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.
Kizzi MatangaDRET Appointed Governor
Kizzi was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 19 March 2019. She decided to become a governor at the academy to gain an insight into another DRET academy setting and provide relevant support and expertise where possible. She is the Principal at Fairfield Academy in Grimsby. Kizzi has been a primary school teacher since 2005, predominantly in Y6. She has strong analytical skills and experience of managing school personnel. She has an excellent working knowledge of the Trust's curriculum and priorities and therefore is able to provide a perspective from another DRET academy and share her experiences where relevant. Kizzi is passionate about education and firmly believes in its power to provide opportunities for all. Her subject interests are maths as she was a maths subject leader throughout her time as a classroom teacher, as well as English, RE and history.
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.
Claire RollinsonStaff Governor
Claire was appointed a Staff Governor on 17 October 2019. SheÂ feels passionately about the pupils receiving a good quality education and to thrive within the school setting enabling all children to reach their full potential. Claire has the assigned responsibilities for Attendance and Safeguarding. Prior to joining the academy, she worked in Banking for 22 years. Claire has strong links to the local community, regularly working closely with local food banks. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
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.
Kimberley CookParent Governor
Joshua BaileyParent Governor
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 is also Chair and DRET Appointed Governor at Humberston Academy. Anna enjoys gardening, walking her dog and visiting museums and other cities around the world.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Enrichment, Arts and Parent Voice / Social Links - Kimberley Cook
PSHE / Mental Health and Well-being / Diversity - Joshua Bailey
EYFS and Attendance - Richard Crompton
Safeguarding - Kizzi Matanga
Artsmark and Sports Premium - Claire Rollinson
Behaviour - Donna Stone
Pupil Premium and LAC - Richard Widdison
Teaching and Learning, Curriculum - English and Maths - Kate Ranner
SEND - Kate Ranner
Contacting a Governor
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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.