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Governing Body

Halewood Academy is part of the Wade Deacon Trust family of schools - the Trust's website can be found HERE

Halewood Academy Governors

Co-opted Governor - Mr D Darlington (Chair)

Co-opted Governor – Miss J Brown (Vice Chair)

Co-Opted Governor - Ms Rachael Smith

Co-opted Governor - Mr David Hughes

Co-opted Governor - Mr Graham Tubey

Parent Governor - Mrs Suzanne Stanley 

Parent Governor - Mrs Leanne Connolly

Parent Governor - Mrs Catherine Roe

Principal - Mr G Evans
Teaching Staff Governor - Miss J Gallagher
Non Teaching Staff Governor - Mrs F Campbell

Minutes of Governing Body & Governor Committee minutes are available on request from Mrs Dianne Chambers, Operations Manager. 

Governance Arrangements

Our Governors

Derek Darlington (Chair) - Derek is a retired teacher who worked in a Liverpool school with over 40 years experience in education.

Gary Evans (Principal) - Gary went to school and college in Knowsley.  He studied French Studies and his PGCE at Portsmouth University.  He then lived and taught in France.  He has worked in 4 schools in the North West since 1996 as a teacher of Languages, Head of Year, Head of Department, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.

Juliet Brown (Vice Chair) - Juliet is a Lead Principal for the Wade Deacon Trust.  She has worked in education for over 20 years.

Rachael Smith – Rachael has lived and worked in Knowsley all her life. She has been supporting local unemployed people to find work for the past 17 years.

David Hughes - David is a Costs Lawyer who was born, raised and educated locally. David has more than 12 years’ experience working for large law firms at home and abroad and is a committed CSR champion, trying to promote greater collaboration between local businesses and schools. Prior to becoming a co-opted Governor at Halewood Academy, David ran DWF Liverpool’s award-winning 5 STAR Futures programme for 3 years, a programme which focused on pupil aspiration and  ‘aiming high’.

Suzanne Stanley - Suzanne is a full time carer, previously having worked in the insurance and travel industries.

Graham Tubey - An ex award winning Chair of Governors at Plantation Primary. Graham has worked at Jaguar Land Rover for 9 years as a Production Leader, having spent the majority of his working life working in the private and charitable employment sectors.

Leanne Connolly - Leanne is a mum of 2 children who attend Halewood Academy and a local school.  She feels like she can be a voice for the parents of the school and is looking forward to help organise many activities in the school for the children.

Catherine Roe - Catherine is currently a full time mum to three children and part-time treasurer for a local church. Originally from a science background but more recently working in schools as a Teaching Assistant with experience from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5/ A level.

Josie Gallagher - Josie Gallagher is a teacher governor. She has worked in the performing arts industry for over 20 years. She has worked in education for 19 years working in a FE college in Wirral and a secondary school.

Fran Campbell - Fran has lived and worked in Knowsley all her life.  For over 20 years she has been at Halewood supporting students who have experienced difficulties in their lives.