Mr A Collins - Chair of Governors
My name is Tony Collins. I am 53 years old and I am one of the parent governors and newly appointed Chair of Governors. I was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire and I studied at the JH Whitley School and the Percival Whitley College in Halifax. I apprenticed as a joiner and I have always worked at my trade and at this time I am a semi-retired Master Carpenter. I am a keen golfer and I am currently a member at Grimsby G.C. I am a senior grade martial arts student. My son attends Cambridge Park Academy and his progress has been excellent and well paced. I am part of the Safeguarding Team and I have spent some time in school observing class dynamics and teaching strategies. I intend to be approachable, hands on, hard working governor, and I am proud to be part of the Cambridge Park Team.
Miss A Hardy - Parent Governor
Ms C Klug - Staff Governor
I have worked at the academy since 2003 and I am currently based at the Laurus, a specialist provision for upper school children with ASD/Aspergers. I have previously worked in a variety of departments within the academy so have a good working knowledge of all aspects of the wide range of children and their needs. I feel that I would make a valuable contribution as a member of the governing body, being able to draw on my experiences and contribute to the children's education and well-being. Taking into account the academy's vision and mission statements, this exciting opportunity would enable me to work collaboratively with like minded people.
Mr R Leggett - Co-opted Governor
I am a program leader for Business Teaching at a local FE college, my career has changed over the years with roles in administration, HR and teaching. I have also spent two six month summers working in the USA on a management training program. I am a member of the Charted Institute of Management and currently undertaking an MBA. My hobbies include reading, going out with friends and watching films. I also love to visit the USA specifically Boston whenever I get the chance. I chose to be a governor of CPA because I want to make a difference to the lives of our students and make sure they get the best education and opportunities they deserve.
Miss V McGuire - Staff Governor
I have been employed at the academy for nearly 10 years. Two years ago I qualified as a teacher and became the teacher in Purple Class. Since being employed in Purple Class I have taken great pride in developing a strong team ethos with the children being the most important part of our growth and development. Most recently I was able to make a contribution to the development of the new classroom and I enjoyed being part of a working party for the transformation of the primary playground. My understanding of becoming a school governor is that it gives me the opportunity to help develop the academy and make a positive contribution to the children's education. I believe I have the drive and ambition to represent the staff at the academy and use my experience to positively contribute to the exciting future of the academy.