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Humberston Academy

Humberston is an outstanding academy proud of our exceptionally high standards and traditional ethos. We offer a diverse enrichment programme in order to develop skills outside of the classroom.

Governors

Humberston Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Steve West
    Executive Principal
  • Daniel Shoubridge
    Principal
  • Shane Ashford
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Emma Swinburn
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Christopher Butts
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Nicola Machon
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Alistair Hopkins
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Hettie Pomfret
    Staff Governor
  • Sarah Gooseman
    Staff Governor
  • Rebecca Bennett
    Parent Governor
  • Lee Taylor
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Vicky Booth
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Steve Keenan
    DRET Appointed Governor

 

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Shane Ashford Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 12 Jun 2023 11 Jun 2027
  • Assistant Manager at Poundland.
  • Member of USDAW Union.
  • Governor at Fairfield ASC.
  • Chair
  • Buddy
  • Standards Committee
  • SEND and CIC
5 of a possible 5 5 of a possible 5
Rebecca Bennett Parent governor Elected by parents First 28 Jun 2023 27 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Behaviour & Attitudes which includes Student Voice
1 of a possible 1 4 of a possible 5
Christopher Butts Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 18 Jan 2023 17 Jan 2027
  • Wife is a teacher in another academy which is part of DRET.
  • Safeguarding
  • Attendance
2 of a possible 3 4 of a possible 5
Sarah Gooseman Staff governor Elected by school staff First 28 Sep 2021 27 Sep 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  4 of a possible 6 2 of a possible 5
Alistair Hopkins Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 28 Jun 2023 27 Jun 2027
  • Partner is employed by University of Lincoln. 
  • Part-time teacher with EdClass.
  • Governor at Market Rasen Primary School.
  • Curriculum
  • Standards Committee
1 of a possible 1 4 of a possible 5
Nicola Machon Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 13 Feb 2023 12 Feb 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Pupil Premium
2 of a possible 2 4 of a possible 5
Hettie Pomfret Staff governor Elected by school staff First 15 Jul 2021 14 Jul 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  5 of a possible 5 3 of a possible 5
Daniel Shoubridge Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2015 Ex Officio
  • Trust Senior Link on Skegness Grammar ASC.
  • Principal
5 of a possible 5 5 of a possible 5
Emma Swinburn Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 15 Jul 2021 14 Jul 2025
  • Child attends Humberston Academy.
  • Employee at Franklin College.
  • Careers
  • CEIAG
4 of a possible 5 5 of a possible 5
Lee Taylor Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 03 Aug 2023 2 Aug 2027
  • Employed by Engineering Manager - RWE Renewables.
  • Director of Apollo Management Group Holdings.
  • Personal Development
Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 5
Vicky Booth Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 22 May 2024 21 May 2028
  • Nothing to declare
Not applicable, not in post
Steve Keenan Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 29 May 2024 28 May 2028
  • Nothing to declare
Not applicable, not in post
Steve West Executive Principal Ex-officio as virtue of office as headteacher/ principal Not applicable 1 Jun 2024 Ex-officio
  • Governor at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery.  Also a governor at King Edward VI Academy.
Not applicable, not in post

Former Governors

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Sharron Eskesen Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 9 Dec 2019 20 Sep 2023
  • Employee at North Lindsey College
2 of a possible 5 Not applicable, not in post 
Christopher Marsh Parent governor Elected by parents 1 17 Nov 2022 21 Oct 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
2 of a possible 2 1 of a possible 2
Donna Harris Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 17 Feb 2022 16 Feb 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
3 of a possible 5 3 of a possible 4

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Humberston Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

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 (governance@dret.co.uk), 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 governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

  

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.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive?

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf