Welcome from the Chair of Governors
Welcome to our website. Thank you for coming to take a look and I hope you enjoy finding out more about life at The South Leeds Academy.
I hope that this website provides you with useful information which will help you decide whether our Academy is the right environment in which your child study and develop.
We have tried to reflect the activities and initiatives taking place in the academy and the Governing Body are working to ensure that the whole school community can part of the process - giving our students the best possible start in life.
Our Academy is situated in South Leeds and serves the communities around it, pupils are drawn mainly from this area although many have links with communities far from Leeds and the Academy celebrates the richness the diversity of cultures and experiences the students bring. Our aim is to provide our young people with the best possible education and prepare them effectively for their next steps whether this is higher education, further training or employment.
As an Academy working within the School Partnership Trust we now have access to additional resources and expertise that will enable us to go from strength to strength. We continue to forge strong relationships with our local primary schools, to call on expertise from our other partners and to do everything that we can to assure the best possible education and school experience for our students. These young people though are our best ambassadors; displaying their enthusiasm for learning, their confidence in their own abilities and their care for each other.
This website will give you a glimpse of what we are about but I hope that you will come and see us at work too.
We all look forward to welcoming you to our Academy and give you the chance to see us work at first hand.
Governing Body Details
Please note that a re-structure is currently taking place and will be updated as soon as possible.
Chair of Governors
c/o The South Leeds Academy,
Old Run Road
LS10 2JU Tel: 0113 3368448
Clerk to the Governors
c/o Alison Shaw
Staff Governors Term of Office
Paul Walton Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Jeanette Dahl Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Cllr Angela Gabriel Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Cllr Judith Blake Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Vacancy x 2
Fiaz Riaz Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
SPTA Nominated Governors
Sally Cieslik Chair Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Ian Garforth Vice Chair Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Chief Superintendent Paul Money Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Christopher Billington Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Charles Ellis (or Julie Williams) Aug 2012 - Aug 2016
Sally Sumpner Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Colette Jones Dec 2011 – Aug 2050
Pam Reed Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
Although we are currently an academy in our own right, we are in the process of becoming part of the SPTA multi academy trust and will review our governing body at that point.
From time to time vacancies do occur on our Governing Body, we make parents and the local community aware of these in our newsletters and on our website but if you are interested in becoming a Governor you can contact the Chair at the above address at any time.
To be a Governor you will need to be able to commit to attending four full governing body meetings and three sub-committee meetings each academic year. In addition we expect all governors to meet with a member of the Academy Leadership Team at least twice each term.