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​​​Our Governors can be contacted using the e mail address indicated:​​


Vice Chair of Governors/Community Governor - Mrs Rachel Davies

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 9.5.2019 Term of Office end date: 8.5.2023

I have been a parent governor at Castleford Park Junior Academy since 2012 and am passionate about helping the school move towards being recognised by OFSTED as an outstanding school.
I am a strong believer in community and working together to help each other. I recognise the importance of providing children with a first class education to give them opportunities and the best start in life, whilst ensuring that school is a happy place to be.
I live in Castleford with my husband and two sons who have both attended schools within the Castleford Multi Academy Trust. I work at Castleford Academy and in my spare time I enjoy watching football and rugby league. I also play badminton, love to read and listen to music.​​


Headteacher - Miss Kathryn Law

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 01.09.2015

As Headteacher at Castleford Park Junior Academy, I am passionate about improving the life chances of children in Castleford. I believe that all children deserve the same valuable chance at an exciting and challenging education and endeavour to provide this through my commitment to school and my research into highly effective educational practice. Receiving the best education is paramount to ensuring the children of Castleford achieve their aspirations in the future and I enjoy working with the schools in our Academy Trust to achieve this. I aim to do this through helping staff plan for relevant, engaging and exciting learning opportunities that demonstrate the importance of life long learning and skills for the future to our children and their parents. 

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Community Governor - Mr John Hughes

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 07.06.2017  Term of Office end date: 06.06.2021

I have been a governor at Castleford Park Junior Academy since 1990. I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of Governor. I keep myself updated on the role by attending numerous training courses both online and classroom training. I am also a delegate to Wakefield schools forum and a trustee of Castleford Academy Trust. Before I retired I was a union convenor for Unison and my areas were schools and Children's Services which also gave me experience of other schools and services to schools. My main aim as a governor is to see Castleford Park Junior Academy become an outstanding school and deliver an education for all.


Community Governor - Mr Kevin Patrick​

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 15.10.2019 Term of Office end date: 14.10.2023

I am a Governor at both Glasshoughton Infant Academy and Castleford Park Junior Academy. I enjoy being part of the school family and working in the community. I have been a governor at Glasshoughton Infant Academy since 2009. We are now part of the Castleford Multi Academy Trust and as governors we will continue to build a stronger and vibrant school community for the children of Castleford.

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     ​Parent Governor - Mrs Tracy Sycamore

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 2.11.2020 Term of Office end date: 1.11.2024

As a parent of a child at the school since 2014 - as my eldest left, my youngest started - I’ve seen lots of positive changes at the school already and I’m keen to support and challenge the school and staff to continue improving to become an outstanding school. 

I have extensive experience in financial services and marketing having worked as an analyst and in product development and management. I want to use my knowledge and skills to be an effective member of a strong and dynamic Governor team, working collaboratively to ensure that all the children feel safe and happy at the school and are given the opportunity to get the best education they can. Additionally, I think it is important that the school supports their mental health and wellbeing as well as their academic achievements. 

I live in Castleford with my husband, son, and daughter. We love going to theme parks and I enjoy planning trips away.​

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Staff Governor - Mrs Jody Roberts

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 2.12.2020  Term of Office end date: 1.12.2024

As the Deputy Headteacher, SENCO and Pupil Premium Lead at Castleford Park Junior Academy, I am truly passionate about giving every child the best possible education! The children at CPJA only pass through the school once and therefore they deserve the chance to be the best they can be and I stand by the school motto of 'Being the best we can be together!'. Seeing children grow in confidence and self-belief makes my job the best job in the world – with these skills the children can achieve whatever they want to achieve in life. Special Educational Needs is my key responsibility in school and I endeavour to ensure that every child is given a fair start in life and given the very best opportunities to succeed by learning the best way they can. When children can not learn it is time we changed the way we teach!​


​Staff Governor - Mrs Joanna Lister

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 10.07.2019  Term of Office end date: 09.07.2023

Prior to me working at CPJA I worked within the NHS for 30 years as a Senior Nurse. I have been involved with CPJA since 2007 when my daughter attended this school. I have previously been a volunteer helper and a parent governor at this school. I commenced my post as a Teaching Assistant in 2015 and now have this opportunity to be a staff governor. I hope that my knowledge and experience of our school, will put me in a position to work alongside fellow governors, all our amazing staff and Head teacher to continue to develop all our children to attain their own full potential, and for the school to become outstanding.

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Associate Member - Primary Director of Education - Ms Jayne Clarke

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 01.09.2017  Term of Office end date: 31.08.2021

Jayne began her teaching career by transferring her Primary expertise into a new Comprehensive school. She later reconnected with Primary learners in the deprived pit villages of South and West Yorkshire, advocating for children least able to engage successfully in education before she joined a 3-19 special school in Doncaster. Subsequently working in the Batley area, she specialised in removing barriers to learning for multi-lingual children.

Promoting a multi-agency approach to raising aspirations, she opened 2 Surestart hubs on school premises and mentored teachers in promoting positive learning cultures. In January 2008 she became Headteacher at Ryecroft Primary School, which serves one of the 1% most deprived areas nationally and a place which had experienced 10 heads in 11 years. Instability in the school was very tangible and distressing but by July 2010 OFSTED recognised the school as Good and by April 2014 Ryecroft was Outstanding. As a result of this transformation work, Jayne was awarded TES Primary Headteacher of the year in 2014. Now an NLE, prior to joining Castleford Multi Academy Trust Jayne supported schools via the Bradford Birth-19 TSA. She also chaired a partnership of 10 schools in the BD4 area of Bradford and sat on the Bradford Primary Improvement Partnership (BPIP) Executive.

After taking up Executive Principle posts in Bradford schools requiring additional support, Jayne has joined Castleford Multi-Academy Trust as Director of Primary. She has already steered Three Lane Ends Academy through a challenging OFSTED and is working closely with local Headteachers to improve outcomes for children.


​Associate Member  - Mrs Anna Walker​

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 9.7.2020  Term of Office end date: 8.7.2024

I am Headteacher at Glasshoughton Infant Academy where I began my teaching career in 2005. I am passionate about giving children the best possible start that I can, with a great belief that children only get one chance at school and therefore they deserve the chance to be the best they can be.I am currently Literacy subject leader, a subject a feel passionate about. For children to be able to access all other areas of the curriculum they need to be able to listen, to ask and answer questions, to read and to write. Literacy is the gateway to learning and we have to get it right.​​


Meeting Dates 2020/21

Wednesday 30.9.20

Wednesday 25.11.20

Wednesday 27.01.21

Wednesday 24.03.21

Wednesday 19.05.21

Wednesday 14.07.21


​Full Governing Body Meeting Attendance Record 2020/2021​


​​Governor Name
​Meeting Date
​Meeting Date
​Meeting Date
​Meeting Date
​Meeting Date
​Meeting Date
​Total Attended
​Mrs Simpson
​YesYesYesYesresigned 5.4.21​4/4
​Mr Dossey​resigned ---N/A
​Mrs Davies
(Vice Chair)
​Miss Law​YesYesYesYes4/4
​Mr Patrick​ApologiesYesYesYes3/4
​Mrs RobertsYesYesYesApologies
​Mr Hughes​YesYesYesYes4/4
​Mr Roeresigned---N/A
​Mrs Roe​resigned---N/A
Mrs Walker​ApologiesYesYesYes3/4
​Mrs InesonYesYesYesYes4/4
Ms Clarke​YesApologiesApologiesYes2/4
​Mrs Lister​Yes​ApologiesYesYes3/4
​​Mrs Sycamore​Yes​Yes​YesYes​4/4
​​Mr Prime​-​-​Observer​Observer​2/2

​Register of Interests 2020/21

​Category of Governor​Name ​Date Appointed​Term End Date​Name of Business​Nature of Business​Nature of Interest​Date of Declaration
​Parent/Chair​Lucy Simpson​18.1.19​17.1.23​YPOProcurement​​Employee​16.7.20
​Community/Vice Chair​Rachel Davies​9.5.19​8.5.23
​Castleford Academy
Legal Marketing Services


Spouse is Director
​Community​John Hughes​7.6.17​6.6.21
​Castleford Academy Trust

Castleford Academy

EWO Primaries




Glasshoughton Infant Academy








Local Authority

and Trustee

Spouse is exam invigilator
Spouse is temporary EWO
Spouse is a clerk

Spouse is a Governor​
​Community​Kevin Patrick​15.10.19​14.10.23​Glasshoughton Infant Academy​Education​Governor​1.10.20
​​Community​Philip Prime​03.02.21​02.02.25​Lloyds Bank​Banking​Employee​02.02.21
​Parent​Tracy Sycamore​02.11.20​01.11.24
​Clear Wealth Management Ltd
Clear Workplace Pensions
Clear Workplace Solutions Ltd
3 Six Consultancy Services Ltd

​Financial Services

Financial Services

Financial Services

Financial Services
​Director and spouse is Director
Spouse is financial advisor
Spouse is Managing Director
Spouse is financial advisor
​Headteacher​Kathryn Law​1.9.15​ongoing
​Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Castleford Academy
Castleford Park Junior Academy






Partner is casual MFL teacher
​Staff​Jody Roberts​2.12.20​1.12.24​Castleford Park Junior Academy Education​​DHT​21.9.20
​Staff​Joanna Lister​10.7.19​9.7.23​Nil​Nil​Nil​10.9.20
​Associate​Anna Walker​10.7.20​9.7.24
​Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Three Lane Ends Academy




​Associate ​Jayne Clarke​1.9.17​31.8.21​CMAT​Education​Primary Director​15.10.20
Associate/School Business ManagerKelly Ineson​​30.9.20​ongoing​Castleford Park Junior Academy​Education​Employee - SBM​22.9.20

Meeting Dates 2019/20



Monday 23rd September 2019

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Wednesday 29th January 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Wednesday 8th July 2020


Full Governing Body Meeting Dates and Attendance Record 2019/2020

Governor Name​Meeting Date​Meeting Date​Meeting Date​Meeting Date​Meeting Date​Meeting Date​Total Attended
​23.9.19​4.12.19​29.1.20​25.3.20 cancelled due to lockdown
cancelled due to lockdown
​Mr Dossey​Apologies​YesYes​N/A​N/A​Apologies​2/4
​Mrs Davies​​YesApologiesApologies​N/A​N/A​Yes​2/4
​Miss Law​YesYesYes​N/A​N/A​Yes​4/4
​Mr Patrick​YesApologiesYesN/A​N/A​Yes​3/4
​Mrs RobertsYesYesYesN/A​N/AApologies​3/4
​Mr Hughes​YesYesYesN/A​N/A​Yes​4/4
​Mr RoeYesYesYesN/A​N/A​Yes​4/4
​Mrs Roe​YesYesApologiesN/A​N/A​Yes​3/4
Mrs Walker​ApologiesApologiesApologiesN/A​N/AApologies​0
​Mrs BeedleYesYesYesN/A​N/A​Yes4/4
Ms Clarke​ApologiesApologiesApologiesN/A​N/AApologies​0
Mrs SimpsonYesYesApologiesN/A​N/A​Yes3/4
​Mrs Lister​Yes​Yes​YesN/A​N/A​Yes​4/4


Register of Interests 2019/20


Category of Governor


Date Appointed

Term End Date

Name of Business

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Declaration

Chair / ParentJohn Dossey24.1.1823.1.22Glasshoughton Infant AcademyEducationSpouse's employer18.10.19
Vice Chair/Community Rachel Davies16.3.1515.3.23

Castleford Academy




Employee (Payroll & Finance Dept.)11.7.19
CommunityJohn Hughes7.

Glasshoughton Infant Academy

Wakefield Governor Services

Castleford Academy Trust




Local Authority




Spouse is a Governor


Spouse is a Clerk


Trustee and Governor

CommunityKevin Patrick13.10.1522.9.23Glasshoughton Infant Academy





CommunityPeter Roe22.6.1621.6.20WDH
Wakefield Council
Spouse's employer
CommunityMichelle Roe6. Council
Spouse's employer
ParentLucy Simpson18.1.1917.1.23YPOProcurementEmployee31.8.19
HeadteacherKathryn Law1.9.15-Glasshoughton Infant AcademyEducationGovernor15.9.19
StaffJoanna Lister10.
StaffJody Roberts30.12.1629.12.20Castleford Park Junior AcademyEducationDHT16.9.19
AssociateAnna Walker13.4.1612.4.20

Glasshoughton Infant Academy

Three Lane Ends Academy







 AssociateJayne Clarke1.9.1731.8.21CMATEducationPrimary Director2.10.19
Associate/SBMSandra Beedle24.1.1823.1.22Castleford Park Junior Academy






Finance and Resources

(Meets before GB at 4.30pm)

Headteacher, Director of Primary and School Business Manager


Mr K Patrick

Mr J Hughes

Mrs L. Simpson

Quorum: 3

Teaching, Learning and Standards

(Meets separately to GB meetings – Fri before GB meeting)



Mrs J Lister

Mr K Patrick

Mrs A Walker

Mrs R. Davies

Quorum: 3

Complaints & Personnel Appeals Committee

Mr J Hughes

Mrs R Davies

Quorum: 3

Performance Management Committee

Mrs R Davies

Mr K Patrick

Quorum: 2

Pupil Discipline Committee

Mr J Hughes

Mrs R Davies

Mr K Patrick

Quorum: 3

Health and Safety Committee

Mr J Hughes (Chair)

Mr K Patrick

Quorum: 2

The last External Review rated our Governors as ‘Low Risk’ which means they are considered effective in their duties. Please click on the link to read the external review.

Governing Body Constitution Sept 2019.pdf
Governor Induction Policy Sept 2017.pdf
Review of Governance Report.pdf
The Role of the Governor.pdf

​​ Governance -Trustees ​

The Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction of the Academy Trust. They set the vision for the trust, development plans, general policy and the budget. The Trustees monitor performance in education, compliance and finance. They make major decisions about the direction of the Academy Trust, capital expenditure and senior staff appointments.  The Board of Trustees holds each governing body of academies within the Trust to account.

List of Trustees