Skegness Grammar School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Daniel ShoubridgeTrust Senior Link
Dan was appointed the Trust Senior Link on 14 January 2019. Being a Governor allows him to have a wider impact in education across the region which he finds extremely rewarding. Not only can he effectively support and challenge the decisions and outcomes at Skegness Grammar School but it also mutually supports the provision offered at Humberston Academy, where he is Principal. He brings to the ASC knowledge and understanding of leading an Ofsted Outstanding graded school with World Class Schools status. He enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and a variety of sports.
Cllr Jimmy BrookesDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Cllr Jimmy Brookes
Jimmy was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 12 January 2021 and has since been elected Chair. He decided to become a governor because he believed in investing in the learning and development of children and young people and thought this is the best way he might be able to help the pupils and academy achieve their aims and goals. He relishes the challenge the role of Chair and governor brings. He is self-employed at a company he started in 2012, selling t-shirts and promotional goods online. He is upbeat, happy and has an outgoing personality. Jimmy has experience of managing meetings, leading a team and he tries to get the best out of the team by understanding what motivates others and delegating tasks to suit their own knowledge and ability. Jimmy is passionate about e-commerce and the challenges it brings daily. He loves problem-solving and finding out why something has happened and then finding a solution to correct it.
James DeanDRET Appointed Governor
James joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 1 June 2018. However prior to that he used to Chair the Finance Committee on the former Governing Body. James is a Chartered Surveyor, Company Director and Farmer. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the ASC. He is interested in young people, the Countryside and Sport.
David WilkinsonDRET Appointed Governor
David was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 18 March 2021. During the early parts of his career he realised that he wanted to understand and help support academies within the Trust. Through several iterations of the ASC, David has gained experience and knowledge which has not only helped his own practices but allowed him to support others. He is currently the Head of Faculty for Vocational & Arts and a member of the Extended senior leadership team at Barnes Wallis Academy where he has worked for 12 years. During those 12 years he has held many different positions in both in various levels of school management. David hopes that his various roles across education will prove useful to the ASC. As a Father of three children, he loves going away with the family. He also enjoys cooking, going to the cinema and a good old fashioned pub quiz.
Sally BeallDRET Appointed Governor
Michael BurkeDRET Appointed Governor
Michael joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 11 February 2022. His three children attend the academy, all taking part in many of the available enrichment activities complimenting the academic input. For the past year or so Michael has worked closely with the SEN team at the academy, whose commitment to providing accessible education and activities for all is commendable. Michael is a retired police officer and now currently works as a civilian advising on the preparation of cases for trial. In the Police he held various leadership roles, including managing the training programme for new recruits and leading uniform response teams dealing with fast time incidents. Michael was also a cadet, then adult volunteer, with the RAF Air Cadets, running a Squadron for many years and coordinating Adventurous activities for a 26 Squadrons. The focus is very much on personal development, giving the young people access to activities that foster a spirit of adventure, developing the qualities of leadership and good citizenship. Through a full Police career and over 30 years with RAF Air Cadets Michael has developed skills in Health & Safety, training, personal development, behaviour and welfare, safeguarding and problem solving, all of which will help further improve the academy experience for pupils and staff.
Allison HartDRET Appointed Governor
Allison starting working for the Trust in 2021. She is currently the Senior Administrator at Hogsthorpe Primary Academy and started clerking in April 2022. She was originally from London where she worked mainly in leisure, hospitality and also the education sector in both state and independent schools. She is a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language and also a qualified reflexologist, giving treatments in her spare time. Allison enjoys dog walking, darts, baking, crafting and spending time with her partner, friends and family.
Beverley LambertDRET Appointed Governor
Alex GreenStaff Governor
Alex was appointed a Staff Governor on 8 July 2021. As a member of staff who understands the intricate operation of school-trust relationships, he values the important input each stakeholder makes to the rich life of the academy. Staff are a fundamental part of the school. For the David Ross Trust, Alex is the Subject Lead for Secondary Music and has a proven track record of developing and managing multiple departments across the Trust in a cooperative and collegiate manner. As Director of Music at Skegness Grammar, he has turned around the Music department to become one of the highest performing, high profile departments in the Trust. Throughout his teaching career, spanning over a decade and in a variety of settings from HMP Prisons, single sex schools, challenging comprehensives to Skegness Grammar School, he has found that staff morale, sense of value and voice have made a monumental difference to school performance. Alex is the Chairman of the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra, where he has managed a number of overseas high-quality music experiences for a large number of young musicians. At home, he runs a smallholding of sheep, pigs and chickens in the Lincolnshire Wolds and operate extremely high welfare standards, positive environmental impact and actively support wildlife sustainability. He has two young children both of whom love to help out on the farm.
David OrtonStaff Governor
David was elected a Staff Governor on 8 July 2021. Being a governor has given David the opportunity to be part of the direction of Skegness Grammar school and allows him to gain more of the bigger picture. David has been teaching for 23 years and experienced leading, being a boarding houseparent, organising activities week among others and governorship was a new direction for him. David is a Product Design teacher who has a background in the design engineering sector, having been a draughtsman and product designer for Premier Percussion for 10 years, designing percussion instruments and drum kits, before returning to education to gain a degree. David brings his ICT skills, especially in graphical communication, having designed many of the school publications such as the Aenean magazine and school Prospectus documents among others. He is an artist, working in pencil, pen and paint as well as digital design. David is also passionate about Films, from classics to independent cinema and runs the school Film Club.
Naomi DimberlineParent Governor
Naomi was appointed a Parent Governor on 7 October 2020. She was a student at the academy and really wanted to get more involved with the academy now that her son and daughter attend. Being a parent governor enables her to have a more hands-on involvement in the academy ensuring that its running as it should be for the benefit of the pupils and staff. Naomi worked for the local police force as a civilian for 16 years as well as more recently for EMAS. She is currently studying for a BA in Counselling and has a background and particular interest in wellbeing and safeguarding. Naomi enjoys spending time with family, friends, her 3 dogs and life living by a river enjoying the wildlife that this attracts.
Bamidele AkomolafeParent Governor
Bamidele was appointed a Parent Governor on 3 July 2020. As a Parent Governor, she support's Skegness Grammar School's vision to get the children to achieve high academic success and equip them to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. Her role will be to support the highly qualified and dedicated staff to ensure the children achieve high academic success. Bamidele an IT professional with nearly 20 years' experience. The industry has changed in the last couple of years due to the pandemic and this has sped up the digital revolution as remote working has amplified. Bamidele is able to advise or help in any IT related capacity or point in the right direction as required. Bamidele supports Lunchbox 5000 which is a charity that provides three course meals to the community in Skegness on a monthly basis.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding - James Dean
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum - Daniel Shoubridge
SEND and Pupil Premium - Sally Beall
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Scheme of Delegation
Information about the David Ross Education Trust's scheme of delegation is available here.
Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee
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