2015/16 was another highly successful year for Healing School. We completed our sixth years as an Academy and our Teaching school was successfully re-designated following its four year review. The new teaching block is being fully utilised and has already become an integral part of Healing School. None of these achievements would be possible without the on-going support and commitment of the Governors and Staff.

The Local Governing Body of Healing School, A Science Academy are committed to providing you, and all our stakeholders, with a comprehensive range of information about Healing School. I trust that you will find all that you require on our website and in our detailed school prospectus.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr M Knapton, Principal; or myself, at the school and we will be pleased to help you.

As a Multi-Academy Trust, the Trustees of Healing Multi-Academy Trust have to prepare an Annual Report and audited Financial Statements and hold an AGM. The proceedings of the AGM will be published on our website at the end of the calendar year. Copies of our audited Financial Statements can be obtained, by request, from Companies House.

Finally, I would like to thank the many parents who continue to support the school in its quest for excellence in education.

Healing School is the lead school in the Healing Multi-Academy Trust, which means that the Multi-Academy Trust Board is the:

  • Employer of all staff who work at the school.
  • Admissions body for the school.
  • Owner of the land and buildings.

Currently the Local Governing Body of Healing School are:

Name Mark Knapton
Governor Experience Fifteen years teaching and leadership experience in schools in North and North East Lincolnshire. This includes six years in Healing School - A Science Academy, during which time the school was judged outstanding by Ofsted in all categories. An experienced Specialist Leader in Education (SLE), supporting primary and secondary schools. Nine years of service as a Governor in a primary and secondary school.
Career Before entering into teaching, I was a Commercial Insurance Broker for a local company in Grimsby.
Committees Finance, Health & Safety Committee, Curriculum & Personnel Committee, Target Setting Committee, Audit Committee.

Chair Of Local Governing Body
Name Glen Harry Woodcock
Governor Experience I have been a Governor for sixteen years of which nine have been at Healing. I currently sit on the Curriculum and Personnel Committee that reflects my experience and qualifications.
Career Having spent over thirty years in further and higher education as a Lecturer and Manager, I currently teach and manage CIPD programmes and other business related programmes at the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education.
Committees Finance, Health & Safety Committee (Chair), Curriculum & HR Committee.

Name Lynne Bates
Governor Experience Governor for eight years, Healing School. Member of the Curriculum and Personnel Committee. Also a Governor for eight years - Wybers Wood School. Vice Chair two years Curriculum and Personnel Committee.
Career Teachers Assistant and Special Educational Needs 1-1, seven years.
Committees Curriculum & Personnel Committee.

Name Carol Beck
Governor Experience I have been a Governor for seven years and am currently the Lead Governor for Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Career I am currently employed as the FE and HE Learning Centre Assistant at the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education.
Committees Curriculum & Personnel Committee (Vice Chair).

Name Matthew Cooper
Governor Experience I joined the governing body in October 2016.
Career Worked in the Engineering sector for 3 years while undertaking my bachelor's degree, started teaching just over 2 years ago and have never looked back.
Committees Curriculum & HR Committee, Finance, Health & Safety

Name Tony Flarty
Governor Experience Elected Support Staff Governor in December 2014, with 4 years previous experience on the Health and Safety Committee.
Career Trained to be a Mechanical Engineer (HND – mech eng). Worked around the world mainly in refinery construction. Worked locally for 13 years as Engineering Manager at Grimsby Telegraph (Nebosh H&S Diploma) and also as Facilities Manager. I have worked in my current role as Premises Manager at Healing School – A Science Academy since 2006.
Committees Finance, Health & Safety Committee, Curriculum & Personnel Committee.

Name Sarah Lark BA (Hons), MAAT, ATT
Governor Experience Newly elected Parent Governor in December 2014.
Career Graduated from Keele University (BA Hons) including a semester at Ball State University, Indiana. Completed AAT and ATT accounting qualification (recently granted membership to both bodies). Since 2006, I have worked within local Accountancy Practice's, currently working for A P Robinson, Grimsby specialising in Tax. Treasurer of the Civilian Committee for 866 (Immingham) Squadron, ATC since 2011.
Committees Finance, Health & Safety Committee, Curriculum & Personnel Committee.

Name David Pears
Governor Experience Newly elected Parent Governor in December 2014. Served as a parent governor at Wybers Wood Primary School prior to it becoming an academy.
Career I have retired recently after 31 years as an NHS Medical Physicist. Having gained a degree in physics and worked in Birmingham, I have spent the last 22 years as Head of Nuclear Medicine at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital. My role included responsibility for the safety of the radioactive substances, management of staff and budgets and long term strategic planning. I have written business cases, tender documents and undertaken option appraisals for equipment, new services or development of existing services.
Committees Finance, Health & Safety Committee, Curriculum & Personnel Committee, Audit Committee.

Vice Chair of Local Governing Body
Name Gillian Walker
Governor Experience Governor since November 2009, currently Vice Chair of Curriculum and Personnel Committee.
Career Qualifications: State Registered Nurse (1980), Registered Midwife (1987), MSc Population Health (University of York 2008), 34 years public sector experience. NHS 1980 - 2013. From April 2013 employed by Public Health England (NHS Screening Programmes) as National Programme Manager for Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Screening Programme. Responsibilities include developing and issuing national clinical guidance and leading formal roll out of the NIPE screening programme across England.
Committees Curriculum & Personnel Committee, Audit Committee (Chair) (Vice Chair).

Governors Meeting Attendance 2015-2016

If you wish to contact any member of the local governing body, please do so by writing to this person via the school address or via the clerk.

Sandra Reffell
Clerk to Governing Body
Cleethorpes Civic Offices
Knoll Street
N E Lincs
DN35 8LN

The local governing body work with Healing Multi-Academy Trust.

The Trustees for Healing Multi-Academy Trust are:

Jonathan Goolden
Peter Kipling
Mark Knapton (CEO)
Debbie Peers (Vice Chair)
Nina Stobart
Graham Walker (Chair)