Academy Council

Outwood Academy Portland is a proud member of the Outwood Family, therefore ultimate responsibility for our academy rests with the Outwood Grange Academies Trust Board of Trustees. However, some of the work of the board is delegated to the Academy Council, who are the Governors of the Academy.

Our Academy Council is a sub-committee of the Outwood Board and its role is to carry the Outwood vision, values, policies and priorities forward while providing internal assurance and, in addition, to develop and strengthen the academy's links with the local community.

The Academy Council is made up of governors who are expected to question, challenge and support the school's leadership. Some Governors are appointed by the Trust and others are elected by parents or carers of children who attend Outwood Academy Portland

The Outwood Academy Portland Academy Council

Name/RoleDate of AppointmentTerm of Office Ends
Mrs Annette Phillipson
Chair of Local Governing Body
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2022-09-132026-09-12
Miss Lucie Barnfather
Local Governor
Appointed by academy members
2021-09-012023-08-31
Mrs Victoria Clarkson
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2022-09-012026-08-31
Mr Andrew Fullelove
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2020-09-012024-08-31
Mrs Narinder Gill
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2022-09-012026-08-31
Mr Dave Gough
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2022-09-012026-08-31
Mrs Beverley Hawksworth
Local Governor
Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates
2022-09-012024-08-31
Mrs Jeanette Hercun
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2020-05-302024-05-31
Mrs Tracie Lockwood
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2022-09-012026-08-31
Mrs Danielle Sheehan
Local Governor
Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)
2021-12-132025-12-12
Mrs Claudine Storr
Local Governor
Appointed by foundation/Trust
2022-09-272024-09-28

To contact the Chair of Governors, please contact the academy.

The Outwood Board and our Academy Council, and their members, will at all times uphold the Seven Principles of Public Life, known as the Nolan Principles. More details of these can be found here.

Each of the above bodies have detailed Terms of Reference which set out their roles and responsibilities and functions. the authority of each group is controlled by the Board via the Scheme of Delegation. You can find out more about this, and about the Outwood Family Board of Trustees here.