Our Academy

Meet the Academy Advisory Board

The Nottingham Emmanuel School is a member school of Archway Learning Trust. The Trust Board has appointed an Academy Advisory Board for The Nottingham Emmanuel School.

Details of the structure and responsibilities of the Members, Trustees, Committees and Academy Advisory Boards and their remit  can be found below in the below Governance & Scheme of Delegation Document.

ALT Governance Scheme of Delegation & Terms of Reference 2023-2024

Meet the Academy Advisory Board

Derek Brown

Derek is a parent governor, with a daughter studying at the school. Derek grew up in Nottingham, being a student at Trinity RC school and studying at the University of Leicester. Derek believes in the power of education, the opportunities and choices it can provide and in continuous learning throughout life’s stages. Derek stated ‘The pandemic restrictions and home schooling over the past couple of years have provided me with the opportunity to get really close to my daughter’s education. As we emerge into our new normal, I’m keen to understand how the school addresses the fundamental challenges that have surfaced during this period in delivering diverse, inclusive and meaningful insights on those challenges. Now, more than ever, there is a need for positive role models, especially for the BAME communities.

Derek brings a wealth of experience through leading change in large private and public businesses in the UK and internationally, covering client/ user experience, organisational design and digital transformation. By taking time to listen to the experiences of stakeholders of the school, Derek is certain the role of governor can bring real value, informed insights and guidance to the school, its students, teaching staff and all stakeholders.

Derek added ‘The NES is a great school and I welcome the opportunity to offer some of my skills, experience and support in taking the school further to the next level‘.

Margaret Oldroyd

Margaret is a member of the congregation at St Paul’s, Boundary Road in West Bridgford.  Margaret qualified as a Chartered Librarian and her various jobs all involved working with students and support staff in further and higher education. For the last twenty years of her career she was a Staff and Quality Development Manager at De Montfort University.

Dizzy Prentice, AAB Vice chair – Nominated by the Diocesan Board of Education

Dizzy Prentice is a member of St Giles’ Church, West Bridgford and she has a lifelong interest in education. After a number of years as a Business Studies and IT lecturer in Further Education, she worked in educational management, first in an FE College and then, in a large engineering school at the University of Nottingham. The post involved the management of a large number of professional staff. It was here that she implemented significant changes in finance and business processes and was also responsible for identifying and mitigating areas of risk to the organisation. These skills transfer to her interests in governance.

Sandra Stapleton, Principal

Sandra Stapleton has been the Principal of Nottingham Emmanuel School since January 2021.  Sandra attended Djanogly CTC and completed her degree and PGCE at Cambridge University.  She qualified as a Science teacher in 2004 and since then has worked at three other schools across Nottinghamshire prior to moving to Nottingham Emmanuel School.  Sandra was the first person in her family (alongside her twin sister) to go to university having grown up in council estates around Nottingham.  She strongly believes in the transformational power of education and is keen to ensure that all barriers to learning are removed from the students within Nottingham Emmanuel School.  Sandra is a committed Christian and is an Elder at Bulwell United Reform Church in Bulwell.  Outside of school Sandra is married and a Mum to two energetic and unique sons.

Mark Storrar

Further information coming soon.

Richard Tanner, AAB Chair – Nominated by the Area Dean of West Bingham

Richard moved to Nottingham last year and joined St Giles Church, West Bridgford. His career has been in education and he is working this year as Interim Head of The Yehudi Menuhin School, the international Music school in Surrey. His degree is in mathematics from the University of Oxford where he also studied for the postgraduate certificate in education. He taught mathematics in maintained and independent schools and was head of mathematics, housemaster of a boarding house at Lancing College, and director of academic studies at The Yehudi Menuhin School. He has two grandsons living in the city and is interested in their education and in playing a role in the educational life of Nottingham.

George White

George is our local vicar and leads St Wilfrid’s Church just down the river from the school. George became a Christian in his teens and passionately believes that the best thing anyone can do with their life is to become a follower of Jesus.

As a member of the AAB, George’s focus is on encouraging the Christian Distinctiveness of the school.

George is married to Kate and they have a young son (Isaiah).’

Bethany Leddie – Staff Member

Bethany Leddie has been the Head of Music at The Nottingham Emmanuel School since September 2018.  Bethany studied Music in Cambridge and completed her PGCE at Nottingham Trent University before embarking on her teaching career. Bethany is a mother of two energetic children.  As a Musician, Bethany strongly believes in the power of opportunities to stretch and broaden students’ aspirations and experiences.  She is committed to removing the barriers for learning, especially in the Arts, to enable students to feel success and achieve more than they think they are capable of.

You can contact the Academy Advisory Board through the Clerk:

Clerk to the AAB

Archway Learning Trust
Aspley Lane

Tel: 0115 929 7445
Email: clerk@archwaytrust.co.uk

For information on Archway Learning Trust visit their website.

Further information about governance is available below:

Trust Governance Documents

Details for the Governance of Archway Learning Trust can be accessed by clicking the link here. This will detail things like our: annual accounts; business and pecuniary interests; governance arrangements; Trust annual report; memorandum and articles of association; membership; and funding agreement.

AAB information

Information is given for all those who have served on the Academy Advisory Board during the 24 months to 30th September 2023.

How appointedDate of appointment or last reappointmentTerm of officeBusiness/pecuniary interests declaredGovernance roles in other educational institutionsAttendance 2022/23Attendance 2023/24
Nazia AsgharParent memberStepped down- January 20234 yearsEmployed by Real Education, Alternative Provision TutorNone0/30/5
Derek BrownParent member10 February 20214 yearsTBCTBC3/32/5
Kathryn ColeBy TrusteesStepped down- October 20234 yearsTBCTBC2/30/5
Fr Ian McCormackBy TrusteesStepped down- September 20224 yearsNoneNone0/30/5
Dizzy Prentice (Vice chair)By TrusteesReappointed 21 October 20224 yearsNoneNone3/32/5
Sandra StapletonEx-officio as Principal04 January 2021n/aEmployed by Archway Learning Trustn/a3/33/5
Mark StorrarBy TrusteesReappointed 15 October 20234 yearsDirector, The Perspicuous Company LtdNone3/33/5
Richard Tanner (Chair)By TrusteesReappointed 4 January 20234 yearsNoneNone3/33/5
Alaina WoodBy TrusteesStepped down - April 20244 yearsEmployed by Archway Learning TrustNone2/30/5
Lois WoodgateBy TrusteesStepped down- November 20224 yearsEmployed by Archway Learning TrustNone0/30/5
Bethany LeddieBy Trustees12 December 20224 yearsEmployed by Archway Learning TrustNone0/32/5
Margaret OldroydBy Trustees9 January 20224 yearsNoneNone3/33/5
Michael EllisParent memberStepped down - April 20244 yearsDirector of James Arnia PhotographyNone1/32/5
George WhiteBy Trustees1 May 20234 yearsVicar leading St Wilfrid’s ChurchNone2/32/5
Michelle HarrisonBy Trustees10 November 20234 yearsNoneNone0/30/5

Contact Us

The Nottingham Emmanuel School
Gresham Park Road
West Bridgford
E-mail: admin@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk
Tel: 0115 977 5380

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