Havelock Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.
Our governors are:
Maria MaltbyTrust Senior Link
Maria was appointed on to the ASC as a Trust Senior Link on 14 June 2019, after wanting to use her personal and professional skills from both the public and private sector to give something back to the community in a voluntary capacity. As Head of Governance at the Trust, Maria also wished to experience first-hand what it meant to be a governor in the Trust academies so that she can continually help and support the governors in their roles. She believes becoming a governor is truly worthwhile and it is a great opportunity to learn new skills that can be used in day to day and work life.
Maria has worked as Head of Governance and Company Secretary at the David Ross Education Trust since August 2018. She has significant experience of working at a senior level in the private sector (Edexcel national curriculum tests project), public sector (National College for School Leadership, Audit Commission), local government and the NHS in project management and corporate governance roles. In her spare time, Maria is a keen tennis player and enjoys cycling and other fitness activities.
Gary AllenDRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
Gary is currently serving his second term of office as a DRET Appointed Governor, and Chair of the ASC after being re-elected by his fellow governors. He became a governor wanting to make a positive contribution to Havelock on 26 July 2017, following retirement from a 30 plus year career with BP, working on International Projects. Gary also has the assigned link governor responsibility for Safeguarding. Gary's enjoys Sport and travel.
Karen LintonDRET Appointed Governor
Karen was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 16 July 2019 and has the assigned governor Link role for Careers. She is currently an Enterprise Adviser for Havelock Academy and saw that becoming the link governor the natural thing to do to support and promote the agenda further. A Careers Adviser by trade with a passion for supporting young people and adults into education, employment and training. Karen works for North East Lincolnshire Council as the Strategic Lead for Skills & Employability. She manages and oversees services that are all about supporting people into work, education and training, raising aspirations and working with business and employment sectors in relation to local opportunities. Through her day job Karen can bring insight to the committee in relation to the careers guidance agenda and the broader role of the Local Authority. She enjoys keeping fit, reading, live music, gardening, spending time with family and friends.
Nigel HolmesDRET Appointed Governor
Nigel was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 11 September 2020. He was a former student at the academy and wished to join the ASC to share his skills and experiences. His employment history includes Joinery, Carpentry, Firefighting, and an Engineering Technician Renewable role. Nigel enjoys Keeping fit, Sports, fishing, and DIY.
George SelbyDRET Appointed Governor
George joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 29 October 2020, after wanting to give back to the community. He is interested in education, working in the education sector, and has two children, one at school age now so he thought it was an opportunity to learn more about education as a whole. He is employed as a Data Protection and Compliance Officer within the Trust and has over 13 years experience working in Education, teaching, pastoral care and data and examinations management at both academy and Trust level. His current role and previous role has given him a well-rounded understanding of education as a whole that helps him in his role as Governor. His passions and interests include being a Father of two children, and playing golf and sport.
Joanne WoodhouseDRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
Jo was re-appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on 1 September 2022 further to her being appointed the Trust Wide Curriculum Lead for PSHE & Careers. She originally joined the ASC as a Staff Governor in 26 October 2017. She joined the ASC to help make a strategic difference to the direction of Havelock and bring together her passion and dedication for the academy at this level. Jo is keen to share the successes, build on the academy struggles and help take Havelock to Outstanding. Jo was a former Assistant Principal at the academy with responsibility for the growing Sixth Form and the Personal Development offer which includes the tutorial programme, careers, enrichment and Houses. In her spare time, she loves being outside. She enjoys travelling in her campervan and walking her dog, Missy.
Michael NewmanDRET Appointed Governor
Michael joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor in January 2023. He believes that in order to create a brighter and more positive future we must invest our time, faith and energy in those who will be responsible for it. Michael is keen to be part of a community in which the needs of young people are put first and hopes to make a positive change. He has been an Industrial Chemist for over 20 years and has recently changed roles to Oil Movement Coordinator. He will bring decision making, leadership and the ability to look at problems from different angles to find the most effective outcome. Michael enjoys watching rugby, playing golf and making Lego.
Rachel CrossDRET Appointed Governor
Rachel became a DRET Appointed Governor on 10 February 2023 after wanting to further enhance her partnership role and close links with education. She is employed by North East Lincolnshire Council as the locality lead for partnerships. Leading on the newly devised Team around the Family. Rachel is keen to support the academy in any way she can to benefit the local children. She has been with the LA for 13 years and has been responsible for a multi agency locality team in Early help. Rachel has extensive knowledge of safeguarding and child exploitation and is a trainer for safeguarding level 1 and 2, signs of safety and level 2 child exploitation. She has two children aged 14 and 10. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, walking and reading.
Mark SmithLA Appointed Governor
Alex Hodson-SmithStaff Governor
Alex was appointed a Staff Governor on 21 April 2023. He is a former student of Havelock Academy and I has lived and continues to live in the local community so helping shape the school and the impact on the local area is important to him. Alex has always believed that being a teacher is best way to change a young persons’ life and becoming a governor allows him the opportunity to have an impact on young people. Alex is a PE and science teacher at Havelock Academy. He is a confident communicator and can confidently put his ideas, thoughts, and feelings across. His passions and interests are all types of sport, mainly football as he is a Grimsby Town and Liverpool fan.
Jane KinnairdStaff Governor
Jane was appointed a Staff Governor on 14 June 2022. She decided to become a governor to learn more about the strategic leadership of the school, the school's improvement plan and a general role that the governors play in holding the academy to account. Â Jane has sat on a board before as a Welfare Officer for Grimsby Borough Football Club and for the Crofts Football League for N E Lincolnshire. During her working life she has worked for Social Services with children who are At Risk or in Need as well as Looked After children. Jane retrained and became a teacher. She has a wealth of skills from a wide range of areas that she has gained from her various appointments. Furthermore, she is currently studying a Master's in Education. Jane's children and family are very important to her. Â She enjoys visiting places and travelling.
Michael HowarthParent Governor
Valerie was appointed a DRET Appointed Governor on the ASC on 8 January 2022. Having followed her two sons progress through the academy and her daughter just having started her journey, Valerie is very interested in ensuring that high educational standards are maintained and that all the children are safeguarded well and are given the opportunity to fulfil their full potential whatever their background, special educational needs or disability. Valerie currently owns and manages a small touring caravan park with her husband. Before this she worked as a qualified engineer in the oil and gas sector for 20 years. She has experience of managing projects, personnel, commercials, procurement, and contracts. Many of these skills are transferrable to her governor role including working as part of a team. Valerie is not afraid to challenge decisions to ensure the best outcomes. She is an avid reader and loves to keep fit and travel.
Anna has been clerking academies within the Trust since September 2020. Prior to that she spent 33 years working for HM Revenue and Customs, specialising in complaints investigation, including Adjudicator and MP cases. Anna is also Chair and DRET Appointed Governor at Humberston Academy. Anna enjoys gardening, walking her dog and visiting museums and other cities around the world.
Alan TregunnoDRET Appointed Governor
Alan joined the ASC as a DRET Appointed Governor on 8 September 2023. He is interested in the future of young peoples’ education and wishes to support them to get ready for the real world of the working life. Alan is also Chair at a Primary Academy within the Trust. He has a full-time career in Manufacturing, including teaching / Assessing and training of people from diverse backgrounds within the manufacturing Industries. Alan joined the ASC with an open mind and gives unbiased opinions. Alan’s interests include DIY, Outdoor pursuits, walking, Cycling and camping. He is also Treasurer of an Allotment association.
Governor Assigned Responsibilities
Safeguarding and Attendance - Gary Allen
Careers and Sixth Form - Karen Linton
Music and Artsmark - Michael Howarth
PSHE - Rachel Cross
Pupil Premium - Michael Newman
Bullying - George Selby
The Hive - Nigel Holmes
Years 12 and 13 - Nigel Holmes
Year 11 - Gary Allen
Year 10 - George Selby
Year 9 - Jane Kinnaird
Year 8 - Alex Hodson-Smith
Year 7 - Jo Woodhouse
Contacting a Governor
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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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Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?
We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.
If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at email@example.com or review our information pack below.
What is it like being a governor with DRET?
To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.
- Current Governors Havelock Academy
- Declarations Havelock Academy
- Former Governor Declarations Havelock Academy
- Former Governors Havelock Academy
- Governor and Trustee Training Programme 2023 24
- Governor Recruitment Booklet Summer 2023
- Governor Testimonial Booklet
- Meetings Havelock Academy 2022 23
- Meetings Havelock Academy 2023 24