The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Endike Academy

Endike Primary Academy is situated in the North of Hull and takes children from Foundation Stage through to the age of 11.

Governors

Our Governors

Endike Academy is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Kim Lawton
    Executive Principal
  • Natalie Morris
    Principal
  • Wendy Baxter
    Trust Senior Link (Chair)
  • Stephen Platten
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • Desislava Catchpole
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Richard Crompton
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Tammy Bullivant
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Helen Tan
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Trina Smallwood
    Staff Governor
  • Jemma Routledge
    Staff Governor
  • John D
    Parent Governor
  • Suzanne Mulligan
    DRET Appointed Governor

 

Current Governors

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 8 May 2024 Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Wendy Baxter Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 16 Sep 2021 Ex-officio
  • Governor at Ainthorpe, Eresby, The Richmond and Thomas Primary Academies.
  • Chair
  • Safeguarding
4 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 2
Caroline Broadhead Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 01 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2025
  • Nothing to declare
  4 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 2
Tammy Bullivant Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 16 Jun 2023 15 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  1 of a possible 1 1 of a possible 2
Desislava Catchpole Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 17 Mar 2023 16 Mar 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning
2 of a possible 3 1 of a possible 2
Richard Crompton Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 21 Jun 2023 20 Jun 2027
  • Was the DRET Head of Estates, Facilities and Operations. 
  • DRET Appointed Governor on Ainthorpe Primary and Quay ASCs. 
  • Director at Waldorf Learning Foundation Limited. 
  • Director of Operations at Bellevue Place Education Trust.
  • Governor at Whitehall Park School, Islington.
  • Health and Safety
1 of a possible 1 2 of a possible 2
John D Parent governor Elected by parents First 27 Apr 2023 26 Apr 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  • Attendance
2 of a possible 2 2 of a possible 2
Kimberley Lawton Executive Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sep 2020 Ex-officio
  • Sister Chloe Webster Principal at Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy.
  • Parent governor at St Peter’s RC Primary School.
  • Executive Principal
  • Regional Director
2 of a possible 5 1 of a possible 2
Natalie Morris Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  13 Jun 2022 Ex-officio
  • Partner, Andrew Deyes, has recently signed up to work with Principal Resourcing and has asked not to be allocated work at Endike.
  • Principal
5 of a possible 5 1 of a possible 2
Suzanne Mulligan Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 27 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2028
  • Headteacher at Cambian Group
  Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 1
Stephen Platten Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Second 17 Feb 2024 16 Feb 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  • ViceChair
  • SEND
  • Buddy
5 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 2
Jemma Routledge Staff governor Elected by school staff First 22 Dec 2022 21 Dec 2026
  • Nothing to declare
  2 of a possible 3 1 of a possible 2
Trina Smallwood Staff governor Elected by school staff Second 17 Oct 2023 16 Oct 2027
  • Nothing to declare
  5 of a possible 5 2 of a possible 2
Helen Tan Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 24 Jan 2024 23 Jan 2028
  • Nothing to declare
  • Pupil Premium
  • Well-being
Not applicable, not in post  1 of a possible 1

 Former Governors

Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Samantha Mann Parent governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 10 Nov 2021 10 Feb 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
0 of a possible 2 Not applicable, not in post 
Florence Obadeyi Appointed governor Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 20 Mar 2019 13 Feb 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
0 of a possible 2 Not applicable, not in post 
Rachel Briggs Interim Principal Appointed by Foundation/Trust  1 25 Oct 2023 8 Feb 2024
  • Nothing to declare 
Not applicable, not in post  Not applicable, not in post 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Endike Academy is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, (governance@dret.co.uk) who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

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 governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

  

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.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

 

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen 

What training do Governors receive?

We offer an extensive range of training opportunities. Take a look at what is on offer for the current academic year. 

governor and trustee training programme 2023 24.pdf