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John Clarke (Retired Chair)

John Clarke (Retired Chair)

Chair of Governors (Retired)

I’ve been a governor and member of the Finance and Operations Committee since 2012 and Chair of Governors since 2015. My career has been varied and includes 13 years working for the Co-op. As well as developing a range of business skills I learnt the importance of co-operative values and principles. Everyday I saw the benefits of giving everyone the opportunity to realise their potential. Nowhere is this more important than in educating our young people. I use my professional experience to help the Academy maintain the highest standards of financial and operational management, ensuring every penny delivers value to the Academy’s pupils. I use my belief in co-operation to work with all the different stakeholders to help every pupil be the best they can be. Through our governing body and sub-committees we help ensure the ethos of equality, responsibility and respect are at the heart of everything we do. Working with the dedicated staff and leadership team we drive continual improvement in pupil well-being and achievement. I share the ambition of all governors that the Academy empowers everyone to reach their potential and be the best. If you think there’s more we can do for our young people contact me, it’s always good to hear from parents and carers about their experiences of the academy. Governors are here for you and your children so get in touch. We value your feedback. Write or email me at

Date of resignation: 31/05/2018

Category of Governor Sponsor / Chair
Date of appointment 20/05/2015
Term of office 4 Years
Date of Resignation 31.5.18
Appointed by Co-operative Group / Trust Board
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None to Declare
Attendance record 2017-2018 1/2