Governing Body

Witton Park Academy is extremely fortunate to have a supportive and committed Local Governing Body which is comprised of representatives of parents, staff, the community and Local Authority.  The Governors are valued members of the School Team and are integral to the smooth running and co-ordination of all school activities and to the school’s mission of “Succeeding Together”.

The Governing Body is committed to a shared vision for school and to raising the standards of achievement of all of our students.  The Governing Body acts with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of our school.

All members of our Governing Body act to support and challenge the Headteacher.  Our Governing Body is open, accessible and prepared to explain decisions and actions.   Where necessary the Governing Body challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and support the Headteacher in decisions that provide the best opportunities for our students.

To view the annual final accounts for the Academy Trust please click here

Witton Park is a founder member of Achievement through Collaboration Multi Academy Trust.  For details of AtC’s vision and values please click here

Structure and Personnel

Our Governing Body consists of the following dedicated individuals:

Chair of Governors (Appointed by the Trust)
Mr John Mills

Vice Chair of Governors (Appointed by the Trust)
Mr Dave Hollings

Staff Governor
Jeannie Credie

Governor Appointed by the Trust
Mr Ehsan Raja

Governors appointed by the Local Governing Body
Mr John Pearson
Mrs Riffat Batool (Parent Governor)
Ms Natalie Lewis
Mr Harun Juwale

Designated Responsibility

Outcomes – Pupil Progress and Pupil Premium
John Mills

To be appointed

Quality Assurance and Assessment and Teaching and Learning
Ehsan Raja

Safeguarding and SMSC
Dave Hollings

Personal development, behaviour, attendance and health and wellbeing
Riffat Batool

Health and Safety
Ehsan Raja

Governors Training
John Mills

Dave Hollings


Tribute to John Pearson by John Mills


• Designated Responsibilities

• Governance Information and Declaration of Interests

“We are pushed to never just stop at our target grade.”

Year 10 Prefect

“All the staff have helped me learn and achieve my goals.”

Sanah, Year 7

"The school has helped me grow by supporting me in every lesson."

Aliyah, Year 10

"This school focuses a lot on learning together."

Year 10 Pupil