Dear Parents/Carers

From 1 September 2020 we are changing the way our academies and college are governed. Please see the letter below for details of the new arrangements and the members of the new Local Governing Body.

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Morley Newlands Academy’s Local Governing Body includes representation from parents, community and sponsor governors from The GORSE Academies Trust. The intention of this Local Governing Body is to ensure Morley Newlands Academy provides an exceptional education for all students.

Become a Governor

Becoming a governor is a rewarding way to help your local community and have a positive influence on the quality of young children’s education. Morley Newlands Academy’s Local Governing Body includes people from all walks of life with each person adding their unique experience and skills to the work of running an academy.

If you would like to become a governor to please contact us for further information.

Get in Touch

Chair of Governors
Morley Newlands Academy
Wide Lane
LS27 8PG

Our Governors

Name Category End of Term of Office Area of responsibility Voting Rights Declaration of Interests Other establishments they govern Any relations within the academy 2018/19 Attendance 2019/20 Attendance
Jonathan Fyffe Chair TGAT 31/07/2020 PPM / Safeguarding / H & S Yes None None Wife – Teacher 4/5 4/5
Angela Bradshaw TGAT 31/12/2020 PPM Yes Pending None None 4/5 4/5
Craig Davey Community 31/12/2022 PPM Yes None None Daughter – Teacher 5/5 4/5
Dean Bruce Parent 31/12/2020 Curriculum / T & L Yes Pending None None 5/5 3/5
Emily Fitzsimons Staff 31/12/2020 n/a Yes None None None 4/5 1/1
Hayley Vaughan Parent 31/12/2022 SEND Yes None None None 3/4 3/5
Katie Davis Parent 31/12/2020 CIAG Yes Pending None None 4/5 2/5
Matthew Fitzpatrick Principal n/a PPM Yes None None None
Simeon Pecher TGAT 31/12/2020 PP Yes None None None 3/5 2/5
Simon McCarthy Executive Principal: Primary Education n/a PPM Yes None HA, RA, RHA and TSLA None
Sir John Townsley Chief Executive Officer n/a PPM Yes None TMA, TFA, TRGA, BA, EHC, SCITT, HA, RA, BSA None
Winifred Kidger Community 31/12/2021 Inclusion Yes Councillor None None 4/5 1/5

All company documentation relating to The GORSE Academies Trust can be found on our Trust website at