Governing Body Membership Details

The Forest School Fund is governed by a set of rules adopted 17th October 1994 and amended 17th June 2015 and is a registered charity No.1044157. Its address is The Forest School, Park Lane, Knaresborough HG5 ODQ. All Governors complete a four year term of office, except ex-officio members who remain on the Governing Body for the duration of their post. The members of the Governing Body are:

Name Designation Appointed Appointed by Term of Office
Michelle Farr Headteacher

Ex Officio Governor

24 July 2017

Reappointed 1 April 2020

Timothy John Mottram Trust Appointed Governor 7 September 2017

Reappointed 1 April 2020

Trust 4 years
Amanda Going Parent Governor 16 July 2018

Reappointed 1 April 2020

Trust 4 years
Monica Mary Uden


Trust Appointed Governor 12 November 2018

Reappointed 1 April 2020

Trust 4 years
Simon McInerny Parent Governor 12 November 2018

Reappointed 1 April 2020

Trust 4 years
Ilona Hall Staff Governor Reappointed 1 April 2020 Trust 4 years
Erin Ireland Trust Appointed Governor 3 February 2021 Trust 4 years
Jane O’Gara Trust Appointed Governor 15 October 2020 Trust 4 years
Vacancy Parent Governor
Dave Whitaker Ex Officio Appointed 1 April 2020 Trust
Suzy Ham 13 May 2015

Reappointed 1 April 2020

Trust Stepped Down               5 June 2020

Total number of Governors on Local Governing Board = 13 (4 Parent, 6 Co-opted, 1 LA, 1 Staff, Head)

We are currently recruiting for the role of Parent Governor. If you wish to apply, please express your interest by email to

The Forest School

Park Lane



Telephone: 01423 864583


The Forest School joined Wellspring Academy Trust on 1st April 2020. Wellspring Academy Trust’s Board of Directors are responsible to the Secretary of State for the effectiveness of all the Academies under its umbrella. In Order to ensure effectiveness at Academy Level, the Board delegates key responsibilities to the Academy Local Governing Body.

Details of the Governance arrangements within Wellspring Academy Trust and the scheme of delegation can be found at

Wellspring Academy Trust’s Annual Accounts and Schemes of Delegation/Terms of Reference can be located here:

Copies of all minutes from Governing Body meetings are available on request from the Clerk to the Governors by ringing the school.

Please see below for the attendance of the governing body at meetings:

September 2020 – August 2021

April 2019 – August 2020

Declarations of Interest:

If you wish to contact the Governors, please telephone the school or send an email to or by post to Wellspring Academy Trust, Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley S70 2JW