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 Term of Office Expires
Timothy Mottram CHAIR Trust Appointed Governor 01 April 2024
Shona Crichton Principal / Ex Officio Governor
Dave Whitaker Ex Officio Governor
Amanda Going Parent Governor 01 April 2024
Ilona Hall Staff Governor 01 April 2024
Jane O'Gara Trust Appointed Governor 15 October 2024
Erin Ireland Trust Appointed Governor 03 February 2025
Helen McMillan Trust Appointed Governor 30 June 2025
Victoria Laslett Parent Governor 04 May 2026
Kate Storr Clerk to Governors
Monica Uden VICE CHAIR Trust Appointed Governor Stepped down 23 November 2022
Lisa Frankland Interim Co-Headteacher / Trust Appointed Governor Stepped down 01 December 2022
Paul James Interim Co-Headteacher / Trust Appointed Governor Stepped down 01 December 2022


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: