Governor Info

Welcome from the Chair of the Education Advisory Body

Choosing the right secondary school or sixth form for your child is one of the biggest decisions that many parents face in terms of their child’s education, happiness and future success.  Speaking as both a Parent and Chair of the Education Advisory Body of the Academy, I know that it’s important that you find a school that delivers great teaching, that looks after the welfare and wellbeing of its students and that looks to involve parents in the journey right from the early days.

Our Academy lies at the heart of the Garforth community and draws pupils from a wide area of East Leeds and North Yorkshire.  Our aim is to provide our young people with the best possible education that prepares them effectively for either higher education, further training or employment.

The Academy approach is based on five key principles:

  • We look to build strong relationships with parents and carers so that we can set and reach consistently high expectations and aspirations for every one of our students
  • We treat all of our students as individuals; looking to understand their abilities and needs and providing them with consistent and positive support, guidance and opportunities.
  • We set the highest achievable educational standards for each student; helping our young people to aim high and to achieve their best
  • We provide the best possible learning opportunities; offering a broad, well balanced mix of traditional and vocational courses that mean our students are well prepared for life after school
  • We believe strongly in providing a safe and secure environment within which young people can flourish and enjoy learning.  A key element in this is our focus and expectations around positive and effective discipline and behaviour.

We are immensely proud of our school, the quality of our staff and the achievement and progress of our pupils.  Our reputation for excellence was reflected in our OFSTED inspection in December 2013 which confirmed us as an “Outstanding” school and we believe that we have continued to build on our reputation and success since that inspection.  Our young people though are our best ambassadors; displaying their enthusiasm for learning, their confidence in their own abilities and their care for each other. 

Steve Beer

Chair of the Education Advisory Body



Education Advisory Body Details 2017–18


Chair of the Education Advisory Body
c/o Garforth Academy
Lidgett Lane
Leeds  LS25 1LJ


Clerk to the EAB


Allison Preval


Staff EAB Member

Term of Office

Mr J Sparling


Parent   Representatives


Mrs J Francis


Mrs S Ahmed


Delta Nominated EAB   Members


Ms R Cockcroft


Mrs K Smith


Mr I Fox


Dr S Beer






Mr AD Woodhouse


Associate Members


Mrs A Young



Full EAB meetings

20th November 2017

5th March 2018

18th June 2018