Castleford Park Junior Academy

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​​​Our Governors can be contacted using the e mail address indicated:​ governor@pjacademy.net​

Chair of Governors/Parent Governor – Mrs Tracy Sycamore

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 2.11.2020 Term of Office end date: 1.11.2024

As a parent of a child at the school since 2014 – as my eldest left, my youngest started – I’ve seen lots of positive changes at the school already and I’m keen to support and challenge the school and staff to continue improving to become an outstanding school. 

I have extensive experience in financial services and marketing having worked as an analyst and in product development and management. I want to use my knowledge and skills to be an effective member of a strong and dynamic Governor team, working collaboratively to ensure that all the children feel safe and happy at the school and are given the opportunity to get the best education they can. Additionally, I think it is important that the school supports their mental health and wellbeing as well as their academic achievements. 

I live in Castleford with my husband, son, and daughter. We love going to theme parks and I enjoy planning trips away.

Vice Chair of Governors/Community Governor – Mrs Rachel Davies

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 9.5.2019 Term of Office end date: 8.5.2023

I have been a parent governor at Castleford Park Junior Academy since 2012 and am passionate about helping the school move towards being recognised by OFSTED as an outstanding school.

I am a strong believer in community and working together to help each other. I recognise the importance of providing children with a first class education to give them opportunities and the best start in life, whilst ensuring that school is a happy place to be.

I live in Castleford with my husband and two sons who have both attended schools within the Castleford Multi Academy Trust. I work at Castleford Academy and in my spare time I enjoy watching football and rugby league. I also play badminton, love to read and listen to music.​​

Headteacher – Miss Kathryn Law

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 01.09.2015

As Headteacher at Castleford Park Junior Academy, I am passionate about improving the life chances of children in Castleford. I believe that all children deserve the same valuable chance at an exciting and challenging education and endeavour to provide this through my commitment to school and my research into highly effective educational practice. Receiving the best education is paramount to ensuring the children of Castleford achieve their aspirations in the future and I enjoy working with the schools in our Academy Trust to achieve this. I aim to do this through helping staff plan for relevant, engaging and exciting learning opportunities that demonstrate the importance of life long learning and skills for the future to our children and their parents. 

Community Governor – Mr John Hughes

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 07.06.2017  Term of Office end date: 06.06.2021

I have been a governor at Castleford Park Junior Academy since 1990. I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of Governor. I keep myself updated on the role by attending numerous training courses both online and classroom training. I am also a delegate to Wakefield schools forum and a trustee of Castleford Academy Trust. Before I retired I was a union convenor for Unison and my areas were schools and Children’s Services which also gave me experience of other schools and services to schools. My main aim as a governor is to see Castleford Park Junior Academy become an outstanding school and deliver an education for all.

Community Governor – Mr Kevin Patrick​

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 15.10.2019 Term of Office end date: 14.10.2023

I am a Governor at both Glasshoughton Infant Academy and Castleford Park Junior Academy. I enjoy being part of the school family and working in the community. I have been a governor at Glasshoughton Infant Academy since 2009. We are now part of the Castleford Multi Academy Trust and as governors we will continue to build a stronger and vibrant school community for the children of Castleford.

Community Governor – Mr Jordan Haslam

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 28.6.2021 Term of Office end date: 27.6.2025

I have been a parent governor for 2 years at an Outstanding School prior to joining the governing body as Community Governor here at Castleford Park Juniors and I am passionate about helping the school achieve its full potential moving forward.
I have over 25 years of experience of working in the care sector and I’m also a panel member for Adoption and Fostering. I now have my own Children’s Home working with Children and young people with challenging behaviour which is regulated by Ofsted with an Outstanding judgement.
I live in Castleford with my husband and together we have an adoptive son who will be attending this wonderful school.

Community Governor – Mr Ross Huddlestone

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 28.6.2021 Term of Office end date: 27.6.2025

I already work with a 100’s of schools across the UK providing distance learning courses to support ongoing training and support to staff, I am excited that I will be able to bring my experience and knowledge to support Castleford Park Junior Academy in their journey to be recognised as outstanding by OFSTED. I am extremely passionate about providing top quality learning for both children and adults to ensure that everyone gets the very best chances in life. I also support and coach a local football team that my eldest son plays for.

Staff Governor – Mrs Jody Roberts

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 2.12.2020  Term of Office end date: 1.12.2024

As the Deputy Headteacher, SENCO and Pupil Premium Lead at Castleford Park Junior Academy, I am truly passionate about giving every child the best possible education! The children at CPJA only pass through the school once and therefore they deserve the chance to be the best they can be and I stand by the school motto of ‘Being the best we can be together!’. Seeing children grow in confidence and self-belief makes my job the best job in the world – with these skills the children can achieve whatever they want to achieve in life. Special Educational Needs is my key responsibility in school and I endeavour to ensure that every child is given a fair start in life and given the very best opportunities to succeed by learning the best way they can. When children can not learn it is time we changed the way we teach!​

​Staff Governor – Mrs Joanna Lister

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 10.07.2019  Term of Office end date: 09.07.2023

Prior to me working at CPJA I worked within the NHS for 30 years as a Senior Nurse. I have been involved with CPJA since 2007 when my daughter attended this school. I have previously been a volunteer helper and a parent governor at this school. I commenced my post as a Teaching Assistant in 2015 and now have this opportunity to be a staff governor. I hope that my knowledge and experience of our school, will put me in a position to work alongside fellow governors, all our amazing staff and Head teacher to continue to develop all our children to attain their own full potential, and for the school to become outstanding.

Associate Member  – Mrs Anna Walker​

Current Term of Office:

Date of Appointment: 9.7.2020  Term of Office end date: 8.7.2024​

I am Headteacher at Glasshoughton Infant Academy where I began my teaching career in 2005. I am passionate about giving children the best possible start that I can, with a great belief that children only get one chance at school and therefore they deserve the chance to be the best they can be. I am currently Literacy subject leader, a subject a feel passionate about. For children to be able to access all other areas of the curriculum they need to be able to listen, to ask and answer questions, to read and to write. Literacy is the gateway to learning and we have to get it right.​​

Governance -Trustees ​

The Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction of the Academy Trust. They set the vision for the trust, development plans, general policy and the budget. The Trustees monitor performance in education, compliance and finance. They make major decisions about the direction of the Academy Trust, capital expenditure and senior staff appointments.  The Board of Trustees holds each governing body of academies within the Trust to account.

List of Trustees