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Governing Body

The Governors of WGSF are Trustees not only of the land, buildings and monies of the Foundation, but also of a 400 year tradition of education in Wakefield.

The Governors are a group of committed, hardworking people who support the schools not only through their attendance at meetings, but through their presence at Speech Days and at social, cultural and sporting events

There is a maximum of 19 Governors on the WGSF Governing Body. The Nominated Governors are appointed by outside bodies (such as a university) while the Co-opted Governors are elected by Board members. Governors are elected for a Four Year Term of Office.


Mr Malcolm Golightly MIMS FCIDP

Deputy Spokesman

Mr Simon Chamberlain MSc BA (Hons) ACIArb

Bursar and Clerk to the Governors

Mr Laurence Perry BA (Hons) ACMA

PA to the Bursar and Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Miranda Tennant

Co-opted Governors

Mrs Caroline Gorton
ACA, BA (Hons)

Mr Jonathan Jeffries

Prof. David Jenkins
BSc, DPhil (York)

Mrs Helen Massey
BSc (Hons), MRICS Cert Mgmt

Dr Mahendra Patel
PhD, FRPharmS, FHEA, Fellow of NICE

Mrs Penelope Plumpton
​BA (Hons) PGCE

​Dr Mr Martin Shevill
B.Ed MSc

Ms Alison Tetley
BA (Hons), FCA

Mrs Diane Watson
BA (Hons), Dip PFS

​Mr Tim Welton
BA (Hons), PG, Dip

Nominated by the Chapter of Wakefield Cathedral

Reverend Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders