Paul Stoddard- Chair of Local Academy Committee
c/o Underwood Academy, Newcastle Street, Crewe, CW1 3LF
Paul Stoddard - Chair
Co-opted (Parent) Governor
I am a Parent Governor at Underwood West Academy and have been for the last two years and have recently become a Trustee of the Aspire Multi-Academy Trust, to which the school belongs to. I'm excited to be involved with both the Academy and the Trust as a Governor and relish the opportunity to work alongside the staff and the pupils and be involved with a school that provides such a caring and nurturing environment.
As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:
- target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
- develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation
- prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
- address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks
However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable.