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Governors Who’s Who

Pen Portraits of our Governors

Anna Ladd – Chair of Governors



Anna Ladd is a Health Service Manager with 15 years of NHS experience. She currently works with NHS England across Yorkshire and the Humber. Anna is a first time governor, having joined the governing body as a co-opted member in 2017, with a special interest in Child Welfare.


Anna has lived in Leeds since coming to university in the city 18 years ago. She has one child currently attending Allerton C of E Primary School.


Anna is Chair of the Welfare Sub Committee.


Mrs Anne Button - Vice Chair of Governors



Anne has three children who attend Allerton CE Primary School. She works part-time for a Christian charity based in Leeds where she is an Executive Assistant Pastor – an executive operational role, with numerous pastoral elements to it. Within this role she has day to day responsibility for all of the governance, including financial management and budget setting, health & safety, risk management, HR, safeguarding, building management and is the company secretary to board of trustees. She is passionate about seeing children thrive and overcome any obstacles they may encounter and believe that ACE does just that.


Anne is a member of the Resources, Finance and Staffing Sub Committee


Mr Rob Dyal 



Rob Dyal is a Human Resources Manager with over 20 years experience in the private sector. Rob  joined the Governing Body as a co-opted member in 2016. Rob has lived in Leeds for 17 years. His children recently  attended Allerton C of E Primary School.


Rob is a member of the Resources, Finance and Staffing Sub Committee.


Jennifer Everingham


Jenny Everingham has over 15 years of experience working as a History and Politics teacher in secondary schools in the local area. She has held management positions as well as being involved in the pastoral side of student care. She has 2 young children who attend a nearby primary school. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor pursuits and is actively involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. She loves to see young people thrive in supportive environments and achieve their goals. 

Jenny is the SEND link governor and a member of the Welfare Sub Committee. 

Mr Alex Holt



Alex Holt is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has 2 children. His oldest child graduated from ACE and his youngest is in year 6. Alex Chairs the Resource, Finance and Staffing Sub Committee and uses his knowledge to ensure that our premises are safe and high quality spaces in which our children can learn. Alex said ‘it has been a joy to be involved in the various building projects we have undertaken over that past 5 years. We at ACE have actively invested in the school buildings, developing a cafe and art studio, a dedicated out-of-school space and a brand new library space. The project last year led by LCC to create space for a third form of entry added further amazing spaces.


Mr Michael Spink



Mr Spink has been at Allerton CE Primary since 2009, taking on several roles during that tenure. Currently Michael is one of our Deputy Heads and leads the Pastoral Team in their work ensuring all pupils can flourish.


Mr Spink has two primary-aged children of his own.


He loves the outdoors and can often be seen running over the moors, walking up hills, swimming in lakes or working on his allotment. A more recent endeavour, which he has taken up with his children, is Taekwondo and he seems to be excelling at that!


Mr Spink is a member of the Teaching and Learning and Welfare Sub Committees.


Dr. Najeeb Rahman


Dr Rahman is a parent to two ex pupils and one current pupil.


He is the Governor strategic lead on the Vision.


Dr Rahman is a member of the Teaching and Learning Sub Committee.


Mr. John Sherbourne - term has now ended (Sep 2022) but we wanted to thank John for his dedication, passion for ACE and commitment.



John Sherbourne is a former staff photographer with The Daily Mail. Now in retirement, John is Chair of Trustees at The Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store, and an active member of Moortown Baptist Church. John and his wife Gwynneth have two grown up children, three grandchildren and have lived locally for over forty years. John has been a volunteer reader with Year 6 for a number of years, playing a key role in links with the Governors and UKS2. John was a member of the Welfare Sub Committee and was the Complaints Governor.


Mrs Helen Stott – Headteacher



Helen has been the Headteacher of Allerton CE Primary from the start – when it was first opened in September 2007. Helen came to University in Leeds, studying English and Inter-Arts at Bretton Hall. She is in good company, with many famous actors being part of the Bretton Hall Alumni.


Helen has taught in a number of schools in Leeds and in Durham. She loves the ambition that Leeds has to be a Child Friendly City and is passionate to play a part in that.


Helen is committed to Allerton CE Primary and has overseen the growth of the school from 207 pupils to 3FE now.

Helen loves travelling, photography, yoga, singing, music, cinema and laughing and having a fantastic grown-up son.


Mrs Ann Weir



Ann Weir is a retired High School teacher. She taught Child Development, Textiles and was Head of Deptartment for PSHE for 15 years. She has worked with 0-18 year olds at St.George’s Church, Leeds, latterly as Children’s and Families’ Pastor. Since retirement, Ann continues to support, through mentoring and supervision, several adults mainly working within a church/Christian context across the city.


Ann has lived in Alwoodley for almost 50 years and is the mother of four and grandma to nine.


Ann is now an associate member and member of the Welfare Sub Committee.


Mr Pete Sammons



Pete Sammons has over 10 years’ experience working as a Teacher in a comprehensive secondary school in Leeds, where he overseas Key Stage 4 as well as teaching Business and Media Studies. He has two children at Allerton C of E and is passionate about seeing all children thrive in school, both academically and emotionally. He is an active member of St Barnabas Church and knows the important role that the local churches play in the running of school. Pete is Chair of the Teaching and Learning Sub Committee.


Rev. Sharon Kaye


Rev. Sharon Kaye is a new Governor.


Sharon is a member of the Teaching & Learning Sub Committee.