Meet Our Governors

Mr J Woolner

Foundation Governor

I have been privileged to be a Governor of Lisle Marsden for almost 20 years, starting as a parent Governor and staying ever since. I am a professional management consultant and local businessman, and hope I have been able to contribute to the wide range of skills and experience within our governing body. Recently, I have also been appointed a National Leader of Governance, with Lisle Marsden as my “home” school. I couldn’t be more proud of our Academy’s record of sustained success over so many years – not only in terms of academic achievement across all age groups, but even more as a kind and happy school whose focus is unwaveringly on the needs of our children. 

Mr C Daniel

Foundation Governor
Vice Chairman

Father E Martin

Foundation/Ex-officio Governor

Mr D Kinsey

Head/Ex-officio Governor

I have worked with the Lisle Marsden’s governing body as a 'Teacher Governor 'for almost 14 years.  I joined 'Lisle Marsden' as Deputy Head of the newly amalgamated Primary School in September 2000 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a senior leader at the school. During my time here at Lisle Marsden, the school has gone through many significant and exciting changes, including amalgamation, federation with 'St Marys Catholic Primary School' and most recently conversion to Academy status. Since conversion my role has recently changed and I am now 'Head Teacher’. This means I lead the academy on a daily basis and work in close partnership with the Governing Body to ensure that 'Lisle Marsden' continues to strive towards providing ‘outstanding’ provision for all our pupils.

Mr R Lockwood

Foundation Governor

I have been on the governing board for just over 5 years now and, during that time, I have been impressed by the commitment and hard work that the other governors have shown in their desire to do the best for the pupils in the academy. I have two grandchildren at Lisle Marsden and, with my thirty six years of teaching experience, I am hopeful that I too can make a positive impact in the pupils' progress, both academically and socially.

Mrs J Bacon

Foundation Governor

My husband Geoff and I have lived and worked in Grimsby all our lives. My whole career has been involved in education, latterly working at The Grimsby Institute as a Lecturer and finally the Equality and Diversity Manager. I now work with colleges nationally delivering training to academic staff.I am delighted to be involved with Lisle Marsden School as a Foundation Governor, and hope that I can support the positive curriculum activities that underpin the ethos of the school.

Mrs K Williams

Non-teaching, SEN and Sports Premium Governor

I have worked at Lisle Marsden Academy for the past 17 years. I started as a Midday Supervisor and over the years have progressed to become a classroom assistant leading into a HLTA role. I now work across KS2 covering PPA time for the teaching staff. I lead the 'Friends of Lisle Marsden' team who organise events such as discos, the Christmas Fair and many others. Being involved in the governing body enables me to be supportive in decisions which will take the Academy further.

Mrs K Davies

Co-opted Governor

I am married to Jon and live in Grimsby where I was born and raised. We have a little boy called Archie who is growing very fast and just adorable. I went to Lisle Marsden school when I was a child and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I am a Partner at Wilkin Chapman LLP in Grimsby and work in the employment department.  I have worked with Lisle Marsden in a professional capacity as well. Through my knowledge of Lisle Marsden both as a pupil and in my professional role I have always found the school to be a safe and positive environment in which children are able to grow and develop and one in which I would like my little boy to share in. As such, I was eager to get involved with the school. I have been a governor now for around 5 years and I am hopeful that I can add knowledge and expertise to the existing governing body from both a personal and professional prospective.

Mr R Ahmed

Parent Governor

Canon A Dodd

Foundation/Ex-officio Governor

Being a Foundation Governor at Lisle Marsden is a real privilege and it’s wonderful to be able to work alongside the school. I am keen to support our relationship with the Church and wider community. As the Parish Priest of Grimsby Minster we strongly support the Schools Christian values and want to see this flourish in an open and inclusive way. The Bishop’s visitor to Lisle, The Revd Jan Vasey, is part of the Minster clergy team and we are delighted to support the school with visits and performances to the Minster and by clergy led  acts of collective worship. I have two children at school and I chair the standards and curriculum committee.

Miss A Wilson

Teaching Governor

In my time out of school I like to walk, read, go to the cinema and spend time with friends and family. I enjoy spending time with my children – when they’re not too busy of course! We like watching films, baking and meeting up with my nieces. I like camping and going on holiday, and enjoy exploring new places. I try to learn a bit of the language of the country I’m visiting; I can speak French and some Spanish although I would like to be able to speak some more.

I became a governor at Easter in 2016 because I wanted to be able to have more say and more of an understanding in the workings of the academy. I love Lisle Marsden, as a parent and as a teacher, and want to work towards helping us be the best that we can be. I believe we have an excellent school community, one which I feel very proud to be a part of, and one which I am confident will continue to flourish and do the very best for our pupils.



Mr C Rayner

Parent Governor

Mrs C Newton

Clerk to the Governors

Having worked at the academy since 2009 I have been Clerk to the Governing Body since 2011. I have built up a wide range of skills and experience from working in many roles within the administration team and also by completing the Clerks Development Programme in 2015. My role is to provide advice and administrative support to the Governors whilst also being the first point of contact for any queries relating to the Governing Body.