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

Mr D Kinsey

Head/Ex-officio Governor

I have worked with the Lisle Marsden’s governing body as a 'Teacher Governor 'for almost 18 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 K Watson

Teaching Governor


Mrs K Williams

Non-teaching, SEN and Sports Premium Governor

I have worked at Lisle Marsden Academy for the past 19 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

Foundation 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.

Mrs 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.

Mrs R Varley

Foundation Governor

Mr C Rayner

Parent Governor

Reverend Patricia Barlow

Foundation 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.