The Governing Body


Victoria Primary Academy is part of the Wellspring Academy Trust and is a federated governing body with our sister school Ebor Gardens within Leeds.
A single governing body is responsible for both schools with three key roles:

  • in consultation with the Trust, we decide the vision, ethos and strategic direction of our schools;
  • we hold the Executive Principal and her senior staff to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils;
  • we oversee the financial performance of the schools and make sure that money is well spent.

We formed a new Local Governing Body in October 2020 and have a compliment of governors who come from all walks of life within and beyond the local community in Leeds. These governors bring a wide skillset to the LGB which helps support the school from the quality of education to the business and financial aspects of school management. The details of the current members of the LGB are below.

Our Governors have a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experience which they bring to this important role, and meet at least every half term to look at all aspects of the life and work of the schools.  Many of the Governors are linked with specific aspects of the life of the schools and make regular reports to the governing body.


Our Governors

Mark Wood Ex Officio n/a
Natalie Wathen Ex Officio (Ebor) n/a
Jon Green Ex Officio (Victoria) n/a
Michael Sanderson Trust Appointed 26.06.23 – 26.06.27 Chair

Leadership & Management

Annie Dobbie Staff (Ebor) 14.10.20 – 14.10.24
Muhammad Aamir Majeed Parent 17.10.22 – 17.10.26 Community
Isaac Kwadwo Opoku Parent (Victoria) 14.10.20 – 14.10.24 Safeguarding
Rachel Sharples Trust Appointed 14.10.20 – 14.10.24 Vice Chair

Quality of Education

Bhavna Gupta Trust Appointed 16.01.23 – 16.01.27 Safeguarding


Key Information: 


Key Contacts

Wellspring Academy Trust
Digital Media Centre
County Way
S70 2JW

Interested in Becoming A Governor?

If you are looking for information regarding joining the Governing Body or for Local Governing Body minutes, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body on 01226 720741 or emailing: or