James Annetts

Dates of Office: from 17.02.2016 to 17.02.2020

Responsibilities & group membership

  • Vice Chair of the Behaviour and Safety strategy group
  • Member of the Leadership strategy group
  • Designated Child Protection Governor
  • Full Board
  • Vice Chair of Behaviour & Safeguarding Group
  • Leadership Strategy Group
James Annetts | The Dearne ALC

Why I became a Governor at The Dearne ALC: 

The Dearne ALC is a school full of energy, excitement and positivity which lives and breathes its values of aspiration, ambition and achievement. Having helped support the school in previous years I decided to become a governor to help support and challenge the school as it continues to move forward. Goldthorpe and the Dearne Valley are supportive communities with exceptional young people who need an outstanding secondary school to support and encourage them to achieve their very best. The Dearne ALC is unrecognisable from where it was five years ago and that is down to the hard work of the community, its students and the hard work of talented staff and leaders.

The skills and experience I bring are:

10 years working in education and my current job involves me working with 30 schools across primary and secondary as part of an Academy Trust.

My hopes for The Dearne ALC are:

To simply be the school of choice for the Dearne Valley, where all students no matter what their starting point achieve their very best and for everyone to work together to make sure that Ofsted over time recognise the Dearne as an outstanding school.

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Also a Governor at

Hunslet Carr Primary School in Leeds

Business and financial interests

Employed by Academies Enterprise Trust




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    “Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016

    Ofsted 2016

    “The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”


    68% of students make expected progress or better

    More able

    “They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016


    of more able students achieved an A or A*

    Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths

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