Mercer's Wood Academy Governing Body

Mr Kieran Ola


Mrs C Kirk

Link Trustee to LGBs

Responsible for oversight of Local Governing Bodies

Chris Allbones

Chair & Community Governor

Responsible for SEND, Finance, Curriculum / Standard & Outcomes

I am Chris Allbones and a community governor for Mercers Wood since 2022. I attended Mercers Wood as my primary school and I can definitely say it helped shape the person I became and it continues to help countless children build a strong educational foundation in such a welcoming and supportive environment. As such when I was asked to consider becoming a governor at the school it was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss.

Being a local business person I have always enjoyed giving back to the local community and the opportunity to be a governor at my old primary school was a role I was excited to be involved with and looking forward to helping support the amazing work done at the school and its impact on the local community.

Claire Hobday

Community Governor

Responsible for Safeguarding

Kelly Regan

Parent Governor

Responsible for Behaviour & Attendance

Claire Law

Staff Governor

My name is Claire Law and I am the staff governor at Mercer’s Wood Academy. I have been a member of the Local Governing Body since May 2022 and have been given the responsibility of pupil and sport premium. I am very honoured to be a governor as the children deserve the best and I will do my utmost to make sure the children are given lots of opportunities.

I have proudly worked at Mercer’s Wood for nearly 15 years. I originally started as a volunteer and then did my teaching assistant courses all the way up to level 3. In September 2019, I enrolled to do my Higher Level Teaching Assistant and completed this in January 2020. I have worked in both key stage 1 and key stage 2 during my time at the school.

Along with all the other staff in school, I want to strive to ensure the best for our children. I want to make sure that all our children reach their full potential and that they feel safe and happy during their time with us. It is important that as a school, our values are at the heart of everything that we do.

Mrs J Gledhill


Telephone: 077887 33941


Parent Governor

Responsible for SEND / Finance