Waterton Academy Trust

Where success is a shared experience

Trust Members

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    Paul Beaman

    Paul comes from a business background and has experience in both the commercial and operational side of business; he is currently a Regional Director for Keyline (part of the Travis Perkins Group). Living locally in Walton, Paul became involved in Walton Primary five years ago as a parent governor and subsequently became Vice-Chair and Chair of Governors for the school. During this time he has helped to convert the school to an academy and was part of the team who created Waterton Academy Trust.
    Now, as Chair of Directors for the MAT, Paul is able to utilise his experience in business, alongside his passion for ensuring that children benefit from an enjoyable and strong education.
    As well as spending time with his wife and two children, Paul enjoys most sports but especially football and golf.

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    Dave Westwell

    Dave brings a wealth of educational experience to the trust having previously worked as a long serving deputy headteacher at a large Leeds secondary school until retirement in 2003. Dave is currently a Presenting Officer for the Leeds LA Admissions Team representing schools in Leeds in the appeals process. Governance is a strength of Dave's and he is currently Chair of Governors at a large secondary academy in Leeds and also a Chair of Trustees in the newly formed MAT the secondary school is a partner in.

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    Andrea Kelcher

    I have a wealth of experience in governance as I was a governor at Walton school for about 15 years, starting as a parent governor when my sons were there and then staying as a community governor. I was part of the governing body during the building of the new school and amalagamation of the junior and infant schools. I was then Chair of governors for 2 years and was part of the team which formed the Waterton multiacademy Trust. When I left this role, I continued my involvement by becoming a member of the Academy.
    I am interested in health care, being a Registered Nurse, and have worked in many areas of nursing, including being a ward sister in London and Doncaster. I completed a degree and masters degree as a mature student and then worked as a University lecturer for 25 years, teaching nurses and other health professionals. Since 'retiring' in 2016, I have worked part-time at Barnsley hospital, supporting students and newly qualified staff in practice.