The Elliott Hudson College Local Governing Body includes representation from parents, community, as well as our sponsor governors from The GORSE Academies Trust. Staff and Student Governors will be elected to the Local Governing Body in the Autumn Term. The intention of this Local Governing Body is to ensure the college provides an exceptional education for all its students.

Our Governors

Name Category End of Term of Office Area of responsibility Voting Rights Business Interests Other establishments they govern Any relations within the College 2018/19 Attendance 2019/20 Attendance
Maurice Miller
Community 31/12/2019 n/a Yes None BSA None 4/5 1/2
Claire Pryke Community 31/12/2022 n/a Yes Head of Admissions and UK Recruitment at University of Bradford None None 5/5 0/2
David Holtham Principal N/A PPM Yes None BSA None
John Kavanagh (Vice Chair) Parent 31/12/2020 Health & Safety Yes None None None 4/4 2/2
Kevin Blakelock Parent 31/12/2020 n/a Yes None None None 4/4 2/2
Lucy Pritchard Parent 31/12/2020 n/a Yes None None None 4/4 2/2
Marian Hinds Community 31/12/2022 PPM / CIAG Yes None None None 4/5 2/2
Miriam Olutayo Staff 08/12/2023 Yes TBC None TBC 1/1
Sarah Atkinson Community 31/12/2022 SEND / Safeguarding Yes Head of Services – Children & Families, Leeds Counselling TFA, GORSE SCITT None 4/5 2/2
Sir John Townsley Executive Principal N/A PPM Yes None TGAT, TFA, TMA, MNA, RA, TRGA, HA, BA, GORSE SCITT, BSA None

TGAT Clerk: Christine Stopford

Governors term of office dates are as follows:

TGAT and Staff 31st December 2019
Parent and Community 31st December 2018
Student 1 year appointment

Become a Governor

Being a governor can be very rewarding and a good way of helping your local community, as well as having a positive influence on the quality of young people’s education. The Elliott Hudson College Local Governing Body welcomes people from all walks of life as each person brings their unique experience and talents to the work of running an academy. If you feel that you could play a role in becoming a governor, please contact [email protected] for further information.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted by writing to the following address:

Chair of Governors
Elliott Hudson College
c/o The GORSE Academies Trust
Fountain Street
LS27 0PD

Company Documentation

All company documentation relating to The GORSE Academies Trust can be found on our Trust website at