Leeds East Academy


We believe that education can transform lives

  • LEA will create an environment where students look forward to coming to school
  • LEA will encourage students see learning as enjoyable in its own right and a lifelong process and not just something that ends when leaving full-time education.
  • LEA also recognises that a good education is also a means to a better job to generate income to support a family and provides a means for accessing other opportunities and experiences in life.
  • LEA will strive to provide role models, facilitate friendship and encourage self-discipline to help students to be good citizens in the Academy and in wider society etc. 
  • Diversity provides new perspectives to student’s lives, LEA will introduce students to ways of thinking that they may not have experienced previously.
  • LEA will encourage students to be good citizens that are not only tolerant of others but embrace what others have to offer.

We respect the individual, relishing the contribution that diversity brings

  • The curriculum offered within the Academy will address the diverse educational needs and interests of the students.
  • Where possible, teachers will use examples from a range of contexts and cultures to illustrate the value of diversity.
  • Where necessary to facilitate learning of all students, LEA, however need to be some boundaries on diversity e.g. in terms of uniform, rules, behaviour etc to permit the Academy to function in the interests of all.

We strive to be the best we can be, actively and with pride

  • LEA values academic excellence, but also values other ways that students and staff can display and extend their talents. This may be on the sports field, or in concerts or just being good friends and students, considerate for the needs of others. 

We look after our environment to keep it safe, healthy and inclusive

  • The environment is both physical and social, within the academy, Seacroft, Leeds and on a global scale. 
  • LEA will provide a safe environment within the school for students to learn.
  • LEA will work with others to provide a safe environment for students on the way to school and on the way home.
  • The school canteen will provide a range of healthy options.
  • Students will be encouraged to make healthy choices in the food they eat at school, including the food that they bring with them to school.
  • As part of the curriculum, students will be provided with information about their health. 

 Leeds East Academy - Local Accountability Board

Prof. Darren Shickle




Chris Stokes





Andrea Cowans

College Nominee

Sarah Moss
Teaching Staff


Sally Dexter

College Nominee

Ian Billyard
Board Nominee 

Ros Hamer

Board Nominee 

Helen Buckroyd


Attendance Register

Name 28/09/16 13/10/16 08/12/16 09/02/17 27/04/17 22/06/17 20/07/17
Darren Shickle X X X  X X X X
Andrea Cowans X X N  X X N N
Ian Billyard X N X  X N N X
Shiv Sibal N N N        
Rosaleen Hamer X X X  X N X N
Rebecca Russell X X X  X X X N
Jason Charles X X X  X X X N
Sarah Moss X X N  X X N N
Sally Dexter         X X X
Helen Buckroyd X X X  X X X X
Caroline Davis X X          
Chris Stokes X X X   X X X
Mike Gidley N N X   N X N
Andrew Whitaker X X X  X N N X
Kenwyn Paddy X X          
Kash Rafiq     X   X X X



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The White Rose Academies Trust - Board of Directors

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Name & Surname Background

Anthony Blackwell

Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Colin Booth OBE

Chief Executive and Principal, Leeds City College

Cllr. Caroline Gruen

Councillor for Bramley and Stanningley Ward, Leeds City Council. Former Director of Education, Calderdale Council and the Head of Learning, Kirklees Council.

Erica Hiorns (Vice Chair)

School Improvements Adviser, Leeds City Council.

Jane Pither

Deputy Principal Corporate Services and Resource Management, Leeds City College.

Prof. Darren Shickle

Professor of Public Health, University of Leeds, Formerly Chair of the Standards and Curriculum Committees at both Leeds East and Leeds West Academies.

Christine Smith (Chair)

A commercial general manager with extensive cross functional experience, combining financial and commercial skills. Formerly a Category Director at Morrisons, now with Intertek Testing Ltd. A current governor of Leeds City College.

Claire Rix

Biography coming soon.

Andrew Witchell

Biography coming soon.


In accordance with the company’s Articles of Association, the Directors may appoint up to 3 co-opted Directors 

CEO (ex-offcio)

In accordance with the company's Articles of Association, the CEO (if any) shall be a Director for as long s/he remains in office as such.