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Our Governing Body


Mrs Geraldine Beaty

Achievement (chair)

Geraldine Beaty has had a successful career in Human Resources, and currently runs her own consultancy after posts including European Human Resources Director for Kraft Foods. Her key skills are in HR Leadership, Talent Management/Employee Development/Performance Management and Management of Large Projects including significant change management.


Mr Mike Allen

Leadership & Safeguarding

Mike Allen has 25 years primary school headship experience. Since retiring in 2004 he has been commissioned as Acting Headteacher in eleven mainstream primary schools ranging from 44 to 340 pupils. He is currently Vice Chair at The Peak Academy, a special school for Social, Emotional and mental health issues with responsibility for Personnel. As a governor at Gloucester Academy he is responsible for Leadership and Safeguarding. He is on the Gloucestershire Acting Headteacher Register and is a member of a local Baptist Church.


Mr Adrian Buckmaster

Operations, Key Stage 3, Pupil Premium

Adrian Buckmaster is a highly experienced Group Chief Executive of both private equity and publicly owned companies, with backgrounds in engineering and finance. He is particularly experienced in business turnarounds, cash flow management and exit strategies.


Rebecca Gleeson

Teaching Staff

Becki Gleeson is also a trained primary school teaching and has experience of where our students have come from. Social mobility has been a key motivation in all her teaching posts. She strongly believes that all children should be entitled to the highest quality education teachers and leaders can provide.


Mrs Tracy Millard

Key Stage 3 Interventions, Key Stage 4 assessment & Maths

Tracy Millard has a son and daughter at Gloucester Academy. A local Labour councillor, she chairs the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and sits on the Children and Families Committee, overseeing the education and mental health of young people and ‘looked after children’. A member of the adoption panel, she is also a governor at Calton Primary School.


Mrs Jayne Robbins

Teaching & SEND

Jayne Robbins has previously worked as a secondary school teacher (in the areas of Food Technology and Science) and, for seven years, as Trade Marketing Manager for Kraft Foods. Qualified in Personal Performance Coaching she has recently begun mentoring youth for ‘Young Gloucestershire’.


Jim Stokes

Non Teaching Staff

Jim Stokes has held various management positions within education in Gloucestershire since 2002. As Head of Hub Operations at The White Horse Federation he is responsible for business operations at Gloucester Academy, including ICT Support, Catering, Premises, Sports & Leisure, Reprographics, Health & Safety, and Events. With PRINCE II and CSBM qualifications, Jim leads on Project Management for the Academy and was the Client Side Relationship Manager for the new build project, as well as leading on the procurement and integration of the ICT solution. Jim also has qualifications and experience in Business Management, Health & Safety and Catering Management, and has previously served as a school Governor in Gloucestershire.


HHJ Jamie Tabor

Behaviour & Attendance

His Honour Judge Jamie Tabor QC is the resident judge at Gloucester Crown Court and recognised for his passion for and work with young people.

Registers of Interests & Attendance

Contact the Governors

Governors are appointed by the Board of Directors and serve four year terms.

If you wish to contact the Governing Body please contact Mrs Faye Cutler, Clerk to Governors preferably by email:, or by telephone: 01452 428800.

Any correspondence intended for the Governing Body should be sent to the following address:

Gloucester Academy Governing Body
Gloucester Academy
Painswick Road

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