Apprentice Achievements

Welcome to our governance pages. On these pages you will find information about Springfield Training's board. The board is the governing body of our organisation, and is made up of people from a range of backgrounds, reflecting the needs of our business and customers.

The Board is responsible for the overall strategy of Springfield Training and monitoring the impact of our education and training delivery


Key responsibilities are:

  • The determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the organisation and the oversight of it's activities

  • Approving business strategy

  • Overseeing the Quality of all processes

  • Ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources, our solvency and the and safeguarding our assets;


In addition to the main Board there are three areas of additional operational work being undertaken. These are:

  • Finance

  • Safeguarding

  • Curriculum & Quality


Our Board Members are:

  • Brian Snape (Chair) - Finance & Funding

  • Sharon Stainsby Thompson - Teaching, Learning & Assessment & Safeguarding

  • Rachel Stuart - (Staff) MIS & Administration Manager

  • Leanne Simms – (Staff) Business Relationship & Marketing Manager

  • Katie Hackett - (Staff) Quality & Curriculum Lead

  • Noel Johnson - (Staff) Chief Executive Officer

  • Stacey Calvert - (Staff) Chief Operations Officer

  • Alissa Hall - (Staff) Quality Assurance Administrator

As a young ambitious education and training provider, Springfield Training's boards ambition is to be the provider of choice for employers and apprentices across the Yorkshire and Humber regions.

Over the past few years we have seen a significant increase in the interest of our education and training for the business sector from foundation level through to Advanced level and on to Higher Education, made possible through the changes introduced through the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education.

It was agreed by the board that we would adopt the following overarching themes of governance


Theme 1: Strategy and Leadership

Formulate and agree the vision and strategy including defining the ethos and policies of the provider.

Theme 2: Corporate Structures and Roles

Provide clarity between the governance board, chief executive and management team.

Theme 3: Financial Strategy and Audit

Adopt a financial strategy and funding plans which are compatible with the duty to ensure sustainability and solvency of the provider.

Theme 4: Teaching and Learning and Outcome for Learners

Ensure exceptional teaching, training and learning by adopting effective underpinning policies and systems including the monitoring of performance data which also encourage and facilitate the leaner and employer voice.

Theme 5: Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding

Meet and aim to exceed its statutory responsibilities for equality and diversity and for ensuring that all learners are safe.

Theme 6: Transparency and Accountability

Demonstrate assurance that public funds are well spent, the board will be transparent and openly accountable.

Theme 7: Effective Governance

Demonstrate effective governance arrangements, regularly reviewing governance performance and effectiveness.

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