Leeds City Academy




To be an exceptional and responsive academy sponsor providing life changing education, skills and experiences for individuals in our academies and in their communities.


  • We believe that education can transform lives
  • We respect the individual, relishing the contribution that diversity brings
  • We strive to be the best we can be, actively and with pride
  • We look after our environment to keep it safe, healthy and inclusive
  • We lead by example and work as a team 
  • We take responsibility for our own actions and are active in finding solutions to any problems
  • We respond flexibly to the needs of our students and take advantage of opportunities in the City of Leeds and the wider world

Leeds City Academy LAB Members

Paul Morrissey - Chair / Board Nominee

01/03/2018 – 28/02/2021

Paul is currently working as a leadership consultant and on a part-time PhD in History at the University of Huddersfield.

Jackie Rose- Principal / Ex-officio


Jackie is Principal of Leeds City Academy.

Erica Hiorns - Vice Chair/ Board Nominee

19/05/2015 – 19/05/2018

Erica is currently a school improvement advisor for Leeds City Council. Erica previously worked as a Head of Post 16 and Head of Modern Foreign Languages.

Tracy Foy - Associate

Tracy is Senior Vice Principal at Leeds City Academy. 

Ann Nicholl - Board Nominee

01/09/2017 – 01/09/2020

Ann is a Lay Minister for the Parish of Leeds City and formerly Head of Agnes Stewart Church of England High School

Sophie Greenwood - Board Nominee

01/03/2016 – 01/03/2019

Sophie is the Programme Manager for The Ahead Partnership.

David Pedro - Teaching Staff - Elected

06/12/2016 – 06/12/2019

David is a Teacher of History at Leeds City Academy.

Helen Ward- Support Staff - Elected

09/02/2016 – 09/02/2019

Helen is the Student Receptionist and Employability Co-Ordinator at Leeds City Academy.

Idowu Ogunade - Parent Member - Elected

07/11/2017 – 07/11/2020

Idowu is an elected Parent Member of the Local Accountability Board for Leeds City Academy and is the Director of a Recruitment Company.

Jasmine Gani - Parent Member - Elected

06/12/2016- 06/12/2019

Jasmine is an elected Parent Member of the Local accountability Board for Leeds City Academy.

Sally Dexter- College Nominee

01/11/2017 – 01/11/2020

 Sally is the 14-19 Partnership Manager at Leeds City College

Steven Hope- College Nominee
19/04/2017- 19/04/2020

Steven is the Technology Enhanced Learning Manager at Leeds City College.

 LAB Attendance Register

NAME 03/10/2017 28/11/2017 06/02/2018 17/04/18 05/06/2018 10/07/2018
Mr Ken Hall X X  X      
Ms Erica Hiorns X X  X      
Ms Ann Nicholl X X  X      
Ms Sophie Greenwood X X  X      
Ms Jasmin Gani N X N/A       
Ms Helen Ward X X  X      
Mr David Pedro X X  X      
Mr Steven Hope X X N/A       
Ms Jackie Rose X X  X      
Ms Tracy Foy X X  X      
Mr Mike Gidley X X  X      
Mr Andrew Whitaker X X  X      
Ms Emma Sullivan N X  N/A      
Mr Idowu Ogunade N/a X X    


View 2016-17 register

White Rose Academies Trust of Board Directors 


 Click here to view the full details of the WRAT board of Directors.

Register of Interests 2018-19



Click here to download Leeds City Academy's LAB Register of Interests 2018-19.