John A. Hanson JP, MEd., MSB, CBiol. (Chair of Governors)
Having worked as a teacher in a number of schools and as an Advisory Teacher for Wakefield authority, I have first-hand experience of the difference positive and challenging learning opportunities can make to young people. Although I retired from full-time teaching in 2004, I still work part-time for Wakefield supporting their graduate teacher training scheme. I passionately believe that access to the right education sets a young person on the correct path for life. With experience of training teachers, I am particularly interested in how Cathedral Academy can attract the very best staff in order to ensure the best possible education for learners. As a committed Christian I also enjoy seeing how the values of the academy are supporting young people in developing the right outlook and attitude for life.
My interest and passion for education is reflected in my Governance roles in a variety of schools. I am also Chair of Governors for St. Thomas’ CE © Junior school, Featherstone and on the governors of Trinity Academy Halifax, and All Saints CE (A) J&I, North Featherstone.