Leeds West Academy


Claudia Gorrard-Smith Bio

Teaching Staff - Elected

Term of Office: 01/10/2017 – 01/10/2020

Own Interests: Employee of White Rose Academies Trust at Leeds West Academy

Interests of Family Members: None

Claudia joined Leeds West Academy in January 2017 as a Teacher of Art. Originally from Essex, Claudia studied Art and Design at the University of Leeds and received a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from UCL, Institute Of Education. As a recently qualified teacher Claudia is eager to make a difference to student life at Leeds West Academy both in and out of the classroom. She sees her role as staff governor as an opportunity to learn about wider school issues whilst providing another perspective on life at Leeds West Academy.   

Since moving to Leeds with her husband, Claudia has been keen to become an active member of her local community. Having been involved in Girl Guiding UK her whole life; Claudia currently volunteers as leader at the 37th Leeds Guides, based in Headingley. Both her personal and professional pursuits demonstrate Claudia’s desire to ensure young people have access to the same opportunities that she had growing up.