Academy Governing Body

All academies within the Trust are governed by the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and Members. The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust governance structure establishes clear lines of accountability, overview and scrutiny at three levels: The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Members; the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and its Committees; and the Academy Governing Body (AGB).

The AGB meets formally three times each year (termly) and also meets informally each term through engagement meetings. The Trusts scheme of delegation, AGB terms of reference and articles of association can be accessed by the clicking the links below. These key documents set out the function and role of the AGB.

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust – Governance

AGB Terms of Reference

Please see below documents regarding our current Parent Governor vacancy.

Governor Advert

Governor Flyer

Expression of Interest Form

Please find below details about this academy’s AGB membership, including the names and terms of appointment for each member.

NameGovernor CategoryHow AppointedDate of Appointment  Term of OfficeBusiness Interests DeclaredGovernance Roles in Other Educational InstitutionsAGB Attendance: Academic Year 2019-2020
Jane LoaderHeadteachern/an/an/aNoneNone3/3
Kerry BirchParent GovernorElected by parents19 November 20184 yearsNoneNone3/3
Dave LlewellynParent GovernorElected by parents*
*unopposed
26 March 20211 yearNoneNonen/a
Ryan SharpStaff Governor (Support)Elected by staff18 July 20194 yearsNoneNone3/3
Joanna GledhillCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust16 September 20194 yearsDirector of Head First Coaching & Consulting Ltd. Delivering coaching to L.E.A.D. Academy Trust staff, including Rainbow Forge Academy staff.None1/3
Robin BoneCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust16 September 20194 yearsNoneNone3/3
Nikolas DobbsCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 April 20211 yearNoneNonen/a
Andrew BlenchCo-opted GovernorAppointed by Trust1 April 20211 yearDirector of School Business Partner Limited;
School Resource Management Advisor for the Department of Education;
Director of Shaped Alternative Provision for Education.
Clerk to the Governing Body of Blackburn Primary School and Meadow View Primary Schooln/a
Isobel WellsCo-opted GovernorAppointed by Trust13 April 20211 yearNoneNonen/a
Ruth Beckett-SinghStaff Governor (Teaching)Elected by staff *
*unopposed
3 February 20211 YearNoneNoneN/A
Freya ThosebyStaff Governor (Teaching)Elected by Staff6 December 2018Resigned 4 January 2021NoneNone3/3
Gary CliffordParent GovernorElected by parents1 April 2017Resigned 23 November 2020N/AN/A1/3
Carol HarrisCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust11 October 2019Resigned 19 October 2020N/AN/A1/3

For any further information please contact the school office.