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

NameGovernor CategoryHow AppointedDate AppointedTerm of OfficeBusiness Interests DeclaredGovernance roles in other Educational InstitutionsAGB Attendance: Academic Year 2019-2020
Melany PembertonHeadteacherN/AN/AN/AMember of International Coaching Federation.
Member of Barefoot Coaching.
Member of Association of American Dancing.
Deliver MRA Coaching Programme within L.E.A.D. Academy Trust.
Jigsaw 24 CEO, Roger Whittle, is a family friend, however I receive no financial gains or interests connected with education or IT facility.

Executive Headteacher at Birley Spa Academy.
Hannah Crotty (Formerly Tomlinson)Deputy Headteacher (Non-Voting Member)N/AN/AN/ANoneNone2/3
James WoodStaff Governor (Teaching)Elected by Staff1 October 2017
Re-elected 30 September 2021
First term: 4 Years
Second term: 4 Years
Trustee of Better Futures Through SportNone3/3
Claire O’DonovanStaff Governor (Support)Elected by Staff4 October 20211 YearNoneNonen/a
Simon GaetcherParent GovernorElected by parents25 June 20185 yearsNone None 3/3
Tim Hill Parent Governor Elected by parents 30 June 2020 4 Years None None 2/3
Nimisha Patel Parent Governor Elected by parents 30 June 2020 4 Years None None 2/3
Melanie FaithCommunity GovernorAppointed by trust1 January 2016
Re-appointed 1 January 2020
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
None None 1/3
Michael BrunnerCo-Opted Governor
(formerly Community Governor)
Appointed by trust 1 November 20211 Year L.E.A.D. Services Board Trustee Governor at L.E.A.D. Jubilee Academy 3/3
Marcia Puckey Community Governor Appointed by trust 1 October 2014
Re-appointed 1 October 2018
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
None None 3/3
Shida SattarCo-Opted Governor
(formerly Support
Appointed by trust 1 September 20211 year None None 0/3

For any further information please contact the school office.