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 2021-2022
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 Academy3/3
Hannah Crotty (Formerly Tomlinson)Deputy Headteacher (Non-Voting Member)N/AN/AN/ANoneNone2/3
Natalie MitchellStaff Governor (Teaching)Elected by staff1 January 20221 yearNoneNonen/a
James WoodStaff Governor (Teaching)Elected by Staff1 October 2017
Re-elected 30 September 2021
Resigned 31 December 2021Trustee 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 yearsNoneNone3/3
Tim HillParent GovernorElected by parents30 June 20204 YearsNoneNone2/3
Nimisha PatelParent GovernorElected by parents30 June 2020Resigned 12 December 2021NoneNone2/3
Melanie FaithCommunity GovernorAppointed by trust1 January 2016
Re-appointed 1 January 2020
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Michael BrunnerCo-Opted Governor
(formerly Community Governor)
Appointed by trust1 November 20211 YearL.E.A.D. Services Board TrusteeGovernor at L.E.A.D. Jubilee Academy3/3
Marcia PuckeyCommunity GovernorAppointed by trust1 October 2014
Re-appointed 1 October 2018
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Shida SattarCo-Opted Governor
(formerly Support
Appointed by trust1 September 20211 yearEdna G Olds Academy EmployeeNone0/3

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