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.
Please find below details about this academy’s AGB membership, including the names and terms of appointment for each member.
|Name||Governor Category||How Appointed||Date Appointed||Term of Office||Business Interests Declared||Governance roles in other Educational Institutions||AGB Attendance: Academic Year 2022-2023|
|Melany Pemberton||Executive Headteacher||N/A||N/A||N/A||Member 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||3/3|
|Hannah Crotty (Formerly Tomlinson)||Head of School||N/A||N/A||N/A||None||None||3/3|
|Natalie Mitchell||Staff Governor (Teaching)||Elected by staff||1 January 2022||4 years||None||None||3/3|
|Claire O’Donovan||Staff Governor (Support)||Elected by Staff||4 October 2021||4 Years||None||None||2/3|
|Tim Hill||Parent Governor||Elected by parents||30 June 2020||4 Years||Department for Education IT contractor||None||3/3|
|Melanie Faith||Community Governor||Appointed by trust||1 January 2016|
Re-appointed 1 January 2020
|First term: 4 years|
Second term: 4 years
|Michael Brunner||Co-Opted Governor|
(formerly Community Governor)
|Appointed by trust||Re-appointed following two 4 year terms, 1 November 2022 |
Re-appointed 1 November 2023
|1 Year||L.E.A.D. Services Board Trustee||Governor at L.E.A.D. Jubilee Academy|
L.E.A.D. Services Board
|Marcia Puckey||Community Governor||Appointed by trust||1 October 2014|
Re-appointed 1 October 2018 and again 1 October 2022
|Resigned 28 Nov 2023||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Shida Sattar||Co-Opted Governor |
(formerly Support Staff Governor)
|Appointed by trust||Re-appointed 1 September 2022||Resigned 27 June 2023||Edna G Olds Academy Employee||None||n/a|
|Khyati Jain||Parent Governor||Elected by parents (elected unopposed)||20 February 2023||1 Year||tbc||tbc||2/2|
|Lara Odukoya||Parent Governor||Elected by parents (elected unopposed)||20 February 2023||1 Year||tbc||tbc||2/2|
Chair of AGB: Michael Brunner
Safeguarding Link Governor: Michael Brunner
For any further information please contact the school office.