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

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 2022-2023
Melany PembertonExecutive HeadteacherN/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)Head of SchoolN/AN/AN/ANoneNone3/3
Natalie MitchellStaff Governor (Teaching)Elected by staff1 January 20224 yearsNoneNone 3/3
Claire O’DonovanStaff Governor (Support)Elected by Staff4 October 20214 YearsNoneNone2/3
Tim HillParent GovernorElected by parents30 June 20204 YearsDepartment for Education IT contractorNone 3/3
Melanie FaithCommunity GovernorAppointed by trust1 January 2016
Re-appointed 1 January 2020
Re-appointed 1 January 2024
First, second and third terms: 4 yearsNoneNone 2/3
Michael BrunnerCo-Opted Governor
(formerly Community Governor)
Appointed by trustRe-appointed following two 4 year terms, 1 November 2022
Re-appointed 1 November 2023
1 YearL.E.A.D. Services Board TrusteeGovernor at L.E.A.D. Jubilee Academy
L.E.A.D. Services Board
3/3
Marcia PuckeyCommunity GovernorAppointed by trust1 October 2014
Re-appointed 1 October 2018 and again 1 October 2022
Resigned 28 Nov 2023N/A N/A N/A
Shida SattarCo-Opted Governor
(formerly Support Staff Governor)
Appointed by trustRe-appointed 1 September 2022Resigned 27 June 2023Edna G Olds Academy EmployeeNonen/a
Khyati JainParent Governor Elected by parents (elected unopposed) 20 February 2023Resigned 4 March 2024tbctbc2/2
Lara OdukoyaParent Governor Elected by parents (elected unopposed) 20 February 2023 4 Years tbc tbc 2/2

Chair of AGB: Michael Brunner

Safeguarding Link Governor: Michael Brunner

For any further information please contact the school office.