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.

Name Governor category  How appointed  Date of appointment  Term of office Business interests declared Governance roles in other educational institutions AGB Attendance: Academic Year 2019-2020
Dawn McAughey  Headteacher  n/a n/a n/a None Community Governor at The Birley Academy 3/3
Helen Garratty  Staff Governor (Support)  Elected by staff  1 April 2017 4 years  None None 2/3
Darren Ward Staff Governor (Teacher) Elected by staff 1 November 2017 4 years  None None 3/3
Gina Newton  Community Governor Appointed by Trust  1 June  2017 4 years   None Headteacher at The Birley Academy 2/3
Louise Conley  Parent Governor Elected by parents  21 November 2018 4 years  None  None  2/3
Nicola Gregory Community Governor Appointed by Trust 3 December 2019 4 years Director of HR at Minerva Learning Trust.   Vice Chair of Governors at Woodthorpe Community Primary School.   3/3
Danny Pilcher Parent Governor Elected by Parents 13 March 2020 1 year None None 1/2
Maria Thomas Community Governor Appointed by Trust 17 April 2020 1 year None None 2/2
Victor Medina Parent Governor Elected unopposed 1 December 2020 1 year Managing Director of Integra Quality Limited. None N/A
Jennifer Lee Parent Governor   Elected by parents 1 April 2017 Resigned 16 November 2020 N/A N/A 1/3

Parent Governor – Declaration of Result

For any further information please contact the school office.

Chair of AGB is Nicola Gregory, who can be contacted at: Enquiries@birleyprimaryacademy.co.uk