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

Meet The Governors

Please find below details about this academy’s AGB membership, including the names and terms of appointment for each member.
There is also a governor information booklet where you can see who the Birley Academy Governors are and what skills and experiences they bring to the academy below:

NameGovernor CategoryHow AppointedDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeBusiness Interests DeclaredGovernance Roles in Other Educational InstitutionsAGB Attendance: Academic Year 2022 – 2023
Dawn McAugheyHeadteachern/an/an/aNoneCommunity Governor at The Birley Academy3/3
Helen GarrattyStaff Governor (Support)Elected by Staff1 April 2017
Re-elected on 31 Mach 2021
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
NoneNone3/3
Darren WardStaff Governor (Teacher)Elected by Staff1 November 2017First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
NoneParent governor role at Brunswick Community Primary School2/3
Gina NewtonCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 June 2017
Re-elected on 1 June 2021
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
NoneNone0/3
Nicola GregoryCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust3 December 2019
Re-elected for second term from 3 December 2023
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Director of HR and Governance at Minerva Learning TrustNone3/3
Asim AbbasCo-opted GovernorAppointed by trust15 October 2021
Re-elected for a third term from 15 October 2022,

1 YearStudent Doctor, Sheffield School of Medicine.Council Member, British Medical Association, Yorkshire Regional Council;
Elected member to represent Doctors and Medical Students across Yorkshire.
2/3
Dan ToveyCo-opted GovernorAppointed by Trust11 November 2021
Re-elected from 11 November 2023
1 yearPolicy Advisor, Department for EducationNone2/3
Maria ThomasCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust17 April 2020Resigned 12 Sept 2023n/an/an/a
Victor MedinaParent GovernorElected Unopposed1 December 2020Resigned 18 Aug 2023n/an/an/a
Rachel Read-HillParent GovernorElected unopposed25 January 20224 yearsNoneNone3/3
Mathew JonesParent GovernorElected by Parents11 October 20224 yearsn/an/a3/3

Please see below documents regarding our current Parent Governor vacancy.

Governor Vacancy Advert

Expression of Interest Letter

Expression of Interest Form

For any further information please contact the school office.

Key Information

Chair of Governors: Nicola Gregory
Contact Info: [email protected]

Safeguarding Link Governor: Rachel Read-Hill
Contact Info: [email protected]