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 OfficeAGB Attendance: Academic Year 2022 – 2023
Dawn McAugheyHeadteachern/an/an/a3/3
Helen GarrattyStaff Governor (Support)Elected by Staff1 April 2017
Re-elected on 31 Mach 2021
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Darren WardStaff Governor (Teacher)Elected by Staff1 November 2017First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Gina NewtonCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 June 2017
Re-elected on 1 June 2021
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Nicola GregoryCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust3 December 2019
Re-elected for second term from 3 December 2023
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Asim AbbasCo-opted GovernorAppointed by trust15 October 2021
Re-elected for a third term from 15 October 2022,

1 Year2/3
Dan ToveyCo-opted GovernorAppointed by Trust11 November 2021
Re-elected from 11 November 2023
1 year2/3
Maria ThomasCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust17 April 2020Resigned 12 Sept 2023n/a
Victor MedinaParent GovernorElected Unopposed1 December 2020Resigned 18 Aug 2023n/a
Rachel Read-HillParent GovernorElected unopposed25 January 20224 years3/3
Mathew JonesParent GovernorElected by Parents11 October 20224 years3/3
Luke BattyParent GovernorElected by Parents8 March 20244 Yearsn/a

Governor Declarations of Interest

Please see below documents regarding our current Community Governor vacancy.

Governor Vacancy Advert

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]