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The Governing Body

The Role of GovernorS

Within England there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards it’s set aims and objectives. Finally the role of role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

As part of Venturers Trust, the Local Governing Body (LGB) operates under a Scheme of Delegation from the Board of Trustees. Two Governors act as representatives of the parent body, the staff are represented by one elected Staff Governor, with co-opted appointments being made by our sponsors based on skills and experience.

For more information about the role of Parent Governor, please click here:

The Role of a Parent Governor


The Governors are committed to ensuring that children at the Academy achieve their potential and are well-equipped for life after school. We believe that every child can be successful, and as staff work hard to make sure this happens, we expect our students to do the same.

The Governors’ primary role is to support the Head Teacher and staff; to work with the Senior Leadership Team to agree the short and long term strategy for the Academy; to assist in ensuring they have the necessary resources and review the progress of the Academy towards achieving its aim.

The Academy is a member of the Venturers Trust, a multi-academy trust. Ultimate responsibility for the Academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the of the Trust and governance details and scheme of delegation can be found on the Venturers Trust website but much of the work of the Trust Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body (the Governors of the Academy).

To view biographies of our Governing Body, please click here.

The Chair of Governors (Lynn Robinson), can be contacted in writing via the Academy office in a sealed envelope marked "Chair of Governors - Private and Confidential"


Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed as

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings attended 2020/21

Lynn Robinson 01/10/20 (appointed as Chair from 01/01/21) 4 Chair of LGB Nil 5/5
Richard Wynn-Jones 02/10/18 4 Co-opted Trustee: St Monica Trust 5/5
Peter Huckle 29/01/19 4 Co-opted Nil 4/5

Richard Sheldon

24/01/18 4 UoB Sponsor Nil 1/5
Tabinda Rashid-Fadel 01/05/19 4 Co-opted Employed by Accure Health Consultancy 5/5
James Ellis 06/10/20 4 Parent Nil 4/5
Lauren Stimpson 06/10/20 4 Staff Nil 4/5
Tasbiha Ali 22/06/21 4 Co-opted Nil 1/5


Further information about Venturers Trust Governance can be found on the Venturers Trust website