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Each academy in Northern Star Academies Trust has a Local Governing Body which works on behalf of the trust board to exercise leadership in the running of the individual academy and hold the Head Teacher and staff to account.

It is responsible for promoting high standards and strives to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

The role of the LGB is:

  • Support the Headteacher and SLT to set high standards by planning for the academy’s future and setting performance targets for the academy
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the academy provision
  • Monitor financial performance against budget and the management of risks against the academy’s risk register
  • Act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher and senior leadership team, offering support and advice
  • Help the academy respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Help make the academy be open and accountable to the public for what it does
  • Work with the academy on planning, developing policies and keeping the academy provision under review
  • Exercise the responsibilities and powers delegated to it by the Directors in partnership with the Headteacher and staff

Local Governing Body Members

Name Appointed as
Richard Walker Chair
Tim Redshaw Vice Chair
Garry de Castro-Morland (Staff) Headteacher
Alison Hill Parent Governor
Samantha Ramsey Parent Governor
Sarah Rowntree Community Governor
Mel Riley Staff Governor (teacher)
Sally Pitts Staff Governor (associate)
Eleanor Belfield Community Governor

To review governor attendance and declarations of interest, please follow this link.

Previous Governors in the last 12 months

Name Appointed as
Sarah Taylor Co-Opted Governor
Philip Broadbank Co-Opted Governor

To contact any of the Local Governing Body, please contact governance@nsat.org.uk 

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