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LOCAL GOVERNANCE

The Wath Academy Local Governance Committee are committed to improving education for all students by ensuring high standards of Governance.  The Local Governance Committee has the following core strategic functions

ENSURING CLARITY OF VISION, ETHOS AND STRATEGIC DIRECTION

  • Setting and ensuring clarity of the vision, values, and objectives for the Academy within the Trust framework
  • Agreeing the Academy improvement strategy in line with the Scheme of Delegation 
  • Meeting statutory duties 

Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils,  and the performance management of staff

  • Appointing Senior Leaders in consultation with the CEO and Trust Board 
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the schools and progress towards agreed targets 
  • Performance managing Senior Leaders in consultation with the CEO and Trust Board  
  • Engaging with stakeholders 
  • Contributing to Academy self-evaluation 

OVERSEEING THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE ACADEMY AND MAKING SURE IT'S MONEY IS WELL SPENT

  • Monitoring spending against the budget 
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained 
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Chair of Governors: Nicky Parr (MLT appointment for 12 months from 9 October 2023)
Vice Chair of Governors: Andy Battle and Jayne Dixon (MLT appointment for 12 months from 9 October 2023)
Principal: Liam Ransome

If you wish to contact the Governance Committee, please contact the MLT Governance Support Team, by email at: governance@maltbylearningtrust.com or by telephoning the Academy on 01709 760222.

LOCAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE membership
Name Category Appointed Term of Office  Appointed by
Andrew Battle Business/Education 01.09.20 31.08.24 Governors
Nicola Parr Business/Education 01.09.23 31.08.27 Governors
Brian Tinnion Community 01.04.23 31.03.27 Governors
Jayne Dickson Community 01.04.23 31.03.27 Governors
Claire Garbutt Community 15.11.21 14.11.25 Governors
Michael Thornton Community 08.05.24 07.05.28 Governors
Lynn Dixon Parent 15.11.21 14.11.25 Parent Election
Lindsey Sandberg Parent 07.11.21 06.11.25 Parent Election
Sheryl Casey Staff (Teacher) 15.11.22 14.11.26 Staff Election
Richard Matthews Staff (Associate Professional) 01.04.23 31.03.27 Staff Election
Vacancy Business/Education     Governors
Vacancy Business/Education     Governors
Liam Ransome Principal 01.09.20   N/a
local Governors Who Have Stepped Down Since September 2021
Name Category Appointed Stepped Down Appointed by
Jayne Ackerley Staff (Associate Professional) 01.04.19 31.03.23 Staff Election
Alan Warboys Business/Education 19.09.19 18.09.23 Governors
Matthew Stamp Business/Education 19.09.23 29.09.23 Governors
Richard Pease Business/Education 12.12.2019 11.12.2023 Governors
TRUST GOVERNANCE

The Trust Board provides:

  • Strategic Leadership of the Trust: the Board defines the Trust's vision for high-quality and inclusive education in line with its charitable objects.

  • Accountability and assurance: the Board has robust effective oversight of the operations and performance of the Academy Trust.

  • Engagement: the board has strategic oversight of relationships with stakeholders.

For more information regarding Trust Governance and statutory documents please click here, Maltby Learning Trust - Governance