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.

Please find below details about this academy’s AGB membership, including the names and terms of appointment for each member.

NameGovernor CategoryHow AppointedDate of AppointedTerm of OfficeBusiness Interests DeclaredGovernance roles in other Educational InstitutionsAGB Attendance: Academic Year 2022-2023
Nicola SpencelayhHeadteacherN/AN/AN/AMarried to Deputy Chief Executive Office of L.E.A.D. Academy Trust.None3/3
Rachael WardStaff (Teacher) GovernorElected by Staff1 March 2022 (First appointed 1 March 2014)4 yearsEmployed by Muskham Primary School.None3/3
Sammy-Jo BrownStaff (Support) GovernorElected by Staff8 March 2022Resigned 17 March 2023N/aN/an/a
Phillip BeistyCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust2 October 20204 YearsClinical Supervisor for Best Start Therapy.None2/3
Mike BerringtonCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust27 September 2021Resigned 4 January 2023Trustee for Newark & Sherwood Citizens Advice ServiceNonen/a
Dan Mills-Da’BellCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust20.07.22 (First appointed as Co-opted Governor on 27 September 2021)Resigned 25 July 2023Associate Head of Development – Child Sexual Abuse for NSPCCNonen/a
Gareth EdwardsCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust20 July 20224 YearsThe Key Support ServicesNone2/3
Matt BrammerCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust10 October 20234 YearsNoneNonen/a
Gareth LeathersParent
Elected by parents24 February
Resigned 30 January 2023NoneNonen/a
Katherine SoanesCo-Opted GovernorAppointed by Trust01 September 2022.
Term renewed until 01 September 2024.
1 year.
National Governance Association;Member at Esteem Multi-academy Trust3/3
Sean NewellParent GovernorElected by parents31 March 20231 yearMarried to teaching staff member.None2/2
Community GovernorAppointed by Trust28 April 20231 yearNoneNone1/1

For any further information please contact the school office.

Chair of AGB: Katherine Soanes

Safeguarding Link Governor: Phillip Beisty

Lead Governor: Katherin Soanes,