As an academy, the Local Governing Body of Abbey School has delegated powers from the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors, which are outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation
The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisers to the Local Governing Body and attend most meetings
The Governing Body was constituted on 1st June 2016 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:
Local Governing Body
The total membership shall be not less than 7 and not more than 12.
The membership shall comprise:
• The Chair who is elected by the Trust Board of Directors;
• The Headteacher;
• No fewer than 2 elected Parent Governors;
• Two elected Members of Staff, one Teaching, one Non-Teaching;
• The remaining Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Governors can be Parents or Members of Staff but the number of Staff Governors (inc Headteacher) must not exceed one-third of the total number of Governors.
|Abbey Local Governing Body|
|Executive Head Teacher||Luci Windle|
|Head of School||Wayne Askham|
|Chair of Governors||Alison Warner|
|Parent Governor||Janine Brullo|
|Parent Governor||Sonia Seymour-Thackery (Learning and Teaching Gov)|
|Parent Governor||Sue Hodgkinson (Family Champion, WAVEE and Careers Gov)|
|Staff Governor||Tayla Hamilton|
|Staff Governor||Peter Macaulay (TA, LAC and PLAC Gov)|
|Governor||Ivy Dorchester-Brown (Upper School and Wellbeing Gov)|
|Governor||Jim McIntosh (Finance and Health & Safety Gov)|
|Past Governor||Zoe Berry (Lower School Gov) - Stepped Down 04 December 2020 Interests & Attendance Data|
Jim McIntosh (Term extended) - Stepped Down 21 November 2020 Interests & Attendance Data
(Previous governors profiles remain for 1 year after stepping down)
Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting and the Nexus MAT Registers of Interest can be found on the Abbey School Finance page
All individual Governor information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found with the Individual Governor Profiles by clicking on the names above.
Approved minutes of the Local Governing Body can be accessed below:
08 Abbey LGB minutes 18th June 2019 (Safeguarding & Wellbeing)
07 Abbey LGB minutes 14th May 2019 (Leadership & Management)
06 Abbey LGB minutes 2nd March 2019 (Leadership & Management)
05 Abbey LGB minutes 26th February 2019 (Safeguarding & Wellbeing)
04 Abbey LGB minutes 29th January 2019 (Teaching & Learning)
03 Abbey LGB minutes 4th December 2018 (Leadership & Management)
02 Abbey LGB minutes 16th October 2018 (Safeguarding & Wellbeing)
01 Abbey LGB minutes 25th September 2018 (Teaching & Learning)
08 Abbey LGB minutes 19th June 2018
07 Abbey LGB minutes 15th May 2018
06 Abbey LGB minutes 24th April 2018
05 Abbey LGB minutes 13th March 2018
04 Abbey LGB minutes 30th January 2018
03 Abbey LGB minutes 5th December 2017
02 Abbey LGB minutes 17th October 2017
01 Abbey LGB minutes 26th September 2017
How can I contact the School Governors?
The Chair of Governors can be contacted on email@example.com
or via the Executive Support to the Trust c/o Hilltop School, Larch Road, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8AZ, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How are Governors chosen?
There are different categories of Governors:
Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Governors.
Parent Governors are elected by current parents when a vacancy becomes available
Nomination Form for Parent Governors
Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available
Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body.
They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required.
The Chair of the Local Governing Body is appointed by the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors.
All Governors initially serve for a period of four years. At the end of the four years, they can stand for re-election or be re-appointed. Governors are free to resign before the end of their four-year term if they so wish.