Our Governors and their role

All of our Governors are committed to the long term prospects of your children and our Academy. Below are our present Governors and their responsibilities within our academy and with the Praxis Multi-Academy Trust of which our academy is one of its founding members, along with Bursley Academy and Manifold C of E Academy.

Information regarding The Praxis Trust – Trustee’s and Members click here. Contact information for the Praxis Trust can be found via this link also.

Click here to view our revised Instrument of Governance.

Our Governors are firm advocates of The Nolan Principles as described below and to be a representative of, or employed by our academy these principles translate through to all aspects of school and personal life of those involved.

The Seven Principles are


Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.


Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.


Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.


Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.


Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.


Holders of public office should be truthful.


Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs. Service Before Self, Community and  Tolerance

Our Governors  
 Name Governor Type Links to other schools/academies /Academy Trusts Business or Financial Interest in any Academy matters Linked Responsibility Committee Membership Meeting Attendance
Term of Office
Mrs. Julie Denham
Foundation Governor None None Safeguarding and
Pupil Discipline / IT / Finance 100% 10/2024
Mrs. Janette Mountford-Lees
Staff Governor None None Whole School Curriculum / Finance & Staffing 100% n/a
Revd Fr David Green Ex Officio
Foundation Governor 
None None Local Community Links C of E
0% n/a
Mr. Stephen Mansfield Foundation Governor None None Literacy, HSW&E
& IT
Curriculum / Finance 75% 09/2021
Fr Tommy Merry Foundation Governor St Chads MAT None SEN
Wider Community Links
C of E
Distinctiveness oversight
75% 06/2021
Mr. David Brookes
Foundation Governor None Related party Miss Heather Brookes – KS1
Teacher (Daughter)
Finance, Numeracy & Pupil Discipline HR/Finance 100% 03/2024
TBC Foundation Governor            
Mrs. Emma Manchester Parent Governor None None Flexi-schooling, Marketing & Mental Health Marketing 75% 07/2022
Miss Kimberley Reeves Parent Governor None None EYFS   100% 09/2024
Mrs. Lynda O’Sullivan Staff Governor None Related party – Miss Emily O’Sullivan – Teaching Assistant
N/A Curriculum 100% 09/2023
Mr. Stephen Malbon
Associate Governor None Related party by marriage – Mrs Carol Malbon – Teaching Assistant Finance / Site / Flexi-Schooling Advisor / IT / HR / HS&W / GDPR / Marketing & Web Finance / HS&W/ Site 100% n/a
Mr. Ian Sharpe Trust Clerk Trust and other LA Schools N/A N/A