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The Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) is made up of volunteers who commit their time to work alongside the leadership team of the school to play an important part in raising school standards.

The LGB has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

The LGB meets regularly to meet these functions and other responsibilities. The governors also visit the school to ensure they understand what is happening and to monitor and evaluate the impact of actions. Governors can be contacted through the school.

Local Governing Board meeting dates 2022-2023 commencing at 17:00

Tuesday 6 September 2022 - Full Governing Body meeting (Teams or Lancaster Academy)

Tuesday 22 November 2022 - Full Governing Body meeting (Teams or Lancaster Academy)

Tuesday 7 March 2023- Full Governing Body meeting (Teams or Lancaster Academy)

Tuesday 13 June 2023- Full Governing Body meeting (Teams or Lancaster Academy)

Governors register of interests 2022/23

Governors meeting attendance record 2022/23

Name of governor

 

Appointment type

 

Appointed by

 

Responsibilities

 

Term of office start

Term of office end

Hilary Slocombe Acting Chair LGB - Expressive arts and business ready
- READY for the future stakeholder/careers
- Pupil Premium
- Attendance
15/11/2019 14/11/2023

Anna Fisher

Principal

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Principal

- Achievement
- Curriculum

01/04/2017

 

Tom Moore

Staff

LGB

- Achievement
- Curriculum

01/04/2017

31/08/2022

Chris Wilkins

Parent

LGB

- English, Media and communication
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Teaching and Learning Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Safegarding (temporary)

01/09/2018

31/08/2022

Michael Burgess Community Trust appointee

- Marketing
- Web-site
- Lancaster in the community
- First choice places

28/04/2021 27/04/2025
Bansi Saujani Community LGB

- Safeguarding
​- Attendance

2022  
Darren Alexander Community        
Michael Lewis Community        
Mohamed Elaasandi Parent
Governor
LGB   January 2022  

Historic (left within the last 12 months)

Suzanne Cooper Community Trustee - Chair of LGB
- Science and Design & Technology
- Achievement data
- Curriculum
- Finance
17/03/2021 16/02/2022
Hiren Punjani Community Trust Appointee - Computer science and business studies
- Maths
- Personal development/ health and wellbeing
- Behaviour and Attitudes
30/10/2020 29/10/2024

Gail
Hammonds

Community LGB - Humanities
- Special Educational Needs
- Looked After Children
01/01/2020 31/12/2024

 

About the Governors

Your Name:
Hilary Slocombe

Governor Type:
Acting Chair

Date Appointed:
15/11/2019

Term of Office: 

Appointment Ceases:

Relevant information about me:
Hilary has 14 years experience in manufacturing industries covering roles in cost accounting, production management and sales.  She ran her own business for 4 years whilst raising her children.  This was followed by 23 years experience in education as a teacher in midland secondary schools delivering GCSE, A Level and Vocational qualifications in Business, Economics and IT; and designing and delivering a variety of Key Skills and Foundation Learning courses.  She also worked extensively with primary schools in Burton upon Trent by designing and delivering pupil workshops to boost KS2 SATS preparedness alongside family education programmes to enhance parent/carer maths number confidence.  Hilary's interests include gardening, supporting local recycling schemes, coast path walking and motor sport.

Other Business Interests

None

Your Name:
Anna Fisher

Governor Type:
Principal

Date Appointed:
2016

Term of Office: 

Appointment Ceases:

Relevant information about me

I became Principal at The Lancaster Academy in 2016.  Prior to this I was Vice Principal at Babington and part of a very exciting journey and team taking the school to an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgement.  Previously to working at Babington I worked in three secondary schools across three different counties.  Lancaster is a diverse community and I relish the opportunity that this role presents to make a real difference. We are like the world under one roof.

Other Business Interests

None

Your Name:
Tom Moore

Governor Type:
Vice Principal

Date Appointed:
2016

Term of Office: 

Appointment Ceases:

Tom has over 30 years’ experience in education, having taught in 5 different secondary schools.  His subject specialisms include Science, especially Physics, and Computer Science. Having gained a BSc. (Hons) in Physics with Computing and undertaken a PGCE, Tom taught secondary science for 5 years before returning to study himself to gain an MSc. in Information Technology.  With an updated and renewed enthusiasm for computing, Tom then returned to the teaching profession and moved up the career ladder from Head of Physics to Head of Science then to Assistant Principal and finally Vice Principal in two different schools.  In addition, Tom successfully completed the NPQH along the way.  Tom has always had a passion for the development of teaching, learning and assessment and ensuring that the curriculum provided meets the needs of all students, preparing them to progress either on to further/higher education or training.  Tom’s interests include travel, popular science, using technology and the internet to enhance teaching and learning and socialising with friends and family.

Other Business Interests

None

   

Your Name:
Chris Wilkins

Governor Type:
Parent Governor

Date Appointed:
2018

Term of Office: 
4 years

Appointment Ceases:
31/08/2022

Relevant information about me:
Having switched career to become a primary school teacher after 10 years in the building trade and driving buses and trucks, I have since spent the last 20 years working in Higher Education, mostly working in supporting the training of teachers in the UK and the professional development of teachers internationally (particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa).  I am currently Professor of Education, and Head of the School of Education, at the University of Leicester, a role which enables me to continue to work in close partnership with local and regional schools, colleges and Multi-Academy Trusts.

My commitment to local community involvement extends beyond my working hours; as well as being parent governor at Lancaster I am a community governor for a local primary school and serve on the Board of Members of a local Multi-Academy Trust – and in a rather different context I have been a Leader of a local Scout Group for the past 8 years (spanning the full age range from Beavers, through Cubs and to Scouts).  What little spare time is left I spend either walking in the countryside, (semi-skilled) gardening or trying to maintain some physical fitness in the gym.

Other Business Interests

Community Governor, Avenue Primary School Board Member, The Mead Educational Trust