Our Governors

Carlinghow Academy joined the Great Heights Trust on the 1st April 2020 as a sponsored academy. The Local Governing Body for Carlinghow Academy has an oversight role: they monitor, review and communicate the development of the academy and report to the Trust Board. The Trust Board appoint the Local Governing Body who act as a committee to the Trust.

Click here for information about the governance of the MAT.

The function of the Local Governing Body includes:

  • Building an understanding of how the school is led and managed to support future developments.
  • Engaging with stakeholders.
  • Being a point of consultation and representation

The detailed activity of the Local Governing Body is to:

  • Effectively monitor the implementation of the Trust and academy’s strategic development plans for Carlinghow Academy.
  • Champion the vision, ethos and strategy of the Trust, through maintaining a clear and explicit vision for the future for Carlinghow Academy.
  • Provide the necessary information to the Trust Board with regards to operation and performance of Carlinghow Academy.
  • Monitor and review Carlinghow Academy progress against agreed strategic goals in accordance with academy progress, including at key growth stages or if performance of the academy drops.
  • Effectively communicate with relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor school staff and LGB training to ensure it is linked to the development priorities.
  • Monitor the progress and attainment of all pupil groups, always ensuring there are effective measures in place to diminish any gaps.
  • Have an effective oversight of the performance of all other employees at Carlinghow Academy.
  • Ensure that statutory requirements are met.
  • Support business and financial planning making sure money is well spent.
  • The term of office for all governors is four years.

Carlinghow Academy Local Governing Body Members:

  • Diane McConnell (Chair), Community Governor.
  • Steve Evans, Community Governor
  • Alison Ley, Community Governor
  • John Flynn, Community Governor
  • Marie Fishwick, Staff Governor
  • Dani Worthington – Principal, Staff Governor
  • Karen Edwards, Clerk to the Local Governing Body

For details of the Great Heights Academy Trust membership please click here.