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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Governance

School Improvement Board

Role of the School Improvement Board

Consilium is a Multi-Academy Trust with a family of nine schools across the North West, North East and Yorkshire. Within each school a School Improvement Board (SIB) has been established, including in Wyvern. The SIB is group that has delegated school improvement responsibility from the Trust Board’s Performance Committee.

The School Improvement Board is chaired by a member of the Trust School Improvement Team and consists of Senior Leaders from other schools in the trust, LAB members and representation from Darlington Local Authority.

In order to clearly delineate the SIB and the LAB, the LAB takes responsibility for ensuring that the voices of the community including parents, teachers and students are heard whilst the School Improvement Board focusses on the progress made on School Improvement priorities for the school through a balance of challenge and support.

School Improvement Board (SIB) Structure

Chair of the School Improvement Board - Marc Doyle – Director of Assurance and Development – Consilium Academies Trust

Representation from School Leaders in other Trust schools:

Brett Joynson
Lynne Parkin

Wyvern Academy School Leadership Team (SLT)

Owen Inglis
Scott Parker
Ruth Hampson
Jonathan Willis
Kris Marley
Andrew Burns
Katie Ferguson

Wyvern Academy Local Academy Board (LAB)

Tom Scott
Elaine Richardson
Richard Hughes
Kate Morray
Lucy Stainsby
Toby Liningstone
Gemma Mudd
Tony Raw

Local Authority Representation

Helen Ellison (Darlington LA) 

Local Academy Board

Consilium is a Multi-Academy Trust with a family of nine schools across the North West, North East and Yorkshire. Within each school a Local Academy Board has been established, including in Wyvern.  Local Academy Boards (LAB’s) may also be known at other Trusts as ‘Academy Committees’, ‘Local Governing Boards’ or ‘Local Advisory Committees.

Each LAB is composed of different members, there are two Parent places available within the LAB, parents of our pupils who are interested in becoming a member are encouraged to apply.  Parent members are elected through the school, using a process which is defined in a key document called the ‘Articles of Association.’

Parent members play an important role within the board. The role is to support the Trust itself through providing insight on behalf of other parents of students who attend Wyvern.  A key function of the LAB is to engage in a meaningful way with all parents and carers as a whole.

The Trust Board determines the level of delegation or responsibility which is to be passed to the Local Academy Boards. This is subject to review on a yearly basis and responsibilities can be added or removed dependent on how well the Trust Board feel that the LAB is managing its role.  Local Academy Boards are a formal and important part of the governance of Consilium Academies and the contributions of members are very much valued by the Trust Board.

Some of the typical areas which are covered at local level may be;

  • Support of the efficient and effective operation of the Trust and its policies
  • Support and challenge (where appropriate) to the school leaders
  • Share issues and risks with the Trust Board if necessary
  • Scrutiny of reports which may be supplied by school leaders or LAB members themselves
  • Provide a meaningful link with the community, parents and the students of the school, sharing feedback with the Board, regarding challenges but also to celebrate successes
  • Provide feedback to the Trust Board in relation to policies and practices which are personal to the school, (policies which are delegated to the LAB are identified in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

Local Academy Board Representation

The LAB has representation from the community, staff, and parents as well as directors of Consilium Academies (MAT). Any staff or parent vacancies that arise are advertised through the website and via an email to staff for staff LAB member vacancies. Once self-nominations have been received a ballot paper is drawn up, should there be multiple nominations, which is then circulated and voted upon. The staff are balloted for any staff member vacancies and parents are balloted for any parent member vacancies. These results are then publicised and the successful candidate informed.

There are 2 vacancies for Parent members, anyone who wishes to receive information regarding this should contact the main school number.

Chair, Mr Tom Scott, can be contacted via email at tom.scott@consilium-at.com

Members & Attendance

Our current members are:

 

Nominating
Authority

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Headteacher
       

Mr Owen Inglis

Ex officio

N/a

N/a

N/a

Appointed members
       

Mr Tobias Livingstone

Trust appointed

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Mrs Kate Morrey

Trust appointed

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Mr Tom Scott
(Chair)

Trust appointed

11 Jun 2020

11 Jun 2020

10 Jun 2024

Mrs Lucy Stainsby

Trust appointed

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Miss Elaine Richardson
(Vice Chair)

Trust appointed

7 Jun 2022

7 Jun 2022

6 June 2026

Mr Richard Hughes
(Vice Chair)

Trust appointed

14 Jun 2022

7 Jun 2022

13 June 2026

Parent members
       

Vacancy (2)

       
Staff members
       

Mrs Gemma Mudd

Staff Support

12 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2021

11 Jul 2025

Mr Tony Raw

Staff Teaching

7 Jun 2022

7 Jun 2022

6 Jun 2026

Full Governing Board/LAB Attendance 21-22 Academic Year

Governor LAB member Type LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB
    13 Oct 2021 09 Dec 2021 10 Feb 2022 23 Mar 2022 26 May 2022 14 Jul 2022
Mr Owen Inglis Head of School Y Y Y Y    
Tobias Livingstone LAB member Y Y Y Y    
Mrs Kate Morrey LAB member Y Y Y Y    
Mr Tom Scott LAB member Y Y Y Y    
Mrs Lucy Stainsby LAB member Y Y Y Y    
Mrs Gemma Mudd Staff member Y Y Y Y    

Full Governing Board/LAB Attendance 20-21 Academic Year

Governor LAB member Type LAB LAB LAB LAB LAB
    01 Oct 2020 03 Dec 2020 11 Feb 2021 25 Mar 2021 26 May 2021
Ms Emma Bagley LAB member   N Y    
Mr Michael Bean   Y Y N    
Mr Paul Cook   Y Y N    
Miss Lauren Cox   Y Y Y    
Marc Doyle Observer N Y      
Mrs Zoe Grant   Y Y Y    
Mr Owen Inglis Head of School       Y Y
Mr Julian Leader   Y Y Y    
Tobias Livingstone LAB member   Y Y Y N
Miss Kayleigh Martin LAB member   Y Y Y Y
Mrs Kate Morrey LAB member Y Y Y Y  
Mr Tom Scott LAB member Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Lucy Stainsby LAB member Y Y Y   Y
Mrs Gemma Mudd Staff member Y Y Y    

Declarations of Interest 2021-2022:

 

Role

Business or Other Interests

Other Governor Roles

Headteacher
     

Mr Owen Inglis

Ex officio

None

None

Appointed members
     

Ms Emma Bagley

Trust appointed

None

None

Mr Tobias Livingstone

Trust appointed

None

None

Mrs Kate Morrey

Trust appointed

None

None

Mr Tom Scott

Trust appointed

None

None

Mrs Lucy Stainsby

Trust appointed

None

None

Miss Elaine Richardson

Trust appointed

None

None

Mr Richard Hughes

Trust appointed

None

None

Staff members
   
 

Mrs Gemma Mudd

Staff
Support

None

None

Mr Tony Raw

Staff
Teaching


None


None

 LAB meetings

9th December 2021
10th February 2022
23rd March 2022
26 May 2022
14th July 2022
17th November 2022
16th February 2023
29th June 2023

Leavers 20-21

Michael Beam - resigned 25/02/21
Paul Cook - resigned 07/06/21
Zoe Grant - resigned 04/05/21
Lauren Cox - resigned 05/05/21

Leavers 21-22

Kayleigh Martin - resigned 11/10/21
Emma Bagley resigned 9/12/21
Kevin Brown resigned 3/11/22

 

Vacancies

2 Vacancy - Parent Member