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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  

Steve Ruddy

Representation from School Leaders in other Trust schools:

Brett Joynson
Lynne Parkin

Wyvern Academy School Leadership Team (SLT)

Owen Inglis
Scott Parker
Jonathan Willis
Kris Marley
Lauren Mitchell
Emma Turner
Katie Ferguson

Wyvern Academy Local Academy Board (LAB)

Tobias Livingstone
Elaine Richardson
Kate Morray
Lucy Stainsby
Adetinuke Apata
Sam Andrews
Caroline Moss
Caroline Stokle
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.

Chair, Mr Tobias Livingstone, can be contacted via email at wva.enquiries@consilium-at.com

Members & Attendance

Our current LAB members are:

 

Nominating
Authority

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Executive Headteacher
       

Mr Owen Inglis

Ex officio

N/a

N/a

N/a

Head of School
       

Mr Scott Parker

Ex officio

N/a

N/a

N/a

Appointed members
       

Mr Tobias Livingstone
(Chair)

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

Mrs Kate Morrey

Trust appointed

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Mrs Lucy Stainsby

Trust appointed

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Adetinuke Apata

Trust appointed

19 Dec 2022

19 Dec 2022

18 Dec 2026

Sam Andrews

Trust Appointed

17 Jun 2023

17 Jun 2023

16 Jun 2026

Parent members
       

Caroline Moss

Trust Appointed

30 Nov 2022

30 Nov 2022

29 Nov 2026

Caroline Stokle

Trust Appointed

30 Nov 2022

30 Nov 2022

29 Nov 2026

Staff members
       

Mr Tony Raw

Staff Teaching

7 Jun 2022

7 Jun 2022

6 Jun 2026

Full Governing Board/LAB Attendance 2023-2024 Academic Year

Governor LAB member Type LAB LAB LAB
         
Mr Owen Inglis Executive Headteacher      
Mr Scott Parker Head of School       
Tobias Livingstone
(Chair)
LAB member      
Miss Elaine Richardson
(Vice Chair)
LAB member      
Mrs Lucy Stainsby LAB member      
Mrs Kate Morray LAB Member      
Adetinuke Apata LAB Member      
Sam Andrews LAB Member      
Caroline Moss Parent LAB Member      
Caroline Stokle Parent LAB Member      
Tony Raw Staff LAB Member      
Declarations of Interest 2024-2025:
 

Role

Business or
Other Interests

Other Governor Roles

Headteacher
     

Mr Owen Inglis

Ex officio

None

None

Head of School 
     

Mr Scott Parker

Ex officio

None

None

Appointed members
     

Mr Tobias Livingstone

Trust appointed

None

None

Mrs Kate Morrey

Trust appointed

None

None

Mrs Lucy Stainsby

Trust appointed

None

None

Miss Elaine Richardson

Trust appointed

None

None

Adetinuke Apata

Trust appointed

None

None

Sam Andrews

Trust Appointed

None

None

Caroline Moss

Trust Appointed

None

None

Caroline Stokle

Trust Appointed

None

None

Staff members
   
 

Mr Tony Raw

Staff
Teaching


None


None

 Leavers 22-23
Gemma Mudd - Resigned 01/03/23
Richard Hughes - Resigned 01/03/2023
Tom Scott (Chair) - Resigned - 31/08/2023