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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.

Local Academy Board

Role of the Local Academy Board

Consilium is a Multi-Academy Trust with a family of eight schools across the North West, North East and Yorkshire. Within each school a Local Academy Board has been established. 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, usually two Parent places are within the Board. Parent members are elected through a process which is defined in a key document called the ‘Articles of Association.’

Parent Trustees and Parent LAB members play an important role within the board. The role is to support the Trust itself and provide insight on behalf of other parents of students who attend the school. A key function of the LAB is to engage meaningfully 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. 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 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.

Within the full LAB body, the role of the chair is voted on, through a similar nomination and ballot system, by the members of the full LAB body.

Membership to the committees is decided upon by the full LAB body based upon the skills audit, to ensure the most suitable person(s) are appointed to each committee.

There is a current vacancy for a Parent member, anyone who wishes to receive information regarding this should contact the main school number.

Chair, Mr Tom Scott, can be contacted via email at scott@wyvernacademy.org.

Our current governors are:

 

Nominating
Authority

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Heads of School
       

Mr Owen Inglis

 

N/a

N/a

N/a

Appointed governors
       

Ms Emma Bagley

 

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Tobias Livingstone

 

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Miss Kayleigh Martin

 

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Mrs Kate Morrey

 

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Mr Tom Scott

 

11 Jun 2020

11 Jun 2020

10 Jun 2024

Mrs Lucy Stainsby

 

10 Dec 2020

10 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2024

Parent governors
       

Mr Paul Cook

 

14 May 2018

14 May 2018

13 May 2022

Vacancy (1)

       
Staff (Teaching) Governors
       

Mrs Zoe Grant

 

16 Oct 2019

16 Oct 2019

15 Oct 2023

Staff (Support) Governors

       

Miss Lauren Cox

 

16 Oct 2019

16 Oct 2019

15 Oct 2023