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Academy Advisory Body

All academies within the Trust are governed by the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and Members. The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust governance structure establishes clear lines of accountability, overview and scrutiny at three levels: The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Members; the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and its Committees; and the Academy Advisory Bodies (AABs).


The AAB meets formally three times each year (termly) and also meets informally each term through engagement meetings. The Trusts scheme of delegation, AAB terms of reference and articles of association can be accessed by the clicking the following link key documents set out the function and role of the AAB.

Please find below details about this academy’s AAB membership, including the names, categories, responsibilities, pecuniary interests and terms of appointment for each member.

Name Governor Status Date Appointed

Term of Office


Attendance Possible Actual Attendance Interests Declared
Teresa Shrestha Headteacher n/a n/a 3 3 None
Melanie Dowse Staff (Teacher) February 2013

30 June 2018


3 2 None
M Bester Staff (Teacher) 1 July 2018 30 June 2019 1 1 None
Julia Hillyard Staff (Support) January 2017 31 January 2021 3 2 None
Chris Richards LEAD February 2013 31 January 2021 3 3

Governor: St Ann's Well and Noel Baker Academies

Member: MAT Board

Education Consultant: Chris Richards Education

Matt Jones Community February 2013

31 July 2018


3 3 Close friend: Sally Watson (teacher at school)
Adam Barnes Community December 2015

14 March 2018


2 0 None
Bushrak Malik Parent January 2017 31 January 2022 3 2 None
Tash Cooper Community June 2017

September 2017


0 0 None
M Roman Parent 20 June 2018 19 June 2019 2 2 None
M Azad Parent 20 June 2018 19 June 2019 1 1 None
Vacancy Community          
Vacancy Community          
Vacancy Community          

For any further information please contact the school office.

The Chair of the AAB, Chris Richards can be contacted via the school office on 0115 9150195 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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