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Spa Academy Askern

Spa Academy Askern


We are an Academy part of Leger Education Trust.

Our governing body is made up of members from the local community, including parents, representatives from partnership groups/organisations and staff. The governing body are responsible for overseeing the educational direction of the school to ensure all our students achieve as well as they can.

Copies of the minutes of meetings of the governing body are available on request. Please contact the school.

Details of governor’s attendance at meetings during the school year are included in the Trustees Annual Report and Finance Statement, which is published each year and included in the Statutory Information section of this website.

Our Academy Governing Body:

     Babs Lynds (Chair of Governors)

     Rebecca Austwick (Vice Chair of Governors)

     Emma Anderson (Headteacher)

     Sarah-Jane Smith

     Reverend David Franklin

     Jo North

    Sophie Moreton

    Emma Wragg (Staff)

    John Dougherty (Staff)

   Thomas Noon (Parent)

  Carrie Illman (Parent)


From September 2019, Leger Education Trust structure for Academy Governing bodies consists of three committees:

     1.  Full Governing Body

     2.  Standards & Outcomes

     3.  Finance & Resources

Within the Academy Governing Body there are link governors responsible for attendance and behaviour, finance and resources, SEND and wellbeing and curriculum, teaching and learning.


Governor Vacancies:

The Local Academy Board has a vacancy for two parent governors and is looking for parents who are interested in this role and who have children at the academy. The term ‘parent’ relates to any person who has ‘parental responsibility’ as defined by the Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. If you have any queries about your eligibility as a parent, please contact me for further advice.

As a governor, you will normally hold office for a period of 2 years, even if your child leaves the academy during this time. You can, however, resign from the Local Academy Board at any time.

The Local Academy Board is responsible for both the conduct of the academy and for promoting high standards. The Local Academy Board carries out its role by setting the vision and strategic direction for the academy and then ensuring that the academy works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the academy and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the academy, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.

Local Academy Boards are responsible for a wide range of matters which come under three core functions:

· Setting the vision and strategic direction of the academy

· Holding the Principal to account for its educational performance

· Ensuring financial resources are well spent

Please see the letter and flyer below for more information