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Local Governing Body

The Governing Body’s Role

Our governing body plays an important role in supporting the Board of Trustees and providing key elements of local governance for schools.

The Governing Body is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the academy is operating within the mission and ethos of the trust and contributing to the trust’s key strategic priorities.
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, attendance, behaviour and safety, within the academy and progress against the academy improvement plan.
  • Holding school leaders to account for improvement of standards in the school.
  • Engaging with wider academy activities as a means of monitoring overall quality.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Trusts policy for Safeguarding and that the Academy maintains a ‘culture of vigilance in respect of all safeguarding matters.
  • Appointing all staff except Principals, teaching staff on Leadership Scale and Support Staff on Grade 6 or above.

Please see below the members of the Local Governing Body. For further details on the governance and statutory information of Ninestiles Academy Trust, please click here.

Members Title
Neal Clements Chair – Trust Appointed Governor
Khalida Qureshi Trust Appointed Governor
Adil Hadi Trust Appointed Governor
Vacancy Trust Appointed Governor
Ian Welsh Parent Governor
Maxine King Parent Governor
Penny Shakespeare Parent Governor
Len Harvey Staff Governor
Andrea Stephens Head of School, Ninestiles
Alex Hughes Head of School, Ninestiles
Mr Gaetano Ferrante Director of School Improvement