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The Maltby Academy Local Governance Committee are committed to improving education for all students by ensuring high standards of Governance.  The Local Governance Committee has the following core strategic functions

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Setting and ensuring clarity of the vision, values, and objectives for the Academy within the Trust framework
  • Agreeing the Academy improvement strategy in line with the Scheme of Delegation 
  • Meeting statutory duties 

Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • Appointing Senior Leaders in consultation with the CEO and Trust Board 
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the schools and progress towards agreed targets 
  • Performance managing Senior Leaders in consultation with the CEO and Trust Board  
  • Engaging with stakeholders 
  • Contributing to Academy self-evaluation 

Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure it's money is well spent

  • Monitoring spending against the budget 
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained 
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Chair of Governors: Pete Sorsby (MLT appointment for 12 months from 13 October 2022)
Vice Chair of Governors: Sharon Greensill (MLT appointment for 12 months from 13 October 2022)
Principal: Richard Wood

Governance Professional: Lucy Turner 
If you wish to contact the Governance Committee, please contact Lucy Turner, Governance Professional by email at: or by telephoning the Academy on 01709 812864.

Name Category Appointed Term of Office  Appointed by
Pete Sorsby Business/Education 15.09.17 29.11.24 Governors
Sharon Greensill Community 19.10.18 18.10.26 Governors
Stephen Hattersley Parent 13.12.21 12.12.25 Parent Election
Lucy Mann Parent 13.12.21 12.12.25 Parent Election
Danielle Curtis Staff (Teacher) 03.12.21 02.12.25 Staff Election
Nichola Kirkham MBE Staff (Associate Professional) 24.03.20 23.03.24 Staff Election
Alexander Steadman Business/Education 03.12.20 02.12.24 Governors
Andy Hopkin Business/Education 03.12.20 02.12.24 Governors
Rebecca Moore Community 26.01.23 25.01.27 Governors
Adam Tinsley Community 26.01.23 25.01.27 Governors
Vacancy x 1 Community      
Vacancy x 1 Business/Education      
Richard Wood  Principal     N/a
Name Category Appointed Stepped Down Appointed by
Heather O'Connor Community 26.01.22 31.08.22 Governors
Sam Highfield Community 17.05.21 14.09.22 Governors
Chris Simmonds Community   12.02.22 Governors
Kirstien Wilson Parent   08.12.22 Parent Election
Sam Boon Staff (Teacher)   08.10.21 Staff Election
Paul Benson Business/Education 01.09.22 21.07.23 Governors
For more information regarding Trust Governance and statutory documents please click here, Maltby Learning Trust - Governance