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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: Alexander Steadman (MLT appointment for 12 months from 9 October 2023)
Vice Chair of Governors: Sharon Greensill and Lucy Mann (MLT appointment for 12 months from 9 October 2023)
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
Vacancy Business/Education     Governors
Sharon Greensill Community 19.10.18 18.10.26 Governors
Stephen Hattersley Community 30.10.23 29.10.27 Governors
Danielle Curtis Staff (Teacher) 03.12.21 02.12.25 Staff Election
Nichola Kirkham MBE Staff (Associate Professional) 25.03.2024 24.03.2028 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
Charlotte Cooper Parent 19.12.23 18.12.27 Parent Election
Marc Clements Parent 19.12.23 18.12.27 Parent Election
Jonathan Hart Business/Education 11.12.23 10.12.27 Governors
Richard Wood  Principal     N/a
Name Category Appointed Stepped Down Appointed by
Sam Highfield Community 17.05.21 14.09.22 Governors
Paul Benson Business/Education 01.09.22 21.07.23 Governors
Lucy Mann Parent 13.12.21 03.12.23 Parent Election
Pete Sorsby Business/Education 15.09.17 04.02.24 Governors

The Trust Board provides:

  • Strategic Leadership of the Trust: the Board defines the Trust's vision for high-quality and inclusive education in line with its charitable objects.

  • Accountability and assurance: the Board has robust effective oversight of the operations and performance of the Academy Trust.

  • Engagement: the board has strategic oversight of relationships with stakeholders.

For more information regarding Trust Governance and statutory documents please click here, Maltby Learning Trust - Governance