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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Local Academy Board

Our Local Academy Board Members have a term of service for four years. Co-Opted members are appointed by the Governing body.

Local Authority members are appointed by the Governing Body through a Local Authority nomination. Parent and Staff members are elected by parents and staff retrospectively.

The Headteacher is ex officio and automatically holds a position due to their position within the school.

Role of the Local Academy Board

Consilium is a Multi-Academy Trust with a family of eight schools across the North West, North East and Yorkshire.  Within each school a Local Academy Board has been established.  Local Academy Boards (LAB’s) may also be known at other Trusts as ‘Academy Committees’, ‘Local Governing Boards’ or ‘Local Advisory Committees.

Each LAB is composed of different members, usually two Parent places are within the Board.  Parent members are elected through a process which is defined in a key document called the ‘Articles of Association.’

Parent Trustees and Parent LAB members play an important role within the board.  The role is to support the Trust itself and provide insight on behalf of other parents of students who attend the school.  A key function of the LAB is to engage meaningfully with all parents and carers as a whole.  

The Trust Board determines the level of delegation or responsibility which is to be passed to the Local Academy Boards.  This is subject to review on a yearly basis and responsibilities can be added or removed dependant on how well the Trust Board feel the LAB is managing. Local Academy Boards are a formal and important part of the governance of Consilium Academies and the contributions of members are very much valued by the Trust Board.  Some of the typical areas which are covered at local level may be;

  • Support of the efficient and effective operation of the Trust and its policies
  • Support and challenge (where appropriate) to the school leaders
  • Share issues and risks with the Trust Board if necessary
  • Scrutiny of reports which may be supplied by school leaders or members themselves
  • Provide a meaningful link with the community, parents and the students of the school, sharing feedback with the Board, regarding challenges but also to celebrate successes
  • Provide feedback to the Trust Board in relation to policies and practices which are personal to the school, (policies which are delegated to the LAB are identified in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.
Our Local Academy Board Members are:
Governor Type
Term From
Term To

Mrs. Tracey Copestake

Staff governor

30 Mar 2021

29 Mar 2025


Mr. Chris Davis


 01 Feb 2020



Miss Kathryn Doyle

Appointed governor

05 Nov 2020

4 Nov 2024


Mr. Peter Hulley

Staff governor

11 Feb 2021

10 Feb 2025


Mrs. Zoe Ogden

Appointed governor

01 May 2020

30 Apr 2024


Mr. Christopher Read 

Appointed governor

17 Oct 2019

16 Oct 2024


Mrs. Samantha Robinson 

Parent governor

10 Apr 2020

9 Apr 2024


Mrs. Helen Ryles-Dean





Dr. Jonathan Sly

Appointed governor

12 Feb 2021

11 Feb 2025

Vice Chair

Ms. Julie Sutcliffe

Appointed governor




Ms. Katrina Williams

Parent governor

13 May 2021

12 May 2025