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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

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 dependent 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
Name Member Type Term From Term To Roles

Mrs. Tracey Copestake

Non-Teaching Staff Member

30 Mar 2021

29 Mar 2025

 

Mrs. Helen Ryles-Dean

Headteacher

02 Feb 2022

N/A

Headteacher

Miss Kathryn Doyle

Appointed Member

05 Nov 2020

04 Nov 2024

 

Mrs. Zoe Ogden

Appointed Member

01 May 2020

30 Apr 2024

 

Dr. Jonathan Sly

Appointed Member

12 Feb 2021

11 Feb 2025

Chair

Ms. Katrina Williams

Parent Member

13 May 2021

12 May 2025

 

Mrs. Stacey Corlett

Parent Member

20 July 2021

19 July 2025

 

Mr. Alex Negad

Appointed Member

15 July 2021

14 July 2025

 

LAB Meeting Attendance 2020/2021

Governor 15/10/2020 11/02/2021 25/03/2021 27/05/2021 01/07/2021

Adrian Brocklehurst

Absent

Absent

Left

Left

Left

Tracey Copestake

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Present

Present

Chris Davis

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Kathryn Doyle

Not Applicable

Present

Present

Present

Present

Wendy Gardner

Not Required

Present

Present

Not Required

Not Required

Kate Hewson

Present

Present

Not Required

Not Required

Not Required

Peter Hulley

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Present

Absent

Absent

Zoe Ogden

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Christopher Read

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Samantha Robinson

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Helen Ryles Dean

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Jonathan Sly

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Carol Smalley

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Julie Sutcliffe

Not Applicable

Present

Present

Present

Present

Katrina Williams

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Present

Present

LAB Meetings 2021/2022

Meetings are scheduled to take place on Thursdays at 16:30pm

Governor 30/09/2021 02/12/2021 03/02/2022 31/03/2022 14/07/2022
Jonathan Sly Present Present Present Present  
Chris Davis Present Absent Absent Not required  
Kathryn Doyle Present Present Present Present  
Zoe Ogden Present Absent Present Present  
Alex Negad Present Present Absent Present  
Stacey Corlett Absent Present Absent Present  
Julie Sutcliffe Absent Present Absent Left  
Tracey Copestake Present Present Present Present  
Peter Hulley Present Left Left Left  
Katrina Williams Present Present Present Present  
Helen Ryles-Dean Present Present Present Present  
Carol Smalley Present Present Not required Present  
Kate Hewson Present Not required Not required Not required  
Declarations of Interests 2021-2022
Name Member Type Business or Other Interests Other Governor Roles

Mrs. Tracey Copestake

Non-Teaching Staff Member

None

None

Mrs. Helen Ryles-Dean

Headteacher

None

None

Miss Kathryn Doyle

Appointed Member

None

None

Mr. Peter Hulley

Teaching Staff Member

None

None

Mrs. Zoe Ogden

Appointed Member

None

None

Dr. Jonathan Sly

Appointed Member

None

None

Ms. Julie Sutcliffe

Appointed Member

None

None

Ms. Katrina Williams

Parent Member

None

None

Mrs. Stacey Corlett

Parent Member

None

None

Mr. Alex Negad

Appointed Member

None

None