Academy Governing Body

All academies within the Trust are governed by the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and Members. The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust governance structure establishes clear lines of accountability, overview and scrutiny at three levels: The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Members; the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and its Committees; and the Academy Governing Bodies (AGBs).

The AGB meets formally three times each year (termly) and also meets informally each term through engagement meetings. The Trusts scheme of delegation, AGB terms of reference and articles of association can be accessed by the clicking the following link These key documents set out the function and role of the AGB.

AGB Terms of Reference & Delegations

Please find below details about this academy’s AGB membership, including the names, categories, responsibilities, pecuniary interests and terms of appointment for each member.

NameGovernor CategoryHow AppointedDate AppointedTerm of OfficeBusiness Interests DeclaredGovernance Roles in other Educational InstitutionsAGB Attendance: Academic Year 2020-2021
Gina NewtonHeadteacherN/AN/AN/ANoneCommunity Governor at Birley Primary Academy3/3
Emma BramwellParent GovernorElected by Parents1 February 2017
Re-elected 30 March 2021
First term: 4 years
Second term: 4 years
Dawn McAugheyCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 February 20177 YearsNoneHeadteacher at Birley Primary Academy3/3
Susan BreezeParent GovernorElected by Trust21 March 20194 YearsNoneNone3/3
James BeightonCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust20 November 20184 YearsEmployed at L.E.A.D. Academy TrustNone3/3
James WeinbergCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 July 20204 YearsLecturer in Political Behaviour and Leverhulme Trust research fellow at University of Sheffield Department of Politics and International Relations.

Trustee at UK Political Studies Association.
Member of University and College Union (UCU).
Kay SmithCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 July 20204 YearsNoneNone3/3
Rachel HardyStaff Governor (Support)Elected by Staff17 December 20194 YearsNoneNone1/3
Lee CoddingtonStaff Governor (Teacher)Elected by staff15 November
4 yearsSheffield Wednesday FC – Casual Talent ID ScoutNoneN/A

For any further information please contact the school office.

The Chair of the Governor can be contacted at:

Kay Smith,
Chair of Academy Governing Body,
The Birley Academy,
Birley Lane,
S12 3BP