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).

AGB Terms of Reference & Delegations

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 key documents set out the function and role of the AGB.

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


Name Governor Category Date of Appointment Term of Office
Gina Newton Headteacher N/A N/A
Daniel Gillett Staff Governor (Teaching) 14 November 2017 4 Years
Claire Hughes Staff Governor (Support) 14 November 2017 Resigned 31 August 2019
Rachel Hardy Staff Governor (Support) 17 December 2019 1 Year
Emma Bramwell Parent Governor 1 February 2017 4 Years
Kay Smith Community Governor 1 July 2020 1 Year
Dr James Weinberg Community Governor 1 July 2020 1 Year
Dave Warman Community Governor 20 November 2020 4 Years
Dawn McAughey Community Governor 1 February 2017 4 Years
Susan Breeze Parent Governor 21 March 2019 4 Years
James Beighton Community Governor 20 November 2018 4 Years

For a full AGB membership table including categories, responsibilities and pecuniary interests click here.

Declaration of Interests - James Weinberg 

For any further information please contact the school office.


The Chair of the Governor can be contacted at:

Mr David Warman

Chair of Academy Governing Body

The Birley Academy

Birley Lane


S12 3BP

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