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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

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 (LABs) 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 that 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 have a term of service for four years. 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.

Contact our Local Academy Board Members

For any matters or queries relating to governance please contact Mrs Wendy Gardner, Head of Governance for Consilium Academies, please do so by writing to Mrs Wendy Gardner, 5th Floor, 1 City Approach, Albert Street, Eccles, M30 0BL.

Our Local Academy Board Members are:

Name

Member Type

Term from

Term to

Appointed by

Ben Peck

Chair

26-02-2020

25-02-2024

Foundation/Trust

Anna Baxendale

Trust appointed/ Vice-Chair (joint)

09-03-2021

08-03-2025

Local Authority

Hayden Brophy

Staff- Support

19-10-2019

18-10-2023

Local Authority

Gary Clarke

Co-opted/ Vice-Chair (joint)

28-06-2018

27-06-2022

Local Authority

Emma Palin

Staff- Teaching

07-12-2020

06-12-2024

Foundation/Trust

Safia Mirza

Trust appointed

12-02-2021

11-02-2025

Foundation/Trust

Helen Ryles- Dean

Trust appointed

12-02-2021

11-02-2025

Foundation/Trust

Philip Sotiriou

Trust appointed

14-12-2020

13-12-2024

Foundation/Trust

Iain Ross

Headteacher

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

LAB Attendance 2020-21

Name

19.10.20

14.12.20

08.02.21

29.03.21

11.05.21

06.07.21

Ben Peck

Present

Present

Present

Present

Not-Present

 

Anna Baxendale

Not-Present

Present

Not-Present

Present

Not-Present

 

Hayden Brophy

Present

Present

Not-Present

Not-Present

Present

 

Gary Clarke

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Emma Palin

Not yet elected

Present

Present

Not-Present

Present

 

Safia Mirza

Not yet elected

Not yet elected

Present

Present

Present

 

Helen Ryles-Dean

Not yet elected

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Philip Sotiriou

Not yet elected

Not yet elected

Present

Present

Present

 

Iain Ross

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

 

Leavers 2020/21

Miss L Hindley- Resigned 23rd October 2020
Mr D Watson- Resigned 21st October 2020