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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.

Contact our Local Academy Board Members

For any matter related to Thornhill Local Academy Board you may contact the Chair, Mrs Denise Nicholson, at thr-enquiries@consilium-at.com.

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

Mrs Sue Hamilton

Headteacher

01.09.2021

N/A

Mrs Denise Nicholson

Chair

10-05-2021

09-05-2025

Mrs Annette Parr

Trust Appointed

11-03-2019

10-03-2023

Mrs Jackie Robson

Trust Appointed

10-05-2021

09-05-2025

Mr Ramanathas Kumareswaradas

Trust Appointed

08-03-2018

07-03-2022

Ms Afsana Miah

Trust Appointed

17-05-2019

16-05-2023

Miss Victoria Basford

Support Staff Member

19-11-2021

18-11-2025

Miss Deborah Todd

Teaching Staff Member

19-11-2021

18-11-2025

Mrs Wuraola Olaifa

Parent Member

08-11-2021

07-11-2025

Leavers 2021-2022

Mrs Lindsay Briggs - Resigned 14th October 2021

 

LAB Attendance 2020/21

Name

13.10.20

26.11.20

02.02.21

23.03.21

18.05.21

28.06.21

Mr Ian Redford

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs Denise Nicholson

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs Lindsay Briggs

Not-Present

Not-Present

Not-Present

Not-Present

Not-Present

Present

Mrs Victoria Cavanagh

Not yet elected

Not-Present

Present

Present

Present

Not-Present

Mrs Annette Parr

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs Debbie Todd

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs Jackie Robson

Present

Not-Present

Present

Present

Not-Present

Present

Mr Ramanathas Kumareswaradas

Present

Present

Present

Not-Present

Not-Present

Present

Ms Asana Miah

Not yet elected

Not yet elected

Not yet elected

Present

Not-Present

Present

Declaration of Interests 2021-2022:

Name

Member Type

Business or Other Interests

Other Governor Roles

Mrs Sue Hamilton

Headteacher

None

None

Mrs Denise Nicholson

Chair

None

None

Mrs Annette Parr

Trust Appointed

None

None

Mrs Jackie Robson

Trust Appointed

Food Technician at St Robert's of Newminster

None

Mr Ramanathas Kumareswaradas

Trust Appointed

None

None

Ms Afsana Miah

Trust Appointed

None

None

Miss Victoria Basford

Support Staff Member

None

None

Miss Deborah Todd

Teaching Staff Member

None

None

Mrs Wuraola Olaifa

Parent Member

None

None

 

Leavers 2020/21

Mrs Helen Smith — Resigned 7th June 2021

Mr Ian Redford — Resigned 31st August 2021

Mrs Victoria Cavanagh — Resigned 31st August 2021

Vacancies

1 Vacancy - Parent Member

Those with Local Academy Board Member complaints should follow the link here