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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 are:

Name

Member Type

Term From

Term To

Mr Ian Redford

Headteacher

N/A

N/A

Mrs Denise Nicholson

Chair

04-09-2017

03-09-2021

Mrs Lindsay Briggs

Parent Member 

08-03-2018

07-03-2022

Mrs Victoria Cavanagh

Staff Member

20-11-2020

19-11-2024

Mrs Annette Parr

School Member

11-03-2019

10-03-2023

Mrs Debbie Todd

Teacher Member

01-09-2017

31-08-2021

Mrs Helen Smith

Parent Member

08-03-2018

07-03-2022

Resigned 07-06-2021

Mrs Jackie Robson

School Member

04-09-2017

03-09-2021

Mr Ramanathas Kumareswaradas

School Member

08-03-2018

07-03-2022

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