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The Maltby Redwood Academy Local Governance Committee are committed to improving education for all students by ensuring high standards of Governance.  The Local Governance Committee has the following core strategic functions

Ensuring Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Setting and ensuring clarity of the vision, values, and objectives for the Academy within the Trust framework
  • Agreeing the Academy improvement strategy in line with the Scheme of Delegation 
  • Meeting statutory duties 

Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • Appointing Senior Leaders in consultation with the CEO and Trust Board 
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets 
  • Performance managing Senior Leaders in consultation with the CEO and Trust Board  
  • Engaging with stakeholders 
  • Contributing to Academy self-evaluation 

Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure it's money is well spent

  • Monitoring spending against the budget 
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained 
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Chair of Governors: Liz Buxton (MLT appointment for 12 months from 10 October 2022)
Vice Chair of Governors: Scott Brighton (MLT appointment for 8 months from 02 February 2023)
Principal: Ruth Berry

Governance Professional: Emma Black 
If you wish to contact the Governance Committee, please contact Emma Black, Governance Professional by email at: or by telephoning the Academy on 01709 812848.

Name Category Appointed Term of Office Appointed by
Liz Buxton Community 31.08.21   Governors
Marcus Hurcombe Parent 23.03.22 22.03.26 Parent Election
Daniel Tunnard Parent 03.11.22 02.11.26 Parent Election
Ian Henderson Community 21.11.22 20.11.26 Governors
Ben Hayes Community 06.03.23 05.03.27 Governors
Gemma Barker Staff (Teacher) 02.02.23 01.02.27 Staff Election
Sophie Nelis Staff (Associate Professional) 09.01.23 08.01.27 Staff Election
Scott Brighton Partnership 01.11.21 05.10.24 Governors
Caroline Coates Partnership 01.11.21 31.10.25 Governors
Gemma Haigh Partnership 01.11.21 09.06.25 Governors
Katie Martin Partnership 01.07.22 30.06.26 Governors
Anita Prescott Partnership 03.11.22 02.11.26 Governors
Vacancy x 2 Community     Governors
Ruth Berry Principal 01.09.22 N/A N/A
Name Category Appointed Stepped Down Appointed by
Amy Parker Partnership 01.11.21 27.05.22 Governors
Heather O'Connor Principal 01.01.20 20.07.22 N/A
Stephen Selby Community 01.01.19 15.11.22 Governors
Jordan Yates Community 18.12.18 17.12.22 Governors
Lorna Young Staff (Teacher) 14.09.21 16.12.22 Staff Election
Sarah Wilson Staff (Associate Professional) 14.09.21 16.12.22 Staff Election
Emma Peach Community 01.11.21 31.12.22 Governors

For more information regarding Trust Governance and statutory documents please click here, Maltby Learning Trust - Governance