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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 9 October 2023)
Vice Chair of Governors: Scott Brighton (MLT appointment for 12 months from 9 October 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 30.08.2025 Governors
Lauren Blackett Parent 18.12.2023 17.12.2027 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
Kirsty Pearson Community 08.12.2023 07.12.2027 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
Leanne Jepson Partnership 01.09.2023 31.08.2027 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
Laura Critchley Additional 07.12.2022 06.12.2026 Governors
Joanne Munday Additional  07.11.2023 06.11.2027 Governors 
Vacancy x 1 Community     Governors
Ruth Berry Principal 01.09.22 N/A N/A
Name Category Appointed Stepped Down Appointed by
Marcus Hurcombe Parent Governor 23.03.2022 13.10.2023 Parent Election
Caroline Coates Partnership 01.11.2021 31.10.2025 Governors

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