Our role is to provide a strategic view and ensure each academy is well run overall and for the LGC to act as a ‘critical friend’. To ensure accountability and compliance will all legal and financial requirements. To act as a corporate body, with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interests of the both academies individually and collectively.

Local Governing Committee members 2020-21:

  • Jenny Bayliss – Chair of Governors
  • Mike Thain – Vice Chair (Parent)
  • Tom Wilkins – Co-opted (Foundation)
  • Megan Cheetham – Staff
  • Kim Lane – Staff
  • Gareth Flemington (HT) – Ex-Officio
  • Mark Helliker – Parent
  • Claire Palmer - Co-opted
  • Annette Corley – Co-opted

The Clerk to the LGC may be contacted via:

The Chair of Governors may be contacted via:

Want to become a trustee or a governor?

“Somerset Road Educational Trust (SRET) welcomes applications from anyone interested in either a Trustee role or a Governor role within one of its schools’ Local Governing Committees. If you are interested in joining us, please contact for more information about current vacancies.”

Funding agreements and trust documents can be located here.

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