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Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) is responsible for promoting high standards and educational achievement and works in partnership with the Executive Principal and Senior Leadership Team.


The LGB monitors the performance and progress of the Academy against plans and targets, and promotes the Academy within the local community.   The LGB has an overview of the curriculum and has designated governors to oversee safeguarding, health and safety and special education needs.


The LGB consists of representatives from staff, parents and members of the local community.  The Academy is responsible for appointing staff and parent representatives and United Learning (the Academy's sponsor) is responsible for recruiting the Chair and Vice-Chair.


Members of the LGB are:


Mr N MacDonald       Chair

Mr J Barber                 Member (Safeguarding Governor)

Mrs H Bell                    Parent Governor

Mrs J McKervey          Member

Mrs H Rhodes             Parent Governor

Mrs J Hobley               Special Education Needs Governor

Mr M Watson             Staff Governor

Mrs K Rangeley          Clerk to the Governors

To write to our governing body please use the address below or email the Clerk at Kathryn.Rangeley@sheffieldsprings.org


Chair of Local Governing Body

c/o Sheffield Springs Academy

Hurlfield Road


S12 2SF


Please see attached document for meeting attendance Meeting Attendance



Sheffield Springs Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in the Scheme of Delegation (Appendix 4 to United Learning LGB Members Handbook), which can be seen on the United Learning website.

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