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:

Mrs J Hobley Chair (Finance/ Safeguarding) 
Mrs N Anderson  Community Governor (Health & Safety)
Mrs D Fitzgerald Teaching & Learning/ Pupil Premium Governor
Mrs A Stebbing Character, Community & Careers Governor 
Mr L Benn Staff Governor 
Richard Watkinson Parent Governor
Miss S Wilson Clerk to Governors 

To write to our governing body please use the address below or email the Local Governance Officer at sianne.wilson@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 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation 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 our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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