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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

As the Albert Pye and Ravensmere are now academies with the Active Learning Trust, legal responsibility for the schools lies with the Active Learning Trust. It is governed by the Directors, who rely on advice and support from the Local Governing Board (LGB). The Directors are the charity trustees and responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the Company in accordance with the provisions set out in the Articles of Association of the Company. Further information regarding this can be found on the ALT website

The Local Governing Board

As our two schools are part of a hard federation, there is only one Local Governing Board that is responsible for both schools.


Membership of the Governing Board is as follows:

Phil Tate (Chair, Trust Governor)                        

Melanie Mills (Headteacher)

Jeanette Kershaw (Staff Governor)

Gillian Lee (Trust Governor)

Helen Nicholson (Trust Governor)

Sally Brooks (Parent Governor)

Jodie Poll (Parent Governor)

Katie Rattenbury (Associate Governor)


Emma Plane (Clerk to the Governors)


Parent governors are elected by the parents (unless the number of applicants is equal to or fewer than the number of vacancies).


Staff governors are elected by the staff.


Trust governors are recommended by the school and appointed by the Chief Executive of the Active Learning Trust. 


The Local Governing Board meets six times each year; once per half term. 


Sub Committees

The Local Governing Board has two sub committees; the Personnel Committee and the Finance and Premises Committee, each meeting once per term (3 times per year).


Link Governors

Each non-staff governor also has a specific individual responsibility as follows:

English – Helen Nicholson

H&S – Sam Burton

Science – Sally Brooks

Maths – Katie Rattenbury

SEND – Gillian Lee

Safeguarding – Gillian Lee

Pupil Premium – Phil Tate

Attendance – Gillian Lee

EYFS - Jodie Poll

PE - Sam Burton

Contact the Governors

Governors actively seek parents’ views throughout the year through parent questionnaires. In addition to this, any parent can consult the Governors, or put forward ideas for consideration at any time. Please contact us via the school office.