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Welcome to our Governance section.

As the Albert Pye and Ravensmere are academies which are part of 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)

David Baker (Trust Governor)

Katie Rattenbury (Trust Governor)

Lindsay Blankley (Trust Governor)

Sally Brooks (Trust Governor)

Samantha Thompson (Parent Governor - Albert Pye)

Anna Sharp (Parent Governor - Ravensmere)


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).


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. 


Link Governors

Each governor also has a specific individual responsibility as follows:

English – Lindsay Blankley

H&S – Phil Tate

Science – Sally Brooks

Maths – Katie Rattenbury & Anna Sharp

SEN – David Baker

Safeguarding – David Baker

Safer Employment Champion - David Baker

Pupil Premium – Phil Tate

Attendance – David Baker

EYFS - Samantha Thompson


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.