Academy Governance Committee

Governors have a vital part to play in raising the standards in our schools through their work in three key areas;

  • Setting strategic direction.
  • Ensuring accountability.
  • Monitoring & evaluating school performance.

Each of our academies has an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) made up of Governors who are parents of school age children (often who also attend the school), members of the community co-opted by the AGC or LLT Board and school staff, including the Headteacher.

Dedicated to school development and improvement, the AGC works in partnership with the school management team and makes important decisions with regard to the running of the school. This is in relation to curriculum provision, pupil targets, school development plans, budget management, staffing, health & safety and management of the premises.

Most importantly, they act as a source of external challenge - operating as a critical friend.

The Lydiate Learning Trust Board oversees the work of the Academy Governance Committees. CLICK HERE for more information.


If you need to contact the Academy Governance Committee or have any questions relating to Governance, please contact:

  • Deborah Moss, MSc, MCIPD
  • Senior Governance Professional, Lydiate Learning Trust
  • Email:
  • Mobile: 07853 140551

Meet the Governors

NameGovernor Type

Petrina North - View profile

Board Appointed Chair

Lianne Greenall - View profile

Board Appointed Governor

Alex Widdeson - View profile

Co-opted Governor

Suzanne Pountain - View profile

Co-opted Governor

Adrian Jackson - View profile

Co-opted Governor

Andrew Houghton - View profile

Co-opted Governor

Vickie Beaney - View Welcome Message

Ex Officio, Staff Governor

Adele Fozard - View Profile

Teaching Staff Governor

Leon Carroll - View Profile

Parent Governor

Phininder Balaghan - View Profile

Co-opted Governor

Chris Anderson - View Profile

Parent Governor

Welcome from AGC Chair

Read a welcome from Petrina North our Chair here.

Key Governance Information

Terms office

Linked Governors

Code of Conduct

Minutes of the meetings are available by contacting Deborah Moss, Senior Governance Professional to Lydiate Learning Trust on

Key Reference Documents


Archive Documents

Board of Governors & Committees Attendance 2019-20
LLT Governance Structure 2021
AGC Linked Governors
AGC Terms of Reference
AGC Terms of Office


AGC Terms of Office

Register of Attendance 2019-20



AGC Terms of Office

Declarations of Interest 2018-19

Register of Attendance 2018-19



AGC Terms of Office

Declarations of Interest 2017-18

Register of Attendance 2017-18


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