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Governance

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. 

The role of the governing board is to:

Below is the structure of the Yarlside Local Academy Committee (local governing body):

Name
 
Job Title
Terms
Voting
Mrs Jade White
(Chair)
Partnership
Welding Engineer – Sellafield
4 years
Yes
Mrs Janine Pierce (*)
Head
Executive Headteacher
 
Yes
Mrs Laura Scrivener
Partnership
Project Accountant –
BAE Systems
4 years
Yes
Mr Mike Jones
Partnership
Principal Operations Engineer – BAE Systems
4 years
Yes
Mr Stephen Barrett
Partnership
Combat Systems Physical Integration Design Authority- BAE Systems
4 years
Yes
Mrs Kate Brocker
Staff
Teaching Staff
4 Years
Yes
 Mr Adam Pearson
Partnership
System Engineer- Sellafield
4 Years
Yes
Mr Mark Preston
Partnership
Head of Quality Improvement- Furness College
4 Years
 Yes
Mr Tim Clark
Parent
Operations Manager- BAE Systems
4 Years
 Yes

Yarlside Academy Governors Business & Pecuniary Interests  for the Academic Year 2021 – 2022 and Attendance data can be found here.

Minutes from Local Academy Committee and Board meetings are available upon request. Please contact the Clerk to the Trustees at nrae@furnesseducationtrust.co.uk

Furness Education Trust- Members and Trustees:

Furness Education Trust comprises of five members, nine Trustee and four co-opted Trustees at Trust level.

Members are responsible for appointing and removing Trustees and hold Trust Board to account for implementing the agreed strategy.

Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the running of all academies across the MAT. Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight of the management of the Trust and also appoint the CEO and the CFO and hold them to account as well.

The authority for running each academy remains with the Headteacher and Local Academy Committee, as detailed above. This authority is defined in the scheme of delegation.

More information about the Trust governance structure can be found here and on our Trust website at Furness Education Trust Governance.