Local Governing Body

Local Governing Body

The Governing Body's Role

Our governing body plays an important role in supporting the Board of Trustees and providing key elements of local governance for schools.


The Governing Body are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the academy is operating within the mission and ethos of the trust and contributing to the trust’s key strategic priorities.
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, attendance, behaviour and safety, within the academy and progress against the academy improvement plan.
  • Holding school leaders to account for improvement of standards in the school.
  • Engaging with wider academy activities as a means of monitoring overall quality.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Trusts policy for Safeguarding and that the Academy maintains a ‘culture of vigilance in respect of all safeguarding matters.
  • Appointing all staff except Principals, teaching staff on Leadership Scale and Support Staff on Grade 6 or above.

Cockshut Hill Local Governing Body

Member Name Title
Richard Beamish Chair – Trust Appointed Governor
Fiona Dennis-Stephens Trust Appointed Governor
Vacancy Trust Appointed Governor
Vacancy Trust Appointed Governor
Inderjit Singh Rayat Parent Governor
Elizabeth Saunders Parent Governor
Eda Smith Parent Governor
Karen Sloan Staff Governor
Jason Bridges Principal
Gaetano Ferrante School Improvement Director