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Governance

Each academy in Northern Star Academies Trust has either a Local Governing Body or an Interim Academy Board (IAB) which works on behalf of the trust board to exercise leadership in the running of the individual academy and hold the Head Teacher and staff to account. It is responsible for promoting high standards and strives to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

The functions of New Park Primary Academy's IAB are:

  • helping the Headteacher and senior leadership team to improve the school by setting high standards, planning for the school´s future and setting performance targets for the school;
  • owning and championing the vision and mission for the school, and promoting an ethos which positively develops pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of the school provision;
  • monitoring financial performance against budget and the management of risks against the school´s risk register;
  • ensuring funds are spent appropriately and to the best benefit of students, especially disadvantaged students;
    acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher and senior leadership team, offering support and advice;
  • helping the school respond to the needs of parents and the community;
  • helping make the school be open and accountable to the public for what it does;
  • working with the school on planning and developing policies and keeping the school provision under review
  • exercising the responsibilities and powers delegated to it by the Directors in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.

Local Governing Body

Name Appointed as
Mrs Philippa Bogle Chair
Mrs Maria Britton Community Governor
Ms Louise Terzza Safeguarding/Parent Governor
Mrs Helen Thackwray Staff Governor (associate)
Miss Kathyrn Watson Staff Governor (teacher)
Mr Robert Mold Headteacher
Ms Ann Wheatcroft Associate Governor

To review governor attendance and declarations of interest, please follow this link.

Previous Governors in the last 12 months

Name Appointed as
Ms Beverley Ashby Chair/Community Governor
Mr N Morris Parent Governor
Ms Rebecca Ashcroft Community Governor


To contact any of the Local Governing Body, please contact governance@nsat.org.uk 

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