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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.

Governing Body from 13/9/18

Name Appointed as
Mrs Philippa Bogle Chair
Mrs Maria Britton Community Governor
Ms Rebecca Ashcroft Governor
Ms Louise Terzza Safeguarding/Parent Governor
Mrs Helen Thackwray Associate Staff Governor
Miss Kathyrn Watson Teacher Staff Governor
Mr Robert Mold Headteacher

Interim Academy Board from 1/9/17 to 12/9/18

Name Appointed as
Mrs Jenn Plews Chair
Ms Beverley Ashby IAB Member
Mrs Michelle Dawson IAB Member
Mrs Helen Flynn IAB Member
Mr Robert Mold  Headteacher 
Mr Stuart Philips IAB Member

Local Governing Body up to 16/10/17 

Name Appointed as
Mr Leonard Bell Chair
Mrs Rosie Cascone Parent Governor
Mr Graham Colvin Governor
Ms Jane Morris Vice Chair
Ms Sam Williams Governor
Ms Jewel Adlington Governor
Mrs Susan Lemmetyinen Parent Governor

Previous Governors in the last 12 months

Name Appointed as
Ms Beverley Ashby Chair/Community Governor
Mr Trevor Chapman Governor
Ms Jan Cliff Staff Governor
Mr Andrew Tomlinson Headteacher

To contact any of the Interim Academy Board members, please contact the PA to the CEO Mrs S Evans (evanss@sghs.org.uk).

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