Meadowside Academy

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Local Governing Body

Meadowside has been part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust from the outset and is happy to be part of the educational vision of the Trust, whilst retaining their own strong identity.  The Trustees have allowed academies to retain the same composition for their local governing bodies, which is set out below. 

The three core functions of the local governing board are:

To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupil.

To oversee the financial performance of the academy and make sure its money is well spent.



Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the academy and checking the academy’s progress towards attaining these.

  • Monitoring how well the academy’s policies and plans are working.

  • Accounting for the performance of the academy and the Governing Body.

  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at the academyl is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.

  • Taking general responsibility for the academy and its budget.

  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.

  • Promoting the interests of the academy and its pupils in the wider community.


Types of Governors 

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

    Elected from parents at the school by parents at the academy.

  • Staff Governor

    Elected from staff at the school by staff at the academyl.

  • Co-opted Governors

    Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.


Information below under construction

Local Governing Body

Our Local Governing Body is made up of the following members:

Name & Category of Governor

Appointed by and Term of Office

There are no subcommittees in 17/18


Positions of Responsibility

 Register of Interests

Keri Standen

Parent Governor

Parent Vote, expires May 2019


Chair of Governors


SEN & Safeguarding Governor


Greengate Consultancy Services

 Robert Archibald

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted by Governors,  expires Jan 2020


Link Governor for Literacy

Link Governor for Health & Safety


 Richard Owen-Hughes

Parent Governor

Parent Vote, expires May 2019


 Link Governor for Maths


Justine Mooney

Co-opted Governor

 Co-opted by Governors, expires May 2019


Vice Chair of Governors


Link Governor for HR


Link Governor for H&S

 White Horse Business Solutions Ltd

Dan Styles

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted by Governors,

expires Sept 2021

Link Governor for Curriculum


Rebecca Maiden

Staff Governor

Staff Representative, expires Sept 2021


 Chair of Standards


Annie Gregory





 Dianne Mousley

Clerk to Governors




There are no relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.


 Governors who have served within the last 12 months

Name & category of Governor Appointed by and Term of office Committees served on Positions of responsibility Register of Interests

Jim Brown

LA Governor, expires Sept 2017 Resources, H&S

Chair of Governors


Link Governor for Science


Link Governor for Leadership & Governance


 Westgrove Pirl



Chair of Governors at Dishforth Village School and Dishforth Airfield School

 Samantha Young

Parent Governor

Parent Vote, expires Feb 2018 Resources, H&S    

Nigel Ashley, Headteacher

n/a Resources, H&S

 Governor meeting attendance  - currently being updated from paper records