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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 head teacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its children;

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 Local Governing Body.

  • Working with the Head teacher to make sure that teaching at the Academy 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 children.

  • Promoting the interests of the Academy and its children 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 Academy.

  • Co-opted Governors

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


              Contact for Chair of Governors:  or

                                                                    Meadowside Academy, Halfpenny lane, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0SL


Name & Category of Governor

Appointed by and Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility

Keri Standen

Parent Governor

Parent Vote, expires May 2019

Chair of Governors


SEN & Safeguarding Governor


 Richard Owen-Hughes

Parent Governor

Parent Vote, expires May 2019

 Link Governor for Maths


Malcolm Gardiner

Co-opted Governor

Co opted by governor

25.09.18 to 25.09.2022

Finance link governor


 Robert Archibald

Co Opted Governor

Co-opted by governors

22.03.2016 to 22.03.2020



Link Governor for Literacy

Link Governor for Health & Safety


Tess Beaumont

Co Opted Governor

Co opted by governors

25.09.18 to 25.09.2022


Dan Styles

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted by governors,

12.09.17 to 12.09.2021

Link Governor for Curriculum


Juliet Vigurs

Co Opted Governor

Co opted by governors

25.09.18 to 25.09.2022


Clive Leverett

Staff Governor

Staff vote

05.12.2018 to 05.12.2022



Rebecca Maiden 

Assistant Head teacher




Nikkie Beniams

Executive Head teacher



 Dianne Mousley

Clerk to Governors



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

Register of Interest:..

Governor Attendance: 

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