The Academy is part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, a multi academy trust which is sponsored by the University of Brighton.
The trust’s Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the educational and financial performance of all of the academies in the trust; the trustees are the statutory governors of each academy and the company directors & charitable trustees of the University of Brighton Academies Trust.
Further information about the University of Brighton Academies Trust’s governance arrangements, including its Board of Trustees, Scheme of Delegation, Articles of Association and Funding Agreement, are available on the trust’s website.
A series of committees, including a Local Board for each academy (or group of academies), supports the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities.
Local Board members are volunteers representing different aspects of the academy community including parents/carers, staff and local people. The members contribute to the academy’s vision and future strategy, ensuring they complement the trust’s vision and values. They are responsible for keeping the academy at the heart of the community, maintaining strong community links and effective communication with all stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees. Local Board members ensure the celebration of staff, pupils and parents and carers is a priority to the academy. They are also responsible for monitoring pupil wellbeing, admissions, complaints and concerns.
Local Board members can be contacted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing c/o the Academy. Local Board meeting minutes are available on request.
Chair of Local Board
I began my teaching career in Kent in 1974, taking a 9 year break while my 3 children were young. During that time, I owned and ran a pub in London for over 3 years. Following our move to Hastings in 1986, I returned to teaching in 1987 and was blessed with many incredible years working with hundreds of amazing primary school children. In 2005, after 4 incredible years as a headteacher I made the difficult decision to leave teaching.
For the next 9 years, I worked for the Excellence Cluster and Education Futures Trust as a Key Worker, supporting children and their families to enhance and improve their educational experience and life chances. I took early retirement in 2014 to care for my husband.
I was a Samaritan for several years and am currently a volunteer for a local charity. I am also lucky enough to be a grandmother, which certainly keeps me busy. I particularly enjoy poetry, music and needlework and I love Maths!
Working with children is a privilege and I feel very fortunate to have done so for so many years. I am therefore delighted to join your Board of Governors and look forward to providing support in any way that I can.
Please contact via the academy.
Local Governor attendance at West St Leonards file_download
West St Leonards Local Governing Body ToR Membership 2017-18 file_download