The Governing Body

The role of Governor/ trustee

The roles of individual governors / trustees, as members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:
Discuss and set the strategic aims and objectives for the Academy.
Agree the Academy Improvement Plan with required policies and strategies for achieving those aims and objectives.
Agree the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its strategic aims and objectives. 
As the ‘proprietors’ and ‘critical friends’ of the Academy, Governors and trustees provide on-going challenge and support to the Principal and Senior Leadership Team on all matters affecting the continuous progress of the Academy
Alec Reed Academy is accountable to the Academy Governing Body and is independent from the Local Authority. The Governing Body is responsible for the setting, and subsequent monitoring of targets to be achieved over time.
The Academy Governing Body includes representation from staff and parents and the local authority, as well as governors nominated by our Sponsor. Two Governors are trustees and Members. The members of an academy trust have a different status from the trustees. The members are the subscribers to the trust’s memorandum of association, and any other individuals permitted to become members under its articles of association. Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of the trust and have the power to appoint trustees and remove these trustees.
The Chair of the Academy Governing Body at Alec Reed Academy is Richard Taylor (previously Lawrence Carter who resigned 31 August 2015).
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Rachel Warren and she can be contacted via email at Any governor can be contacted through the Clerk.

Governors / trustees

Chair of Governors and Member       Richard Taylor BA (Hons)  
Governor and Member Heather Flint BSocSc, MA
Ex-Officio Governor Gary Lobbett MMus, NPQH,PGCE
Governor Baba Abu BSc (Hons) Econ MBA
Governor Mike Phillips BSc (Hons)
Vice Chair and Governor Louise Prince BA (Hons), BSc (Hons)
Governor Christine Warren BSc MA
Staff Governor Claudia Lashmore-Bennett
Staff Governor Sofina Bhatti
Governor and Member Josephine Youssefi BSc (Hons)
Local Authority Governor Dee Martin BA (Hons)
Parent Governor Dee Morrison
Parent Governor Tamana Sayed
Governor and Member                                            Lawrence Carter (resigned 31 August 2015)
Parent Governor  Lorraine Lewis (resigned 17 July 2015)
Staff Governor  Clare Saysell BA (Hons), PGCE (resigned 13 July 2016)

Annual General Meeting

Annual Notice of Meeting 14.12.16

Minutes of Annual Meeting 3.12.15

Roles and Responsibilities

Governance Statement
Scheme of Delegation

Register of interests for governors and members of the academy leadership team

Register of Interests Form 2015-2016

Governance Documents

Funding Agreement

Memorandum and Articles of Association