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Governance - Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body includes:


  • Staff
  • Parents
  • Co-Opted Governors
  • Head Teacher


Governors are appointed or elected for a fixed period of time and work on your behalf to secure quality teaching and learning for your child/children. All Governors can be contacted through the school.


The Local Governing Body meets at least once a term. In addition to this a number of committees and working parties meet more frequently to conduct business affecting the day to day management of the school.


Clerk to the Local Governing Body:


Andrew Dunn
c/o Extol Trust

Eldon Grove Academy

Eldon Grove


TS26 9LY


Chair Person of Governors:


Cllr. Philip Tye
c/o New Silksworth Academy
Blind Lane
New Silksworth

New Silksworth Academy Local Governing Body 2023-2024


Governor NameTerm Start DateTerm End Date
Chair (Co-opted)  

Cllr P Tye

Vice Chair (Co-opted)  

Ms S Clinton

Co-opted Governors  
Mrs L Park02/11/202201/11/2026
Mrs J Prater05/09/202304/09/2027
Mrs C Reed19/03/202418/03/2028
Headteacher Ex-Officio  
Mrs E Robins17/09/2017Not Recorded
Parent Governors  
Mrs L Wellburn28/11/202314/05/2024
Staff Governors  
Mr J Peters15/11/202214/11/2026
Mrs V Merrie07/06/202306/06/2027
DHT Associate Governor  
Mrs S Mincher13/12/2018Not Recorded