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Local Academy CommiTtee

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our school Local Academy Committee, and the work that we do.

The role of Local Academy Commitee

St Michael's CE Primary School is run by the Executive Headteacher and his team of staff. The Local Governing Body oversees the effectiveness of the school and together with the Executive Headteacher provides strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school. It also supports, monitors, and evaluates the effectiveness of the school and monitors the budget. Finally it holds the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education.


The Local Academy Committee is accountable to the LDBS Academies Trust.

St Michaels Scheme of Delegation Sept 15.pdf

What is a Governor of the Local Academy Committee

For more information about the role of the committee please read the Academy Trust Governors Job Description.

Membership and Structure

The Local Academy Committee comprises of ten governors, bringing together the key institutions that have an interest in the school. Our governors have a range of skills and interests and the membership includes a Headteacher, a board member.


Name and Term of Office

Appointment by


Declaration of interest

Simon Knowles

Executive Headteacher 

LDBS Academy Trust

Executive Headteacher of
St Michael's N22, Holy Trinity N17, St Ann's N15


Julia Christou

Head of School


LDBS Academy Trust

Operations of school life, implementation of school improvement and the school ethos.


Rev'd Fr Ian Booth

Vicar of St Michael's Church


LDBS Academy Trust



Four Governors are Appointed by the LDBS Academies Trust.  

Rev Guy Pope

(16/07/2013 - 15/07/2017)

LDBS Academy Trust

Strategic Leadership


Early Years


Simon Billington

(14/11/2013 - 13/11/2017)

LDBS Academy Trust

Vice Chair

Child Protection

Collective Worship

Religious Education


 Ed Schwitzer

(April 2016 - March 2020)

LDBS Academy Trust

Finance and Administration



 Two Governors are nominated by parents at the school.  




LDBS Academy Trust

Digital Learning




LDBS Academy Trust

Governor Training

Inclusion (Inc. SEND)


One Governor is nominated by the school staff.  

Wendy Pope

(24/09/2013 - 23/04/2017)

LDBS Academy Trust

Health and Safety

First Aid and Medicines in school


Also members of the Leadership and Management team(LMT) attend all meetings as advisors. 

Jayne Reeve


Executive Business Manager

Employee of Trust

Juliet Williams


Finance and Admin Manager

Employee at school