St Michael's CE Primary

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 September 2021 .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 board member.

Name and Term of Office Appointment by Responsibility Declaration of interest

Simon Knowles

Executive Headteacher 

LDBS Academy Trust Executive Headteacher of
St Michael's N22, Holy Trinity N17, St Ann's N15 and Little Engineers Nursery

Meera Shah

Head of School

 LDBS Academy Trust Operations of school life, implementation of school improvement and the school ethos.  None

Rev'd Fr Ian Booth

Vicar of St Michael's Church

LDBS Academy Trust

Collective Worship

Religious Education

Four Governors are Appointed by the LDBS Academies Trust.  

Rev Guy Pope

July 2017 - July 2025

LDBS Academy Trust

Strategic Leadership




Ed Schwitzer

April 2016 - April 2024

LDBS Academy Trust

Vice Chair

Early Years (SEIP 5)Inclusion (Inc. SEND)Finance and Administration


Ruby Radley

July 2021 - June 2025

LDBS Academy Trust

Child Protection

Tanya Viroomal

 Nov 2021 - Nov 2025

LDBS Academy Trust


 Two Governors are nominated by parents at the school and appointed by the Trust.  

 David Sheen

Jan 2020 - Jan 2024

LDBS Academy Trust


Attendance and Behaviour

Margje Nouwens Aug 2021 - Aug 2025 LDBS Academy Trust  None
One Governor is nominated by the school staff and appointed by the Trust.  
Sherma Benti-Scott
Dec 2020 - Dec  2024
LDBS Academy Trust  Health and Safety  None
Also members of the Leadership and Management team(LMT) attend all meetings as advisors. 
Jayne Reeve  Advisor Executive Business Manager Employee of Trust

 Attendance Record 2017-18

Attendance Record 2018-19

Attendance Record 2019-20

Attendance Record 2020-21

Dates and Minuets of Meetings for 2021 -2022

Meeting 1- Wednesday 15th September

Meeting 2 - Wednesday 13th October

Meeting 4 - Wednesday 8th December 

Meeting 7 - Wednesday 24th March

Meeting 8 - Wednesday 27th April 

Meeting 10 - Wednesday 6th July 


Tri-school Meetings 

Meeting 3 Curriculum - Wednesday 10th November 

Meeting 3 Business - Thursday 11th November 

Meeting 5 Curriculum - Monday 17th January

Meeting 5 Personal Development - Wednesday 19th January 

Meeting 5 Business - Thursday 20th January 

Meeting 6 Curriculum - Monday 28th February 

Meeting 6 Business - Thursday 3rd March

Meeting 9 Curriculum - Monday 6th June

Meeting 9 Personal Development - Wednesday 8th June 

Meeting 9 Business - Thursday 9th June

Dates and Minutes of Meetings for 2020 - 2021

Meeting 1 - Wednesday 16th September

Meeting 2 - Wednesday 14th October

Meeting 3 - Wednesday 11th November

Meeting 4 - Wednesday 9th December

Meeting 5 - Wednesday 20th January

Meeting 6 - Wednesday 3rd March

Meeting 7 - Wednesday 24th March

Meeting 8 - Wednesday 28th April

Meeting 9 - Wednesday 9th June

Meeting 10 - Wednesday 30th June