A Local Governing Body are actively involved in supporting and challenging the staff at Hall Cross Academy to be the best we can.

The Local Governing Body’s overall purpose is to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
  • hold the Principal and senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its children and the performance management of staff;
  • oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure delegated money is well spent against the identified priorities and within the agreed budget;
  • actively embrace community, parental and staff engagement to raise the profile of the school within the locality and beyond; encourage growth of the pupil population and support in staff recruitment and retention.

Governors operate within the remit of a Scheme of Delegation which can be downloaded from the Trust website.

Our Governors

Name Role Date Term Started Date Term Ends Link Role
David Williams Chair of Governors 01/02/2023 31/01/2027 Data Protection
Roger Williams Appointed Governor 01/02/2023 31/01/2027 Finance
David Whitaker Appointed Governor 27/02/2023 26/02/2027 SEND
Mike Stark Appointed Governor 29/09/2023 28/09/2027 Health & Safety & Risk
Claire George Parent Governor 01/02/2023 31/01/2027 Safeguarding & Careers
Megan Stead Staff Governor 06/02/2023 05/02/2026 TBC
Nick Walker Staff Governor 27/03/2023 26/03/2026 Pupil Premium
Richard Brown Exceed Link Governor 01/02/2023 31/01/2027 School Improvement
Simon Swain Principal (Ex-Officio)

Historic Governors (left within the last 12 months)

Name Role Date Term Started Date Term Ends Link Role
Victoria Heaton Parent Governor 01/02/2023 24/03/2023 TBC
Paul Harper Appointed Governor 02/05/2023 14/11/2023 Health & Safety & Risk


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Register of Interests

Register of Pecuniary Business Interests