Governance 2018-02-13T10:59:54+00:00

They give their time on a voluntary basis and play a vital part in making sure that all we do is transparent and fair and that there is clear accountability for decisions and actions.

Our governors come from a wide range of backgrounds and their diverse range of knowledge and experience provides a broad strategic insight and a mix of skill and opinions to support Netherwood’s strategic planning. We ensure that our local community and parents are well represented on the Board bringing a closely engaged and well-informed perspective to our specific challenges and aspirations.

Governors make key decisions about important school policies and strategic plans. They receive regular reports from the Principal and other senior staff and ensure that the school is well managed and financially sound. They help to create and establish the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction and hold leadership accountable for school performance and improvement.

Netherwood’s Board of Governors currently consists of ten individuals.

Netherwood Academy is supported by a Transition Management Board (TBM). The role of the TMB within Astrea Academy Trust is to provide supportive challenge and guidance to the academy at a local level with a focus on driving improvement in educational outcomes.

The members of Netherwood’s Transition Management Board are:

Alan Richards (Chair) – National Leader of Governance

Andrew Redfern – Principal

Jo Leishman – Astrea Academy Trust Executive Principal for The Dearne

Jenni Machin – National Leader for Inclusion

Anne Marie Jones – Central Business Manager

Keith Hirst – Deputy Director of Education

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