Our Role

Millthorpe’s local governing body (LGB) consists of parents, staff and members of the local community, as well as the Headteacher. It is led by the Chair of Governors (elected annually from the membership of the governing body). The LGB is a committee of the board of the South Bank Multi Academy Trust.

The LGB takes sole responsibility for the well being of Millthorpe School. While we are not closely involved with its day-to-day running, we ensure that it is fully staffed, financially secure and that its students are succeeding. We act as a “critical friend” to the Headteacher, discussing the strategic direction of the school and, with the trust, its long-term plans.

The LGB meets ten times per year to discuss and approve matters about Millthorpe. Separate working groups are set up as necessary to deal with specific issues or projects.

Copies of policies and LGB minutes are available for inspection in school.

Parents are welcome as non-voting observers at our meetings; please contact the school office if you would like to attend.

Governor Category Term of Office Stepped Down
Mr Trevor Burton Headteacher 01/04/2011 ongoing
Mrs Naomi Heaton Staff 31/01/2014 – 30/01/2018
Mr David Merrett Co-opted 13/04/2016 – 12/04/2020
Ms Nicola Howard Co-opted 11/10/2016 – 10/10/2020
Mr Tim Moat Co-opted (Vice-Chair) 24/05/2017 – 23/05/2021
Mr Bob Sydes Co-opted 01/02/2016 – 31/01/2020
Mr Richard Newton Co-opted 01/02/2016 – 31/01/2020
Mrs Gillian Markland-Zuiderwijk Parent 04/07/2014 – 03/07/2018
Mr Martyn Pysanczyn Co-opted 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019
Mrs Katie Hurrell Co-opted 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019
Mrs Jane Terrett Co-opted 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019
Ms Nicola Mitchell Co-opted 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019 07/12/2016
Mr Tim Hooper Co-opted 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019
Ms Helen Thomas Co-opted 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019 11/07/2016
Mr Bill Schofield Co-opted (Chair) 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019
Mrs Helen Ainsworth Staff 25/03/2015 – 24/03/2019 11/07/2016
Ms Renee Rainville Co-opted 11/10/2016 – 10/10/2020

All governors are appointed by South Bank Academy Trust.