The Local Governing Body

Springhill Academy’s Local Governing Body can comprise a maximum of twelve members, including:

  • the Headteacher of the Academy
  • up to four members appointed by the REAch2 Trust Board
  • at least two elected parents or guardians of a pupil at the Academy
  • up to two elected employees of the Academy, usually comprising one teacher and one non-teaching staff member
  • up to three members co-opted by the Local Governors

All Local Governors serve a four-year term of office (with the exception of the Headteacher, who remains a Local Governor ex officio for as long as he or she is in post). Subject to remaining eligible to be a Local Governor, any Local Governor may be reappointed or re-elected at the end of his or her term.

Sub-Committees of the Local Governing Body 

The Local Governing Body Sub-Committees are as follows:

  • Resources (Chair: Mr. I. Haigh)
  • Standards & Attainment (Chair: Dr. A. Gandolfo)

Each Sub-Committee meets six times per year. All Local Governors sit on both Sub-Committees.

Other specially convened Sub-Committees, such as the Headteacher Performance Management Panel and Exclusion Panel, meet on an ad hoc basis as necessary.

Current Governors






Mrs. L. Cadman

Non-Teaching Staff Local Governor

Looked-After Children



July 2015 – July 2019

July 2015

Dr. A. Gandolfo (Chair)

Trust-Appointed Local Governor

Child Protection

Governor Training & Development


December 2014 – December 2018

December 2014

Mr. I. Haigh (Vice-Chair)

Trust-Appointed Local Governor


Health & Safety


July 2016 – July 2020

July 2016

Mrs. A. Hammond

Parent Local Governor


Statutory Grants

July 2016 – July 2020

July 2016

Ms. S. Jones (Headteacher)

Ex officio



June 2014

Mrs. K. Lewis

Trust-Appointed Local Governor

SEND & Inclusion 


July 2016 – July 2020

July 2016


Governor Vacancies

  • 1 Teaching Staff Local Governor
  • 1 Trust-Appointed Local Governors
  • 1 Parent Local Governor
  • 3 Co-opted Local Governors

Governance within REAch2

Effective governance across our large Multi-Academy Trust is supported by the following:

  • Trust Members
  • Trust Board
  • Regional Boards
  • Local Governing Bodies
  • Executive Team – the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy CEO, Finance Director and Business and Policy Director and their respective teams

The Trust Board has overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all the work of the Academy Trust, including the establishment and maintenance of the Academies.

Regional Boards have three key functions:

  1. Provide regional overview, scrutiny and challenge of academy education and financial performance;
  2. Support regional locality forums for academy leaders and governors to shape and influence Academy Trust thinking; and
  3. Ensure an effective flow of communication between the Local Governing Bodies, Regional Boards and the Trust Board.

Springhill Academy falls under the West Midlands Region.

The governance of each Academy is delegated to the relevant Local Governing Body.

More information on governance within REAch2 can be found by following the link : 

Declaration of Business and Personal interests

Governors and trustees have a legal duty to act only in the best interests of their schools. Where a situation arises in which they cannot do this due to a personal interest they have, steps should be taken to identify, prevent and record the conflict. This ensures governors or trustees are acting in the best interests of the school.

Pecuniary interests

Generally, governors should not participate in any discussions in which they or their relatives may directly or indirectly benefit from a pecuniary interest, except where the relevant authority has authorised this i.e. legislation for maintained schools or articles of association for academies. A direct benefit refers to any personal financial benefit and an indirect benefit refers to any financial benefit you may have by virtue of a relationship to someone who stands to gain from a decision of the governing board. Both direct and indirect interests must be declared.

Non-pecuniary interests (Conflicts of loyalty)

There may be a non-pecuniary interest whereby the governor does not stand to gain any benefit but a declaration should still be made. For example, this might be where a governor has a family member working in the school. While the governor might not benefit personally, their judgment could be impaired if something was brought up that would affect the family member.

Pecuniary interest declaration forms 2016/2017

A Gandolfo Declaration Form

I Haigh Declaration Form

K Lewis Declaration Form

A Hammond Declaration Form

A How Declaration Form

N Townill Declaration Form

L Cadman Declaration Form

Pecuniary interest declaration forms for Governors who have left Springhill Academy 

L Bate Declaration Form

J Davies Declaration Form

E Frison Declaration Form

G Williams Declaration Form

Please click on this link for:  Governor Attendance List 2015 - 2016


If you have any concerns or interests in joining the board of Governors, please contact Amanda Gandolfo at: