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The Governing Body has responsibility for the overall effective management of the Academy. It acts within the framework of national legislation and policies set out by the Local Authority. They do not make day to day decisions on the running of the Academy as this is the responsibility of the Principal.

They meet regularly through the term to discuss all main aspects of Academy life. Their aim is to maintain and improve the standards at Neale-Wade and to ensure the Academy is teaching a broad and balanced curriculum in line with national standards.

The Governing Body’s work can be divided into three key areas:

  • Setting the Academy’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and to support and challenge the Principal in managing the  Academy.
  • Ensuring that the Academy is accountable to the children and parents/carers it serves, to its local  community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

The Local Governing Body, and the volunteer Governors that are members, play an important role in supporting the work at Neale-Wade Academy. They are responsible for directing the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards of educational achievement. Each Governor serves a term of office no less than three years, during which they are required to undertake specific duties to assist The Active Learning Trust, the Principal and staff, in carrying out the Academy Aims, and ensuring all students achieve their full potential.

The Local Governing Body of Neale-Wade Academy is currently made up of 12 members, from a cross-section representing all areas of the Academy community.

As well as attending full Governing Body meetings, members serve on two sub-committees – Finance & Premises and Personnel.

The Current Governors of The Neale-Wade Academy are:-

Type of Governor



Andrew Pugh

Vice Chair Nicola Jones

Executive Principal

Jason Wing

Head of School Aynsley Welling


Gill Fulcher


Katherine Nightingale

Parent David Williams

Teaching Staff

Claire Howlett

Non-Teaching Staff

Maggie Brown


Kim Butcher


Amanda Carlin


Anthony Chandler


Jenny Nickalls


Ricky Watts