Governing Body

Governance is the process by which any organisation or group organises in order to be able to make decisions. In schools, this includes the governing body, who are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately.

As a member school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of Inkersall Spencer Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, Inkersall Spencer Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.

The powers defining the legal relationship between Inkersall Spencer Academy and The Spencer Academies Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

The Scheme of Delegation used at Inkersall Spencer Academy can be found here.

The Trust governor handbook can be found here.

A copy of other Trust governance documents are available here.

Local Governing Body

  • Nicole Browne (Chair) – Term of Office: 06/10/20 – 05/10/24
  • Sarah Allison (Principal) – Appointed: 24/02/20
  • Lisa Weatherall (Co-opted Governor) – Term of Office: 06/10/20 – 05/10/24
  • Adam Temple (Parent Governor) – Term of Office: 12/07/21 – 11/07/23
  • David Mosely (Vice Chair) – Term of Office: 06/10/20 – 05/10/24
  • Katie Matthew (Staff Governor) – Term of Office: 15/07/22 – 16/07/24
  • Fran Duce (Staff Governor) – Term of Office: 17/07/20 – 16/07/24
  • Samantha McConnell (Parent Governor) – Term of Office: 21/07/22 – 20/07/24
  • Claire Cahill (Associate Governor) – Term of Office: 20/10/21 – 19/10/23
  • Diane Morton (Clerk)


Quality and Standards Committees take place each time. Learning walks and governance reviews are scheduled to accompany meetings of the full board and committees.

When do we meet?

The Full Governing Board normally meets twice a term. Each meeting is either a Resources or a Standards meeting with a Full Governors meeting at the end of each term. All Governors attend all meetings due to the low number of Governors.

What do we actually do?

We will support the school with developing its vision, setting the purpose and aims of the school and agreeing school priorities within an agreed policy framework.

We also, along with the Trust, appoint and conduct the performance management of the Principal. We also serve on a range of different panels that may be needed for appeals such as school admissions, pay and disciplinary matters for both children and staff.

We monitor the school and evaluate the work by undertaking school visits to see evidence in practice and we then review these at our meetings, feeding back to the Principals on our findings.

Our minutes of our meetings are available by getting in touch with our Clerk to Governors via the School Office.