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School Governors (Local Governing Body)

Each academy in Northern Star Acaedmies Trust has a local governing body which works on behalf of the Directors to exercise leadership in the running of the individual academy and holds the Head of Academy and staff to account. It is responsible for promoting high standards and strives to ensure that young people are attending a successful academy which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.   

The functions of Harrogate High School´s Local Governing Body are:

  • helping the Head of Academy and senior leadership team to set high standards by planning for the school´s future and setting performance targets for the school;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of the school provision;
  • monitoring financial performance against budget and the management of risks against the school´s risk register;
  • ensuring funds are spent appropriately and to the best benefit of students, especially disadvantaged students;
  • acting as a critical friend to the Head of Academy and senior leadership team, offering support and advice;
  • helping the school respond to the needs of parents and the community;
  • helping make the school be open and accountable to the public for what it does;
  • working with the school on planning and developing policies and keeping the school provision under review; and
  • exercising the responsibilities and powers delegated to it by the Directors in partnership with the Head of Academy and staff.

All school governors serve a four-year term of office.  Our governing body has the following membership:

  • Mr Ian Curtis, Chair of Local Governing Body
    • Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee
    • Vice Chair of Northern Star Academies Trust
  • Mr David Watson, Vice Chair of Local Governing Body
    • Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee and Education Committee
  • Prof John Adams, General Governor
    • Member of Finance & General Purposes Committee
  • Ms Ann Francis, Head of Academy
    • Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee and Education Committee
  • Mrs Margaret-Ann de Courcey-Bayley, General Governor
    • Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • Mrs Tracey McWilliams, Staff Governor
    • Member of Education Committee
  • Mr Richard Thomas, General Governor
    • Chair of Education Committee
    • Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee
    • Member of Northern Star Academies Trut
  • Mr Guy Winter, Parent Governor
    • Member of Education Committee
    • Careers governor
  • Vacancy, Parent Governor
  • Vacancy, Staff Governor

To contact any of the governors, please use the main school contact details. For details of the multi-academy trust board, click here >

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