Governing Body









Consett Academy's  Local Governing Body (LGB) meets twice a term to consider key aspects of the Academy and challenge the Principal: Principal’s Report, Finance, Human Resources, Business, ICT and Health & Safety are standing items on the agenda.

We have five Lead Sponsor governors, one LA governor, two staff governors and two parent governors, please see here for list of members.

Local Governing Body Register of Interests - October 2020

Local Governing Body - List of Members - September 2020

Local Governing Body Terms of Reference - September 2020

Code of Conduct for Directors and Local Governing Body Members - July 2018

Standing Orders of the Board and Committees - October 2019

LGB Link Governors


Learning Director



Sara Ebbing

Gem Horth


Paul Creegan

Karl Fairley*


Linzi Drenon

Christine Warren*


Alex Pettican


Sport & Performance

Louise Crawford

Lynn Boyd

Technology & Creative Arts

Jim Green

Sally Castling **
Languages and Culture Jo Yates Vaila Somerville **
Aspiration & Resilience incl. Disadvantaged Students Tom Clough Christine Warren*
Sixth Form Laura Williams Natalie Stouph
Engagement & Attitudes incl. Safeguarding (child protection) Jamie Ward Karl Fairley
Outcomes & Teaching Kate Jackson Karl Fairley
Student Welfare & Character Helen Potter Denise Rowland **
Curriculum & Operations Rachel Somerville Denise Rowland **

* Cross Academy

** New Governor


Page reviewed and updated May 2019 - Link Governors updated June 2019, Members & interests updated October 2019, members updated July 2020