Whilst being part of the Societas Trust, each academy within the Trust has a Local Governing Board (LGB), which oversees the work and outcomes of individual academies within the Trust. The Governors are a body of people who represent the community which the school serves. They are legally responsible for the management of the school and meet as a whole Governing Body at least once per term.
Our Governing Body is made up of a mix of local people including staff, parents, members of the local community and others appointed by the Trust for their skills and experience. They act as a critical support to the Head Teacher and the academy. A member of the Trust Board also sits on each LGB in an advisory capacity. The LGB Constitution can be downloaded here.
The Governors are responsible for ensuring high standards of education and financial effectiveness; they review the overall impact of our academy within the community it serves and are responsible for ensuring the Trust’s ethos and vision are upheld.
Should you wish to contact one of the Governors, please do so through the School Office.
Summerbank Governing Body Members
Chair: Wayne Eardley
Vice Chair: Michael Fair
Head of Academy: Clare Pearson
Trust Representative: Jon Lovatt
Trust Representative: Fiona Stagg
Clerk: Jane Fallows
To support our ongoing work at Summerbank, our Governors sit on two committees which meet to oversee ongoing developments and decision making within the school.
The membership of these committees is detailed below:
Chair: Mr Wayne Eardley
Members: Mr Jon Lovatt, Mrs Shabana Mahmud; Miss Clare Pearson, Mrs Jennifer Johnson, Mrs Kayla Shortt, Mr Michael Fair
Chair: Mr Wayne Eardley
Members: Mr Jon Lovatt; Miss Clare Pearson; Mrs Shabana Mahmud; Mr Michael Fair
|Governor||Date of Appointment||Body Appointed by||Term of Office End Date||Register of Business & Pecuniary Interests||Governance Roles in other Schools|
|Mr Wayne Eardley||21st March 2023||Trust||23rd March 2027||Owner of ‘VPS Solutions’||No|
|Mr Michael Fair||19th October 2022||Trust||18th October 2026||No||Yes|
|Miss Clare Pearson||25th Nov 2019||Head of Academy||No||No|
|Mrs Kayla Shortt||24th June 2020||Staff||23rd June 2024||No|
|Mrs Shabana Mahmud||25th Sept 2017||Parent||24th Sept 2025||Child attends Summerbank Academy; husband is a taxi driver||No|
|Mrs Shamila Wijesundara||25th Sept 2017||Trust||24th Sept 2025||No|
|Mrs Jennifer Johnson||7th Dec 2021||Staff||6th Dec 2025||No|
|Mr Andrew Bagley||23rd Mar 2023||Parent||22nd Mar 2027||Yes|