Samuel Ward Academy Governing Body

Our Governing Body has three core functions:

  • Setting the vision, ethos and values of the academy, within the context of the trust principles, values and aims.
  • Holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership to account.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of our Academy.

We have up to 14 governors: 2 staff (including the head, Mr Hunter), 2 parents (elected by the parents), 1 governor from within the Trust and 9 other governors. These 9 governors are a mix of people from local business and the wider community who are interested in and want to support Samuel Ward Academy. Some of these 9 governors are or have been, parents of students but others are not. We can also co-opt other interested people to our governing body.

Our role is to offer a mixture of challenge and support to the academy. We meet at least 6 times a year and the minutes of our meetings are available through the school office.

If you would like to know more about us or maybe join us, please contact