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 Primary Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, Inkersall Primary 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 Primary 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 Primary 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 (Acting Chair)
  • Sarah Allison (Principal)
  • Lisa Weatherall (Parent Governor)
  • Claire Simms (Parent Governor)
  • David Mosely (Community Governor)
  • Kate Godfrey (Community Governor)


Quality and Standards Committee. Learning walks and governance reviews are scheduled to accompany meetings of the full board and committees.


Meeting Dates

Autumn Term LGB 20 November 2017
  Quality and Standards Committee 11 December 2017
Spring Term LGB 15 January 2018
  Finance and Audit Committee 13 March 2018
Summer Term LGB 1 May 2018
  Annual Review 21 May 2018