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Our Governors

Lime Tree Primary Academy is now part of Bright Futures Educational Trust.

The Trust’s Articles of Association, Delegation Framework and other governance documents can be found on Bright Futures’ website:

Governance information listed below is currently being reviewed and updated.

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the school is run both efficiently and effectively by the Head of School and its staff, by playing the role of “critical friend”.  The Body meets in full six times per academic year. 

The Governors take a full and active role in the monitoring of the School Development Plan.  Each Governor acts as a ‘Link Governor’ to a named member of staff and meets twice per year to focus on particular areas of the curriculum.

Each Governor is appointed or elected for a three-year term of office.

You can contact the Chair of Governors either via the school or email.

Local Governors

  • Individuals who sit on local governing bodies (LGBs) are usually referred to as ‘local governors’
  • Trustees delegate governance functions to the local level as per the Scheme of Delegation.
  • LGBs only have such responsibilities as are delegated to them by trustees and as indicated in the Scheme of Delegation
  • Trustees have complete discretion over what is delegated to each LGB
  • MAT leadership and management comes from the MAT executive leaders; governance comes from trustees and (only as a last resort) from members.

Effective governance is a key element of a successful academy. Local Governing Bodies act as a vital and critical friend to school leaders and staff.  They provide the key and crucial connection to the community and to the Board of Trustees.

Local Governing Body members

Mrs C. Larkin
Head of School
  • Daniel Jagger – Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor (01.09.21 – 31.08.24)
  • Iain Wilson – Vice Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor (25.09.23 – 24.09.26)
  • Cllr Joanne Bennett – Co-opted Governor (01.07.21 – 30.06.24)
  • Joanne Egerton – Parent Governor (14.07.2022 – 13.07.2025)
  • Rhian Bagley – Parent Governor (14.07.2022 – 13.07.2025)
  • Alice Crosby – Staff Governor (14.07.2022 – 13.07.2025)
  • Sophie Manifold – Co-Opted Governor (01.05.2023 – 30.04.2026)
  • Ian Hughes – Co-Opted Governor (25.04.2024 – 24.04.2027)

Link Governor Roles

The Link Governor role is to provide a broader connection between the Governing Board and the school and prevent the Governing Board being solely reliant on information provided by the Headteacher. By supporting their particular area Link Governors help develop the understanding across the Governing Body to provide additional evidence and insight that enables the Governing Body to challenge information presented by the school and also support the school to meet its strategic objectives.

GovernorGovernor Link RoleStaff Link
Dan Jagger – Chair
Iain Wilson – Vice ChairCurriculum
Subject Leads
Mrs L. Slack & Mrs A. Crosby
Jo Egerton
Health and Safety

Mr S. Morgan & Mrs J. Kenny
Mrs D. Rea
Sophie ManifoldSocial, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural – SMSC
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education – PSHE

Miss K. Liu & Mrs E. Adamson
Mr C. Chrysler
Mr C. Chrysler
Ian HughesChildren Looked After – CLA
Pupil Premium – PP
English as Additional Language – EAL
Mrs J. Kenny
Mrs D.Lloyd
Mrs N. Benton
Cllr Joanne BennettAmbassador Link and CommunityMrs C. Larkin
Alice CrosbyStaff GovernorN/A
Rhian BagleySafeguarding
Single Central Record
SEND & Accessibility
Early Years Foundation Stage – EYFS
Mrs D. Rea
Mrs C. Larkin
Mrs D. Lloyd
Miss J. Windress & Mrs D. Lloyd

Academic Year 2023/24

Member12/10/202316/11/2023 22/02/202425/04/202420/06/202410/07/2024
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Iain WilsonApologiesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettApologiesYesApologies
Joanne EgertonYesYesYes
Rhian BagleyYesApologiesYes
Alice CrosbyYesYesYes
Siân LeightonYesYesYesResigned
Ian HughesN/AN/AN/AAppointed
Sophie ManifoldYesYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
Anna Sharpley

Academic Year 2022/23

Member06/10/202217/11/2022 23/02/202323/03/202306/07/2023
Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYesYesYes
Iain WilsonYesYesYesYes Apologies
Cllr Joanne BennettApologiesApologiesYes ApologiesYes
Joanne EgertonYesYesYesYesYes
Rhian BagleyYesYesYesYesYes
Alice CrosbyYesYesYesYesYes
The Rev’d Father Lee WoodApologiesApologiesYesApologiesResigned – 14/04/2023
Siân LeightonApologiesYesYesYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYesYesYes
Sophie ManifoldN/AN/AN/AN/AYes
Danielle LloydAndy Needham
Lauren Slack
Andy Needham
Lauren Slack
Anna Sharpley

Academic Year 2021/22

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2021/22

Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYesYesYes Yes
Iain WilsonYesYesYesAbsentYes Yes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsentYesYes 
Joanne EgertonYesYesYesYesYes  Absent
Sarah WindramAbsentYesYesYes N/A N/A
Lauren SlackMaternityMaternityMaternityMaternity Maternity Resigned
Vasiliki KorfiatiYesResignedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Siân LeightonYesYesYesYesYes Yes
Sarah DawYesYesYesAbsentYesResigned
The Rev’d Father Lee WoodN/AN/AN/AYesYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYesYesYes Yes


Jemma Kenny (Staff)Jemma Kenny (Staff)Jemma Kenny (Staff)Jemma Kenny (Staff)  

Academic Year 2020/21

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2020/21

Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Iain WilsonYesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYes
Lauren SlackAbsentYesAbsent
Denis MallalieuAbsentYesYes
Bernadette KellyN/AAbsentResigned
Vasiliki KorfiatiN/AYesYes
Siân LeightonN/AN/AYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversKate Moss
Jayne Carmichael
Kate MossElla Bray

Attendance at Resources Sub-committee Meetings 2020/21

Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYes
Bernadette KellyN/AYesResigned
Siân LeightonN/AN/AAbsent
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
Observers Bernadette  Kelly
Louise Edwards
Siân LeightonLouise Edwards

Attendance at Teaching and Learning Sub-committee Meetings 2020/21

Iain WilsonYesYesYes
Denis MallalieuYesYesYes
Lauren SlackYesYesAbsent
Vasaliki KorfiatiN/AAbsentAbsent
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversBernadette Kelly
Vasiliki Korfiati
Ella BrayElla Bray

Academic Year 2019/20

Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings 2019/20

Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYesYes
Iain WilsonYesYesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentYesAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYesYes
Lauren SlackYesYesYesYes
Janet JarvisAbsentN/AN/AN/A
Denis MallalieuYesYesYesYes
Clare LarkinYesYesYesYes
ObserversNoneJayne Carmichael Nicola Toop
Simon Beswick
Louise Edwards
Jayne Carmichael
Katherine Moss
Jayne Carmichael
Katherine Moss

Attendance at Resources Sub-committee Meetings 2019/20

Dan Jagger (Chair)YesYesYes
Cllr Joanne BennettAbsentAbsentAbsent
Joanne EgertonYesYesYes
Sarah WindramYesYesYes
Denis MallalieuAbsentAbsentAbsent
Clare LarkinYesYesYes
ObserversLouise EdwardsLouise Edwards
Nicola Toop
Louise Edwards
Simon Beswick
Nicola Toop
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