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Our Academy Trust has a Board of Trustees who oversee governance of all our schools. You can find more information about this, and documents relating to Trust governance on our Trust website:

The Local Governing Body is a team of people who work in partnership with the Headteacher and ‘govern the school’.  They appoint the Headteacher, set and monitor policies, decide how the school should spend its budget, foster good relations with parents, the local community and others, maintain and improve the school premises and make sure the appropriate Curriculum is provided, amongst other duties.  They work as a team and take collective decisions, establishing committees and working parties as they consider appropriate.

Part of a Governor’s role is to challenge the Head.

The three main types of challenge are as follows:-

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it’s money well spent


Braeburn’s Local Governing Body

Christine Wilson – Chair of Governors – term of office ends 1/10/27

Michaela Chalk – Acting Head of School – Staff Governor/Head

Glen Hopkins – Staff Governor – term of office ends 1/9/27

Richard Adams – Trust Appointed Governor – term of office ends 30/06/27

Will Preston – Trust Appointed Governor and Safeguarding Governor – term of office ends 14/10/27

Laura Smith – Parent Governor – term of office ends 28/02/26

Philippa Fletcher – Parent Governor – term of office ends 6/11/27

Laura Exton – Clerk to the Governors


We currently have a vacancy on our Local Governing Body for a Trust Appointed Governor.


Retired LGB Members 23/24

Tim Jolly – Headteacher – left 31/12/23

Leanne Bateson – Staff – left 14/10/23

Rev. Samantha Taylor – Trust Appointed – left 5/2/24


Governor’s Attendance at Meetings and Register of Business Interests


For any queries to the Governing Body please contact 

The Chair of Governors can be contacted in writing c/o Braeburn Primary & Nursery Academy, Braeburn, Eastfield, Scarborough, YO11 3LG


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