Local Support Board

Governance - The Fermain Academy (Youth Engagement Schools Trust)

The Fermain Academy Local Support Board (LSB) (Also the YES Trust Board of Trustees until Autumn 2019), meets every school term following an agenda driven by the Board of Trustees of the YES Trust. All aspects of safeguarding, school improvement, finance, HR, H&S and strategic leadership are discussed. Minutes for the following meetings can be viewed below.

Minutes from 2019/20 meetings and beyond, can be found on the Trust website due to the conversion to a Multi Academy Trust in Oct 2019.

The Fermain Academy established a Local Support Board of local governors in the 2019-2020 year. Minutes for these meetings can be obtained on request by contacting the school office.

Our Governing Board

Tim Haselwood - Chair
Emma Sandbach – Headteacher
Deb Gibson - Co-Opted Governor
Lianne Hughes - Co-Opted Governor
Lucy Wheelton - Staff Governor
Colin Acton - Co-Opted Governor
Helen Brady - Co-Opted Governor

Local Support Board Appointments

Name and position

Date of Appointment Appointed By Term of Office Date stepped down (where applicable)

Term End Date

Helena Smith(Co-Opted Governor)

05.11.2020 Fermain LSB 2 years 3 months 23.03.23


Lianne Hughes (Co-opted Governor)

16.06.2022 Fermain LSB 4 years N/A


Deborah Gibson (Co-Opted Governor)

27.02.2020 Fermain LSB 4 years N/A


Robert Halsall (Chair of LSB)

01.09.2020 Fermain LSB 4 years N/A


Debbie Baldwin (Staff Governor)

09.11.2021 Fermain LSB 1 year 1 month 31.12.2022


Emma Sandbach (Headteacher)

17.04.2023 YES Trust Board N/A N/A


David Heffernan  (Co-Opted Governor)

16.06.2022 Fermain LSB 4 years 06.10.2023


Colin Acton (Co-Opted Governor)

23.03.2023 Fermain LSB 4 years N/A


Helen Brady (Co-Opted Governor)

23.03.2023 Fermain LSB 4 years N/A


Lucy Wheelton (Staff Governor)

13.06.2023 Fermain Staff Vote 4 years N/A


Business / Pecuniary Interests

The Trust keeps a record of all declared business interests. The up to date register of interests can be viewed below.

Fermain LSB 2022 – 23 Declaration of Interest

LSB Minutes to Date

Termly Attendance at Governing Board Meetings

The Fermain Academy LSB  – Governor Meeting Attendance
Meeting 1 Meeting 2 Meeting 3
Name 16-Oct-2023
Autumn Term 2023
Spring Term 2024
Summer Term 2024
Colin Acton Attended
Deborah Gibson Attended
Emma Sandbach Attended
Helen Brady Attended
Lianne Hughes Apologies
Lucy Wheelton Apologies
Tim Haselwood Attended
Attendance Percentage 71%