Governing Body

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 George Spencer Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, George Spencer 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 George Spencer 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 George Spencer Academy can be found here.
  • The Trust governor handbook can be found here.
  • A copy of other Trust governance documents are available here.


The Chair of Governors can be contacted by emailing:

Local Governing Body

Name Roles
David Mills Community Governor

Chair of Quality & Standards Committee

Resources Committee

Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

Sarah-Jane Ray Chair of Governors

Quality & Standards Committee

Resources Committee

Pupil Premium Governor

Sponsor Governor

Helen Corbett Principal

Quality & Standards Committee

Resources Committee

Lawrence Prior Staff Governor
Debbie Farmer Staff Governor

Quality & Standards Committee

Peter Ellis SEND & Sponsor Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

Quality & Standards Committee