Local Academy Board

The Local Academy Board (LAB) have a central role to play in the leadership of the school. They have legal powers and responsibilities in relation to the school and can only act together. They meet at least once a term. In particular, the DHMAT Local Academy Boards (LABs) have an important role to play in promoting high standards and upholding the Christian distinctiveness of their academy. Our academy LAB must ensure that pupils are attending a successful academy which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being. There is a scheme of delegation outlining the responsibilities of the LAB.

The Local Academy Board members of the school are:

  • Patricia Pearce                         Co-opted Local Academy Board Member (Chair)
  • Trevor Hayes                           Co-opted Local Academy Board Member (Vice-chair)
  • Brian Lee Thomas                    Parent Local Academy Board Member (Safeguarding link governor)
  • Phil Rowley                              Parent Local Academy Board Member
  • Eileen Thomas                         Foundation Local Academy Board Member
  • Rev’d Sarah Cawdell                 Incumbent Parish Priest (SEND link Local Academy Board Member)
  • Claire Gaskin                           Ex-officio
  • Elizabeth Docherty                   Staff Local Academy Board Member

Please find below a link to the Scheme of Delegation-

Scheme of Delegated Authority – SODA


Below is the link to the 2019-20 DHMAT Financial Statement-




Governors Register of Interest 2019 2020



You can find out more about aspects of our school by using the links below.