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Meet our Governors

Pennine View School

Nexus Multi-Academy Trust

As an academy, the Academy Council of Pennine View School has delegated powers from the ​Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors, which are outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.

The Chief Executive Officer and Officers of the Trust act as advisors to the Academy Council and attend most meetings.


Pennine View Academy Council (formally Local Governing Body) was constituted on 1st September 2018 and the following structure of Governance is now in place:

The total membership shall be not less than 7 and not more than 12.

The membership shall comprise:

  • the Chair who is elected by the Trust Board of Directors;
  • the Headteacher;
  • no fewer than 2 elected Parent Governors;
  • two elected Members of Staff, one Teaching, one Non-Teaching;
  • the remaining Governors are appointed by the Local Governing Body. Governors can be Parents or Members of Staff but the number of Staff Governors (inc Headteacher) must not exceed one-third of the total number of Governors.
How are Governors chosen?

There are different categories of Governors: Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Governors.

Parent Governors are elected by current parents when a vacancy becomes available. Staff Governors, are representatives of the teaching or support staff and are elected by the eligible staff when a vacancy becomes available.  All Governors are appointed by the Academy Council.  ​They are selected to provide skills and experience which Governors feel are required.

The Chair of the Academy Council is appointed by the Nexus Multi Academy Trust Board of Directors.

All Governors initially serve for a period of four years. At the end of the four years, they can stand for re-election or be re-appointed. Governors are free to resign before the end of their four-year term if they so wish.

Pennine View Governing body
Sacha Schofield Chair of Governors Sacha Schofield Interests & Attendance Data
Carl Cousins Headteacher Pennine View School Carl Cousins Interests & Attendance Data
Chris Rowse Governor – T&L Link Governor Chris Rowse Interests & Attendance Data
Carol Lawrie Vice Chair & Wellbeing Link Governor Carol Lawrie Interests & Attendance Data
Sally Wylde Transitions Link Governor Sally Wylde Interests & Attendance Data
Vacant Staff Governor  
Kelly-Ann Robinson Wellbeing Link Governor Kelly-Ann Robinson Interests & Attendance Data
Kirsty Waddington Parent Governor Kirsty Waddington Interests & Attendance Data
Catherine McLaughlin Governor Catherine McLaughlin Interests & Attendance Data
Sally MacDonald Governor Sally MacDonald Interests & Attendance Data

Governor Interests are reviewed at every meeting and the Nexus MAT Registers of Interest can be found on the Pennine View Finance page. All individual Governor Information with regard to Interests & Attendance can be found within the Individual Governor Profiles.

Approved minutes of the Local Governing Body can be accessed at the bottom of this page


The Academy Council meets at least once a half term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.

The Academy Council meets at least once a half term, with additional meetings being arranged as required.

Approved minutes of the Academy Council can be accessed at the bottom of this page

How can I contact the School Governors?

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office.

You can also contact Clerking Services about any aspect of school governance at this address

Past Governors:

Naveen Judah             Local Governor                         31st August 2020

Elise Bowen                  Staff Governor                          31st August 2021

Andy Clayton               Parent Governor                      17th December 2021

Sally Wylde                   Staff Governor                          12th December 2021

Emma Heyes                Chair of Governors                    31st August 2022

Sarah Mulhall              Headteacher                              31st December 2023

Kelly-Ann Robinson    Parent Governor                      21st March 2024

Natasha Ellison             Staff Governor                           14th April 2024        

Governor Minutes

Below are copies of the Local Governing Body agendas and minutes. Reports on the agendas for any of these meetings are available to the public for public inspection. If any member of the public would like to request a copy of any of the reports from a meeting agenda, please submit a request in writing, specifying which reports are being requested, to

Governor Agendas

01 LGB Agenda 15th of October 2020
02 LGB Agenda 3rd of December 2020
03 LGB Agenda 4th of February 2021
04 LGB Agenda 25th of March 2021
05 LGB Agenda 13th of May 2021
06 LGB Agenda 1st of July 2021
07 LGB Agenda October 2021
08 LGB Agenda December 2021
09 LGB Agenda February 2022
10 LGB Agenda March 2022
11 LGB Agenda May 2022
12 LGB Agenda June 2022
01 LGB Agenda December 2022

02 LGB Agenda March 2023

03 LGB Agenda June 2023

01 LGB Agenda November 2023

02 LGB Agenda March 2024

Governor Minutes

01 LGB Minutes 15th of October 2020
02 LGB Minutes 3rd of December 2020
03 LGB Minutes 4th of February 2021
04 LGB Minutes 25th of March 2021
05 LGB Minutes 13th of May 2021
06 LGB Minutes 1st of July 2021
07 LGB Minutes 14th of October 2021
08 LGB Minutes 2nd of December 2021
09 LGB Minutes 3rd of February 2022
10 LGB Minutes 24th of March 2022
11 LGB Minutes 12th of May 2022
06 LGB Minutes 30th of June 2022

01 LGB Minutes 1st December 2022

02 LGB Minutes 23rd of March 2023

03 LGB Minutes 29th June 2023

01 LGB Minutes 30th November 2023


2019 -2020

01 Teaching Learning & Wellbeing Minutes 17th October 2019
02 Safeguarding, Leadership and Management Minutes 12th December 2019

Please note that published minutes will include the previous academic year and the current academic year for records management purposes. Should you wish to see minutes from previous years, we will happily provide these to you and would ask that you follow the FOI process as stated above.

Useful Information

Further useful governance information can be found on the Nexus Trust website.  Please click here to locate documents such as the Governance Handbook, Glossary of Terms and the Scheme of Delegation.