Academy Governing Body

All academies within the Trust are governed by the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and Members. The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust governance structure establishes clear lines of accountability, overview and scrutiny at three levels: The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Members; the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust Board and its Committees; and the Academy Governing Body (AGB).

The AGB meets formally three times each year (termly) and also meets informally each term through engagement meetings. The Trusts scheme of delegation, AGB terms of reference and articles of association can be accessed by the clicking the links below. These key documents set out the function and role of the AGB.

Chair of Governors: Karen Cane

AGB Terms of Reference

Parent Governor Letter

Becoming a Governor at Forest Lodge Academy

Trust Governance – L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Please find below details about this academy’s AGB membership, including the names and terms of appointment for each member.

NameGovernor CategoryHow AppointedDate AppointedTerm of OfficeBusiness Interests DeclaredGovernance Roles in other Educational InstitutionsAGB Attendance: Academic Year 2022-2023
Claire CaldwellHeadteacherN/AN/AN/A
Close family member is employee at Dovelands Primary School in Leicester
Ivana Hopkins Née DanonStaff Governor (Teaching)Elected by Staff1 October 2018Resigned 30 September 2022n/an/an/a
Michelle CarlisleStaff Governor (Support)
(Formerly Parent Governor)
Elected by Staff12 February 2019Resigned 16 March 2023NoneNone1/3
Michelle Harrison (formerly Knapp)Parent GovernorElected by Parents1 January 2018Resigned 3 November 2021NoneNonen/a
Karen CaneCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 January 2018
Second term
4 Years plus 4 YearsNoneNone3/3
Daniel DerricottCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust1 January 2018
Second term
Resigned 28 Nov 2022 Employee at University of Warwick
Formerly University College London
Board Committee Member at Higher Education Funding Council for Wales1/3
Sallyanne GirlingParent GovernorElected by Parents5 December 2018Resigned 22 June 2022N/AN/An/a
Raj TugnetCommunity Governor Appointed by Trust6 July 2020Resigned 13 February 2023NoneCommunity Governor at East Leake Academy, part of Diverse Academies Trust. Trustee at Discovery Trust (Leicester); and Trustee at MRC Community Charity (Coalville) 1/3
Zoë AllmanCommunity GovernorAppointed by Trust24 February 20214 YearEmployee at De Montfort University (Close family member is also an employee); Trustee and Director of Leicester Arts Centre Ltd
Higher Education Advisory Panel Member for the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA)
Governor at Leicester College Corporation

Member of Student Opportunity and Achievement Committee, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.
Verity WilkinsonStaff Governor – TeachingElected by staff7 October 20224 yearsnonenone3/3
Lucinda DernawiParent GovernorElected by parents21 November 20224 yearsnonenone2/3
Ryan HaycockParent GovernorElected by parents21 November 20224 yearsnonenone2/3
Mandy ShiltonCommunity GovernorAppointed by AGB16 February 20234 yearsnonenone2/2
Penny KennedyStaff GovernorElected by Staff unopposed17 March 20234 yearsnonenone2/2
Laura HaycockCommunity GovernorAppointed by AGB23 May 20231 yearnonenone1/1
Ed TooneStaff GovernorElected by Staff22 November 20231 Year (acting up to cover Verity Wilkinson’s maternity leave)NoneNoneN/A

For any further information please contact the school office.