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The Rydal Academy

The Rydal Academy

Organisation & Curriculum


School governors

The Governing Body of the school consists of parents, teachers, non-teaching staff, members of the local community and representatives from The Longfield Academy Trust.

In addition to timetabled meetings, governors are active in school during the year. For example, they help with school visits and support with fundraising as well as participating in monitoring activities.

Governing Body

Local Governing Body Membership and Terms of Office


Governor Role


Start of Membership

End of term of Office

Staff Governor

(Headteacher) *Non-voting

Mr John Armitage

Spring term 2013


Staff Governor (Link)

Mrs Katie Turnbull

Spring term 2017

Spring term 2019

Staff Governor (LAT)




Community Governor (Chair) / LAT Director

Mrs Hazel Bullock

Spring term 2015

Autumn term 2019

Community Governor

(Vice Chair) / LAT Business Committee

Mr Mark Gray

Autumn term 2014

Autumn term 2018

Community Governor/ LAT Audit Committee

Mr Mark Emerson


Autumn term 2016


Autumn term 2020

Community Governor / LAT Business Committee

Mr Ian Malcolm

Autumn term 2015

Autumn term 2019

Parent Governor

Mrs Claire Leech

Spring 2017

Spring 2020

Parent Governor

Mrs Donna Ellis

Spring term 2016

Spring term 2020

Parent Governor / LAT Director / LAT Audit Committee

Mrs Kelly-Ann Lyle

Autumn term 2016

Autumn term 2020


* Terms of office to run 4 or at a time when Parent Governors no longer have children on roll at the school.

All school governors have current police checks.

Should you wish to contact a member of the governing body about any aspect of school life please do so by:

  • Letter: Addressed to the Headteacher and for the attention of school Governors.

Longfield Academy Trust Board of Directors

For information on Longfield Academy Trust board of directors follow this link

National register of Governors

Department of Education - EduBase

Directors, Governors and Senior Leadership Team register of business interests.

Longfield Academy Trust Directors and The Rydal Academy Register of Interests