Local Support Board

The Axis Academy Local Support Board were initially appointed by the Board of Trustees of the YES Trust, shortly after the school opened in September 2020. Their role is to oversee the work of the school and ensure that pupils are getting the best possible education experience that they can. They play a critical friend role to the Senior Leaders, challenging them to ensure the best outcomes for pupils are being achieved, but also supporting them and the school, and being part of The Axis Academy community.

Our Governing Board

Julia Murray – Chair
Paul Eager – Headteacher
Helen Parsonage – Staff Governor
Maddy Shaw – Literacy Link
Jennifer Williams – Careers Link
Martin Hewitt – Business Link
Leigh Williamson – Safeguarding Link

Additional Regular Attendees:

Helen Phillips – Director of Education for The YES Trust
Chris Heptinstall – Director of Business for The YES Trust

The Chair of The YES Trust can be contacted via the following email address:

Mr. Rob Halsall – admin@theyestrust.org

For further information on Governance please visit our Trust website www.theyestrust.org
AXIS LSB – Governor Meeting Attendance 2021-2022
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Date stepped down (where applicable) Appointed By Meeting 1 Meeting 2 Meeting 3
16-Nov-2022 at 17:00 The Axis LSB – Autumn Term 2021 09-Mar-2022 at 17:00
The Axis LSB – Spring Term 2022
15-Jun-2022 at 17:00
The Axis LSB – Summer Term
Tony Smith (YES Trust Trustee – Acting Chair) 08/03/2021 1 year 4 months 14/07/2022 YES Trust Attended Attended Attended
Helen Phillips (Acting Academy Headteacher) 16/11/2021 7 months 15/06/2022 YES Trust Attended Attended Attended in capacity as Trust Director of Education
Helen Parsonage (Staff Governor) 01/01/2021 1 year 7 months n/a YES Trust Attended Attended Attended
Jennifer Williams  (Parent Governor) 09/03/2022 5 months n/a Academy LSB n/a Attended Apologies received
Julia Murray (Co-opted Governor) 01/01/2021 1 year 7 months n/a YES Trust Attended Apologies received Non-attendance recorded
Maddy Shaw (Parent Governor) 08/03/2021 1 year 5 months n/a Academy LSB Attended Attended Attended
Paul Eager  (Academy Headteacher) 19/04/2021 1 year 4 months n/a YES Trust n/a n/a Attended
The Axis Academy Declaration of Interests Register
Name Role Appointed By Date Appointed Date term ends Declared business/pecuniary interests Date
Julia Murray Local Governor YES Trust Board 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 None 16/11/2022
Maddie Shaw Parent Governor YES Trust Board 08/03/2021 07/03/2025 None 16/11/2022
Helen Parsonage Staff Governor Axis Academy Staff 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 None 16/11/2022
Jennifer Williams Parent Governor Axis LSB 09/03/2022 08/03/2026 None 16/11/2022