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.

Trustee / Local Support Board Governor Appointments

Calling all aspiring local governors and trustees!! Our school is looking to expand our Local Support Board and trustees across the Trust and we are encouraging applications from people of all walks of life to bring their expertise to the school and Trust. If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable young people, please apply by completing the following application form:

YES Trust Governor/Trustee Application Form

Our Governing Board

Julia Murray – Chair

Claire Gill  – Acting Headteacher

Helen Parsonage – Staff Governor

Paul Heywood – Parent Governor

Peter McIlvenny – Parent Governor

Maddie Shaw – Parent Governor (Literacy Link)

Emma Snowdon – Co-opted Governor

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
NAME AND POSITION DATE OF APPOINTMENT APPOINTED BY TERM OF OFFICE DATE STEPPED DOWN (WHERE APPLICABLE) TERM END DATE
Claire Gill

Acting Headteacher

15th April 2024 YES Trust Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Helen Parsonage

Staff Governor

1st January 2021 Staff 4 years Not Applicable 31st December 2024
Julia Murray

Chair of the LSB

1st January 2021 YES Trust 4 years Not Applicable 31st December 2024
Paul Heywood

Parent Governor

14th Jun 2024 Axis LSB 4 years Not Applicable Not Applicable
Peter McIlvenny

Parent Governor

22nd April 2024 Axis LSB 4 years Not Applicable Not Applicable
Maddie Shaw

Parent Governor

8th March 2021 Axis LSB 4 years Not Applicable 7th March 2025
Emma Snowdon

Co-Opted Governor

9th May 2024 Axis LSB 4 years Not Applicable Not Applicable
Martin Hewitt

Co-Opted Governor

16th November 2022 Axis LSB 8 months 19th July 2023 Not Applicable
Leigh Williamson

Co-Opted Governor

16th November 2022 Axis LSB 8 months 10th July 2023 Not Applicable
Jennifer Williams

Parent Governor

9th March 2022 Axis LSB 22 months 11th January 2024 Not Applicable
Helen Campbell

Co-Opted Governor

17th July 2023 Axis LSB 6 months 16th January 2024 Not Applicable
Paul Eager

Headteacher

19th April 2022 YES Trust 25 months 14th April 2024 Not Applicable
Axis LSB – Governor Meeting Attendance 2022 – 2023
Name Meeting 1 Meeting 2 Meeting 3
16-Nov-2022
Autumn Term 2022
06-Apr-2023
Spring Term 2023
21-Jun-2023
Summer Term 2023
Paul Eager Attended Attended Attended
Helen Parsonage Attended Attended Attended
Jennifer Williams Attended Attended Attended
Julia Murray Attended Attended Attended
Maddie Shaw Attended Attended Attended
Martin Hewitt N/A (appointed 16-Nov-2022) Apologies Non-attendance recorded
NAME AND POSITION Meeting 1

The Axis LSB Autumn Term 2023

14th November 2023

Meeting 2

The Axis LSB Spring Term 2024

12th March 2024

Meeting 3

The Axis LSB Summer Term 2024

18th June 2024

Claire Gill

Acting Headteacher

Not Applicable Attended Attended
Helen Parsonage

Staff Governor

Attended Attended Apologies
Julia Murray

Chair of the LSB

Attended Attended Attended
Paul Heywood

Parent Governor

Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Peter McIlvenny

Parent Governor

Not Applicable Not Applicable Attended
Maddie Shaw

Parent Governor

Attended Attended Attended
Emma Snowdon

Co-Opted Governor

Not Applicable Not Applicable Attended
Martin Hewitt

Co-Opted Governor

Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Leigh Williamson

Co-Opted Governor

Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Jennifer Williams

Parent Governor

Attended Not Applicable Not Applicable
Helen Campbell

Co-Opted Governor

Apologies Not Applicable Not Applicable
Paul Eager

Headteacher

Attended Attended Not Applicable
Name Type Appointed By Position(s) Elected Term Ends RoI updated Register of Interests Date Interest Began Date Interest Ended
 Helen Campbell Co-Opted Governor Academy LSB Governor 17-Jul-2023 16-Jul-2027 TBC TBC
 Helen Parsonage Staff Governor YES TRUST Governor 01-Jan-2021 31-Dec-2024 21-Nov-2022 Outdoor Education Learning Mentor – The Axis Academy 2020
 Jennifer Williams Parent Governor Academy LSB Governor 09-Mar-2022 08-Mar-2026 10-Nov-2023 Lettings Branch Manager – Stephenson Browne Ltd 2017
 Julia Murray Co-Opted Governor YES TRUST Chair 01-Jan-2021 31-Dec-2024 19-Dec-2023 Invigilator – The Axis Academy Nov-23 Nov-23
Member of the Labour Party 2017
 Maddie Shaw Parent Governor Academy LSB Governor 08-Mar-2021 07-Mar-2025 16-Nov-2023 Business and HR Manager – Crystal Clean South Cheshire Ltd 2020
 Paul Eager Headteacher YES TRUST Headteacher 19-Apr-2021 N/A 08-Nov-2023 Headteacher – Axis Academy Apr-22