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
Paul Eager – Headteacher
Helen Parsonage – Staff Governor
Maddie Shaw – Parent Governor (Literacy 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
Name and position Date of Appointment Appointed By Term of Office Date stepped down (where applicable) Term End Date
Julia Murray
(Chair of LSB)
1-Jan-2021 YES Trust 4 years N/A 31-Dec-2024
Paul Eager
19-Apr-2021 YES Trust N/A N/A N/A
Jennifer Williams
(Parent Governor)
09-Mar-2022 Axis LSB 1 year, 9 months 11-Jan-2024 11-Jan-2024
Maddie Shaw
(Parent Governor)
08-Mar-2021 Axis LSB 4 years N/A 07-Mar-2025
Helen Campbell
(Co-opted Governor)
17-Jul-2023 Axis LSB 4 months 01-Dec-2023 01-Dec-2023
Helen Parsonage
(Staff Governor)
01-Jan-2021 Staff 4 years N/A 31-Dec-2024
Axis LSB – Governor Meeting Attendance 2022 – 2023
Name Meeting 1 Meeting 2 Meeting 3
Autumn Term 2022
Spring Term 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
AXIS LSB – Governor Meeting Attendance

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

Paul Eager Attended
Helen Parsonage Attended
Julia Murray Attended
Helen Campbell Apologies
Maddie Shaw Attended
Jennifer Williams Attended
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