Governors are volunteers who work in partnership with the school to ensure that children receive the best education possible.

We value governor involvement in the life and work of Kings Rise Academy and would encourage you to think about becoming a member of the Kings Rise Academy governing body when an appropriate opportunity arises. Parent Governor vacancies are notified by a letter to parents and guardians and mentioned in the school newsletter. Anyone can become a school Governor based on how their skills would fit with the current needs of the governing body. 


Being a Governor is a rewarding experience. We are a group of hard working people who give freely of their time and energy, committing their skills to the service of Kings Rise Academy.

Governors come from different backgrounds, reflecting the many interest groups involved in our school, but they have one important thing in common: they are dedicated to ensuring that the children at Kings Rise Academy have the best education possible.

This is the primary focus of all governing body business. The governing body members have a huge amount of knowledge, experience and competence to draw on and we recognise that school governance is a team effort and decisions are made corporately.

High quality training and development is available for all Governors and all Governors are recommended to attend a Governors' Induction course as well as continue with their professional development throughout their term of office.

Governing bodies have many responsibilities but in general they are there to set the strategic framework for the school (including developing policies and the School Improvement Plan), agree the 3 year plan, monitor the finances, to act as support and challenge to the Principal as well as to monitor the implementation of the School Improvement Plan and policies as managed and carried out by the Principal and staff.

Effective governance is about team-work with Principals, staff, governors and the community.


Our membership consists of:

Jem Shuttleworth - Chair of LGB and Elliott Foundation Governor (Safeguarding governor with responsibility for Pupil Premium and SEND)

Paul Edgerton -  Executive Principal

Louise Noonan - Principal

Jenni Fryer - Elliott Foundation Governor

Karl Menton -Staff Governor 

Sophiea Brookes - Staff Governor 

VACANCY - Parent Governor

Gurdeep Sanghera- Clerk

Amy Geraty - Rise and Shine Manager

Please find details of the structure and responsibilities of the Governors below: