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The Local Academy Board provides strategic direction for The Carlton Academy and helps drive improvements in standards, by:

  • Setting targets
  • Setting policies to achieve the targets
  • Monitoring results

Much of the work is carried out directly during Local Academy Board (LAB) meetings. All members of the LAB have a strategic responsibility linked to a member of the Leadership Team.  Link meetings take place half termly between the LAB member and their link to review priorities and the impact of work taking place in the school. A link Governor visit form is completed after each visit, a copy of which is shared with all members of the LAB.

Each year we elect a Chair and Vice Chair of the LAB. They are supported in their work by a Clerk to the Governors who advises on points of procedure and law and minutes meetings. The LAB membership is composed of:

  •  Parent Governors elected by parents;
  •  Staff Governors elected by staff; and
  •  Co-opted Governors appointed by the LAB.

The current Chair of the Local Academy Board is Mr Stephen Mathers. To contact Mr Mathers, please make contact with Mrs T Mistry, (Clerk to the Governors) via email to or telephone: 0115 9550010.

Members Declaration of Interest & LAB Attendance


Name Capacity Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed by Business & Pecuniary Interest Date B & P Interest  LAB Meeting Attendance 
Mr Stephen Mathers Community- Chair of Governors 30/09/23 4 years Governing Body Retired 11/09/23 4/4
Mrs Caroline Vernon Community  12/06/23 4 years Governing Body   11/09/23 4/4
Mrs Heather Moody Community- Vice Chair of Governors 12/06/23 4 years Governing Body Secretary of the PTFA at TCA, Temporary staff contract 11/09/23 3/4
Mrs Susie Graham Community  22/02/22 4 years Governing Body Employee of The Welbeck Federation of Schools 11/09/23 3/4
Mrs Karen Holder Community 24/01/21 4 years Governing Body   11/09/23 2/4
Mr Alan White Community 04/11/23 4 years Governing body Retired 11/09/23 4/4
Mrs Suki Tonks Parent 04/11/23 4 years Parent election Partner of Browne Jacobson LLP 11/09/23 3/4
Dr Emma Walkers Parent 15/07/21 4 years Parent election Employee of Bilborough 6th Form College 11/09/23 4/4
Jo Day  Parent 28/03/22 4 years Parent election Employee at Trent College 11/09/23 2/4
Mr Sanj Bali Staff 05/10/20 4 years Staff election Parent 11/09/23 4/4
Ms Marie Egwuma Headteacher   NA Members Headteacher at The Carlton Academy 11/09/23 4/4


Membership Strategic Links

Name Capacity Strategic Link SLT Link
Mr Stephen Mathers


Chair of Governors

Child Protection and Safeguarding / Leadership and Management Kim Salvin / Marie Egwuma 
Mrs Caroline Vernon Community  Finance & Premises Rob Linthwaite
Mrs Heather Moody


Vice Chair of Governors

Achievement and Progress   Jason Byrne
Mrs Susie Graham Community  Teaching and Learning Gary Hillyard 
Mrs Karen Holder Community Special Education Needs SENCO Ruth Coleman
Mr Alan White Community Personal Development  Kim Salvin
Mrs Suki Tonks Parent Behaviour & Attitudes Liz Mullen
Dr Emma Walkers Parent Post 16 Amy Jennings
Jo Day  Parent Special Education Needs SENCO Ruth Coleman
Ms Marie Egwuma Headteacher NA NA

Members who have left in the past 12 Months

Name Capacity Date Appointed Date Left Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests
Claire Rothery Parent 14/07/21 31/08/23 Employee of Standards Testing Agency Department for Education 
Josh James Staff 31/08/22 23/02/24 NA

If you would like to find out more about Governors' profiles, you can download their pen portraits from here.

Scheme of Delegation


Articles of Association




Please visit the Redhill Academy Trust website for more information.

The Carlton Academy is part of the Redhill Academy Trust. Redhill Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Our Academies are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on behalf of the Department for Education. Please follow this link to view our annual accounts: