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Local Governing Body

Norfolk Academies holds ultimate responsibility for all decisions regarding the running of the individual academies. However, it delegates some of the decisions to the Local Governing Body to enable a more focused local control, though it remains legally responsible for standards across all academies within the MAT.

Although the Local Governing Body is constituted in an advisory capacity to the Norfolk Academies Board, they play a crucial and essential role in raising attainment and achievement of each academy through:

  • monitoring the academic performance of the academy;
  • holding managers to account;
  • supporting academy students and staff.

The membership of the Local Governing Body consists of a Staff member, two Parent members (additional parent member may be appointed at the discretion of the TEN Group Board of Trustees) and Independent members appointed by the Members of Norfolk Academies (including Transforming Education in Norfolk).

The members of the Local Governing Body are:

  • Jennifer Lonsdale (Chair)
  • Rob Lodge (Vice Chair)
  • Richard Evans (Academy Principal)
  • Rajan Verma
  • Douglas Robb
  • Melanie Walker
  • Martin Turner
  • Julia Sandford-Cooke

The Local Governing Body may be contacted by:


(Marked Private and Confidential to the Chair of the LGB) c/o Nicola Daultrey, PA to the Principal, Fakenham Academy, Field Lane, Fakenham, NR21 9QT



01328 862545

For information relating to Norfolk Academies Annual Reports and Financial Statements, Norfolk Academies Value for Money Statements, Norfolk Academies Funding Agreement and Norfolk Academies Memorandum and Articles of Association please visit the Norfolk Academies website.