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Governance Team

Each academy in Northern Star Academies Trust has a local governing body which works on behalf of the Trustees to exercise leadership in the running of the individual academy and hold the Headteacher and staff to account. It is responsible for promoting high standards and strives to ensure that young people are attending a successful academy which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.    

The functions of Eastwood’s Local Governing Body are: 

  • helping the Headteacher and senior leadership team to set high standards by planning for the school´s future and setting performance targets for the school;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of the school provision;
  • monitoring financial performance against budget and the management of risks against the school´s risk register;
  • ensuring funds are spent appropriately and to the best benefit of students, especially disadvantaged students;
  • acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher and senior leadership team, offering support and advice;
  • helping the school respond to the needs of parents and the community;
  • helping make the school be open and accountable to the public for what it does;
  • working with the school on planning and developing policies and keeping the school provision under review; and
  • exercising the responsibilities and powers delegated to it by the Trustees in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.
Name Appointed as
Tim Applebee Chair
Zafar Ali Community Governor
Anne Lakin Community Governor
Susan Bartlett Community Governor
Andrew Neal Community Governor
Zaibun Khan Staff Governor
Helene Herrington Staff Governor
Suzanne Carter  Headteacher
Sheila Stevenson Community Governor
Umera Tariq Parent Governor

To review governor attendance and declarations of interest, please follow this link.

Previous Governors in the last 12 months

Name Appointed as
Basharat Iqbal Parent Governor
Shabnam Rasool Parent Governor
Mahila Miah Staff Governor (associate)

To contact any of the Local Governing Body, please contact governance@nsat.org.uk 

To send correspondence to the Chair of Governors, please send this FAO the Chair of Governors c/o Eastwood Community School, Victoria Avenue, Keighley BD21 3JL or email office@eastwoodcommunityschool.co.uk.


Click here for information for the Academy's Trustees' information and duties

Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the School office or email us at office@eastwoodcommunityschool.co.uk

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