LOCAL Governing Body

Why do we have a Local Governing Body?

To help our school provide the best possible education for our students by:

  • thinking and working strategically to help raise standards
  • monitoring and evaluating progress towards priorities and targets
  • supporting the Principal and staff as well as challenging their expectations
  • accounting to all stakeholders for the school’ s performance and for the decisions they make

   The Composition of our Local Governing Body

The Directors may appoint up to nine persons to serve on the Local Governing Body, following consultation with the existing governors,   ensuring that the people serving on the Local Governing Body between them have an appropriate range of skills and experience. 

The Local Governing Body shall consist of up to 9 Governors as follows:

  • No less than one Staff Governor
  • No less than one Parent Governor 
  • No less than one Community Governor
  • The Principal of the School
  • The Executive Principal
  • Up to 5 additional Governors - The Local Governing Body may appoint employees of the school to serve on the Local Governing Body provided that the total number of such persons (including the Principal) does not exceed one third of the total number of persons on the Local Governing Body.

The term of office for any person serving on the Local Governing Body is 4 years, except for the Principal. Subject to remaining eligible any governor may be re-appointed or re-elected


 Derby Moor Academy: Local Governing Body




Julie Broad

Sponsored Local Governing Body member

Scott Doyle


Luke Gordon-Calvert

Sponsored Local Governing Body member 

 Davinder Johal ( Vice-Chair)

Elected by Parents

Sukhy Kandola

Sponsored Local Governing Body member

Paula Merchant

Sponsored Local Governing Body member

 Fraser Mitchell

Executive Principal: ex officio

Graham Pyman (Chair)

Vice Chair - Sponsored Local Governing Body member

Cllr. Ruth Skelton

 Sponsored Local Governing Body member

  Register of Interests

The Local Governing Body must ensure that governors are not involved in activities that might conflict with their role within the school.  As such a register of interest must be made available on the school website.

This document is updated fully each year and reviewed throughout the year.  It is the Governors responsibility to make the school aware of any changes during the year.

Please click on the document below to view the Register of Interests.

Register of Interests

Business and Pecuniary Interests Statement

Special Responsibilities

Each Governor is linked to different areas within school.  Please find below a list of these responsibilities.

Link Governors


Art, Design and Technology - J Broad

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG): L. Gordon-Calvert

Health & Safety: D. Johal

Mental Health and Wellbeing: P. Merchant

Post 16:  L. Gordon-Calvert

Pupil Premium & White British - S Kandola

Safeguarding & LAC: G. Pyman

Science: D.johal

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): J Broad


Committee Membership

The Quality & Standards Committee

 Areas covered:

  • Self-Evaluation Form (SEF)
  • School Academy Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Achievement
  • Curriculum
  • Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
  • Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Governors on this Committee:

  • J.Broad
  • S Doyle
  • L Gordon-Calvert (Chair)
  • S.Kandola 

Staff on this Committee:

C Bhundia

T McDowall

 The Resources Committee

Areas covered:

  • Financial policy and planning
  • Financial monitoring
  • Premises
  • Staffing

Governors on this Committee:

  • S Doyle
  • P Merchant
  • D. Johal
  • G Pyman (Chair)


Staff on this Committee:

  •   A Wagg

 Meeting dates 2020/2021


Attendance at Meetings

Attendance at Governors meetings needs to be made available on the website.  Please see the latest attendance details below.  

Attendance at Governors Meetings 2019/20

Attendance at Governors Meetings 2018/19

Attendance at Governors Meetings 2017/18



Contact for the Governing Body:

 If you wish to contact any member of the Governing Body please email:


Policies and Statements

Governing Body Code of Conduct Policy

Directors and Governors Allowances