Local Advisory Board

Being part of a school’s local advisory board can be a very positive experience, where you can play a key strategic role in the future we create for our students. 

The aim of the Local Advisory Board is to ensure the existence of, and provide active support to, an enthusiastic, skilled and committed team of caring professionals, dedicated to ensuring that all students are given every opportunity to develop their full potential in both personal and academic skills, enabling them to fulfil their own ambitions and be effective contributors to the community in which they live and work.

Cheslyn Hay Academy is a part of the Windsor Academy Trust. Details of governance and funding (including the Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Funding Agreement and Annual Accounts) can be found at the Windsor Academy Trust website https://www.windsoracademytrust.org.uk/key-information


Are you interested in making a positive contribution to children’s education?

If so, then becoming a member of the Local Advisory Board could be just the opportunity you are looking for.

• You don’t need to be an expert in educational issues.

• The most important contributions you can offer are time and enthusiasm.

• You will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and influence decisions.

• You will be given training and support to help you in your role.

By becoming a member of the Local Advisory Board, you will have an opportunity:

• To work as part of a team

• To play a vital part in raising standards

• To help ensure that every child at the school reaches their full potential

• To make an important contribution to your local community

• To apply and extend your skills and knowledge.

How much time is involved?

• School governors are the largest volunteer group in this country. Approximately 1% of the adult population are serving as governors.

• You will need to be able to give time to this role, which can at times be quite demanding but also extremely rewarding for you.

• You will need to be able to attend meetings, usually in the evening, and set aside time to prepare for meetings and read up on relevant issues.

• You will usually attend one Local Advisory Board meeting each term.

• As a Local Advisory Board member you may be invited to attend a range of events and activities such as Productions and Awards Evenings.


Please contact the Clerk to Governors Mrs Eileen Morris for further information

E-mail: emorris@cheslynhay.windsoracademytrust.org.uk 

Telephone: 01922 416024


Local Advisory Board Membership  


Governor Type

Appointed By

Term of Office From

Term of Office to

Declared Business Interest

Other Educational Establishment Involvement

Nicky Crookshank







Mel Havelock-Crozier

Staff Governor





Director of The Small Schools Multi Academy Trust

Member of Academy Council at Hart School part of Creative Academy Trust

Nicholas Hayward

(Interim Chair)

Previous Appointed Governor 





Director Future Generation Trust

Esther Jinks

Previous Appointed Governor






Lynne Podmore

Previous Appointed Governor






Mary Simkin

Previous appointed Governor




Director of Essington Fruit Farm


Bernard Williams

Previous Appointed LA Governor




Staffordshire County Councillor


Local Advisory Board meetings

 To be confirmed