Central Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

To contact the governors, please write to:

Nigel Robson
C/O Richard Rose Central Academy
Victoria Place

or via eMail to Karen Reay, Clerk to Governors at

Attendance Records 2019-20

Attendance Records 2018-19

Nigel Robson

Roles: Chair

Dr Jason Gooding

Roles: Vice Chair / Finance / Health & Safety

Ruth Harrison-Palmer

Roles: Other

Professor David Vaughan

Roles: School Improvement

Denise Richardson

Roles: Safeguarding

Janice Bell

Parent Governor

Vicki Clarke

Role:  Governor

LGB Meetings

Members who have stepped down


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