Local Governing Body

Local Governing Body of Wigston Academy

The Governing Body’s work centres on the work of two committees (Standards Committee and Community Committee) that meet termly.  These committees cover the main aspects of the school’s work: the quality and standards of pupil achievement and community matters.  These committees meet during the full meetings of the Local Governing Body who report to Trustees.  Underpinning these formal contacts is a wide range of other contacts including regular meetings between the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors, site inspections and sitting on interview panels.  In all these ways Governors have become to know the school.

The Governing Body’s statutory duties, for example regarding safeguarding and employment are all covered by this committee approach.

The Governing Body’s relationship with the school is based on trust and openness.  This openness is evident in the sharing of detailed information as the school pursues its agreed improvement targets.  In turn this has produced knowledgeable governors who fully understand what is being done and so are able to challenge as ‘critical friends’.

A similar structure of governance at Wigston College is fully established and can be viewed on the Wigston College website.

All correspondence for the Local Governing Body should be sent to Mr K Loydall, Wigston Academy, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire. LE18 2DT

Community Governors – appointed by Trustees
Term of Office end date
Mr K Loydall (Chair of LGB) 31/08/18
Mrs C McGorum 21/03/19
Dr G Willars 31/08/18
Mr R Woolley 08/03/18
Mrs E Abbott
Staff Governors – appointed by staff employed at the Trust Term of Office end date
Mr R Pell 12/10/19
Mrs D Atkinson
Parent Governors – appointed by parents enrolled at the Trust Term of Office end date
Miss A Royal 
Conflicts of Interest Declared:  
Mr K Loydall Elected Member of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
Governor at Water Leys Primary School
Magistrate at LMC
Independent provider of Independent Health, Safety & Training Service
Trustee of Age UK
Member and Past President of Oadby & Wigston Lions Club Charity
Wife is County & Borough Councillor
Committee Member of ABF Soldiers Charity
Co-opted Governor of  Thythorn Field Primary School
Dr G Willars Lecturer at University of Leicester
Wife’s company – Janet Willars Ltd