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Governance Overview


Acre Rigg Academy is proud to be a member of Tudhoe Learning Trust. Governance within the Trust is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, who have chosen to delegate some of their powers in relation to governance to the school's Local Governing Body. 


The Local Governing Body comprises of governors elected by parents, governors elected by staff, the Head Teacher and a number of governors appointed by the Board of Directors. The LGB meets termly and is responsible for the following functions:


  • The strategic planning of the school;
  • Monitoring the progress of the school's School Improvement priorities;
  • Holding the school's senior leaders to account for the outcomes and progress of pupils;  
  • Monitoring the school's budget;
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of specific areas identified by Directors.


The LGB has no responsibility for making any changes to the budget once Directors have agreed it, or authorising any additional expenditure unless the Trust’s Executive Head Teacher and/or Chief Financial Officer have given prior approval.


As part of their work, governors make regular visits to the school and look at key areas of the school's activity - pupil achievement and progress, safeguarding, use of Pupil Premium and PE grant funding, reading, attendance as well as Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


Through its work, the LGB promotes high standards and educational achievement of all pupils in the school.



Our Governing Body


Governors work closely with the headteacher, school staff and Trust representatives.

Mrs Vivien Ingleton             (Chair)

c/o of Acre Rigg Academy

Acre Rigg Road



Tel:  0191 5862915

Miss Kirsty Lenaghan    (Vice Chair, Member Appointed)

Mrs Julie Craggs           (Headteacher)

Mrs Gurpreet Jagpal     (Teaching Staff)

Mrs Wendy Brown        (Non-teaching Staff)

Mr Gordon Carne          (Member appointed)

Mrs Allison Boustead    (Member appointed)

Mrs Joanne Cooper      (Member appointed)

Mrs Melissa Levitt         (Parent)

Mrs Kathryn Peart         (Parent)

Mrs Nicola Mayo           (Associate Governor)


How to become a School Governor


Please contact the school or Tudhoe Learning Trust if you require further information about governor roles and responsibilities or would like to become a School Governor at Acre Rigg Academy.



Record of Governor Attendance at Meetings


Schools are now required to display a record of Governor’s attendance at meetings for each school academic year.


Please click on the document Attendance at Governor Meetings 2018-19  to access this information.



Tudhoe Learning Trust

Further information about Tudhoe Learning Trust can be found at


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