Pool Hayes Academy, Castle Drive, Willenhall, West Midlands WV12 4QZ

T: 01902 368147



Governance at Pool Hayes Academy

Governance is an integral part of the leadership and management of all of the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) academies. Good governance has a huge impact on our staff and students and overall this leads to good and outstanding outcomes.

Pool Hayes Academy benefits from personalised support for the Local Governing Body from the ATT in order to support us in achieving outstanding governance which includes:

  • extensive guidance for Governors on their role, including high quality online training, bespoke training and a Governors’ Handbook for reference
  • an online Governors’ Portal providing access to all relevant minutes and documents
  • an annual Governors’ Conference to share the latest updates and training
  • a regular review of Governor’s contribution to each academy’s progress
  • access to legal advice on all governance issues

The Local Governing Body:

The Local Governing Body at Pool Hayes Academy consists of the following governors:

Governors Responsibilities
Mrs Jacky Thompson Chair of Governors
Mrs June Budd Vice-Chair of Governors
Mrs Louise Riley ATT Improvement Director
Mr Luke Baker Principal
Mrs Sue Haywood
Mr Richard Humphrey
Mrs Michelle Jones Teaching Staff Governor
Mrs Angela Sait  Non-Teaching Staff Governor
Mrs Doreen Shires

 Local Governing Body Meetings:

The governors meet on a monthly basis and all governors have full voting rights.

There are additional governor committees which take place through the year including the Policy & Procedures Committee (termly) and the Student Disciplinary Panel (half-termly).

Further sessions are arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Further Information:

The relevant documentation pertaining to the Governor Meetings is available on request from the school via Jayne Vecchio, Clerk to the Governors.

Also, the Instrument of Government for the Governing Body is in place and is available on request from the school via Jayne Vecchio, Clerk to the Governors.

Furthermore, the Register of Interests of the Headteacher and Governors and is available on request from the school via Jayne Vecchio, Clerk to the Governors.

The Governing Body has gone through formal reconstitution and membership is currently full.

No governors have any business interests which represent a conflict of interest with their duties as a governor at the academy.

The Local Governing Body can be contacted through Jayne Vecchio, Clerk to the Governors, via the academy reception on 01902 368147 or via email on