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Richard Rose Morton 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 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school 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 Appendix 4 to the United Learning LGB Members Handbook, which can be seen on the United Learning website.


Nigel Robson - Chair
Mike Richardson - Vice Chair
Mary Styth
Professor Liz Beatty
Vacancy - Parent Governor
Laura Winter – Staff Governor
Rev Penny Maginn
Susan Hatt
Ben Crystal
Carol Milnes
Mike Stainton
Andrew Cairns