Local Governing Body

Our Local Governing Body (LGB) meets weekly with our Senior Leadership Team for strategic 'catch up' and corporate decision making. Additionally to this the Local Governing Body meets 3 times a year to assure the highest quality provision, safeguarding and equality of opportunity for all pupils, and effective support and management of staff.

Through formal reviews the Local Governing Body robustly considers school performance.

The Local Governing Body considers:

  • The Academy Principal’s Report – self-evaluation against current OFSTED criteria and any other criteria set by the Local Governing Body or the Trust.
  • Impact of key actions from the Academy Improvement Plan.
  • Monitoring activities undertaken by the academy.
  • Local and contextualised issues.
  • Direction from the Trust Board. 


Contacting the Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body can be contacted in writing:

Caroline Cantwell
Chair of the Local Governing Body
c/o Springbank Academy
Peacock Drive
NG16 3HW

Members of the Local Governing Body

Caroline Cantwell


Caroline Cantwell is our Chair of Governors and also the parent governor, she has been part of the governor team since 2018.
Caroline is the link governor for Quality of Education and is passionate about ensuring that all our children have access to the very best educational opportunities.
Living in Eastwood and working full time in Human Resources within the manufacturing industry, Caroline’s skills and interests include improving diversity and inclusivity and supporting people to reach their full potential.

Bill Howard
Vice Chair


Bill Howard is currently Chair of Finance, Vice Chair of Governors, Governor Training Co-Ordinator and link governor for Leadership & Management. Bill has been assisting in the preparation of a Governor Quality Manual to help Springbank maintain a high level of Governance, and has carried out monitoring of senior leaders work in connection with NPQH Language and NPQSL Maths applications.
Bill became a school governor in 2013 after retiring from industry as a Purchasing Manager responsible for a £1.5million budget.

Mark Bayliss


Mark Bayliss joined the Governing Body in July 2020. He is also a Governor at Gilthill Primary School, Kimberley, for over 20 years where he has held several roles. He has 4 children all of whom are grown up and now have families of their own. All went through Gilthill and Nottingham Bluecoat. Mark initially served as a Parent Governor and transferred to being a LEA Governor once the children had left the school.
As education life starts getting back to normal, he will monitor and act as link governor for the Personal Development progress of staff along side the health and wellbeing of the staff.  Mark regularly attends New Horizon Church whom with the school partners with on a number of local community initiatives.
Mark’s experience, mainly through his employment, includes building and facilities management, Health and Safety and budget and financial management and planning. He also has experience in Safeguarding, GDPR and contract and third-party supplier management.


 Adam Lumley


Adam Lumley is the Headteacher governor and believes in a vision of excellence for all. Part of this is working closely with a skilled governing body to ensure all decision making is corporate.


 Kerry Williams


Kerry Williams is an Assistant Head Teacher at Springbank Academy and the teacher governor. She believes working in collaboration with local governance ensures the strategic direction, ethos and vision of the school are led with ambition to enable all pupils to meet their full potential. Kerry is responsible for leading the Appraisal System; ensuring timely targets are set and sessions are planned for working in collaboration, sharing scholarship and reviewing improvement targets.

Sara Dunn
Dawn Wigley
 Joanna Walton


The White Hills Park Trust

Springbank Academy is a member of The White Hills Park Trust.
More information about Trust governance can be found on its website.

Springbank Academy is a member of The White Hills Park Trust, a company registered in England and Wales.
Company Number: 08195720  |  Tel: 01159168900  |  Web:
Registered Office: Bramcote College, Moor Lane, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3GA