The Trust is a company limited by guarantee and is also (under the terms of the Academies Act 2010) an ‘exempt charity’, i.e., it has charitable status but is exempt from registering with the Charity Commission due to it being accountable to the Department for Education (DfE). Effective governance is key to our success. Transparent, empowered, assured governance, in keeping with the Trust’s values, is hard-wired into our constitution and in our ways of working. All Academy Trusts have two layers of governance – Members and Trustees.  To view more detailed information about the Trust’s governance model, please click here.

They undertake a vital role in contributing to the work of the Trust to ensure high standards.

Governance information about New Collaborative Learning Trust can be found on the NCLT website –

Our Advisors are:

Katie Bowler

Trust-wide Parent Governor

Term of Office: 17.01.2024 – 16.01.2028

Katie Bowler

Sam Brooks

  • Trust-wide Governor
  • Term of Office: 01.09.23 – 11.10.24
Sam Brooks

Kate Davis

  • Associate Parent Governor 
  • Term of office: 05.11.21-04.11.25

I became a parent governor to support the young people of Brinsworth Academy in receiving the best education possible and to prepare them for a bright future. I believe in equality of opportunity for all and in enabling students to gain skills and experience which will assist them in life beyond school. I have lived in Brinsworth for over 10 years and have found Brinsworth to be a great place to live. In my professional role I have over 14 years HR experience and act as a Member nominated Trustee for my Employer Pension Scheme.

Kate Davis

Mahomed Khan 

  • Associate Parent Governor
  • Term of office: 21.01.21 – 20.01.25

Rob Knight

  • Trust-wide Parent Governor
  • Term of Office: 01.09.23 – 31.01.25
Rob Knight

Hannah Peacock

  • Trust-wide Staff Governor (non-teaching)
  • Term of Office: 22.06.22 – 21.06.26

Greg Raynor 

  • Ex-officio- Principal
  • Term of office – n/a
  • Date appointed: 01.09.20

I have worked as part of LEAP Multi Academy Trust since September 2017 and joined Brinsworth Academy in September 2019. I am incredibly proud to represent our diverse school community and constantly strive to ensure that all students are able to ‘Achieve Excellence’ for them.  I have a range of experience in other schools and am also currently a governor in two Sheffield primary schools.

Greg Raynor 

Valerie Whitaker

  • Trust-wide Governor and Chair
  • Term of office: 28.04.20 – 27.04.24

I am a semi-retired educator who became a governor when my own children were in education.  I believe that every child should have the same opportunities to achieve their full potential and as a governor I am able to support the academy in this.

Leavers in last 12 months

Connor Humphreys- Resigned as of 31/03/24

Debbie McShane

  • Appointed: 01.09.2023
  • Resigned: 25.01.2024

Massrat Ghulam

  • Appointed: 01.01.2021
  • Left: 31.12.2023

Karen Green

  • Appointed: 01.01.21
  • Resigned: 31.07.23

Jon Coe

  • Appointed: 21.01.21
  • Resigned: 16.06.23

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